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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.
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This booklet is a guide to learning the Nama language. It includes information on clicks, greetings, polite phrases and useful statements.

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A list of provincial and national nutrition indicators

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will celebrate National Archives Week from 5–9 May 2014 at the 

Reading statistics from the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) show that only 14% of the South African population are active book readers, and only 5% of parents read to their children. 

National Book Week takes place from 7 to 13 September 2015. The aim is to highlight the importance of reading, and that it should be incorporated into children’s daily lives from an early age as books should be an enjoyable experience for them.

This is the programme for National Book Week 2011 event held at the Liberty Promenade Shopping Mall, Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain from 5 to 10 September 2011. It will be hosted by the Western Cape Provincial Library Services.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the national budget speech on 23 February 2011. In his speech he outlined government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.
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To supply DEDAT with all trade-based opportunities, for example, procurement opportunities, tenders, bids, requests for quotations and proposals, as well as non trade-based opportunities, for example, capacity building and training opportunities, skills development opportunities, supplier databases, relevant research documents, relevant articles of interest, and relevant speeches.
This directory contains contact details for service providers across the country who offer assistance to victims of violence.
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The National Drug Master Plan (2006-2011) was designed to serve as the basis for holistic and cost-effective strategies to reduce the supply and consumption of drugs and limit the harm they cause. Ultimately, the plan is intended to help realise the vision of a drug-free society where drug services will no longer be required and where attention can be focused exclusively on improving the quality of life of the poor and vulnerable.
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These reports provide municipal, socio-economic and demographic profiles and an overview of key municipal performance areas.
This National Marine Week fact sheet explains why it is important to protect marine life.

Nutrition plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight, because being overweight can lead to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

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Learn more about our national symbols with these National Symbols Posters:

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The Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture by President Thabo Mbeki delivered at the University of the Witwatersrand in July 2006.
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Presentation by Dr Laurine Platzky, Acting Head of the Western Cape Housing Department on 04 October 04 at the International Housing Conference in Cape Town

The Western Cape Government Contact Centre has moved from 142 Long Street, Cape Town to the new concourse at 9 Wale Street.  

In his 2010/11 Budget Speech, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle said that "we will develop and implement awareness campaigns that will help take our message to make our roads safer to all the people of the province".

On 21 August 2014, the national Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, officially launched the MomConnect Project at the KT Motubatse Clinic in Shoshanguve, Tshwane.
Information on World No Tobacco Day (31 May).
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This brochure contains information on rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and how to get help.
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This document provides basic information on Polio and also gives details on efforts to eradicate Polio by 2005.

Issued by the Department of Transport and Public Works, the strategy explores Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) in the Western Cape and its long term objectives.

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This document contains general notes and comments on unlawful occupation of land/land invasions and orderly settlement, with reference to the prevention of Illegal eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 [PIE Act] and other related Legislation.


No person or family should ever go hungry.

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This pamphlet gives an outline of the Novel Influenza (H1N1) Virus, also called swine flu. It give information about what it is; its symptoms; how to treat it; protecting yourself from getting infected and some facts about it.

This document explains what the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is and why has South Africa chosen it. It also explains the concept of Critical Outcomes and outlines what our NQF looks like. The role and responsibilities of SAQA are also clarified.

We have 11 useful tips to help you make your health and wellness a priority. Learn more about our WesternCape on Wellness (Wow!) initiative and join their next public event.

The national budget speech is an opportunity for government to tell you about its public spending plan for the year.

On Wednesday, 25 February 2015, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered his first budget speech in Parliament at 14:00.

The South African National Consumer Protection Act (CPA) came into effect on 1 April 2011. The Act is aimed at promoting fairness, openness and good business practice between the suppliers of goods or services and consumers of such goods and services. The Act only applies to contracts signed after 1 April, and won't affect anything signed before then. All suppliers of goods and services need to comply with the Act.