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Public Information: L

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

This compilation of statistics contains labour information drawn from a variety of sources. Statistics are provided for labour market demographics, labour market supply and staff profiles.

This booklet provides basic information on LRAD and gives advice on how to access the programme.

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Every year, there are more learners in the province, which is part of the reason why there are still learners who haven't been placed at a school yet.  Late enrolments due to parents relocating to the Western Cape during the festive season or parents of learners that have neglected to enrol their children on time in 2016 make the problem worse.

Is your child starting primary or high school? This is both an exciting and daunting time for both parents and learners, but battling to find a placement for your child can leave you feeling anxious.

This document contains a break-down of information regarding the Consumer Price Index. It contains an analysis of the changes to the CPI.

Find out about the current dam levels and the different levels of water restrictions in the province.


The Law Enforcement Advancement Programme (LEAP) is a joint initiative between the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government founded to implement and give effect to achieving targets of the Western Cape Safety Plan (WCSP) priority of safe and cohesive communities.  The primary focus of LEAP is the deploying of more law enforcement officers within priority hotspot areas with the objective of stabilizing crime in the areas and ultimately making communities feel safe. 

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This information booklet explains to children what their rights are and looks at how different laws affect them. It also provides practical suggestions on how children can access the justice and legal system and where they can go for help.

When starting or running a small business, you need to be aware of the numerous laws that impact on your business. This guide introduces the various legal issues small businesses need to consider.

Access to Funding for SMMEs

Are you an SMME trying to understand the funding landscape a bit more? We offer the following short video clips around Accessing Finance with some of our partners in the eco system. Here, they share some key information from a recent webinar for you to know, when applying for funding to their respective organisations

Chapter 1 - Funding Institutions

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) Presentation by Shawn Charlie (SEFA’s Regional Manager)

If you find yourself inside an ambulance, it means that you’re injured or accompanying a loved one who needs urgent medical care.

All South Africans have the right to professional services, either from the government or private entities. But when that does not happen, there are channels you can follow to ensure you get proper redress. 

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Thinking of becoming a registered nurse? Find out what qualification you need and all the career options you can explore.

Why Are Trees and Plants Important?

The Western Cape Department of Health wants to improve your experience when accessing public health care. Find out how we can make health care in the Western Cape better together.

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This brochure explains what library corners are and what services they offer. It also contains a list of library business corners that were established by mid-2001.
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An extensive survey was conducted to gather data about all public library service points and the communities they serve in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape Library Service (WCLS) is the biggest of the nine provincial library services in South Africa currently servicing 373 library service points. The Insider's View publication seeks to deliver a better understanding of the functions and responsibilities of the different units within the WCLS.

Did you know that the Western Cape Government Library Service is the biggest network of its kind in Africa? This alone calls for a celebration but we are also having a major celebration on 30 and 31 July 2015 for the 60th anniversary of this unique service that connects communities in the Western Cape. 

This list consists of 16mm material purchased by the Western Cape Library Service between 1956 and 1996, approximately 5,200 titles. The majority are documentaries in the broadest sense of the word, ranging from straight educational or informational films, to made-for-television programmes, classics of the cinema and more personal works by filmmakers from all over the world.

Speak to your local librarian and find out how to get access to the wide range of CDs, DVDs, Vinyl Records and 16mm Films at the public libraries in the Western Cape.

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List of Bid Proposals Received - Download Here

EDT 003/18

Development of a National Occupational curriculum content and recognition of prior learning(RPL) toolkit for computer technician occupational qualification

EDT 004/18

Development of a National Occupational curriculum content and recognition of prior Learning(RPL) toolkit for water process controller occupational qualification

EDT 005/18 

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This document lists all the organisations which provide financial assistance to small businesses. A contact name and their contact details are provided. This includes telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and company website addresses.
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List of mainly disaster management related books available at the Disaster Management Resource Centre.
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This is the list of all non-profit organisations in the Western Cape which are registered with the Department of Social Development. The list includes registration details, as well as basic information on each organisation.

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The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) kicked off the 2014 school year with a campaign to encourage parents to help their children develop reading, writing and maths skills at home.

The campaign includes a Grade 1 Parents' Guide, radio advertisements, billboards in selected areas and "wrapped" taxis carrying the message on selected routes.

“Living Human Treasures” – a National Initiative to identify living individuals who possess a rare skill or knowledge and who have made outstanding contributions in any field of human endeavour.

This is a call to all communities to nominate an individual/s within the living heritage domain. These living human treasures should be pivotal in safeguarding South Africa’s intangible living heritage as a valuable resource for future generations and promote a positive African identity within a globalising world addressing tensions between tradition and modernity. 

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Advice on how to and the importance of leading a healthy life even though you may have HIV/AIDS.
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The Western Cape business sector was out in full force at the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards on Thursday 20 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Hosted by Premier Helen Zille and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the event was held to honour entrepreneurs making substantial contributions to the province’s economy.

PROJECT ROLL-OUT: From 1 April 2014
NATURE OF SUPPORT: Financial Support
With the promulgation of the Preferential Procurement Policy regulations, which brought about the enforcement of Local Content / Designated Sectors, the unit will assist successful bidders in obtaining the necessary verification to take up contract (Local Content Verification Certificates) as well as assist the successful bidders in i
This gallery contains pictures of news and events where the Department of Local Government and Housing is involved.

What is Local Government?

What are Municipalities?

The SMME Booster Fund is a fund that is currently providing non-financial support to organisations that implement a holistic approach to business development support projects and/or programmes aimed at growing and developing SMMEs. The business development support includes, but is not limited to, mentorship, marketing, coaching, operational support, capacity building and business support training to SMMEs etc.