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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.

The International 16 Days of Activism campaign focuses on generating an increased awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children, and the social fabric of our society. The campaign starts on 25 November and ends on 10 December every year.

What you can do to help:


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Here you will find ad hoc national jobs based in the Western Cape.

The National Assembly will host the debate on the 2014 State of the Nation Address from 18 to 19 February, starting at 14:00. President Jacob Zuma’s reply will follow on Thursday, 20 February 2014 at 14:00.

Parliament will be live streaming the debate.

In today's economy, where the cost of living continues to rise and unemployment is high, it's important to learn how to save and manage your money.  

If you’re not financially savvy, you could make bad decisions that can be costly. Basic knowledge and understanding of financial processes can help you make better financial decisions.

For many people, easy loans and other kinds of credit options are a quick solution to their financial challenges. 

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The National Department of Arts and Culture has made bursaries for Heritage related studies available. Please see documents attached for bursary information as well as application forms. Bursary application close on the 24 February 2012

This is an overview of the Department of Community Safety activities as a part of its targeted Covid-19 hotspot plan interventions in the community of Khayelitsha.

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The Department of Community Safety aims to increase safety for all the people in the province.
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This charter reflects the commitments and obligations of the Department of Community Safety and its implementation partners in Batho Pele "People First": A better life for all South Africans by putting people's safety first. It is our commitment to our customers that we will do our utmost to help and provide them with the quality of service they deserve.
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An open opportunity society for all

This charter reflects the commitments and obligations of the Department of Community Safety and its implementation partners in Batho Pele “People First”: A better life for all South Africans by putting safety first. It is our commitment to our customers that we will do our utmost to help and provide them with the quality of service the deserve.

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The Department of Community Safety aims to increase safety for all the people in the Province by promoting professional policing through effective oversight, by ensuring the safety at all public buildings and spaces, to facilitate safety partnerships and programmes and to build greater safety and security organisational resilience.

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This organogram presents the department structure and contact details for heads of components.
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This brochure supplies information on the various components of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.
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This organogram illustrates the structure for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
This is the job bulletin G21/2010, advertising various vacancies in the Department of Health.
The Department of Health in the Western Cape is inviting all Emergency Medical Service organisations, practitioners and solution providers to study and comment on these requirements.

We are in the process of preparing a Request for Proposal/Quotation to find a suitable solution to satisfy these requirements and would like to incorporate their feedback in this.

Please respond by 12 March 2010 to:
Dr Shaheem de Vries at

Service Delivery Charter

Customer Service Charter

    What is a tender?

    A tender is an offer to do work or supply goods at a fixed price. Getting goods or services is also known as "procurement". Tenders and bids are the same thing. When government "puts out a tender" or "invites bids", this means government asks the public for price offers to supply goods or provide a service.

    This photo gallery is a collection of pictures of events that involves the Department of Local Government and Housing. Most of the of the pictures are related to articles found in the Department's Newsletter.
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    This document shows the structure of the Department of Local Government and Housing by displaying pictures of management, their basic contact information and the reporting lines.
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    This draft Gender Framework firstly outlines the nature and extent of gender issues and concerns in the Local Government environment in South Africa. Secondly, it provides a framework for the Western Cape Department of Local Government to implement strategies to deal with gender issues and concerns.
    This page displays the organisational structure for the Department of Local Government. Click on the applicable business unit to view its description and contents.

    The Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen hosts a monthly radio show to showcase the departments activities and involvement in the communities of the Western Cape. This platform also allows the public to engage the Minster with their concerns and suggestions in creating a safer province for all.

    The radio show simulcasts from Bush Radio and airs on the following Radio Stations:

    Find out how the Western Cape Government's 13 departments will be spending their allocated budget.

    Find out how the Western Cape Government's 13 departments will be spending their allocated budget.

    Find out how the Western Cape Government's departments will be spending their allocated budget.

    The Department of Human Settlements is responsible for developing sustainable integrated human settlements in the Western Cape. This means that we are tasked with creating human settlements that allow its residents to access social and economic opportunities close to where they live.

    The department has established a Supplier Database for organisations to register their offerings.

    Kindly do register to be on the database to be informed about future departmental bids related to this project.

    Please see steps below on how to register:

    All potential service providers offering workplace-based programmes for Occupations, which includes short courses; specialized training; and other related services, are required to register on the Departmental Panel of Suppliers Database.

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    This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Dermotology Clinic. It serves as a guide giving you all sort of helpful information.
    This is the report of the Desai Commission, which was tasked with investigating allegations made regarding listening devices, surveillance of staff, intelligence gathering and information management within the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. The Report also looks at whether any money changed hands between Jurgen or Jeannette Harksen and the Premier of the Western Cape.
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    The Western Cape Government is supporting the development of a large-scale film studio in Cape Town to boost the already growing film industry. A short-list of candidates to build the studio has been released and construction is expected to begin as early as the first half of next year.
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    Diabetes is a condition where there is insufficient insulin produced in the body. This pamphlet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.

    Drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking remains a serious problem that affects people of all ages and backgrounds.

    In 1987, the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, to promote a drug-free society.

