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Western Cape road deaths down

2014-12-16 05:15

There has been a slight decrease in the number of road fatalities in the Western Cape during the first 14 days of December, compared to 2013, the province's transport MEC says.

N2 horror crash: Warning to SA drivers

2014-12-05 10:04

The horror crash involving Cape Town actor Thabang Sidloyi has highlighted the dangers of reckless driving and the importance of buckling-up, writes DON SMART, author of 'a Guide to Motor Law'.

W Cape shocker: 582 pedestrians killed

2014-11-24 13:00

The Western Cape provincial government has released another video in its Crash Witness road-camera series, this one highlighting where 582 people were killed through 2013. GRAPHIC SCENES

New SA road rules: Speed limiters for taxis?

2014-11-12 07:00

Amended regulations to the South African National Road Traffic Act require mandatory child seats for infants and new taxis, buses and trucks to be fitted with speed limiters!

Kids flung from bakkie in horror SA crash

2014-10-30 12:24

The Western Cape government continues its hard-hitting road safety campaign with the release of a video showing a bakkie collision during which children were thrown from the pick-up!

Shock data from WCape school buses blitz

2014-10-16 15:26

Unlicensed drivers, overloaded vehicles... a school-transport check operation by Cape Town authorities revealed shocking results. Is YOUR child safe?

Official: Payday weekends = more road deaths

2014-09-25 17:00

Western Cape MEC Donald Grant has asked drivers to exercise caution during "payday weekends" and offers life-saving tips. One that drivers “avoid driving completely if possible" on Saturday evenings.

SA road carnage: ‘More than lip service needed’

2014-08-18 09:10

'Her words are not being backed up with sufficient action,' writes Western Cape MEC Donald Grant, in response to National transport minister Dipuo Peters' call to curb road deaths in South Africa .

Task team set up to monitor Cape taxis

2014-06-26 06:20

Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant says a task team has been set up to monitor the Vrygrond Taxi Association's conduct after being accused of route invasions and intimidation.

Western Cape teachers to write tests

2014-03-26 15:35

About 700 Western Cape teachers had applied to write competency tests to enhance the credibility of the National Senior Certificate Examinations, the province says.

950 000 pupils at Western Cape schools

2014-01-15 12:18

Western Cape schools were expecting at least 950 000 pupils to enrol on the first day of teaching, the provincial education department says.

200+ W Cape schools get no-fee nod

2013-10-14 17:11

Struggling parents of children in more than 200 schools in the Western Cape will be granted the opportunity for exemption from school fees.

Western Cape dept to appeal school's ruling

2013-08-21 14:42

The Western Cape education department will seek leave to appeal a court ruling setting aside a decision to close 17 schools, education MEC Donald Grant says.

DA used pupil to promote party - ANCYL

2013-08-07 21:05

The ANCYL in the Southern Cape has accused the DA of using pupils to promote the party during a by-election.

2 appear for Cape Town school shooting

2013-06-13 22:00

Two men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Glenrico Martin have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

School closures in 'children's interest'

2013-06-10 19:45

The process leading to the decision to close 17 Western Cape schools was procedurally fair, lawyers acting for the provincial education department have argued.

Teacher whips mentally handicapped boy

2013-05-28 13:11

Labour relations officials have been asked to investigate a teacher who apparently whipped a 7-year-old mentally handicapped boy with a plastic pipe.

Shot Cape Town school pupil dies

2013-05-15 14:17

A teenage boy who was shot at a Cape Town high school has died, Groote Schuur hospital has confirmed.

Strike and be disciplined, teachers warned

2013-04-23 22:27

Teachers joining a planned SA Democratic Teachers' Union protest march will face disciplinary procedures, the basic education department says.

Schools stay open as MEC loses court bid

2013-04-12 22:01

The Constitutional Court has refused Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant leave to appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to keep 17 schools in the province open.

School closures: MEC heads to ConCourt

2013-03-27 11:29

Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant has approached the Constitutional Court directly for leave to appeal an order to keep 17 schools open after he had decided to close them.

Pupils expelled for school sex video

2013-03-06 11:05

Three Cape Town pupils who took part in a sex video while on school grounds have been identified and expelled, according to a report.

Textbooks delivered on time - dept

2013-01-08 22:13

At least 98% of textbooks had been delivered to inland schools ahead of the first day of school, the basic education department says.

Court ruling 'disappointing' - MEC Grant

2012-12-21 22:24

An interdict halting the closure of 17 schools in the Western Cape was a "loss of opportunity" for learners, provincial education MEC Donald Grant has said.

