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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.

Child Protection Month 2023

A descriptive account of breastfeeding in South Africa against the backdrop of HIV/AIDS and with focus on the Murchison Hospital in KwaZulu Natal which has Baby Friendly status.

Read the SOPA 2023 Address: The Fierce Urgency of Now in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde delivered his much-anticipated State of the Province Address (SOPA) on 16 Februray 2023. Read the speech below in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. 


This pamphlet summarises the regulations that apply to recreational fishing in South Africa's marine and estuarine environments and skuba-diving and jetski use in Marine Protected Areas.

This is the job bulletin advertising various vacancies in the Education District Offices of the Western Cape Education Department.

By being environmentally conscious, we can build a sustainable future for many generations to come. Find out where you can go to recycle your waste. 

This is to provide the treatment and management of pain in any child with any condition or disease. Ensuring that no child should suffer from pain while hospitalised or during their recovery phase at home. 

Conditions treated:

  • Pain caused by illnesses of childhood
  • Acute pain
  • Burns pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom Pain
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A list of the referral and support zones between the district, regional and supra-regional levels of service. This document also includes information on emergency referrals from regional hospitals to tertiary level institutions

This is a detailed document answering questions that are frequently asked regarding: registering a company, registering a prospectus, deregistering a company, amending a company registration, the liquidation process and lodging financial statements.

This is the newspaper ad and job bulletin advertising various vacancies in the Department of Health, Western Cape.

The document contains information on the registration status of higher education institutions, their contact details, the certificate of registration and the auditor's report.

Remembering Our National Hero

What is Heritage Day?

Heritage Day is celebrated on 24 September every year. The day is set aside for all South Africans to remember and pay tribute to our rich history and various cultures which make our country unique. In celebrating Heritage Day, South Africans are called upon to find unity in our diversity.

Former President Nelson Mandela made the following statement in an address on Heritage Day in 1996 which echoes this sentiment:

The Rental Housing Tribunal provides a free service to tenants and landlords in the Western Cape. 

Did you know?

Tenants and landlords can now lodge complaints at RHT Online, from anywhere and at any time. Here you can:

Problem with your tenant or landlord?
We’ll assist you to resolve your dispute for FREE!!



Responsible pet ownership

Owning a pet is a big responsibility that includes caring for their physical needs (food and shelter), showing them affection and protecting them.

Being a responsible pet owner means that you're financially able to feed your pet and to take it to a vet when necessary.

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This report outlines the findings of an investigation into an alleged racial incident at Langenhoven Gymnasium in Oudtshoorn.
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This investigation was born out of a meeting, held on 21 January 2007, arranged by concerned parents of Laingville in St Helena Bay regarding educational issues at certain schools in the Saldanha Bay municipal area. This is the final report after the investigation.

Children are society's most vulnerable people. Find out how you can teach your child to protect themselves and what to do if a child goes missing.

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An information pamphlet of the methodology, results and discussion of the anonymous HIV survey carried out in selected public health antenatal clinics in the Western Cape. The survey forms part of the National Annual HIV antenatal survey that has been conducted by the Department of Health for over a decade.
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This is the South African Law Commission's Report on the Child Care Act, including recommendations for changes to the Law
This document contains an overview of the Revised National Curriculum Statement which includes a discussion on the principles and concepts underlying the curriculum. It then contains curriculum statements for the eight learning areas which include definitions of and outcomes for each area.
There is currently an ongoing outbreak of RVF affecting sheep, goat and cattle farms within Free State (FSP), Northern Cape (NCP), Eastern Cape (ECP), Western Cape (WCP), North West (NWP), Gauteng (GP) and North West (NWP) provinces. The majority of Rift Valley Fever cases reported are people who had direct contact with infected livestock through work-related exposure: farmers and farm workers, animal health workers, abattoir workers and meat inspectors.
Most commonly asked questions by parents on the education of their school-going children - The South African Schools Act of 1996 requires all children between the ages of seven and 15 to attend school. Parents and guardians must make sure that all learners of this age are registered to go to school. As a parent, your relationship with the school starts on the day that you decide to register your child with a particular school. This relationship is defined by a set of rights and responsibility towards the school.

We’re approaching the time of the year when we spend ours days at the beach to escape the summer heat. To ensure that you and your family remain safe while swimming, here are some safety tips about rip currents which everyone should know.

What are rip currents?

Rip currents are strong narrow currents of water which usually develop along beachfronts. They are strongest near the surface of the water and they move directly away from the shore, cutting through the lines of breaking waves.

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This pamphlet gives an overview of the Risk and Development Annual Review (RADAR) 2009 project which is currently under way. RADAR is intended as a resource for those interested in risk-averse planning, by consolidating major Western Cape disaster events between 2003 and 2008.
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This document gives an overview of the Risk and Development Annual Review (RADAR) 2010 project which is currently under way. RADAR is intended as a resource for those interested in risk-averse planning, by consolidating major Western Cape disaster events between 2003 and 2008

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports indicate that many road accidents happen during holidays when people travel greater distances. But, with Springtime upon us, it is likely that there will be heightened activity on the roads in the province. 

This publication touches on some of the basic aspects of road safety, including speeding, drunken driving and road rage.

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This manual explains in detail how the RSA Retail Bond works.
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This booklet is a summary of the RSA Retail Bond Owner's manual and should be read in conjunction with the detailed owner's manual, terms and conditions of issue and terms and conditions of purchase.
This is the newspaper ad and job bulletin advertising various posts in the Western Cape Education Department.