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Launch of Uniform Constitution for Community Policing Forums

6 December 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Leonard Ramatlakane, invites members of the media to the official launch of the Uniform Constitution for Community Policing Forums. Community Policing Forums (CPFs) were set up throughout the country as Read More

Minister Meets With Banks About Drought

6 December 2004

Statement by the Minister of Agriculture, Cobus Dowry   6 December 2004 Read More

Siyadlala Mass Sport Participation Programme Launched in Khayelitsha

5 December 2004

Minister for Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Chris Stali, officially launched the Western Cape Siyadlala Mass participation programme at Site C Stadium in Khayelitsha on Saturday, 4th December 2004. Siyadlala is a national project of... Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre Offically Opened

2 December 2004

Another Health Care 2010 Vision becomes a Reality! Read More

New Rehabilitation Centre of Excellence Open on 3 December 2004

2 December 2004

For the past year a section of the premises of Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in Mitchells Plain has been a buzzing hive of building activity. Read More

Western Cape Environmental Affairs Minister Announces Cabinet Decision on Investigation Findings into Golf Courses and Polo Estates.

1 December 2004

Cabinet today debated the report by a consortium or consultants led by MCA Planners on the investigation into the sustainability and impact of golf courses and polo estates in the Western Cape. Read More

Official Opening of the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

1 December 2004

Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain 3 December 2004 Dignitaries, Guests, Staff & Patients are kindly requested to arrive at 09:00 for 09:30 Read More

Legacy Should Not Be Rushed: Sculptures honouring South Africa's four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to be unveiled in 2005

30 November 2004

The eagerly anticipated unveiling of sculptures depicting South Africa's four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates on Nobel Square at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is scheduled to take place during the second half of 2005. Read More

International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

30 November 2004

9 September 2004 Read More

Opening of Consolidated Service Laboratory at Groote Schuur Hospital

30 November 2004

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Pierre Uys, and the CEO of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), John Robertson, officially opened a new R5 million state-of-the-art consolidated laboratory service at the Groote Schuur Hospital on 11... Read More

Opening of Psychosis Recovery Unit

30 November 2004

Another first for health services in the Western Cape: Opening of Psychosis Recovery Unit by Health Minister Pierre Uys. Place: Lentegeur Hospital, Mitchells Plain Date: 5 November 2004 Time: 12h30 Enquiries: Herman van der Westhuizen:... Read More

Global Fund gives US$ 15.5m to Fight Aids

30 November 2004

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health has just received the biggest grant ever given to a provincial department. Read More

MEC Visits Red Cross Children for Eye Care Awareness Week

30 November 2004

The Western Cape MEC for Health, Minister Pierre Uys visited the Red Cross Children's Hospital on World Sight Day, Thursday 14 October. Read More

Emergency Services in Western Cape get Major Boost

30 November 2004

Some 30% of entire ambulance fleet to be replaced by 68 new ambulances as part of a R52 million replacement prorgamme. To be announced on Monday 29 November at 11am at Baron's, N1 City, Goodwood at 11am. Read More

Our Women and Children - the Key Focus for World AIDS Day

30 November 2004

This year, South Africans will unite under the national theme, 'Khomanani - South Africans Caring Together for Women and Children'. Read More

International Disability Sports Day and Launch of Western Cape Disability Sports Body

29 November 2004

Approximately 600 disabled and mentally challenged athletes of the Western Cape will take part in Disability Sports Day to be held at Vygieskraal Stadium, in Rylands, Cape Town on Thursday, 2 December 2004 to coincide with the international day for... Read More

MEC Chris Stali to Announce Soccer Sponsorship

29 November 2004

The inaugural Inter-District Soccer Challenge, fully sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, will be announced by MEC Stali at a function. At this function the draw of the participating soccer districts will take place. Read More

Farm School Gutted: Education MEC to Assess Damage

28 November 2004

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore is to visit a farm school this afternoon at 16h00, which was gutted by fire over the weekend, leaving 53 learners and two teachers with no school to attend. Read More

Safer Festive Season 2004/ 5 kick-off

23 November 2004

"Towards making the Western Cape a Safer Home for All this festive season" Read More

Provincial Spatial Development Framework Consultative Summit.

23 November 2004

Provincial Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Tasneem Essop addressed the media on, Thursday November 25 at the Provincial Spatial Development Framework Consultative Summit. Read More