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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

National Arbor Week is an opportunity for all of us to do our part in planting indigenous trees and greening our province.

Every day, hospital and clinic patients depend on reliable and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors, for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care. 

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.

The Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, delivered the national budget speech in Parliament on 26 February 2020.

In his opening remarks, Minister Mboweni referred to the State of the Nation Address made by President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying," Mr President, in your State of the Nation Address 2 weeks ago you reminded us that our capacity to win is not diminished."

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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.

The National Department of Health, the Wits Health Consortium and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) are organising an immunisation coverage survey across the country. The survey will start at the end of January 2019 and run for three months. The purpose of this survey is to find out about the immunisation coverage in South Africa. All children in South Africa (South African and foreign) will be eligible to be surveyed.

Library Week is an annual event in that’s celebrated every 3rd week of March. The celebration aims to support the national drive to promote literacy through the provision of library and information services.

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.

National Nutrition Week takes place from 9 to 15 October. The week is aimed at highlighting the importance of nutrition in a healthy lifestyle which is consists of a combination of healthy eating and exercise.

National Savings Month: July 2019

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

The Department of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape offers the National Youth Service (NYS) Programme, a skills development programme to unemployed youth in the technical trade industry with no work experience and those in the technical trade industry with work experience but no trade certification.

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Fight crime in your neighbourhood and make your community safer by joining your Neighbourhood Watch.

Every year, on 18 July we celebrate former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday by dedicating 67 minutes of our time to help those in need. The day was launched in 2009 and was inspired by Tata Madiba who called on future generations to change the world.

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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.  

To give your child the best start in life, you can use the important tips and information in your Road to Health book. In the new book, you can find information about how to feed your baby, what symptoms and warning signs you should look out for and when they need to visit the clinic for their next immunisation.

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.

It is important to know that there are rules and regulations when it comes to flying a drone, as well as safety precautions that need to be followed.  

Nomineer JOU Hermanus Diensuitnemendheidheld

Renier Cronje van Talisman is die eerste diensuitnemendheidheld in die Departement van Ekonomiese Ontwikkeling en Toerisme se 2018 Besigheidsdiensuitnemendheidsprogram. 

Die Reis na Diensuitnemendheidprogram fokus daarop om ‘n kultuur van uitnemende diens in die Hermanus-area te bevorder.  

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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.
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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.

Western Cape College of Nursing invites all interested students to apply before 15 October 2018.

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 how school tuck shops can meet the standards of good nutrition for children.

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.