Governance

Governance

Safeguarded by one of the world's most progressive Constitutions, South Africa has an independent judiciary, a free press and a robust multiparty political system.

 

Thutong: South Africa’s education portal

The government has launched an education portal offering a range of curriculum and learner support material, professional development programmes for teachers, and administration and management resources for schools.
googling south africa

Googling South Africa

The world's most popular internet search engine now offers a South African site - and provides searches in Afrikaans, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu.

South Africa’s new banknotes

South Africa's new banknotes entered circulation from 1 February with the same basic look but a host of new security and other features. The Reserve Bank has urged South Africans to familiarise themselves with the look and feel of the new currency.
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Emergency call centre for Kruger

The Kruger National Park has introduced an emergency call centre to assist guests and staff with anything from minor problems to emergency situations they may find themselves in.
Charter for victims of crime

Making victims’ rights a reality

Plans are afoot for the implementation of a new charter spelling out the rights of, and services to be accorded to, victims of crime in South Africa.
R160m home for National Library

R160m home for National Library

Queuing to gain access to South Africa's National Library will be a thing of the past when a state-of-the-art R160-million building opens in Pretoria's city centre in 2007.
Charter for victims of crime

Charter for victims of crime

South Africa's Victims' Charter aims to ensure that victims remain central to the criminal justice process in SA by clarifying their rights and the services to be provided to them - and by helping to make these rights a reality.
Soweto wetlands return to life

Soweto wetlands return to life

A team of eco-warriors, led by Agnes Mtshali, is bringing Soweto's wetlands back to life after years of abuse and neglect.

Guide to immigration in South Africa

Thousands of people are choosing to settle in South Africa each year, attracted by such features as the quality of life, the climate and the business opportunities on offer. South Africa is truly becoming a colour-filled, multicultural melting pot, alive with possibilities.

Draft law highlights kids’ plight

Recent parliamentary hearings on a draft Children's Bill, drawn up by the SA Law Reform Commission to bring together all legislation relating to children, were tense as welfare organisations and the government argued over key points excluded from the original draft Bill.

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