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Pretoria - Improving education in South Africa has always been on the list of priorities of government over the years. It’s also amongst the long-term goals that government has outlined in its Vision 2030.

In 2012, during the Presidency’s budget vote, President Jacob Zuma announced that South Africa would be turned in what he referred to as a “massive construction site”. It was the beginning of a massive investment into South Africa’s infrastructure to grow the economy.

In a country faced with challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, the South African government has adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) which aims to grow the country’s Gross Domestic Product by more than 5 percent and create 11 million jobs by 2030.

Infrastructure development is set to become one of the key drivers of employment in the next few years as the country implements the National Development Plan (NDP). It’s also worth noting that government departments as well as municipalities have begun aligning their planning with the NDP.

Today South Africans celebrate National Reconciliation Day. But with this holiday taking place in the middle of the festive season, one wonders just how many people are aware of its meaning.

Overcrowding and long queuesare a common occurrence at public clinics, and in some instances patients are forced to go home without receiving the help they need.

A new police station that has been built in Tembisa is making the township’s residents feel safe and secure. It has also made the officers who work tirelessly to fight crime there accessible to the community, writes Nosihle Shelembe.

The Play Your Part campaign is a call to every South African to do what they do excellently and with diligence in order to help the country move closer to being a brand that attracts investment, according to Wendy Tlou, Chief Marketing Officer at Brand South Africa. Tlou has the job of marketing South Africa to a global community - and selling the country to its own people.

We often hear the term active citizenship and see it used in relation to our contribution to the growth and development of South Africa.

They usually say wealth tends to create more wealth and that to succeed quicker in business, one has to come from a well off family or financial background. But a young entrepreneurs from Phalaborwa, a small town in Limpopo, has proven that having a rich background is not the only way to the top.

Who can forget the year 2008, when parts of South Africa were thrown into darkness on a daily basis as a result of load-shedding? Those were the tough times for the country.

The year 2005 saw the beginning of government’s new thinking around housing development, a period where a ground-breaking approach of Integrated Human Settlements was adopted.

September is tourism month in South Africa and the continuous increase in the number of tourists visiting our country remains one of the biggest success stories of the past 20 years.

Mention the word nuclear and most of us think of the Fukushima or Chernobyl disasters. But, a young South African woman has made a career out of one of the most feared and misunderstood sectors.

Listed among South Africa’s youngest Members of Parliament at age 25 in 2009, Mduduzi Manana is passionate about changing the lives of young people.

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