The Government of the Western Cape
Address: 142 Long Street, Cape Town
Tel: 0860 142 142
Company descriptionThe 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
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.
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.
Products and servicesAgricultural
Funding & Support
Land & Infrastructure
Statistics, Information & Research
Arts & Culture
Business & Economy
Black Economic Empowerment
Crime, Law & Justice
Youth at Risk
Adult Basic Education & Training
Curriculum & NQF Development
Early Childhood Development
Further Education & Training (Grades 10 - 12)
General Education & Training (Grades R - 9)
Preparing for School
Sector Education and Training
Social Issues Affecting Schools
Teacher Training & Placement