Thank you

Thank you, South Africa: Mbeki

Outgoing President Thabo Mbeki has thanked South Africans for giving him the opportunity to serve them over the past 14 years, saying he was confident that the incoming administration would build on the work done since 1994 to improve the lives of all South Africans.
Social grants making an impact

Social grants making an impact

While income equality remains high in South Africa, the latest figures from Statistics SA show that black households' share of consumption expenditure has risen, and that the government's social security programmes are having a "significant impact" on inequality in the country.

South Africa’s political parties

South Africa has a vibrant multiparty political system, with 13 parties represented in the National Assembly of Parliament. Brand South Africa reporter The African National Congress...

Penalties for UIF defaulters

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has gone fully electronic - but less than 10% of South Africa's employers have supported its move to a database system, and complied with the law, by forwarding their employees' particulars to the Fund.
Department of Human Settlements

Houses for everyone

Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.

Visit Parliament

Attend a parliamentary sitting, public hearing or committee meeting, have a discussion with a Member of Parliament, or take part in a guided tour of Parliament.

South African local and municipal governments

Now we're getting close to home. Find out how local government works, how municipal councils are elected - and where you fit into the municipal scheme of things.

South African provincial governments

What's a Premier? What does an MEC do? Find out about South Africa's nine provincial governments, and how they relate to national government and the local governments beneath them.

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