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.

 

Push for more generic medicines

Push for more generic medicines

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are on a drive to raise awareness around the benefits of using generic medicines, which could greatly reduce health care costs in the country.
ATMs for maintenance payments

ATMs for maintenance payments

A revolutionary financial system set to be introduced by the department of justice will allow divorced women to draw their maintenance money from automatic teller machines installed at magistrates courts throughout South Africa.
Let's dance!

Let’s dance!

A creative initiative called Dance for All is giving underprivileged children in the Western Cape a constructive outlet after school. Not only are the kids having fun learning to dance, they're also being provided with valuable opportunities for employment in the performing arts.
Filing your tax returns

Filing your tax returns

The SA Revenue Service is urging South Africans earning over R60 000 a year to submit their income tax returns before July 11 - and has simplified the process by issuing a new, user-friendly form.

HIV/Aids in the workplace

The government has launched a set of guidelines advising employers on how to handle HIV/Aids in a way that will improve productivity and uplift the morale of infected and affected workers.
Struggle heroes for children

Struggle heroes for children

A series of books for children on 10 of South Africa’s prominent freedom fighters is not only a wonderful classroom resource but a good place to start for anyone in search of introductory information on the struggle against apartheid.
Women lead in sanitation project

Women lead in sanitation project

An innovative project aimed at improving health conditions by changing hygiene practices and improving sanitation is changing the lives of a community north of Pretoria. And women are playing a key role in that transformation.
Plastic bags: think thicker!

Plastic bags: think thicker!

The ban on ultra-thin plastic shopping bags is now in effect. If you want more information on the new regulations, there's a hotline number to dial.
Grants for apartheid victims

Grants for apartheid victims

The government is to pay one-off grants to individuals identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as deserving reparation for suffering under apartheid - payments that have been described as "in a very real sense cheap" when viewed against the "incalculable" contribution such people made to a free and stable South Africa.

Pushing for a polio-free SA

South Africa has not registered a new polio case since 1992, and aims to be declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation by the end of 2005. Parents are urged to have their children inoculated against the disease - and to do so in good time.

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