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City Budget Review

30 May 2006

Highlights from the City Budget as approved at the special Council Meeting of the City of Cape Town on 31 May 2006. Read More

City Signs Key Contract with Port of Cape Town

30 May 2006

In a major step to streamline business operations at the Port of Cape Town, the City of Cape Town is to set up a co-operative framework with the National Port Authority. Read More

New Opening Times for Rietvlei Wetland Reserve

30 May 2006

As from 1 June 2006, one of Cape Town's most popular recreational spots, the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve in Milnerton, will open earlier to the public. Read More

Lansdowne Library to Re-Open its Doors

30 May 2006

The Lansdowne Library will re-open its doors on Thursday, 1 June following an undertaking by the City's Executive Deputy Mayor, Andrew Arnolds, and the start of a new policy approach to libraries in Cape Town. Read More

City's Procurement Policy Brought Back in Line with National Laws

29 May 2006

The City's procurement policy was brought back into line with national procurement laws as set out in the Preferential Procurement Act 5 of 2000 on 30 May 2006. Read More

Legislature Debate on Schools Safety

29 May 2006

The Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) Safe Schools Programme is definitely having a positive impact on schools, said MEC Cameron Dugmore during a debate on the safety of children. At the same time he cautioned against complacency. Read More

Conference on "Languages Solutions" in Education

24 May 2006

Hundreds of teachers from across the province will this weekend gather to share ideas on practical solutions to the challenges teachers and learners face in their classrooms. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates Africa Day

24 May 2006

Africa Day was established by a resolution of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on the day of the OAU's constitution on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This year, 2006, is the 43rd anniversary of Africa Day and has been declared as the... Read More

MEC Jacobs Urges Soccer Fans to Support Vasco

24 May 2006

In a yet another demonstration of commitment by the Provincial Government to improve the culture of support for Cape Town based professional teams, MEC Jacobs has pledged a 1000 tickets to local fans to enable them to attend the 2nd round match... Read More

Health Budget Speech 2006/2007

24 May 2006

IntroductionSpeaker, agbare lede en gaste, dit is my voorreg om die 2006/07-begroting vir die Wes-Kaapse departement van gesondheid aan u voor te lê. Read More

Vote 06: Health Budget Speech 2006

24 May 2006

INTRODUCTIONSpeaker, agbare lede en gaste, dit is my voorreg om die 2006/07-begroting vir die Wes-Kaapse departement van gesondheid aan u voor te lê. Read More

City Celebrates Africa Day 2006 with Literature Week across the City

23 May 2006

The City of Cape Town's Arts and Culture Department will host a Literature Festival from 24 to 27 May 2006. The festival programme includes a Book Fair and book/poetry reading sessions at various venues across the city. Read More

Informal Beach Trading Permits

22 May 2006

Applications for informal roving beach trading permits for the period 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 are invited by the City of Cape Town, for scheduled sites along the coastal areas. Approval of products and permits will be at the discretion of the... Read More

Cape Metropole Musicians Urged to Attend Workshop

22 May 2006

The Western Cape Musicians Associations will be hosting its first feedback session on Thursday, 25th May 2006 from 12:30 to 14:30, at the Baxter Theater. This is for all musicians based in the Cape metropole region. Read More

Status Report on African Horse Sickness

22 May 2006

Almost six weeks ago the fact that cases of African Horse Sickness were detected in the Worcester and Robertson districts of the Western Cape Province was made public. To ensure that the public is kept informed about the status of this disease... Read More

City Considers Houses for Informal Dwellers in Nature Reserve

18 May 2006

The City of Cape Town is considering the development of a Human Settlement Project on a small portion of the Driftsands Nature Reserve to facilitate the consolidation of the Los Angeles and Green Park Informal Settlements. Read More

Interim Parking Management System for Bellville CBD

18 May 2006

The City of Cape Town has appointed Numque 20 to manage the kerbside parking in the Bellville Central Business District (CBD) on an interim basis until a permanent contractor has been appointed. Read More

Industrial Action - Minimal Disruption Bodes Well for Education

17 May 2006

Only 316 teachers of a staff complement of more then 30,000; and three administrative personnel members of a staff complement of more then 8,000 of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) today participated in Cosatu's industrial action. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Jacobs Budget Speech Briefing for 2006/2007

17 May 2006

You are invited to a briefing by MEC Jacobs on the highlights and key deliverables in his budget speech for the current financial year. Date: Monday, 22 May 2006 Read More

International Museum Day to be Celebrated at Worcester and Beaufort West

16 May 2006

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will celebrate the International Museum Day at the Worcester and Beaufort West Museums respectively on 18 May 2006. Read More