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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.
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Consumer help: travel and tourism

For advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments - including searches for registered guides and graded accomodation.
Media freedom is key to global sustainability

Media freedom is key to global sustainability

Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society's development, exposing injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power, UN bosses said in a joint statement issued to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

South African economy improving

There has been a slight uptick in South Africa's economy, and the country jumped a place in the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance overall. But there are still deep concerns about the slow pace of change on the continent, with Mo Ibrahim saying it should adopt a stance of Afro-realism.

The strength of South Africa’s democracy

There may be a fair amount of criticism of the government and widespread protests, but the reality is, South Africa's democracy is stronger than it has ever been. Citizens can criticise without fear and turn anger into positive action.

Economic growth needs good governance

Governance has become increasingly important in the past decade as African economies have posted significant growth. This brings social change which calls on governments to implement more effective governance systems, a debate on the Ibrahim Index hears.

We look up to you: Ibrahim

Dr Mo Ibrahim, businessman, academic and philanthropist, delivered the 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of South Africa in Pretoria on 17 August 2013. The theme for this year’s lecture was Building Social Cohesion and was a call to all Africans to work towards unity and democracy.
A nation of paradoxes: Robinson

South Africa’s global reputation steady

South Africa’s overall global reputation has remained steady for the second consecutive year – this is according to the latest Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index, an annual survey which measures global perceptions of 50 countries worldwide.
'Don't underestimate South Africans

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Tutu: lifelong speaker of ‘truth to power’

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to give South Africa's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a special once-off award, accompanied by a $1-million grant, in recognition of his "lifelong commitment to speaking truth to power".
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South Africa’s plan for a better future

South Africa's National Development Plan, a blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in the country by 2030, was presented to President Jacob Zuma by National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel during a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.


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