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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

New Medical Equipment to Improve State Facilities Health Care

17 November 2005

During a visit to Hermanus Hospital today Minister Uys said "well-functioning equipment is crucial to the delivery of quality health services" The Hospital received a new gastroscope worth R 120 000 and 3 infusion pumps worth R30 000. Read More

Xhosa Festival - Siyazingca ngesiXhosa "We are Proud of isiXhosa"

16 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in conjunction with the Western Cape Language Committee will be celebrating isiXhosa language at a Festival to be held at Langa Township outside Cape Town from the 22 - 27 November 2005. Read More

Exams and the Late Arrivals of CTA's

16 November 2005

WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION MEC Cameron Dugmore has been in touch with Minister Naledi Pandor on the matter of the late arrival of the national Common Tasks of Assessment papers, and is satisfied that she is taking it very seriously to avoid a similar... Read More

Dennegeur Accident - WCED Task Team Disburses Funds

16 November 2005

A TASK TEAM established by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to manage the Dennegeur Primary School Disaster Fund has started disbursing the funds. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys: Opening of 30 New Level 1 District Beds at Karl Bremer Hospital

15 November 2005

"Health care in the province got a boost today with the opening of 30 new beds at one of our major hospitals " says Minister Uys at a visit to Karl Bremer Hospital. Read More

Provincial Legislature - Questions

14 November 2005

Having arrived from a visit to the United Kingdom yesterday, Education MEC Cameron Dugmore had to answer eight parliamentary questions from Members in the House today (Tuesday 15 November 2005), which ranged from the role of Teacher Assistants to... Read More

Minister Urge Poultry Farmers To Vaccinate Poultry Against Newcastle Disease

14 November 2005

The Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape, Cobus Dowry, made an urgent appeal to poultry farmers to ensure that their flocks are vaccinated against Newcastle disease. Read More

World Diabetes Day

13 November 2005

Minister Pierre Uys said many complications of diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet, physical activity , the avoidance of overweight , not smoking and limiting your alcohol intake. Monday 14 November... Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on Combating Diarrhoeal Disease in the Western Cape

13 November 2005

The summer is upon us and with the heat comes Diarrhoeal Disease, said Minister Uys today during a visit to Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre. Minister Uys said the Western Cape Department of Health will combat diarrhoeal disease and increase... Read More

Western Cape Sport Summit Concluded

13 November 2005

The 2005 Sport Summit held at Saldanha Bay, comprising of all federations of the Western Cape including SAFA regions unanimously resolved that Cape Town shall have one venue for 2010 FIFA World Cup ending many months of conflicting reports on the... Read More

Western Cape 2005 Sport Summit

8 November 2005

Media Alert-immediate: Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Read More

Eskom Donates Equipment Worth R60 000 to Cape Institute for Agricultural Training

7 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

Education Mec Awarded Honorary Fellowship By London Institute

6 November 2005

WESTERN CAPE MEC for Education Cameron Dugmore has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship during a study tour to England and Ireland to strengthen ties with various educational institutions. Read More

National Children's Day Celebration

4 November 2005

On 5 November 2005 the annual National Children's day was celebrated in the province of KwaZulu Natal. Read More