Government brings services to Zwelihle community | Western Cape Government


Government brings services to Zwelihle community

4 October 2018

The Department of Local Government in partnership with other provincial departments and the Overstrand Municipality, will be implementing an “Emergency Thusong Outreach” in Zwelihle Township to ensure citizens that were affected by the recent service delivery protests are provided with access to government services.

The purpose of this Thusong Outreach is to bring government services closer to the people who have to travel long distances to obtain identity documents, birth certificates, apply for pension, UIF or foster care grants and other government services. The Thusong Outreach will benefit the entire community of Zwelihle Township in producing new documentation that may have been lost during the recent protests.   

The Department of Local Government has been responsible for the Thusong Outreach for the last 6 years, and the goal has been to ensure access to-and the continuous expansion of the basket of services provided through a coordinated approach from different government departments.

On the day, the following government departments, NGOs and other stakeholders will assist the community as follows:

  • Home Affairs: application for IDs and Birth registrations

  • Health: conduct health screening, HIV Counselling and Testing

  • SASSA: assist with grants and pension applications

  • Human Settlements: provide information on housing

  • Agriculture: provide general information on farming support

  • Social Development: assist with information on support services to families, child care and child protection

  • IEC: information on voter’s registration and verification of registration details

  • Road Accident Fund: assist with lodging of claims and awareness about service

  • CCMA: assist with pamphlets/brochures on raining interventions

  • National Youth Development Fund: assist with career guidance

All media are invite

Photograph opportunities will also be available

Date:             03-04 October 2018

Time:             03 October : 9:00 – 15:30

         04 October: 09:00 – 15:30

Venue:          Zwelihle Commnity Hall









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