    The function of the Directorate: Community Police Relations (CPR) will shift to assist local governments to realise the outcome of promoting a safe and healthy environment by supporting safety partners through local government structures. It is also envisaged that this will form part of departmental support and collaboration with Community Safety Forums (CSFs). Further to this, the directorate’s support to district municipalities will include the assessment of progress made against the implementation of the district safety plans on a regular basis.

    This Directorate is mandated to:

    • monitor police conduct;
    • assess the effectiveness of visible policing; and
    • to oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service.


    The objective is to contribute towards the Promotion of Professional Policing (PPP) through effective oversight in the Province.

    The Directorate performs the following functions:

    Conducts research on community safety needs and interests in order to:

    • inform stakeholders;
    • influence the allocation of policing and safety resources; and
    • impact on public policy and implementation.

    The results of the research are distributed among key stakeholders in government and civil society and many of the reports are available on the Provincial Government website. Click here to see the reports. 

    This Directorate partners with key role players in the field of safety to focus on the implementation of safety promotion programmes with an emphasis on youth, women and children.

    Community engagements are facilitated with community leaders on issues of policing and safety in the Province.

    The Directorate supports the following strategic safety partnerships:

    • Chrysalis Academy;
    • the Youth Work Programme; and
    • the Youth Safety and Religion Partnership (YSRP) programme.

    Youth programmes

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    These guidelines on disability terminology and definitions are taken from "A Pocket Guide On Disability Equity" prepared by Disabled People South Africa (DPSA).

    Every year from 3 November to 3 December, we commemorate Disability Rights Awareness Month to honour and show support for people living with disabilities in our communities. 

    A month dedicated to people with disabilities

    The month is aimed at creating awareness and is dedicated to:

    This is the list of all the Emergency Numbers for reporting emergencies. Please contact the applicable number within your region.

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    This document contains photographs from the launch of the Disaster Management Information Management System (DMIMS) of 29 July 2003.
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    These are pictures of the Montagu Floods of March 2003.
    This document provides information on school codes of conduct, corporal punishment, alternative punishments, suspension and expulsion.

    There is a depth of history and information that can be found among the rows of volumes and old records at the Western Cape Archives. If you look closely you will discover all sorts of interesting pieces of history – the way that records were written, bound and used, the kind of evidence they hold and the reasons people created them.

    On 3 September, Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde outlined the Western Cape Government’s plans for Tourism Month from the new Boomslang Treetop Canopy Walk in the 

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    The Discovery Big Walk is not just a day of fun and camaraderie but also an opportunity to give to those who are in need. This charity-driven event started in 1903 and commenced from Greenmarket Square in Cape Town, where the Head Office of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is situated today. Indeed a historic event, as it attracted its very first female competitor in 1926. The Big Walk was only interrupted from 1940 to 1945 by World War II.
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    Contact details of Magistrate's Courts in South Africa, A - M

    The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry renders clinical services, consultation, education, training and research as core activities. The clinical services associated with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are based at two sites, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Sawkins Road.

    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP)
    46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch
    Tel.: 021 685 4103
    Fax: 021 685 4107

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    This pamphlet gives basic advice on falling pregnant and ensuring that your baby is born healthy.

    The Western Cape Government (WCG) will be hosting information sessions with the intention of creating awareness and registering suppliers on the Centralised Supplier Database as mandated by the National Treasury.

    The Western Cape Government will be hosting information sessions with the intention of creating awareness and registering suppliers on the Centralised Supplier Database as mandated by the National Treasury.

    Suppliers are invited to attend these sessions and requested to come with the following required information in order to be registered on the CSD:


    At this conference Integrated Development Planning practitioners will be sharing best practices including strategic development challenges, integrated governance and IDP implementation. Conference Theme: "Bringing Integrated Development Planning ... Home!"

    This guide is brought to you by the Department of Community Safety. 

    The booklet assists in:

    This fact sheet provides information on how the Domestic Violence Act can help prevent this form of abuse.
    This Determination sets out the specific working conditions for Domestic Workers. It includes provisions on wages, hours of work, leave and termination of employment.
    Summarises information on how members of the public can help Groote Schuur by donating to the hospital. It gives contact details and information on the organisations that help Groote Schuur.
    This guide assists non-profit organisations in the Cape Town region to identify potential funders.
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    This proposed Charter lists the rights of victims during the criminal justice process and sets out how victims can exercise these rights in practice

    The Western Cape Provincial Government has published the Draft Western Cape Museum Ordinance Amendment Bill, 2020 for public comment on 28 February 2020 under Provincial Gazette 8212.

    Please click here to download the draft.

    The closing date for comments is 30 March 2020.

    A large percentage of motorists drive vehicles with badly tuned engines, which means that money is literally blown out through the exhaust pipe! The Department of Minerals and Energy urges fuel consumers to follow these consumption-conscious driving techniques to make each litre of petrol go further.

    If you're going to be driving long distances this school holidays, please take a break every 200km or every 2 hours. 

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    A press release promoting the use of condoms and emergency contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy, HIV infection and cervical cancer.

    The Department of Community Safety invites suitably qualified and registered Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) to submit business plans to assist the Department of Community Safety in executing its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

    Organisations with the following criteria are invited to submit business plans that indicates clearly their ability, capacity and staffing arrangements to meet the requirements in 3 a, b and c below: