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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.

2012 Socio-economic profiles – Executive Summaries (Metro and 5 districts) 

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.

This online resource, based on the South African Yearbook, provides detailed and up-to-date information on South Africa and the services and projects of the various government departments.

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.
These are the team sheets for the SANABO Elite Boxing Championship taking place at the Western Cape Sports School in Nooiensfontein, Kuils River in Cape Town from 4-7 July 2012 between 12:00 to 19:00.
This manual was prepared in accordance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2, 2000. It explains the structure of the SAPS, the nature of the records held by the SAPS, and how to apply to gain access to those records.

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.

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 publication lists the Western Cape school and public holidays for 2005, as well as international focus days.
This document provides information on how school fees are set and what parents need to do if they are unable to pay their child's school fees.

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:

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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.

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This map provides information on activities and events in the Western Cape throughout the year.

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.

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Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University present their 2009 course list for the Infection and Prevention Control Unit.

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This booklet provides information on interacting with a deaf person, sign language, sign language interpreters and involvement in the deaf community.
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A site diagram of the shell mound within Paternoster North Site A, now a Provincial Heritage Site.
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A site diagram of the area in Mussel Point where the midden, now a Provincial Heritage Site, is located.

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.

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This Handbook provides tourism businesses with a comprehensive list of support services (training, mentorship, etc) that are available to tourism SMMEs.
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This programme outlines the day-by-day activities at the Small Business Week 2004 event. These include seminars, workshops, exhibitions and presentations.
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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An up-to-date list of service providers for SMMEs in the Western Cape who provide training, mentorship, business support and finance assistance to small and medium businesses. The service providers are partners of provincial government and charge nominal fees for some services.
Contact details for Early Warnings: City of Cape Town
Tel: 080 911 HELP (4357)
Fax: 086 576 1775
E-mail: GD-DisasterOperationsCentre@capetown.gov.za
This document highlights some of the Provincial Treasury's most important achievements since its creation in 1995.
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A descriptive document on Iodine Deficiency Disorders in South Africa and attempts made to eliminate the problem. A summary of the findings of the Medical Research Council on the introduction of iodised salt in shops is also included.
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.
The following information is a report compiled by Mr Sakkie Bosse: President Western Province Wrestling.
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This publication is intended to support HIV/AIDS education activities. It focuses mainly on education and information material intended for use by the general public. Most of the materials listed are printed materials such as books, booklets, games and posters, with a smaller subset of audio-visual materials. The directory contains publishing details for all materials so that they can be ordered directly from the producers.
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.
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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 documents attached are contact details for the various Sport Federations districts in the Western Cape.

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 hosted its annual Sport Legends Ceremony on 14 December 2016 at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl. 

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.

One of the annual highlights on the sport calendar is the acknowledgement of sport legends for their role in ensuring the growth, development and transformation in the Western Cape. Background on nomination and selection process.
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Start Up is a tried and tested entrepreneurship promotion and learning resource. The Start Up package consists of two parts: the Start Up comic story and the Start Up Step-by-Step Guidelines. Copies of Start Up are available from the dti in Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa, isiZulu and Sesotho. If you want to receive a free sample copy of the Start Up comic, please send an email to mbuthelezi@thedti.gov.za, with your address and the language version of your choice.
President Jacob Zuma delivered his sixth State of the Nation Address.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille delivered her third State of the Province Address on Friday, 18 February.

On Friday, 21 February 2014, Premier Helen Zille delivered her sixth State of the Province Address at the official opening of the session of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.

The Premier outlined the Western Cape Government's achievements over the past year and also highlighted key priorities for 2014.

You can read the Premier's full State of the Province Address.

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.

With the Easter weekend and school holidays upon us, we can expect high traffic volumes, as m

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

Promotional information on Condom Awareness Week.
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This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Stomaltherapy Clinic. It serves as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This booklet provides learners with information on sexual harassment and abuse at school and teaches them how to respond to the situation. It also provides contact details for organisations that can help learners in these situations.
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This publication contains information on the signs of tik abuse as well as options for treatment and counselling.

This Directorate renders an administrative support function to the Head of Department by providing an effective communication service and strategic and operational support service, including a monitoring and evaluation service, the implementation of service delivery improvement initiatives, effective client relations, or effective management of intra/intergovernmental relations, and making limited provision for maintenance and accommodation needs.

Enquiries:

Telephone:  021 483 9622

What is a Stroke?
A stroke occurs when blood vessels carrying oxygen and nutrients to part of the brain suddenly becomes blocked or bursts.
SA government funded financial assistance for academically deserving and financially needy students.
The Western Cape Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 2005-2008 sets out eight main strategies for the province for the next three years, all of which aim to establish the Western Cape as a "Home for All". This publication includes a brief overview of the policy statement, as well as a summary of the eight priority strategies and links to the full document and accompanying speech.
A list of organisations supporting the relief effort for people displaced by violence in the Western Cape.
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This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Surgical Clinic. It serves as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.

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.

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The Stern Review was announced by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer in July 2005. The review set out to provide a report to the Prime Minister and Chancellor by Autumn 2006 assessing the nature of the economic challenges of climate change and how they can be met, both in the UK and globally.

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.