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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

Special School Post Establishments

22 November 2005

THE Western Cape Education Department (WCED) allocates posts to schools every year, according to a national formula based mainly on the number of learners at a school. Read More

Provincial Cultural Awards Ceremony

22 November 2005

Western Cape Arts and Cultural practitioners that have made outstanding contributions towards the development of the cultural landscape in the province will be recognized and honoured at a fitting function to be held at Kirstenbosch gardens this... Read More

Sustainable Human Settlement Summit- Hosted By MEC for Local Government and Housing, Richard Qubudile Dyantyi

22 November 2005

As part of an overall process to ensure that the Breaking New Ground (BNG) plan on Sustainable Human Settlements is innovatively implemented in the Western Cape, the MEC for Local Government and Housing Richard Qubudile Dyantyi has mandated a... Read More

Western Cape Government Congratulates IDOLS Finalists

21 November 2005

MEC Jacobs wishes to congratulate the two-IDOLS finalist from the Western Cape, Gift and Karin for their perseverance and consistent performance throughout the IDOLS competition. Read More

Minister Cobus Dowry And Banks Meet To Discuss Assistance For Hail Stricken Farmers

21 November 2005

A severe hailstorm struck the Ashton, Montague and Bonnievale areas on 11 November 2005. I visited the area on 17 November 2005 and was accompanied by officials from my department. I was heartened by the plight of the farmers who were affected by... Read More

Statement By Cobus Dowry Minister For Agriculture In The Western Cape

21 November 2005

I am extremely proud that the Western Cape Department of Agriculture was awarded the gold trophy at the first ever Premier's Service Excellence Awards function held at the CCITC last night. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on strengthening Home Based Care Services in the Western Cape

20 November 2005

The important role of home-based care in the Western Cape Health Services was emphasised again today by min. Uys during his visit to health care workers at Citrusdal. Citrusdal is one of the recognised centres of the departrment's biggest Read More