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.

 

Legal Aid Board

Legal Aid Board

The Legal Aid Board, the body created by the Constitution to provide legal support to South Africans in need, now offers quality legal services in both criminal and civil cases via over 40 justice centres across the country.
Your Acre of Africa

Your Acre of Africa

My Acre of Africa is a unique initiative to raise funds for the preservation of southern Africa's wildlife - and for a remarkable environmental education facility to be built in the Kruger Park, one of the world's greatest wildlife reserves.
Bringing back the quagga

Bringing back the quagga

Extinction is forever - or is it? On 12 August 1883 the last living quagga died at the Amsterdam zoo, and the world believed this unusual type of zebra had gone the way of the dodo. But for the last 20 years a team of South Africans have been working to bring the beast back from the dead, with the third generation of specially bred foals now being born.
Parks congress comes to Durban

Parks congress comes to Durban

Over 2 000 leading members of the global conservation fraternity converge in Durban this week for the World Parks Congress, a once-in-a-decade opportunity to take stock of, and chart new directions for, the world's protected areas.
Maloti-Drakensberg Project

Maloti-Drakensberg Project

The World Bank has committed over R60-million towards the creation of a massive transfrontier conservation and development programme encompassing areas in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Lesotho.

Getting help for workplace injuries

The Compensation Fund, which compensates workers for disability or death caused by occupational injuries or diseases, says it will not hesitate to prosecute employers who withhold information on workplace accidents.

Electoral system stays for 2004

South Africa will retain its current 400-member National Assembly and proportional representation system for the 2004 general elections, before implementing the changes recommended by an independent task team.
Water services: have your say

Water services: have your say

Concerned about free basic water and water cut-offs? Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Ronnie Kasrils has called for public comment on the Draft Water Services White Paper, which aims to improve water and sanitation supply in the country.
'Report unfair food pricing'

‘Report unfair food pricing’

The Food Price Monitoring Committee has introduced a toll-free number and e-mail address to encourage consumers to report acts of predatory food pricing in the food production and supply sector.

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.

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