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Celebrating Excellence in Adult Education

26 March 2006

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will tonight be celebrating the achievement of excellence of adult learners as well as public adult learning centres in both the ABET level 4 assessment and Senior Certificate examinations of 2005.   Read More

World TB Day

23 March 2006

Be smart; get tested for TB from the start! By creating a focus area every year on tuberculosis on World TB Day, Government hopes that more support will be forthcoming to support the fight against the disease. Read More

Tygerberg Nature Reserve Hiking Trails Boast New Names

23 March 2006

Visitors to the City of Cape Town's Tygerberg Nature Reserve will now be greeted with hiking trails named after plants, animals and birds. Conservation staff, with the help of the Friends of the Tygerberg Hills, planned, constructed and placed... Read More

Malmesbury Bus Accident - Contract Suspended

23 March 2006

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has today called for the "immediate suspension" of the transport contract of the company whose bus was involved in an accident near Malmesbury last month, in which two primary school learners died. Read More

More Than 400 Western Cape Schools to Consider 'No Fee' Status

22 March 2006

About 424 Primary schools in the Western Cape may soon scrap school fees if they opt for status as a "no fee" school. Read More

The Release of Mujahid Daniels

22 March 2006

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane has reacted with disappointment to acquittal of high-flyer gangster Mujahid Daniels at the Cape High court. Read More

Primary Health Care Information System for Community Health Centres

21 March 2006

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health has launched a Primary Health Care Information System at 13 Community Health Centres in the province. This system allocates each patient with a unique number, which can be used universally throughout... Read More

Western Cape Veterinary Services asked to Assist in Movement Control of Pigs

13 March 2006

It was reported yesterday that the Eastern Cape veterinary services have detected swine fever at Uitenhage in the Nelson Mandela Metro and that about a thousand pigs needs to be culled during culling operations this week.   Read More

Torch of Peace Campaign

12 March 2006

The Torch of Peace - symbol of the national campaign to combat violence against women and children - will arrive in the Western Cape on Friday, 10 March 2006. Read More

Energy Risk Managment Committee Team

9 March 2006

An energy risk management committee team, set up following two meetings with Government, Government institutions and industry leaders, met for the first time this afternoon (Thursday). Read More

Torch of Peace - from KwaZulu-Natal to Western Cape

9 March 2006

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Ms Ina Cronjé will hand the Torch of Peace to her Western Cape counterpart Cameron Dugmore, tomorrow (Friday 10 March) during a special ceremony at the Breërivier High School in Worcester, at 12h00.   Read More

World Kidney Day - Early Detection and Prevention

8 March 2006

FACT - chronic kidney disease and other major chronic non-communicable diseases will claim the lives of 36 million people by the year 2015. Read More

WCED Launches Human Capital Development Strategy

5 March 2006

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) launches a major new Human Capital Development Strategy, with a focus on youth, in Khayelitsha on Monday, 6 March 2006. Read More

Malmesbury Bus Accident Report - MEC Concerned

22 February 2006

Western Cape Eucation MEC Cameron Dugmore today expressed concern after studying a report on the bus accident near Malmesbury in which two primary school learners died about two weeks ago. He is now awaiting further legal advise. Read More

Agriculture Opens Yet Another Training Facility

22 February 2006

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is committed to the total empowerment of all the people in the Agricultural home for all.   Read More

Signing of Agreement for Construction of Claremont Boulevard and Public Transport Interchange

21 February 2006

All media are invited to the signing of the co-operation agreement between the City of Cape Town and the Claremont Improvement District Company (CIDC) for the construction of the Claremont Boulevard and the Public Transport Interchange Project. Read More

Mitchells Plain Commuters get R128m Transport Interchange

21 February 2006

The Mitchells Plain Public Transport Interchange will be officially launched by the Speaker, Alderman Gavin Paulse on Thursday, 23 February 2006. He will be accompanied by the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor... Read More

MEC to Hand Sports Equipment Over to Cape Flats Schools

20 February 2006

MEC Mzonke "Whitey" Jacobs will on Wednesday February 22, 2006 hand over sports equipment valued at thousands of rands to the Mitchell's Plain, Nyanga, Philippi and Gugulethu clusters in an effort to capacitate schools for competitive sport. Read More

Plea to Banks to Come to the Aid of Farmers Affected by Fires in Overberg

20 February 2006

One of the consequences of devastating fires that raged from 1-4 February 2006 in the Overberg over approximately 46 000 hectares is the total destruction of mainly veld and fynbos in the conservation areas. Read More

Celebrating International Mother Tongue Day

19 February 2006

Joint Media Statement by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Provincial Language Committee, Western Cape branch of PanSALB and the Western Cape Education Department Read More