Public Information: F

General information publications, listed alphabetically. These documents are also placed under the relevant life events and categories in Your Life and Topics.
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This document assists potential entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, highlighting issues that need to be considered and providing information about how to set up a business. It looks at the potential of the tourism industry, choosing whether to enter the industry, operating a small tourism business, how to establish various types of tourism businesses, writing a business plan and writing proposals.
This is the newspaper ad and job bulletin advertising various facilitator posts in the Western Cape Education Department.
This fact file explains what biotechnology is, how it affects us, the controversy around various biotechology issues and the extent of the Biotech sector in South Africa.
This information sheet explains what exchange rates and exchange controls are and how they work in the South African context.
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Information on what birth defects are, examples of birth defects, what can be done for people who have them and a list of contact numbers where services can be obtained in the country.

This fact sheet contains details on the upgraded SA bank notes.
This is a fact sheet explaining the budget of the Department of Social Development.
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This fact sheet provides basic information on Crimean Congo Viral Heamorrhagic Fever, how it is spread, the risk it poses to humans and how it should be treated.
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This fact sheet explains how the child support grant will be extended to children up to 14 years old.
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This update looks at the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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This publication provides basic facts about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS amongst women and girls, as well as their increased vulnerability and the additional burden of care that falls to them.
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This fact sheet provides basic details on immunisation including details on why it is so important and what diseases children are routinely vaccinated against.

The Department of Transport and Public Works answers the most frequently asked questions about the Expression of Interest (EOI) process.

Wailing fire engines and rumbling Harley Davidson motorcycles flooded the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital precinct for the hospital's annual Christmas Parade on 18 December. 

Father Christmas – with his big belly, bright red suit and trademark white beard – swopped his sleigh for a ride on a Harley Davidson cruiser, much to the delight of the little patients, their families and staff. 

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The Western Cape Government has announced its finalists for the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2014. 

After a province-wide call for entries, which closed on 15 September, the judging process involved the selection of three finalists in each category who were then assessed by three judging panels. The finalists selected across the five categories represent a diverse range of businesses covering activities such as media, technology, education and food production.

This Directorate provides an overall financial management support service to the Department and the three public entities reporting to the Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport.

Enquiries:

Telephone: 021 483 9525

Email:  Brenda.Rutgers@westerncape.gov.za / Leandre.Bestha@westerncape.gov.za

Are you passionate about helping others and rendering quality services to the people of the Western Cape?
 
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Hello Boys and Girls! The Fire and Flood Awareness Campaign is here again! Take part in our exciting competitions and write a story or draw a picture about how to respond to fires and floods. Remember to tell your friends and family to call 10177 (from a landline) or 112 (from a cell phone) if a fire or flood strikes.

With summer upon us, fire-fighters are on high alert to respond to fires and other disasters that may arise during the hot and windy months

Job Descriptions for the following posts that fall under the fire fighting department can be found listed below: 

Every day, many of us wake up, commute to work and spend most of our time focused on routine behaviours.

But ever so often the unexpected might happen: a building fire, a veld fire, a vehicle fire or some other fire disaster. Routines change drastically and we are suddenly aware of how fragile our lives and routines can be. Each fire disaster can have lasting effects – people may be seriously injured or killed, and devastating and costly property damage can occur.

Even though fireworks are beautiful and exciting to watch, they can also be potentially dangerous – which could cause damage to your property, or harm your family and pets.

As colder weather sets in, so does many seasonal illnesses and viruses such as the influenza virus, most commonly known as the flu. The majority of us will catch the flu between the last week of April until the first week of July, this is our typical flu season.

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A training manual for health workers on how to diagnose FAS, its epidemiology, characteristics and risk factors associated with the syndrome.

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the physical and mental disabilities which occur in children of mothers who drink alcohol during their pregnancies.

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This document describes government's strategy to facilitate greater use of free open source software (FOSS) in government.

Did you know that our teeth are unable to repair themselves? This is why we need to take extra care of them.

Advice on how to take care of your teeth

On 27 April 2014 we will be celebrating 20 years of freedom and democracy.
Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. On this important day, the country celebrates the achievements that have been made in deepening democracy and improving lives of all South Africans.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport invites freelance language practitioners to submit applications for possible placement on the Western Cape Government  database of freelance language service providers.

 

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Where can I find adverts for Traffic Officer posts (jobs)?

Adverts are placed in newspapers and on the Western Cape Government website.

When can I expect new Traffic Officer posts(jobs) to be advertised?

There is no specific timeline or dates in the year that new posts are to be advertised, it is dependant on the Department (Provincial).

Can I apply at the College for the post (job) that was advertised?

These questions and answers have been prepared to help you comply with the new Cape Town water restrictions that are effective from 1 January 2005.

Information on the rights and obligations of landlords renting out residential property to tenants.

Information on the rights and obligations of people who rent residential property from a landlord or letting agent.

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This handbook provides information on tourism funding programmes from various government departments and public entities. It contains information on different programmes, their funding criteria, the application processes and the contact details.