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Home Affairs info now in Braille

Home Affairs info now in Braille

South Africa has launched a Braille version of the Department of Home Affairs "Know your Home Affairs Services" brochure and other improtant documents, to better cater for blind people and ensure that they do not have to rely on others to access government services.

Tune in with Tourism Radio

A South African company has become the first in the world to successfully launch a dedicated tourism radio station. Tourism Radio, launched in Cape Town in 2006, offers international visitors a convenient, inexpensive way to gather the information they need about the country as they travel through it.

South Africa pushes ‘e-skills’

The South African government is to establish a council to oversee the development of "e-skills" in the country, while a number of leading local and international IT companies are to set up new training centres.

The A to Z of South African culture

South Africa is more than a cultural melting pot, it's a big warm potjie of culture, full of different ingredients and yummy surprises, developing its rich flavour over centuries. Get a taste of cultural alphabet soup from archaeology to Zulu, with a dash of Corne, jukskei, kwaito and quagga on the way.
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Information ‘key to beat poverty’

Universal access to information has positive spin-offs that can help governments meet the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and unemployment by 2015, says Unesco director-general Koichiro Matsuura.
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Soweto tourist info centre opens

Soweto tourist info centre opens

The Soweto Tourism and Information Centre is set to provide a comprehensive service to the hundreds of thousands of people who visit South Africa's world-famous township every year.
HIV/Aids: things we should know

HIV/Aids: things we should know

A major new study on HIV/Aids makes a number of findings South Africans should know about, including how pregnancy and male circumcision can affect transmission, and the importance of getting tested. But the key finding is this: if you think that you, or your children, are not at risk of contracting HIV, the chances are you're wrong.
Driving SA software development

Driving SA software development

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, launched by the City of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand, aims to grow South Africa's capacity to deliver world-class software and promote best practice in software development within an African context.
Gauteng propels small business

Gauteng propels small business

The Gauteng government has launched a new agency and web portal to provide financial and non-financial support to small and medium enterprises in SA's smallest - and richest - province.

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