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.

 

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.

Govt’s anti-corruption hotline

The government's national anti-corruption hotline allows South Africans to report fraudulent activities within the public service, while providing for a single database to improve the monitoring of corruption trends in the country.

Braille Aids directory launched

The University of South Africa has launched a Braille HIV/Aids directory to help visually impaired and blind students to access knowledge about the disease.
Up a pole in Kruger Park

Up a pole in Kruger Park

Call him crazy, but Johannesburg businessman Bob Thornley plans to sit on top of a pole next to a water hole in the Kruger National Park for two weeks - and wait for the unexpected to happen - in order to raise money to send underprivileged children to a bush school in SA's most famous game reserve.

New draft law for SA’s elderly

Parliament is considering a draft law that seeks to empower older South Africans, recognising the skills and wisdom of older people as well as their right to care and protection.
SA govt's 'people first' portal

SA govt’s ‘people first’ portal

The government has launched phase one of its "people first" Internet gateway, giving individuals, organisations and foreigners a single entry point to government services and information, organised according to user needs rather than government structures.

SA’s self-breathalyser

South Africans can now test their own alcohol limits with ease using a disposable breathalyser manufactured to international standards by local firm Redline Products, in partnership with Arrive Alive.

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