The National Development Plan: A vision for 2030

South Africa's National Development Plan is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. It aims to do this by uniting South Africans, unleashing the energies of its citizens, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, and enhancing the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems.

The Put Foot Foundation donates shoes to underprivileged children in South Africa and across Africa.

Put Foot is putting African children on the road to success with new shoes

A South African charity is taking on the challenge of making sure underprivileged children across the continent have at least one good pair of...

South African charities and community care

Want to give back to your community, donate some of your money, skills or time? Here are some of the places where you can start.
Three young South African community leaders have been given the Queen's Young Leader Award

Young South African leaders honoured by the queen

Set up in 2014, the Queen Elizabeth II Young Leaders programme honours exceptional youth leaders in Commonwealth countries. This year, three South Africans have...

Charmaine Mrwebi, dreaming and writing in Setswana

Unable to find books written in her mother tongue, telling stories that related to her life, Charmaine Mrwebi wrote her own – and set...

‘Plan, do, check and act’ – Auditor-General guides municipalities

In his recent report on audit outcomes for local government, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu said municipalities would be well geared to serve their communities if...

The Constitution of South Africa

South Africa's Constitution, built on an acute awareness of the injustices of the country's past, is widely regarded as the most progressive in the world, with a Bill of Rights second to none.

South Africa’s population

South Africa is a nation of diversity, with over 50-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. Find out about our population groups, their distribution across the country's nine provinces, and more.
Johannesburg Awakening Minds, Dorothy Ann Gould, homeless, Shakespeare, theatre, arts, culture, social development

Homeless theatre group takes Shakespeare to the streets

A group of homeless people living on the streets of Johannesburg have found their true calling in theatre. With the help of a dedicated...
African Book Trust

The African Book Trust: Getting South African books into libraries

The African Book Trust’s aim is to have more South African books in libraries across the country, making local writing available to more people....

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