Public Information: W

General information publications, listed alphabetically. These documents are also placed under the relevant life events and categories in Your Life and Topics.
In her annual State of the Province Address, tabled in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 20 February, Premier Helen Zille elaborated on the Western Cape Government's vision for improving the province over the next five years. 
 
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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

The Department of Community Safety launched the Walking Bus Initiative in May 2016 as a pilot to help ensure a safer walking route for learners to and from school.

The Walking Bus Project entails parents, as well as volunteers from the broader community, walking groups of children to school in the morning and back home in the afternoon. If available to do so, the Walking Bus volunteers keep an eye on the perimetres of their local schools. 

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This pamplet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This pamphlet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This pamphlet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.

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This pamphlet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This pamplet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This pamphlet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This pamphlet will serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the S27 Clinic. It serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
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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.

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is responding to the current drought crisis by preparing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

The BCP will help ensure that the delivery of essential WCG services will continue, even if the supply of municipal water becomes severely constrained.

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This publication includes details of the dam levels in the Western Cape as of June 2005.

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The Western Cape Provincial Parliaments Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport invites nominations for candidates to represent all the communities of the Province by serving on the Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) for its new term of office.

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.

This listing of arts and culture organisations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

This listing of business-related public sector organisations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

This listing of professional bodies and associations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

This listing of technology and science organisations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

This listing of trade unions organisations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

What is a weighbridge?

A weighbridge is used to weigh entire rail or road vehicles and their contents. The load carried by the vehicle is calculated by weighing the vehicle both empty and loaded.

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 Alan Winde delivered the provincial budget speech on 1 March 2011. 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 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.

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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
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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.

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's (WCG) International Relations (IR) Strategy serves to position our province as an internationally recognised region for tourism, trad

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.

These are the agendas for the meetings of the Western Cape Liquor Authority  for 2014. Each Agenda lists the liquor licence applications that the Authority has discussed or will be discussing at the meeting.

These are the agendas for the meetings of the Western Cape Liquor Authority for 2014. Each Agenda lists the liquor licence applications that the Authority has discussed or will be discussing at the meeting.

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:

These are the frequently asked questions for NGOs and NPOs.
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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.
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This presentation outlines key strategic issues and the role of business in partnership with government.
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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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These documents are about the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and the Western Cape Provincial Parliament Committee's Schedules.

In keeping up with the Western Cape Government's objective of growing economy through investing in growth-creating infrastructure, the Department of Transport and Public Works has a long history of providing property management services and accommodation for Western Cape Government departments.

For more information on the Department of Transport and Public Works' property portfolio and various investment opportunities, you can download the department's brochure.

The Western Cape Public Sector Directory is a comprehensive list of online links to various government organisations and departments, parastatals, NGOs and other public entities that may be useful to citizens and tourists in the Western Cape. Its purpose is to make general information available in order to enable ease of communication with and among organisations within the public sector. Please note that contact details are based on research completed in January 2002. Please e-mail updated contact details and comments to
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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.
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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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This is the current traffic offence fine list for the Western Cape.

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. They also include marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds, estuaries and lagoons. 

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.
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This booklet explains each of the thirty basic human rights as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Break the silence and support the 16 days of activism campaign for no violance against women and chidren.

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

Young people who have been accused of a crime are often diverted out of the official criminal justice system, with or without special conditions, and into programmes aimed at developing life skills as an alternative to spending time in prison.
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.

A step-by-step process on what to do if you are in a vehicle accident.

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 the last thing on your mind.

Experiencing rape or any sexual assault is traumatic. While many victims and survivors can (and do) overcome the associated trauma, for some, it's an emotional and physical injury that lasts for months or 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.

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.
This document sets out the workshops times and application deadlines for applications for funding from the Western Cape Cultural Commission for 2005/2006.
This poster highlights the 2006 World AIDS Day campaign theme, "Stop AIDS...Keep the Promise" and emphasises the importance of prevention.

World Breastfeeding Week: 1 - 7 August 2012

Breast milk is essential for all babies. To emphasise the value of breastfeeding, the World Health Organization (WHO) has set aside the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week.

The Department of Transport and Public Works is responsible for various projects that form part of Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 programme.

The title of World Design Capital is aimed at promoting and celebrating cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life.

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”. 

South Africa will celebrate World Maritime Day through a series of events with the themeShipping: Indispensable to the World”  as its main focus.

Thursday 24 March 2011 was World TB Day and this year's theme for the Western Cape is "Do TB Screening with Each HIV Test". The campaign is aimed at promoting screening for TB, testing for HIV and educating communities in the province about TB. It also stresses the importance of taking responsibility for one's own health and doing something to fight the spread of TB.

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.