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The Government of the Western Cape

South Africa

Address: 142 Long Street, Cape Town

Tel: 0860 142 142

Web: www.westerncape.gov.za

Company description

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape works in co-operation with national government to create laws for and provide services to the people of the Western Cape. The Provincial Government Western Cape (PGWC) consists of 13 departments, namely: Department of Agriculture Department of Community Safety Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Department of Economic Development and Tourism Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Department of Health Department of Human Settlements Department of Local Government Department of Social Development Department of Transport and Public Works Department of the Premier Provincial Treasury Western Cape Education Department Working with a budget of R33.2 billion (in 2010), these departments are responsible for implementing laws and providing services to the people of the Western Cape. More than 5.4 million people live in the Western Cape on 129 370 km² of land (PGWC: Provincial Treasury - Provincial Economic Review & Outlook - PERO 2011). Afrikaans is spoken by the majority, with isiXhosa and English being the other main languages. The province has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, namely 22.2% (PERO 2011), compared with the national average of 23.2%. Information and communications technology (ICT) is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the province, and operations are being expanded to other provinces. The clothing and textile industry remains the most significant industrial source of employment in the province. MISSION The Western Cape Government will promote freedom and opportunity for all the people of the province through: Policies and practices that strengthen the constitution. Create the conditions for sustainable economic and employment growth. Alleviate poverty by providing a welfare safety net for those unable to provide for themselves. Ensure the safety of every person. Capital and skills. Deliver clean, efficient, cost-effective, transparent and responsive public administration.

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