Visit the WCG eCentre in Worcester | Western Cape Government

Visit the WCG eCentre in Worcester

Worcester is a large agricultural town and a well-known winemaking region in the Breede Valley, Western Cape province.

The town was founded in 1820 and became a municipality in 1842. It is a major economic and agricultural hub in the Boland, and the enterprises that employ most of its residents, such as light manufacturing, brandy distillation, wool milling, fruit processing and canning, provide the municipality with a stable economic foundation.

Worcester has a robust central business area, dependable infrastructure, and a sizable retail, distribution, and commercial sector. Nevertheless, despite being the centre of the local economy, the town continues to suffer several difficulties. Many people in the community struggle with substance abuse and unemployment.

The Western Cape Government (WCG) opened the WCG eCentre in Worcester to help citizens facing these challenges to find government services, work, and assistance online that might help them overcome their obstacles.

The WCG eCentre programme is a government initiative that makes information and communication technology (ICT) freely available and accessible to communities in the province. The programme focuses on rural areas where internet and computer access are most needed.

WCG eCentres provide a range of services, including:

  • Access to the internet.
  • Access to email.
  • Printing of up to 10 pages per person per day.
  • Access to government information and services.

The Worcester WCG eCentre is on the corner of Nkentsha and Mthwazi Streets in the Thusong Service Centre in Zwelethemba.

In addition to the services mentioned above, the eCentre also provides citizens with the following:

  • Google Meet or MS Teams (video conference meetings) for users who need to attend these online meetings.
  • Assistance with UIF.
  • Assistance with school learner registrations at WCED.
  • Assistance with all Western Cape Government related registrations.
  • Online job searches and applications, for example, SA, WCG jobs portal etc.
  • Online university applications.
  • Online registration of IEC members.
  • SASSA Social Relief Distress fund enquiries.
  • SARS e-filing registrations.

The staff at WCG eCentre in Worcester assists over 500 people monthly, helping them apply for jobs, complete school or university applications, and search for other opportunities.

The content on this page was last updated on 17 January 2024