French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has committed his country to being Africa’s advocate in the EU, is on a two-day visit to South Africa to sign a number of important agreements.
While culling is included in new measures to control South Africa’s exploding elephant population, there would be no “wholesale slaughter” - it will only be the last resort after a comprehensive range of options have been exhausted.
Once a neglected dumpsite, the Siyakhana food garden has blossomed to play a vital role in meeting the nutritional needs of a handful of non-profit organisations that care for growing children as well as adults living with HIV/Aids.
With the theme of "business unusual", President Thabo Mbeki's annual State of the Nation Address expressed his assurance that South Africa remains on the path of progress and prosperity, with the government committed to its promise of “a better life for all” by implementing its social development programmes in more imaginative and effective ways.
Extensive plans are underway to overhaul the library sector in South Africa, as well as eradicate illiteracy among the country's uneducated. Government has already committed more than a billion Rand to various projects.
Developments in Soweto and improved perceptions of the township have provided the catalyst for the property boom the area is currently experiencing.
South Africa’s top-performing municipalities were recognised and honoured at the annual Vuna Awards ceremony held in December 2007.
Three Johannesburg prisoners who openly admit to have made wrong decisions earlier in life are now dedicated to inspiring school children to live a crime –free life.
While the equal rights of those with disabilities are enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution, many areas are still inaccessible to disabled individuals. Now the Department of Arts and Culture is taking steps to adapt its own cultural facilities for disabled use, and allocating a R162 million budget for this purpose.