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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.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Connect (YEC) 2014 Student Entrepreneurs’ Conference was hosted on Saturday 27 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the theme of this ye

Applications to join Year Beyond in 2019 are now open. Space is limited. Apply now!

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Social Assistance is an income transfer in the form of grants provided by the government. A social grant refers to grants paid by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) that is, diasability grant, a grant for odler persons and a war veteran's grant, foster child grant, care dependency grant, child support grant and a grant-in-aid.

Cancer has taken more lives than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

In 2018, Tygerberg Hospital saw a total of 5339 cancer patients, and Groote Schuur Hospital saw a total of 3002 new cancer patients. 

Although these stats can be scary, there is hope. Being well-informed about cancer could save your life, or the life of a loved one.

Passing matric is one of the most important milestones of your life – the first step on your road to your dream career.


Together we can avoid Day Zero. Find out how you can get the most out of your allocated 50ℓ of water per day.

The Department's business is to provide homes for its citizens. We want to make the process of applying for a house as simple as possible and aim to make it easy for you to be updated about the process once it is started. Once you become a homeowner, we want to facilitate as far as possible that you hold on to your property and turn it into an asset that can become the cornerstone of your financial security.

Cancer is a difficult battle to overcome and is even more challenging when you’re a child, adolescent or young adult. Cancer patients are usually split into 2 groups; children and adults. This is because the needs of children vary greatly.

Professor Alan Davidson is the Head of Haemotology (the branch of medicine involving the study and treatment of blood) and Oncology (the study and treatment of tumours and cancer) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Youth development is essential for the progress of our society and our province. Giving the youth an opportunity to develop their career will help them gain a foothold in the job space, gain valuable work experience and help their career progress in the future.

The Department of Transport and Public Works offers opportunities to the youth living in the Western Cape through various career and skills development programmes. It also rolls out road safety initiatives in the Province aimed at young people.

This Youth Month we commemorate those who died in 1976 fighting for the right to equal education, and highlight the importance of studying further through this year’s (2018) theme Live the legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth.

Let's empower our youth this Youth Month. Find out what youth development programmes, internships and bursary programmes are available. 

This year we celebrate our youth under the theme: Youth action for economic freedom in our lifetime.

It’s been 39 years since the Soweto Uprising on 16 June 1976, when 15 000 students gathered outside the Orlando West Secondary School, to participate in a peaceful march against the use of Afrikaans in their classrooms.

The Department of Community Safety builds on existing partnerships with the religious sector aimed at the co-production of programmes and activities to remove youth from the streets, especially in high risk areas, during the school holidays. These programmes are envisaged to contribute towards creating a safer environment.