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Dugmore Joins Call for "Bike to Work" Day

21 March 2007

In support of the call by the Pedal Power Association (PPA) and the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) for "Bike to Work" day, Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be riding in tandem with representatives of the two organizations to... Read More

WCED Celebrates ABET Achievements

21 March 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be acknowledging and rewarding the achievements of adult learners this evening (Thursday 22 March 2007, 19h00) at a presentation ceremony at the Cape Teaching Institute (former teacher training... Read More

Resource Poor Farmers Benefit from Water Sector Transformation

19 March 2007

Water is a constitutional right and the National Water Act of 1998, guides the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry to provide water more equitably to all races, creed and gender. Read More

City's "Water/Sanitation Weeks" Extended Throughout March 2007

18 March 2007

Water Week is usually a time when water shortages and other water issues are highlighted more than at any other time during the year, yet Cape Town has many such awareness-raising events throughout the year. Read More

City Celebrates Library Week

18 March 2007

A host of interesting programmes and events will be incorporated into SA Library Week 2007, which will be celebrated at all public library facilities within the City of Cape Town from 19-24 March 2007. Read More

City Celebrates Water Week With A "Big Dunes Day" At Macassar

18 March 2007

The City of Cape Town has invited the media to attend a special "Big Dunes Day" at Macassar on Tuesday, 20 March as part of Water Week. Two hundred school children from Macassar and Khayelitsha will be attending the event, to be held at Macassar... Read More

Water Quality Testing Events: Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain

18 March 2007

As part of the Cape Town Water Week and Sanitation Week programme, two Water Quality Testing events have been planned for tomorrow (20 March). Read More

Wordwise: Hook Up to the Global Power of Poetry!

18 March 2007

The City’s Arts and Culture Department – along with partners Iziko Museums, New Moon Ventures and Cape Town Festival - will be hosting “WordWise” poetry day at the Slave Lodge on 21 March 2007 from 10:00 to 16:00. Read More

Performance Agreements to be Linked to School Targets

18 March 2007

Performance agreements of education officials must be linked to the successful meeting of academic targets in schools. Read More

Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Awards Ceremony Speech 2007

16 March 2007

Facing the Ghosts of Apartheid's Racist LegacyIntroduction Read More

Glitch Confined to Sectional Title Properties Only

14 March 2007

The City of Cape Town's Valuations Department said today the computer glitch that resulted in some sectional title units in the City being incorrectly valued was confined to sectional title units alone and did not affect other properties. Read More

City Takes Action Against Non-Payers who do not Heed Pink Letters

13 March 2007

The City of Cape Town said today it was in the process of restricting water supply and cutting off electricity to thousands of residents who had failed to pay their bills. Read More

Cape Town Develops Visitor Safety Plan

13 March 2007

Following recent muggings of tourists on Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch, the City of Cape Town has developed an integrated action plan to ensure the overall safety of its visitors. Read More

Health Services at Tafelsig Clinic to Normal after 23 March

12 March 2007

Due to essential renovations at City Health's Tafelsig Clinic in Mitchells Plain it was initially expected that the provision of health services to the community would be affected from 23 February until 9 March 2007. Read More

60 Deserving Students Get City of Cape Town Bursaries

12 March 2007

The City of Cape Town is to award bursaries totalling R1,2m to 60 local students for the 2007 academic year. This forms part of the City's annual bursary scheme which focuses on areas in which the municipality is experiencing acute skills... Read More

Cape Town Awards Tender for Green Point Stadium

12 March 2007

The contract for the construction of the new multi-purpose stadium in Green Point was today awarded to a joint venture of Murray & Roberts and WBHO (Pty) Ltd. The total project cost is R2,85 billion. Read More

School Temporarily Closed After Clashes Between Learners and SAPS

12 March 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has temporarily stopped schooling of the Masibambisane High School in Delft, following two days of clashes between learners and the SAPS during which shots were fired, resulting in at least three learners... Read More

Inquiry Into Education Provisioning In Saldanha Municipal Schools

12 March 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore today announced a Task Team that will investigate and offer recommendations on various issues in schools in the Saldanha municipal area, including allegations of racism, access, transport, school fees and... Read More

City to Honor Western Cape Women in Dignity Awards

11 March 2007

City to Honor Western Cape Women in Dignity Awards Executive Mayor Helen Zille will host a tea to honour the Western Cape recipients of the Women Demand Dignity White Ribbon Awards in Cape Town. Read More

City Says Sorry to Sectional Title Owners

11 March 2007

The City of Cape Town today apologised to some 70 000 sectional title owners for an error in the computer programme used to determine their property valuations. Read More