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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.

Saving money can be tough, but by learning how to make a budget and understanding the savings tools you have available to you will allow you to prioritise savings and achieve your financial goals. 

The secret to good health lies in making wise choices about the way we live. With our doors and windows closed during winter, it’s easy to spread a cold, avoid a workout or feel low on energy.

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The guide lists what government opportunities are available and where to find BBBEEE help.

Opportunity for businesses to attend the

Western Cape Smart Procurement World Expo



Purpose of this initiative

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A list of warning signs to look out for for cancer in children.
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This brochure provides information on how HIV/AIDS will impact on your business and encourages businesses to develop workplace policies and programmes.
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This publication includes details of the dam levels in the Western Cape as of June 2005.

Find out how you can become a volunteer and help make a positive change in your community.


This document sets out how many schools and other learning institutions, learners and educators there are in the Western Cape.
This information sheet describes some of the Western Cape Education Department's plans for HIV/AIDS and sexual education in 2003.


 Request for Sponsorship Download here


WCERA 2021

Call for Entries are now open

Calling on all innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs in the Western Cape to enter this prestigious business competition running in its 9th year.

REQUEST for Non-Financial Sponsorship

Met ’n kern fokus op kwaliteit onderrig en vaardigheidsontwikkeling het die Wes-Kaapse Provinsiale Tesourie en die Departement van Onderwys kragte saamgesnoer met die provinsie se amptelike bankvennoot, Nedbank om beurse aan 15 studente te bied.

Die Beursopstel-kompetisie vir Graad 11 leerders is in 2008 begin en het sedertdien beurse ter waarde van R2.9 miljoen toegeken. Enige Wes-Kaapse Graad 11 leerder wat beplan om ’n loopbaan in wiskunde, ekonomie en rekeningkunde te volg, kan inskryf vir die kompetisie.

Die Ouditeur-generaal van Suid-Afrika (OGSA), mnr Kimi Makwetu, het die Wes-Kaapse Provinsiale Tesourie sowel as tien ander Wes-Kaapse Provinsiale Departemente verlede week vereer vir die skoon oudits wat hul vir die 2013/14 finansiële jaar ontvang het.

Of the Western Cape Government’s R59 billion budget, 5.26% will be spent in the West Coast district. 

Infrastructure led growth leads to job creation. Some of the major infrastructure projects in this area are:

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Western Cape Finance Minister Dr Ivan Henry Meyer delivered the provincial budget speech on 5 March 2015. In his speech he outlined the provincial government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.

Western Cape Finance Minister Dr Ivan Henry Meyer delivered the provincial budget speech on 03 March 2016. In his speech he outlined the provincial government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.

Western Cape Finance Minister Dr Ivan Meyer delivered the provincial budget speech on 07 March 2017/18. In his speech he outlined the provincial government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.

Western Cape Finance Minister Dr Ivan Meyer delivered the provincial budget speech on 06 March 2018. In his speech he outlined the provincial government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.

Western Cape Finance Minister Alan Winde delivered the provincial budget speech on 5 March 2014. In his speech he outlined the provincial government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.

On 6 March 2018, Western Cape Finance Minister, Ivan Meyer, delivered the 2018/2019 Wetsern Cape Budget Speech. Find out what's the provincial government's priority spending plan for the next financial year.

The Western Cape C-19 Business Relief Fund


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This document gives the contact details for:
  1. Official/s that will act as liaison officer/s between the Department and municipalities
  2. Officials responsible for the different municipal areas and projects concerned
  3. Official that the Department of Local Government and Housing can liaise with in terms of all IGR engagements

Welcome to the Western Cape Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partnership page!


    COVID-19 and other Training Sessions:


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    VACCINATE: Give yourself & loved ones greater protection 

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    Western Cape Education Department (WCED) budget presentation to the Western Cape Standing Committee on Education, Cultural Affairs and Sport by Education MEC Cameron Dugmore.

    Western Cape Entrepreneurship Competition


    Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards.

    Download the WCERA 2019 Booklet here for more information on the businesses that participated.

    The Western Cape Government acknowledges the valuable role that entrepreneurs play in growing the economy and is determined to provide them with the support to grow.

