Social Development

South Africa’s social grant clean-up saves billions

South Africa's move to modernise its administration of social grants, involving the live certification and re-registration of grant beneficiaries and the introduction of a biometric card payment system, is saving the country billions of rands.

Durban’s massive Cornubia development under way

President Jacob Zuma officially launched the government's massive Cornubia development on Sunday. The R25-billion mixed-use development of housing, commercial and industrial sites is set to change the skyline between Durban and King Shaka International Airport.

South African tourism shines at World Travel Market

The Department of Tourism, Brand South Africa and other partners in the South African tourism industry attended the 36th World Travel Market in London. Minister Derek Hanekom spoke at the event, detailing the highlights of the country's tourism and future plans for the industry.

South African fathers develop baby ‘survival kit’

Inspired by a successful Finnish project in the late 1930s to reduce the infant mortality rate, two South African entrepreneurs are developing the Thula Baba Box, a box filled with essential items and incentives tailored to encourage the health and wellness of mothers and babies.

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.

Multimillion-rand renewal on the go in Khayelitsha

The City of Cape Town and its partners are focusing on uplifting the public environment of previously neglected areas to help improve safety and raise the quality of life for the residents in those areas. In Khayelitsha, more than 17 capital projects at a cost of more than R180-million have been implemented so far.

Wireless internet for Northern Cape schools

South Africa's Department of Science and Technology has launched the Northern Cape phase of its Wireless Mesh Network project, providing broadband internet access at 56 public facilities, including 52 schools, in the province's largely rural JT Gaetsewe District.

Our Constitution has got your back

South Africa’s Constitution protects the rights of all of us, so well, that it has real benefits in our everyday lives. That was the...

Cape Town spends more on early childhood development

Cape Town has allocated R16-million for the construction of more early childhood development centres across the city, in order to give more young children a safe early learning environment level and prepare them better for entering formal schooling.

Walking across South Africa to raise money for Limpopo schools

Social entrepreneur Nkosinathi Manganyi is leading a group of South Africans on an endurance walk across the country, from Giyani, Limpopo to Cape Town,...