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.

 

Moseneke joins Constitutional Court

President Thabo Mbeki has appointed Judge Dikgang Moseneke to the Constitutional Court with immediate effect. Making the new appointment on the weekend, Mbeki said he was confident that Moseneke would carry out his Constitutional Court functions with distinction.

Online educational resources

Looking for a new school for your children, extra learning materials, past exam papers, help with research projects, or a job in teaching? Our directory of online educational resources is here to help.
Court 'no' to ANC floor-crossers

Court ‘no’ to ANC floor-crossers

The Constitutional Court ruled that five KwaZulu-Natal legislative members who defected to the African National Congress would not be protected. Instead, they have lost their seats, and four of the five have so far been replaced by the parties they defected from.
Department of Human Settlements

Houses for everyone

Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.
No sex for sale

No sex for sale, Court rules

The Constitutional Court ruling upholding the law against prostitution and running brothels has met with mixed reaction, with some arguing that it will consolidate efforts to close down brothels, and others arguing that it will render attempts to regulate the industry and improve the health and safety of sex workers even more difficult.

Research opportunities

South Africa spends around R5-billion a year on research and development and is recognised as a world leader in several fields, including organismic biology, earth sciences, astronomy and clinical medicine.
Court says yes to floor-crossing

Court says yes to floor-crossing

The Constitutional Court has given the go-ahead for politicians to cross the floor and join another political party without losing their seats, in a ruling which is likely to make a significant impact on the country’s political landscape.
Now we must walk the talk: Mbeki

Now we must walk the talk: Mbeki

The critical test of whether the Johannesburg World Summit had succeeded or not would be what happened from here, South African President Thabo Mbeki said on the closing night of what he described as "a big meeting, the biggest ever tried'.
Sustainable South Africa fact file

World Summit action plan

After 10 days of tough behind-the-scenes bargaining, over 100 heads of state and government at the World Summit on Sustainable Development agreed on a plan of action to eradicate poverty and protect the environment, concluding negotiations that took place over nine months and on three continents.
Goats and rural development

Goats and rural development

Using indigenous knowledge - and a resource her family has been living with for thousands of years - Grace Masuku is turning a community traumatised by the closure of local platinum mines into a thriving 21st century enterprise.

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