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Parents, we understand that this week’s back to school mayhem can be stressful.
Prepare for the back to school traffic rush with these road safety tips. We also help you mentally prepare for a stress-free start to the new term with tips from the Western Cape Education Department. We help you plan your child’s future and list new schools already opened this year and some scheduled to open later this year.
The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex in Mossel Bay is a place where culture and nature meet.
This is a popular summary of the most important sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997. Workers must be able to see a summary at their workplaces in the official languages that are spoken there.
The well-being of a community depends on its access to electricity, water, and sanitation.
These basic services are easily accessible to you and your loved ones. Here’s what you need to do:
This National Energy Month, we must reduce the burden on the national grid and create a more sustainable and affordable future for everyone’s energy needs.
Every day South Africans experience the horror of fire. But most people don't understand the dangers fire can cause. Only when we know the true nature of fire can we start to prepare ourselves and our families. Each year thousands of people die and are injured in fires, many of which could be prevented.
The Fire Brigade Services (FBS), a part of Western Cape Disaster Management, believes fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire:
Fire is Fast
We encourage all road users to be patient when approaching a construction site.
Developing the economy through roadworks
Our road construction and maintenance projects are vital to the economic development of the Western Cape and South Africa as a whole. Roads are categorised under economic infrastructure in the South African National Budget and road infrastructure expenditure is expected to increase from R40,8 billion in 2016/17 to R47 billion in 2019/20.
The Department of Transport and Public Works completed the construction of the Beaufort West Forensic Pathology Laboratory in April 2012.
The new laboratory brings forensic services closer to the community of Beaufort West and its surrounding areas. This lab will relieve some of the pressure off the only other major lab within the Karoo based in George.
The Department of Social Development needs to increase its pool of safety parents in the province to provide in this crucial service. If you have a passion to help children and interested in partnering with the Department of Social Development by opening up your home to care and safeguard vulnerable children, you can volunteer to become a safety parent.
Transport takes the biggest share of the Department of Transport and Public Works 2018/19 R7.7 billion budget:
The Department of Transport and Public Works offers a four year apprenticeship programme to prepare students for the working world.
When qualified, apprentices can study further at a higher education institution (HEI) toward becoming a mechanical engineering technician or an engineer.
The Better Living Challenge is a design competition which was launched in March 2014 calling for green and affordable products, systems and services, to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities.
Work Readiness Programme to learners entering work integrated learning opportunities to unemployment youth.
Download EDT025-18 here
Database of preferred service providers that offers workplace based programme for skills development and enterprise development
Bids received for “Professional service provider to develop learning materials for trainers, workplace mentors and learners for Solar, Photovoltaic service technician occupational qualification”.
The Department of Health provides you with up to date and relevant information on bids received.
Invitations to suppliers to bid as advertised in the Government Tender Bulletin
Biodiversity is important as it is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem. A healthy biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have an important role to play.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s one of the most common cancers among South African women; and men are slowly adding to the statistics
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from 1 to 7 August.
The theme for 2014 World Breastfeeding Week is 'Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal - for Life!'
Breastfeeding Seminar Presentations:
The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) is driving and coordinating the development of long-lasting broadband infrastructure and services across the Western Cape.
The Department of Transport and Public Works builds, repairs and upgrades Western Cape provincial roads. It aims to promote positive socio-economic outcomes and safe, empowered and connected communities with its infrastructure.
Below are major road projects currently underway. Recently completed projects are also featured.
As South Africans we should show respect and concern for all people. This will create a harmonious and peaceful society for everyone. Read about how we can be Better Together.
South Africa’s transport network system, which includes transport by road, rail, air and sea, is more than a means of getting from one point to another. It plays a critical role in the economy by enabling the movement of people, goods and services.
BELCom is responsible for considering permit applications for alterations & demolitions of buildings older than 60 years. It also assesses activities occurring in and affecting formally declared Provincial Heritage Sites, heritage areas, public monuments and memorials.
The Committee also considers proposals regarding heritage resource management for certain categories of development and comments on applications in terms of NEMA.
Various provincial government departments offer bursaries and financial assistance for school leavers and students. Below is a list of the available bursaries and financial assistance.
South African workers and employers enjoy many rights, thanks to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. From leave days to the termination of your employment and more, here’s all you need to know about this Act.
Who does the Act apply to?
The Act applies to all workers and employers except members of the National Defence Force, National Intelligence Agency, South African Secret Service and unpaid volunteers working for charities.