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Cape Town Announces Preferred Bidder for Stadium Construction

14 January 2007

The City of Cape Town has announced the joint venture of Murray & Roberts and WBHO (Pty) Ltd as the preferred bidder for constructing its 68 000 seater multi-purpose stadium in Green Point. The tender has not been awarded. Read More

Western Cape Schools Determined to do Better in 2007

14 January 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is confident that its 1,500 schools are ready to welcome back about 930,000 learners into classrooms on Wednesday, and that learning and teaching will begin immediately. Read More

Youth Sustains 11 000 Volt Shock While Stealing Electrical Equipment

11 January 2007

A 15-year old youth is in the Tygerberg Hospital, under police guard in a critical but stable condition, after he sustained severe burns to his face, neck and hands when he came into contact with 11 000 volt while he was busy removing equipment from... Read More

Technical Fault Causes Problems with Processing Information at Licensing/Registration Centres

11 January 2007

As a result of a Telkom data line problem the National Transport Information System, or NaTIS as it is more commonly known, was not available at the following ity of Cape Town Licencing and Vehicle Registration Centres this morning. Read More

Teaching Assistants Certificate Ceremony

11 January 2007

On Thursday 30 November, Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be presenting 266 Teaching Assistants from Cape Town with Certificates of Attendance, whilst 198 TAs from rural areas have already been awarded. The ceremony is to take place from 14h00 in... Read More

City Satisfied with Behaviour of Public over Festive Season

4 January 2007

The City's Disaster Risk Management Centre is generally happy with the way the public behaved over the long weekend. The New Year's celebrations went off without any trouble. Read More

Premier Welcomes Green Point Go-ahead

4 January 2007


City of Cape Town's Response to Minister Essop's Green Point Decisions

4 January 2007

The City has noted the approval by the Provincial MEC of its request for the rezoning of a limited part of the Green Point Common in order to build the new stadium as well as the confirmation of the Record of Decision to approve the construction on... Read More

Green Point Stadium Appeals Decision - Press Conference

4 January 2007

Western Cape Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop will address the media on Friday, January 5, 2007 where she will announce her decision following 23 appeals against the redevelopment of the Green Point Stadium. Read More

Decision on Appeals: Green Point Common Development

4 January 2007

Tasneem Essop Western Cape Provincial Minister: Environment, Planning And Economic Development I am pleased to announce the following decisions, namely: Read More

Launch of New Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy

29 December 2006

"Teenagers should wait until they are older before they become sexually active," Minister Uys said at the launch of a new Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy. Read More

Cape Town Welcomes Visitors, Offers Safety Tips

27 December 2006

The Mother City has introduced special measures to ensure that millions of holiday makers - locals and visitors - enjoy a safe and hassle free season in Cape Town. The Disaster Risk Management Centre is ready for any eventuality. Read More

Enquiries for Senior Certificate 2006 Results

27 December 2006


Statement by MEC Dugmore on Western Cape School Examination Results

27 December 2006

We are proud, but Western Cape can and must do better Read More

Municipalities Awarded for Good Performance at National Vuna Awards

26 December 2006

On 12 December 2006, The Western Cape Department of Local Government and Housing, together with two of our category B- Municipalities we were acknowledged for good performance. This took place at the 2006 National Vuna Awards held at Sandton. Read More

Statement by Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development on Green Point Stadium Development

26 December 2006

Statement by: Tasneem Essop, The Western Cape Minister of Environment, Planning And Economic DevelopmentToday I wrote a letter to Ms Helen Zille, the Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town ('the Executive Mayor' and 'the City'), about the... Read More

Have Fun - and Stay Safe over the Festive Season

21 December 2006

The Disaster Risk Management Centre of the City of Cape Town is asking young people to take care during the festive season period and to dial 107 if they need medical and/or any other help of an emergency nature. In previous years paramedics have... Read More

Drink-Walking Can Be Dangerous

21 December 2006

Firefighters and ambulance paramedics do not want to meet you on the roads over the New Year holiday period, which often see the tragic result of people mixing much Christmas cheer with walking on public roads. Read More

Make Way For Emergency Vehicles

21 December 2006

Every day emergency vehicles respond to urgent calls for help from the public. Critical seconds can be lost if drivers don't make way for emergency vehicles by - moving to the left. Take sirens seriously and make way for an ambulance, fire engine or... Read More