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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.
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
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.
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.
There are many ways to lower your energy consumption and save money in and around your home.
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:
The Economic Planning team provides strategic support to the department in undertaking province-wide cross-cutting economc planning processes to give effect to the departments over-arching strategic goal of creating opportunities for growth and jobs.
- Quarterly Economic Reports
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:
Premier Alan Winde highlighted innovation and culture in the Western Cape Government's five year Strategic Plan as one of his 5 key points. By using more modern technology, we've found innovative ways to build, fix, refurbish, and upgrade our general buildings, and education and health facilities.
We aim to save water, energy, space and money by making environmentally and economically responsible decisions during the design and building phases.
At Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute students learn about the fundamental principles of farming and other agricultural practices.
An embargo is placed on the transportation of abnormal loads and vehicles during certain times of the year to ensure the safety of road users.
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.
If you've had unprotected sex and fear that it may lead to an unwanted pregnancy, you can consider taking an emergency contraceptive.
This publication provides information about employment of people with disabilities to employers and employees.
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.
We celebrate Women’s Month in August.
During this month we commemorate the anniversary of the women’s march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to protest against having to carry pass books.
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.
132 bird species in South Africa are regionally threatened and vulnerable, and some could even face extinction. Here's how you can change that.
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.
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.
Find out about the support which we offer to entrepreneurs to help start-ups grow.
Township economies are often forgotten as opportunity-laden contributors to our economy. Many people underestimate their importance.
This is a complete list of all environmental documents.
The Department of Transport and Public Works creates work opportunities for the unemployed through the Expanded Public Works Programme. Workers are employed to perform tasks that would benefit the community and the general public.
The conditions of employment for Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers are set out in the Ministerial Determination gazetted on 4 May 2012.
Through our Safely Home campaign, we aim to reduce the number of deaths caused by crashes on our roads.
Safely Home’s Western Cape road crash fatalities counter already reflects a 10.4% decrease in road deaths for the period 1 January to 30 June 2017 when comparing it to 1 January to 30 June in 2016.
What you need to do
If you want to study to become a qualified teacher, you have to meet 1 of 2 requirements:
Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Testing (EBAT) was officially reintroduced in the Western Cape on 1 August 2016.
This EBAT system uses a machine that can read the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath. It then produces a printout of the results which can be used as evidence that could lead to a court conviction.
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.
What is the EPWP?
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.
Rocherpan Nature Reserve now has 4 new eco-friendly accommodation units for nature lovers to enjoy.
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.
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.