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.

 

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.
Tackling SMS marketing abuse

Tackling SMS marketing abuse

Tired of receiving unsolicited SMS marketing messages? The Marketing Federation of SA has launched a website and code of conduct to curb abuse of this direct marketing tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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