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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.

You can access free online resources through links from the Western Cape Government website. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

106 2019 2019
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416 2015 2015

The Western Cape Government works very hard to accommodate all children in the provincial school system. We want all children who are preparing for their first year of primary or high school, to find a suitable placement in time for the new academic year.

70 2016 2016

Earth Hour has grown into one of the biggest environmental campaigns in the world. Last year, 172 countries and territories participated. This is a massive growth from its start in Sydney, Australia in 2007. There were also over 2 billion impressions of the campaign hashtags on Twitter in the 3 days leading up to Earth Hour. The campaign continues to mobilise people of all ages across the globe to take action against the most immediate threat to the survival of our planet: climate change.

About Earth Hour

70 2016 2016

Climate change affects all of us. Join the Earth Hour movement by switching off all your lights and non-essential appliances on Saturday, 24 March from 20:30 to 21:30. Learn more about Earth Hour and how climate change affects us all.

70 2018 2018

Join millions of people around the world on 30 March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm for Earth Hour. Switch off your lights and appliances to show that you're taking a stand against climate change. 

70 2019 2019

There are many ways to lower your energy consumption and save money in and around your home.

70 2020 2020

What is Ebola?

Ebola virus disease (EVD) was formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever and is a severe, often fatal illness in humans and non-human primates (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees).

How is it Transmitted?

The Ebola virus can spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes including the nose, mouth and eyes) with the blood or any body fluids of an infected person, so remember:

147 2014 2014
  • Quarterly Economic Reports
These reports summarise the findings of the provincial quarterly economic reviews undertaken for the Western Cape Government by the Bureau for Economic Research, University of Stellenbosch.
227 2014

 "We provide support to the provincial leadership and enable economic growth through the generation and co-ordination of economic research and planning, and through the active support of key economic thematic drivers and enablers that will stimulate economic growth across the economy and within sections of the economy."



227 2014 2020

Of the Western Cape Government’s R59 billion budget, 8.41% will be spent in the Eden district.

Infrastructure led growth leads to job creation. Some of the major infrastructure projects in this area are:

265 2017 2017
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430 2014
416 2014
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99 2014
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This notice details the electricity load shedding schedule for Thursday, 18 January 2007.
1156 2014

At Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute students learn about the fundamental principles of farming and other agricultural practices.

70 2019 2020

This is a list of useful contact numbers to keep next to the telephone in case of an emergency. You can also add important personal numbers to the list.

206 2017 2019

If you've had unprotected sex and fear that it may lead to an unwanted pregnancy, you can consider taking an emergency contraceptive. 

70 2018 2018
70 2019 2020

This publication provides information about employment of people with disabilities to employers and employees.

48 2019

The Employment Equity Act protects you, and your rights, from any form of discrimination by your employer. Here’s all you need to know about this Act.

70 2019 2019

An increasing problem, and cause for major concern, within our communities is the rise in childhood obesity. This is mainly due to poor diet and a lack of exercise.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a child's weight and height. BMI is one indicator of body fat percentage for most children and teens, and is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

For children, BMI is used to screen for obesity, but it's important to remember that it's not a diagnostic tool. 

70 2015 2020

132 bird species in South Africa are regionally threatened and vulnerable, and some could even face extinction. Here's how you can change that.

70 2018 2018
70 2016 2018
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115 2016 2016
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115 2016 2016
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115 2016 2016
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Integrated Development Planning (IDP) information of the Department and Cultural Affairs and Sport.
99 2014 2014
Western Cape entrepreneurs are invited to enter the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. 
Entries open on 15 July 2014. The closing date has been extended to 15 September 2014. Read more about the competition and conditions below. 
Or visit the Awards website for more detailed information and to register and enter.    
227 2014 2014

If you’re a techno-enthusiast or have an appetite for the internet, you could win up to R10 000 by entering the Department of Economic Development and Tourism internet competition.

This initiative is hosted under the Western Cape Broadband Initiative and follows the roll-out of several public WiFi zones in our province.

It’s open to all citizens in the Western Cape and is made up of two categories, which will run at the same time.

70 2015 2015

The Western Cape Government is implementing an enterprise content management (ECM) system to improve service delivery.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), as the custodian for records management in the provincial government, is tasked with mainstreaming ECM. This will enforce records management policy within the Western Cape and thereby provide more efficient access to information; a reduction in paper wastage and storage costs; and the effective safeguarding of institutional knowledge and institutional memory.

99 2017 2017
NATURE OF SUPPORT: Financial assistance 
BENEFICIARIES: Businesses (including co-operatives) operating in the Western Cape that has a black shareholding of at least 51%.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Enterprise Development Fund is an initiative between the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) aimed at supporting qualifying small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s) as well as co-operatives in the Western Cape with financial support. 
227 2014 2014

Find out about the support which we offer to entrepreneurs to help start-ups grow. 

70 2018 2021

Township economies are often forgotten as opportunity-laden contributors to our economy. Many people underestimate their importance.

227 2019 2019
227 2014 2014

This is a complete list of all environmental documents.

283 2016 2020
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Information for port health officers and airline crew on the signs and symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and what needs to be done when a passenger presents with symptoms.
147 2014
54 2019 2019
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This publication introduces the Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 4 of 2000, and explains what actions are considered unfair discrimination in terms of the Act. It also describes the role and procedures of the Equality Court.
54 2014

Upcoming Events:

Provincial Breastfeeding Webinar 2021

Date: 6 August 2021
Time: 08h30 - 14h00

Enquiries: or

147 2019 2021
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This calender outlines the events for the National Water and Sanitation Weeks 2007.
64 2014
Teaching is considered to be the mother of all professions and it requires lots of understanding and patience. We tell you what you’ll need to qualify as a teacher.  


What you need to do

If you want to study to become a qualified teacher, you have to meet 1 of 2 requirements:

70 2015 2015

1730 2014 2021

1730 2014 2020

This brochure provides information to mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of their babies' lives. The pamphlet also answers some of the tricky questions about breastfeeding.

147 2014


What is the EPWP?

99 2020 2021

South African tax residents who worked overseas for more than 183 days (of which 60 consecutive) were exempt from paying income tax on their foreign earnings but that has now changed. It was suggested that this exemption be relooked in the 2019 Budget Review and the term “expat tax” has since been buzzing among South Africans near and far.

70 2020 2020

Rocherpan Nature Reserve now has 4 new eco-friendly accommodation units for nature lovers to enjoy.

70 2015 2015
This booklet contains information on the 25 nature reserves in the Western Cape. It also contains a pricelist for tourist facilities in the reserves.
1156 2014

Be a tourist in your own province and experience the beauty of the West Coast region. With the Atlantic Ocean as its western border, the Cape West Coast boasts many pristine, sandy white beaches and has a feast of attractions sure to suit the whole family.

70 2018 2018

The Western Cape offers diverse destinations that cater for everybody’s taste. From mountain retreats, forest meanders, Karoo night skies and a choice of hiking trails along two different oceans - you'll always find new and exciting scenery. 

70 2019 2019
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This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Eye Clinic. It serves as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
149 2014