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In 2030, all people living in South Africa feel safe, have no fear of crime, are properly served by the police and courts, and know corruption no longer eats away at their livelihoods.
President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to Nepal after Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake left an estimated 5 000 dead. The Department of International Relations and Co- operation has meanwhile confirmed that all the South Africans in the region have been accounted for.
As a celebration of National Women's Day, Brand South Africa has urged all South Africans to play their part in the development of the country's girl children as international research has shown that a nation's growth and competitiveness are influenced by the development of its young citizens.
The SA Police Service has been working with security agencies from around the world to create no-go zones for criminals in every 2010 host city. And there have been some interesting recent developments in South Africa's safety preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Unlike most destinations where tourists have to buy bottled water, South Africa's tap water is of high quality and compares favourably with that of leading industrialised nations - leaving visitors with extra money to spend elsewhere.
The Human Rights Commission will engage various government departments and farming communities to ensure that good relations prevail between South African farm owners and their workers.