    Are you a Western Cape business owner or entrepreneur?

    Do you need funding to take your business or project to the next level?

    This publication provides an explanation of the tariffs charged in government hospitals.

    The Western Cape Government is rolling out Public WiFi Zones to various communities to improve Internet access throughout the province. We would like you to participate in this exciting initiative by using these Public WiFi Zones to the fullest, and entering our competition.

    Libraries are an important part of our access to information. It’s a centre of learning where you can lend books, music and art. 

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    This comprehensive study of the ICT industry in the Western Cape explores the nature of businesses in the province, their major strengths and weaknesses, and the key issues and challenges facing businesses.
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    This summary contains the highlights of the Integrated Tourism Development Framework (ITDF) for the Western Cape. It looks at research on the WC tourism product portfolio, target markets and the potential for linking the Cape Metropole to the Western Cape "hinterland". It also identifies Tourism Development Areas (TDAs) and concludes by looking at the facilitation of private sector investment and the way forward for TDAs. It should be read in conjunction with the situational analysis, spatial framework and tourism investment framework.
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    This document outlines the consultation process around the Integrated Tourism Development Framework, including data-gathering, establishing a steering committee, stakeholder meetings and presentations to stakeholders.
    The Western Cape Liquor Bill provides for the licensing for the retail sale and micro-manufacture of liquor in the Western Cape.

    This is open for public comment.

    Please note: only written comments can be accepted.

    Closing date: 16 April 2008

    Send comments via:

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    The Charter describes the obligations to which the Police Service in the Western Cape has committed itself, such as answering all 10111 calls within 15 seconds.

    Western Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee (WCPGNC)

    Policy for the Naming and Renaming of Geographical Features

    This list gives contact details for Western Cape provincial government departments.
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    Have you ever wondered how or where the major government decisions in our province are made?
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    These documents are about the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and the Western Cape Provincial Parliament Committee's Schedules.
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    This brochure sets out the functions and responsibilities of the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal.

    Digital Disruption refers to the changes enabled by digital technologies that occur at a pace and magnitude that disrupts established ways of value creation, social interaction, doing business and more generally our thinking.”


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    This document contains information on SMME support organisations in the Western Cape.

    The Western Cape Government: Department of the Premier (DotP) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) have identified the need for a co-ordinated spatial information forum in the Western Cape. The forum focusses on Spatial Information and Spatial Data Infrastructure within the Province.

    The Western Cape Spatial Information Forum (WCSIF) will promote the sharing of spatial information within the Province and between the three spheres of government through collaboration and co-operation.

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    Be a tourist in your own province and explore our beautiful province with your family and friends. 

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    This easy-to-read card provides operators, investors and decision makers with an overview of tourism in the Western Cape. It tracks critical statistics pertaining to international and domestic tourism markets and highlights key developments relating to tourism.

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    The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to invite members from the tourism industry to a series of webinars exploring efforts to reopen the Western Cape tourism economy safely. Prominent local and international panellists will share their inputs on the latest global and local trends.

    This information card provides statistics and figures about the tourism industry in the Western Cape. It includes information about the number of foreign visitors, the purpose of their visit, the length of their stay and their expenditure.
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    This document lists all the Valuation Board Members of each Municipality within the Western Cape
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    Wetlands are areas where surface water surrounded by land plays a central part in controlling the local habitat of the plant and animal life living there. Wetlands occur mostly around catchment areas.

    Family Group Conferences are one of the many restorative justice mechanisms used to reintegrate young offenders into society. This short article explains in more detail what family group conferences are and how they work.

    This publication includes information on symptoms, causes and treatment of asthma. It also provides information on the prevalence of asthma in South Africa.

    Child abuse has become more common in our communities. It’s our responsibility to protect children, be aware of the warning signs and act against it.

    Diversion refers to diverting an accused child away from formal court procedures and towards a more constructive and positive solution. Diversion is based on the principles of restorative justice, which requires that offenders accept responsibility for the crime committed, make amends for their misdeeds and initiating a healing process for themselves, their families, the victims and the community.

