Transport Month celebrates the ‘heartbeat’ of South Africa’s economy

“A resilient and fast-growing economy is at the heart of our radical economic transformation agenda and our National Development Plan,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...
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South Africa’s national symbols

A country’s symbols – seal, motto, flag, anthem, coat of arms and natural symbols – tell its story and play a crucial role in...
Smart ID

How to apply online for a South African smart ID card

The days of queuing at the Home Affairs offices may become a thing of the past very soon. Through Home Affairs' online application system...

National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 gets a new-look logo

South Africa’s National Development Plan has a new brand identity and logo designed to inspire all citizens to work towards the vision of eliminating...
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HIV and Aids: How to get treatment and support in South Africa

South Africa has the largest antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme in the world, which gives people living with the virus the chance to live full and...
Budget speech 2016

Full text: South Africa’s 2016 Budget speech

Emphasising that South Africans are "resilient, committed and resourceful", Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2016 Budget speech to the National Assembly in Parliament on Wednesday 24 February. Read the full speech, watch the video, and download key documents.

SONA 2016 achievements

South Africa prepares for 2016 SONA

South Africa's plans for the annual State of the Nation address started last year and they are on track. In his speech, which officially opens Parliament, the President will speak to the nation on the performance of the country. It is also a chance to announce plans going forward.
More people visit South Africa over festive season

More people visit South Africa over festive season

Statistics over the festive period show that there was a 7.6% increase in visitor arrivals to South Africa compared to the same period last year. Some of the top visiting nations to the country were Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, US and UK.

South Africa names Pravin Gordhan finance minister

The Presidency has announced that Pravin Gordhan, the previous minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, is to take up the position of minister of finance. He held the same position from 2009 to 2014, and now replaces David van Rooyen.

Overview of new revisions to South Africa’s amended visa regulations

South Africa has announced amendments to the recently implemented visa regulations for travellers into and out of South Africa. The changes have been largely welcomed by the tourism industry and South Africans travellers alike. The changes will be implemented from November 2015.

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