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2012 Socio-economic profiles – Executive Summaries (Metro and 5 districts)
The regional Sports Awards are a highlight on the calendar of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). These regional ceremonies recognised and officially acknowledged the esteemed excellence of sportspeople hailing from the Western Cape.
Every year since 1996, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) proudly celebrates the outstanding achievements of committed Western Cape sportspeople in a variety of categories at the annual Sport Awards.
This guide on how to ensure that your home and garden are safe for you and your children was sponsored by HTH, in association with Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa.
Looking for ways to keep your children safe, active and entertained during the school holiday? Take a look at this list of fun and safe activities we've put together.
The Easter holiday is here. At this time of the year people take the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. This might include travelling long distances.
Whether you make use of public transport or your own vehicle, safety checks are important. The driver of the vehicle can do some checks to ensure that the vehicle being used is safe for use on the road.
Checks include the following, but are not restricted to these only.
This discussion paper considers possible approaches to legally recognising same-sex domestic partnerships and opposite-sex domestic partnerships where the couple has decided not to marry.
This discussion paper considers recommendations for changes to the laws around customary marriages in order to extend the recognition and protections that are enjoyed by civil marriages.
This report highlights the issues around the 1961 Act that need to be considered. It then reviews the discussion and comments contained in and following the Discussion Paper before making a revised recommendation. A draft Bill encompassing these suggestions is appended to the report.
This report considers the proposals made in the Discussion Paper and the public's responses to these. It includes a Draft Bill that encompasses the revised recommendations.
Did you know June is Blood Donor month? This year the campaign will focus on blood donation in emergencies under the them: “What can I do?” with the secondary message: “Give blood. Give now. Give often.”
Cleaner Production is changing the way we do and use things, by making them more efficient and causing less pollution and waste. It is based on the principle that prevention is better than cure. This can lead to fundamental changes in people's mindsets and their actions. This publication provides tips on how you can save energy, save water and minimise waste.
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is playing its part in saving water during the Western Cape’s current drought crisis and has already implemented water and energy-saving methods and technology in a number of Western Cape Government (WCG)-owned buildings.
We’ve been innovative and realistic in our approach to reduce our carbon footprint while saving water in a sustainable way.
We need water for drinking, cooking, sanitation and washing. Water is also used for the production of goods, such as food products as well as manufacturing. Sea water makes up 97% of water on our planet, with the remaining 3% being fresh water. Less than half of that can be used for human consumption.
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (Road Safety Management) hosted a scholar patrol refresher course at Bontebok Primary School in Swellendam on 29 July 2014. The aim of the course was to display a road sign in the prescribed manner to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing a public street or road.
This publications provides parents with information on School Governing Bodies: what they are, what their function is and who participates. It also outlines parents' roles and responsibilities in the governance of the school.
A number of programmes will run across the province during the school holiday. Children will be able to enjoy their days away from the classroom in a safe space.
The Department of Transport and Public Works Road Safety Management unit educates learners about road safety through a number of innovative projects and programmes. We encourage learners to adopt positive road safety habits from an early age. Our customised interventions target the needs and interests of specific age groups.
The following programmes are aimed at school-going children and youth:
Detailed guidelines for health workers on how to screen for developmental disabilities in children aged from zero to six weeks, nine months and 18 months. Information is also given on when to refer to cases up the line.
It is school holiday time again and a number of programmes will run across the province to provide learners with a safe space to enjoy their days away from the classroom.
The Department of Human Settlements is committed through this Service Charter to provide services to you. Let us make service delivery Better Together.
The Skills Development and Innovation Programme facilitates the provisioning of human capital skills, innovation and technology in order to deliver on the human resources development needs of the Western Cape economy.
The Skills Development and Innovation Programme is actively involved in smoothing out the many challenges that are brought about in the transition from education to employment. Skills development is a major constraint to higher levels of economic growth and development and it remains one of the policy priority areas for the Western Cape Government.
This document sets out what you need to do to institute a claim in the Small Claims Court. It also contains information on the court procedures.
This presentation outlines the SmartCape Access Project and highlights the key aspects of the pilot project evaluation.
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This strategy document defines broad-based black economic empowerment and sets out the policy objectives and key principles of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). It also considers the policy instruments required to achieve BEE and financing for BEE. Finally, the document looks at the IDC's role in financing Black Economic Empowerment.
This publication provides an overview of the science and technology sectors in South Africa. It includes information on the demographic and institutional landscape in SA, the policy context, the structure of the science and technology system in the country, and the size of this system. There are also facts and figures on R&D funding and R&D outputs.
Traffic officers and departments refer to a standardised table of speeding fines, determined by a magistrate, when deciding how much a speeding fine should be.
The Western Cape Acknowledges Sport Legends
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is proud to acknowledge and honour legends, heroes and icons who have made a significant contribution to the development, transformation and growth of sport in South Africa and, more specifically, in the Western Cape.
DCAS will be hosting its annual Sport Legends Ceremony during December 2017.
The Draft National Sport plan has been released by the South African Sport and Recreation Department. The Draft Plan has been released countrywide for comments by sport bodies and the general public.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille delivered her third State of the Province Address on Friday, 18 February.
On Friday, 17 February 2017, Premier Helen Zille delivered the State of the Province Address at the opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.
For updates and feedback, you can get involved in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using #WCSOPA.
What is the State of the Province Address (SoPA)?
Temperatures in the Western Cape can rise to dangerous levels and everyone should be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Babies and the elderly are particularly at risk as are people working or exercising in a hot environment. People using chronic medication need to drink extra water during heat waves to ensure that their kidneys are not further stressed.
Using a condom may seem easy, but the incorrect use of a condom can lead to a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Between 10 and 16 February, the national Department of Health aims to create awareness in reducing the spread of STI infections through its STI/Condom week campaign.
Staying in the sun for longer periods of time can cause sunburn and if you’re not properly hydrated, you can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
We have a few tips to keep you and your family hydrated and protected from the sun during the hot summer months. With the start of school holidays, it’s also important for your children to be made aware of the dangers that too much sun exposure can cause.
Understanding heat exhaustion
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The youth of today face many challenges which previous generations haven't faced. Economic, technological and environmental changes have made life both easier and more difficult for today's children. Challenges of poverty, unemployment, crime, gangsterism, HIV/AIDS and drug or alcohol related problems, all play a role in our personal development.
Internet access is set to change in the Western Cape, with Wi-Fi access seeing exponential growth in the near future as the Western Cape Government will now offer affordable Wi-Fi access.
Most people and communities in rural, remote areas rely heavily on mobile phones to stay in touch and conduct business, and since mobile broadband costs are still unaffordable to many of our citizens, having Wi-Fi networks in place present them with options they would normally not have.
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, the most comprehensive review ever carried out on the economics of climate change, was published on 30 October 2006 and was led by Lord Stern, the then Head of the Government Economic Service and former World Bank Chief Economist.