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General information publications, listed alphabetically. These documents are also placed under the relevant life events and categories in Your Life and Topics.

Parents, we understand that the 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 year with tips from the Western Cape Education Department. We help you plan your child’s future and list school construction projects to be completed this year.

These summaries describe the Laureates' lives and provide a context for their contribution to society. The information is sourced from various official websites.
"A Safer Home for All Our Women and Children": The safety of our women and children is a priority for the Provincial Government of the Western Cape.

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex in Mossel Bay is a place where culture and nature meet.

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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.

Minor injuries around the house are quite common, and knowing how to t

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.

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.

You should consider a career in town/ urban/ regional planning if you have a passion for making physical space like property, transport and housing work economically, socially and environmentally, especially for those using it as a home, or to access work.

Transport takes the biggest share of the Department of Transport and Public Works 2020/21 R8.8 billion budget:

NATURE OF SUPPORT: Financial support 
BENEFICIARIES: 400 Exempted Micro Enterprises (established businesses with an annual turnover of less than R 2,5 million in the Tourism Sector and less than R 5 million in other sectors).
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project assists businesses with a BEE Certificate.

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.

Bid Proposals


Work Readiness Programme to learners entering work integrated learning opportunities to unemployment youth. 

Bid Proposals

Download EDT025-18 here

Database of preferred service providers that offers workplace based programme for skills development and enterprise development


EDT 023/2018

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. 

The Western Cape Government is in the process of rolling out information technology systems that will enable citizens to view our ongoing projects within the Province. Previously on this page, you would have been able to view projects on the Executive Project Dashboard system. This is now being upgraded and will be replaced with the more functional and user friendly BizProjects system

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This pamphlet explains why it is important for pregnant women to book their first appointment at the clinic early on in the pregnancy (four months).

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October every year. According to the South African National Cancer Registry, one in 29 women in South Africa will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer, like other types of cancers, is treatable when detected early. It is important for you to examine your breasts regularly and to go for medical check-ups.
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A summary guide for health workers in South Africa on mother-to-child transmission of HIV and answers to questions about HIV-positive mothers and breastfeeding.

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:

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This notice gives the April/May 2006 timetable for public participation in the Breede Valley Municipality 2006/2007 budget process.
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This briefing document explains the background to the N2 Gateway Housing Project and the process for ensuring that this project is implemented as quickly as possible.

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.

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This is a brief explanation of the 2005 Budget.
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Department of Economic Development and Tourism

2019/20 BUDGET 

Creating an enabling environment for economic growth and jobs

See media release

The Department of Transport and Public Works is responsible for maintaining and upgrading provincial roads in the Western Cape's road network including new road projects.

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. 

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This pamphlet announces the Safer Festive Season Campaign for 2005/2006 and sets out the objectives of this initiative.

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.


Transport by rail contributes to the economy in three major ways:

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.

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury invites matriculants, undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in pursuing careers in Economics, Fiscal and Public Policy, Asset Management (Supply Chain Management, Physical Asset Management), Accounting, Public Finance (Expenditure and Revenue Analysis and Management) or Corporate Governance (Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Business and Public Administration) to apply for full-time bursaries.
The Western Cape Provincial Treasury invites matriculants, undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in pursuing careers in Economics, Fiscal and Public Policy, Asset Management (Supply Chain Management, Physical Asset Management), Accounting, Public Finance (Expenditure and Revenue Analysis and Management) or Corporate Governance (Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Business and Public Administration) to apply for full-time bursaries.
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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.

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This colour-in story explains what a child can expect if they are required to go to court as a witness or complainant.

Interested in purchasing a government subsidised house?  We've put together the answers to some frequently asked questions to help you better understand how the process works and what you need to know. 

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.