    A concise and clear document on what mental health and mental illness means. An informal questionnaire on coping with stress and answers to frequently asked questions about mental health.
    This note describes NICRO, the main provider of diversion services.

    Concerns about the effectiveness of traditional criminal justice systems have given rise to new approaches to criminal justice. One such approach is Restorative Justice, a theory that focuses on reconciling and reintegrating offenders into society rather than on retribution. This theory and its practical applications are explained briefly in this short article.

    The Western Cape Child Justice Forum is a unique entity that exists to monitor the numbers of children awaiting trial in the province and develops and promotes alternative methods of dealing with young offenders. Details on the forum are provided in this short descriptive article.

    What can you do when preparing for Loadsheddding ? 

    Download your guide or read the full article below:

    Driving tired can have devastating effects on you and your loved ones. Know the signs of driver fatigue.

    When you say “I do”, getting divorced may be the last thing on your mind.  A divorce can be stressful and confusing for couples and families and there is no easy way to get through the legal process or to recover emotionally.

    Understanding how a marriage contract works can prevent legal battles and protect your assets, should your marriage not work out in the future.

    A marriage contract determines how your property will be divided in the cases of death or divorce.  However, your last will and testament, which deals with the division of assets after death, may determine how your assets are divided if your marriage contract is not drawn up properly.  

    Experiencing rape or any kind of sexual assault is traumatic. Many victims and survivors can (and do) overcome the associated trauma. For some, it's an emotional and physical injury that lasts for years leaving lifelong scars. 

    Arrhythmia is a medical term for an irregular heartbeat or abnormal heart rhythm. Being aware of your pulse is important because it may indicate an abnormal heart rate or rhythm.

    This short article explains the role of probation officers in the criminal justice system.

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    This brochure explains the powers and functions of the sheriff.

    In an emergency, every second counts and since there’s no single emergency number in South Africa, it’s very important to have the correct contact details handy for a speedy response to your specific emergency.

    Having a better understanding of wildfires can help you to be better prepared during the fire season. Find out what you can do to stay safe.

    Preparing for unexpected emergencies can save lives. This is why the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC) has put plans into place to keep you safe this winter.

    Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell says the main risks this winter season are:

    Let's celebrate Women's Month by honouring women who are changing the face of male-dominated industries.

    Are you a Women of Worth during Women’s month?

    Women are the ones who often neglect their health by placing their family’s health ahead of their own. During August of each year, women are celebrated for who they are “the rock of the nation”.

    The Western Cape Government Health has its annual Women’s health season during July to September. This drive is focused on the strengthening of women’s health and calls all women to responsibly take stock of their health.

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    The calender provides details about events taking place during Women's Month 2006.

    Watch: Premier Alan Winde's Women's Day message

    This document sets out the workshops times and application deadlines for applications for funding from the Western Cape Cultural Commission for 2005/2006.

    Whether you're getting your car fixed or cancelling dinner reservations, understanding your consumer rights can save you time and plenty of stress.

    World Consumer Rights Day, celebrated on March 15 every year, is a global event that aims to raise awareness about consumer rights and needs. 


    Understanding Section 56 of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)


    The Western Cape Office of the Consumer Protector (OCP) joins consumer protection agencies across the world as it celebrates World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March 2018.

    World Food Day is celebrated on Friday 16 October 2015. The theme for 2015 is “Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”. 

    The aim of the day is to broaden public awareness of the world’s food shortage and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

    World Population Day is observed every year to draw attention to the ever-increasing world population and the sustainability it.

    Thursday 24 March 2021 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day and this year's theme is ‘The Clock is Ticking’, highlighting the urgency with which we must step up and increase our efforts to find, treat and end one of one of the world’s leading infectious diseases, which globally kills around 4 000 people every day, among them 700 children.

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 5 October as World Teachers' Day to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education. This day has been commemorated since 1994. The theme for 2011 is "Teachers for Gender Equality"..

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared 5 October as World Teachers' Day to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education. This day has been commemorated since 1994. The theme for 2012 is "Take a stand for teachers!"

    Every year in April, we give recognition to the veterinary profession on World Veterinary Day which was started by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) in 2000 and it is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April.