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21 human rights all South Africans enjoy today

Apartheid laws were designed to segregate South Africa’s population in terms of race. The majority suffered discrimination in terms of education, economic rights, social standing, and eventually even citizenship. Today, the Bill of Rights enshrines many rights denied in the past.

South Africans get free access to parks for a week

To build South Africans' pride in the country's natural, cultural and historical heritage, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering free entry to citizens...

Mamelani helps develop a healthy sense of self

Mamelani thumbWestern Cape NGO Mamelani Projects works with the most disadvantaged communities. They help children raised by the state to make their way in the world.

South Africa closes Home Affairs department

South Africans will not be able to submit their applications for identity documents and passports for a week from 27 November because the Department of Home Affairs will be undertaking systems upgrades. It is expected that the upgrades will improve its services.

Chabane laid to rest in ancestral Limpopo village

The death of Collins Chabane should prompt South Africans to think carefully about road safety, President Zuma said at his funeral. The public service and administration minister received an official state funeral on Human Rights Day.

Get your smart card ID at your nearest bank

South African citizens will be able to apply for their smart card ID cards at Home Affairs kiosks in FNB and Standard Bank branches as part of a pilot project set to start in April, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said at a media briefing on Tuesday.

Authorities ‘ready to ensure free, fair elections’

The police, defence force, and departments of State Security and Home Affairs have taken stringent measures to ensure that South Africa's upcoming elections - coinciding with the country's 20th year of freedom - are fully free and fair, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Tutu welcomes SA’s smart card IDs

South Africa's new smart ID card demonstrates again what the country is capable of achieving, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said after receiving his new ID from Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday.

Mandela Day launch for smart ID cards

South Africa's new smart ID cards will officially be launched on former president Nelson Mandela's birthday on 18 July in order to honour his legacy, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor announced on Thursday.

Rewarding youth excellence

Young people who are making a difference in their communities were rewarded at an awards ceremony hosted by the National Youth Development Agency.