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Statement by Health Minister Pierre Uys: International Volunteers' Day

4 December 2005

Minister Pierre Uys issued a statement today in support of International Volunteers' Day. He says some hospitals in the Western Cape are pressed to meet patient demands. Institutional care, however, is not always the answer to a patient's needs. Read More

Inaugural Christmas Tinto Under-15 Soccer Tournament to be Launched

4 December 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 launch the inaugural Tinto Under-15 soccer tournament at Athlone stadium. Read More

Recognition Ceremony International Volunteers' Day

4 December 2005

Ek is trots op alle vrywilligers. Dis julle wat net 'n enkele rede nodig het om te doen wat julle doen en nooit enige van die duisende redes opper waarom julle nie iets kan doen nie. Read More

Statement by the Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, in support of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2005

2 December 2005

There is a need to sensitise people to the many hurdles which still abound in every day life for people with disabilities. Read More

Statement by Minister, Pierre Uys, on the opening of the first-ever Chronic Dispensing Unit (CDU) in Western Cape

1 December 2005

"With the opening of the CDU the Provincial Department of Health aims to dramatically reduce waiting times experienced by patients with chronic disorders such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, epilepsy and arthritis " said Minister Uys today. Read More

International Disabilty Day Celebrated

1 December 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the Department of the Premier is organizing a major sporting event for the Disabled sector to celebrate the International Day for Disabled. Read More

World Aids Day 2005

30 November 2005

HIV and Aids is one of the biggest social, economic and health challenges in the world today but even more so in SA and in our Province. It is a global emergency claiming about 8 000 lives every day - 5 people die of Aids every minute. Read More

Media Briefing: Safer Festive Season 2005/6 Launch

30 November 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Leonard Ramatlakane, has strongly condemned the armed robbery of a bus carrying German tourists in Khayelitsha yesterday. Read More

Vuki Farm Deal Concluded

30 November 2005

The name Vuki is a Sesotho word meaning, literally translated, to stand up. The use of the word in Sotho however implies "Arise, be awake. Go and do something for yourself".   Read More

MEC Jacobs Sends his Condolences to the Family of Deon van der Walt

29 November 2005

"I have learnt with shock the untimely death of Deon Van der Walt, a proudly South African opera star who was born and bred in our province and brought his extensive knowledge on culture back to the soil of the Western Cape. Read More

Matrics Learn About the World of Work

29 November 2005

MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND matric candidates from across the Western Cape are attending workshops to prepare for the world of work, organised by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).   Read More

Department of Agriculture and Eskom Collaborate for Training

25 November 2005

Eskom recently donated agricultural equipment to the value of R60 000 to the Cape Institute for Agricultural Training: Elsenburg's satellite campus at the Outeniqua experiment farm near George. Read More

Bold Steps in Advancing the Vision of a Learning Home For All

25 November 2005

OUR VISION of a learning home for all, will be taken forward boldly with the occupation of 14 new schools from the beginning of next year; the growth of 292 teacher posts in the basket of posts; the introduction of the new National Curriculum... Read More

WCED Open Day to assist with placement of learners

24 November 2005

PARENTS who are still looking for places for their children in school in 2006, can still approach the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) for assistance.   Read More

Social Incubator at Schools to be Launched

23 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will on Friday, 25 November 2005, launch a Social Incubator Programme aimed at addressing social-ills in our communities utilizing schools as the center for community life. Read More

Launch of 16 days of Activism Campaign

23 November 2005

The City of Cape Town in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape's (PGWC) Social Services Department will officially launch the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and... Read More

Oral Reply to Questions on Education

22 November 2005

Oral reply to questions on Education Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore answered questions on the restructuring of the department and pupils taking maths, from opposition members in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature yesterday (Tuesday... Read More

2005 Arts and Culture Awards

22 November 2005

The Western Cape Provincial Arts and Cultural Awards was initiated by the MEC in 1999. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Donates to People Affected and Infected with HIV/Aids

22 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will be distributing large bungles of clothing and food parcels to the people affected and infected by the HIV/Aids in the informal settlements of the Cape Flats on Friday, November 25, 2005. Read More

De Kuilen to accommodate 16 Mikro learners

22 November 2005

Joint statement by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and De Kuilen Primary School Read More