Last-minute reprieve for W Cape schools

2012-12-21 14:21

The Western Cape High Court has instructed provincial education MEC Donald Grant to re-instate leases and basic services to 17 of the 18 schools he intends to close.

 

ANC lauds fight against school closures

2014-12-10 14:21

The ANC has praised those who fought to keep open 17 schools in the Western Cape, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal confirming the closure of all but one of them.

MEC: Seatbelt could've saved actor's life

2014-12-02 14:44

Movie star Thabang Sidloyi could still have been alive had he buckled up, says Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant of the horror crash in which the Cape actor was flung from a car.

Shocker as WCape highlights killer roads

2014-11-12 15:50

The Western Cape continues its road safety shock tactics with the release of an interactive map of pedestrians killed in 2014. Will this curb road deaths?

New SA road rules: Speed limiters for taxis?

2014-11-11 12:38
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Amended regulations to the South African National Road Traffic Act require mandatory child seats for infants and new taxis, buses and trucks to be fitted with speed limiters!

WCape shock tactics: MEC Grant responds

2014-10-23 13:00

Crash video, child pedestrian deaths map… the Western Cape has used shock tactics to tackle road safety. MEC Donald Grant spoke to Wheels24 about the province's safety goals...

W Cape traffic resorts to shock tactics

2014-10-08 16:43

The Western Cape has released a grim tool to reveal just how deadly its roads are - an interactive map showing young child pedestrians killed in 2014. Wheels24 readers respond...

Road blitz: 10 000 checked - you caught?

2014-06-30 15:11

26 arrests, 257 fines issued, 999 speeding offences... a Western Cape weekend traffic blitz "nabbing drivers threatening safety of others". But 19 people died in the same period.

Maimane: Where are the jobs, Zuma?

2014-06-16 17:10
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At a Youth Day rally north of Pretoria Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane wanted to know where the jobs are that Pres. Jacob Zuma promised.

Pupil gets a zero for swearing

2014-02-06 15:29

A pupil's matric result has been declared null and void after he swore in an examination paper, a spokesperson for Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant says.

Western Cape honours top students

2014-01-14 20:08

Scores of Western Cape matriculants have received cash prizes and special awards at a ceremony at Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's Leeuwenhof residence in Cape Town.

Western Cape ready for matric exams - MEC

2013-10-07 13:28

Nearly 60 000 candidates will sit national senior certificate exams in the Western Cape, the provincial education department says.

Cape schools close amidst gang violence

2013-08-14 20:40

Fourteen schools in Cape Town, will be closed the next two days because of gang violence threats, Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant says.

Western Cape school closures set aside

2013-07-31 13:12

Two judges have set aside a decision to close 17 Western Cape schools at the end of last year, saying the reasons for the closures were inadequate and irrational.

MEC wants Sadtu to pay for schools

2013-06-11 19:23

The Western Cape wants teacher union Sadtu to pay the legal costs should 17 schools in the province lose their legal battle to stay open.

Western Cape schools case back in court

2013-06-10 14:15

Communities were not properly consulted before a decision was taken to close a number of schools, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

2 appear for schoolboy shooting

2013-05-27 16:36

Two men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Enrico Martin have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

Cosatu threatens to join teachers

2013-04-24 16:47

If calls by protesting Sadtu members are not heeded, Cosatu members will join them on the streets, its Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich has vowed.

Sadtu protest a threat - Cope

2013-04-23 17:39

A national protest planned by the SA Democratic Teachers' Union poses a threat to the country's education, Cope says.

Cash incentives for Western Cape schools

2013-04-03 11:47

The Western Cape education department has set aside R30m of its annual budget to reward schools for good performance in literacy and numeracy, according to a report.

Western Cape schools interdict explained

2013-03-20 14:30

The reasons for granting an urgent interdict stopping the closure of 17 schools have been handed down by the Western Cape High Court.

ACDP: Teacher assault immoral

2013-03-05 22:27

The reported assaults on a Western Cape school teacher were "immoral behaviour", the ACDP says.

Western Cape has high hopes for 2012 class

2013-01-01 20:47

The Western Cape is confident its matriculants have done well, Education MEC Donald Grant said on Tuesday.

ANC hails 'landmark' schools judgment

2012-12-21 16:21
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The Western Cape High Court ruling to halt the closure of 17 schools in the new year is a groundbreaking judgement, provincial ANC chairperson Marius Fransman has said.

Western Cape school closures halted

2012-12-21 10:45

The Western Cape High Court has granted an urgent interdict to halt the closure of 18 schools in the province.

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