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City Of Cape Town to Pursue Municipal Bonds

6 February 2007

The City of Cape Town is to pursue the option of issuing its own municipal bonds as an alternative source of capital funding. In so doing, it will be only the second municipality in the country to explore this option. In 2004, the City of... Read More

City of Cape Town and Swiss Embassy Officially Open Human Rights Exhibition - "The Face of Human Rights"

6 February 2007

Mayor Helen Zille and the Ambassador of Switzerland, Viktor Christen,will officially open the exhibition on human rights, "The Face of Human Rights" installed on the Concourse Level of the Civic Centre which runs from 1 February until 21 February... Read More

Wesbank High School - Further Investigations Following Meeting

6 February 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has decided to investigate the performance of Grade 11 learners at Wesbank Secondary further following our meeting with parents and learners last night (Tuesday, 6 February 2007). Read More

Shock at Farm Murder in Worcester

5 February 2007

Statement by Minister Cobus Dowry: Agriculture   Read More

International Cancer Day: 4 February 2006

3 February 2007

"No tan is a safe tan - it is a sign of skin damage. Teach your kids to be "sun smart" as part of their lifestyle in order to drastically minimise their risk of skin cancer at an older age," Uys said today after a visit to the Read More

WCED Announces Language Transformation Plan

2 February 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore officially launched the Western Cape Education Department's Language Transformation Plan this morning (Saturday 30 February) at a meeting at the Cape Town Teachers' Centre in Claremont. Read More

Final Public Meeting on Grand Parade Upgrade Proposals

1 February 2007

The City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Partnership's Grand Parade Revitalisation Project is entering the final phase of its public participation process with an Open House and Public Meeting on 6 February. Mayor Helen Zille will open the meeting... Read More

Mitchells Plain City Health to Encourage Couple Testing

31 January 2007

In an effort to increase public awareness regarding HIV/Aids, the City's Mitchells Plain Sub-district - City Health Directorate will embark on promoting couple testing during Valentine's Day Week. Voluntary counselling and testing will take place... Read More

Wesbank Secondary Grade 11 Promotions - Circuit Manager Suspended

29 January 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore today had to request the temporary suspension of a Circuit Manager of the department after a group of learners locked the gates of a Cape Flats high school in protest against their demotions to grade 11. Read More

Fish for Tomorrow: World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2007

28 January 2007

The main aim of this years' World Wetlands Day is to draw attention to the vital role that healthy wetlands and river systems play in maintaining healthy populations of marine and freshwater fish and other aquatic food species. Read More

WCED Rejects Nomination of Teacher Convicted of Statutory Rape

28 January 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) today rejected a school governing body nomination of an educator found guilty of statutory rape last year. Neil April applied, and was nominated, for a vacant post at the Acacia Primary School in... Read More

Western Cape, Shandong Education Departments Sign Agreement

25 January 2007

Top education officials from the Western Cape and the Shandong Province in the People's Republic of China signed an agreement to cooperate on a range of education projects today (Thursday, 25 January 2007). Read More

Sound Financial Management Earns City Higher Credit Ratings

23 January 2007

The City of Cape Town's improved debt collection programme, sound liquidity and hands-on management has earned the City an upgraded credit rating. Read More

FET Colleges Off to a Good Start in 2007

21 January 2007

Statement by Cameron Dugmore, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Further education and training (FET) will begin in earnest on 44 campuses of the six FET colleges in the Western Cape on Monday, 22 January 2007. Read More

Minstrels' Activities: Response to Complaints

18 January 2007

The Arts & Culture Department of the City of Cape Town regrets the noise pollution and other nuisance caused to the residents of Cape Town by the Minstrels' cultural events. Read More

Minstrel Marches on 20 January and 27 January 2007

18 January 2007

The City of Cape Town has granted permission for the Cape Minstrel Association to stage marches through the centre of town on the nights of 20 January and 27 January 2007 between the hours of 10 pm and 2 am. We are, however, aware that there have... Read More

Integrated Load Shedding Schedule for the Western Cape: Saturday, 20 January to Monday, 22 January 2007

18 January 2007

Eskom and the City of Cape Town will publish an integrated load shedding schedule informing electricity consumers across the Western Cape of when they could possibly experience load shedding. This approach has been taken to make access to the load... Read More

City of Cape Town Complying with Eskom's Instruction to Load Shed

17 January 2007

Eskom is experiencing unplanned generating unit outages along with a higher than expected demand for electricity during this time of the year. The national transmission grid remains stable, however the country is faced with a shortage of available... Read More

Opening of Western Cape Schools: January 2007

16 January 2007

Joint Media Statement by Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore on the Opening of Western Cape SchoolsThe first day of school in the Western Cape has, despite a few problems, run relatively smoothly. Read More