Entering womanhood should be a time of joy and natural development. Unfortunately too many young girls face this phase of their lives in shame and pain as they have no idea what is happening to their bodies, writes Gabi Khumalo.

Ivory Park, situated on the east, midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria once epitomised hopelessness and despair. But the township is steadily turning its fortunes around thanks to various initiatives from both government and non-governmental organisations.

Young people are gradually grabbing opportunities of becoming entrepreneurs in their communities and also becoming active participants in the country’s economy, thanks to the support from the Natio

Government’s proposal to increase the legal age at which a person can drink alcohol, from 18 to 21 years has sparked mixed reactions from various sectors of society.

The South African Government has put in place legislation and measures to prevent human trafficking. But as Gabi Khumalo finds out, the country is still grappling with child and human trafficking, a complex challenge that officials say requires a decisive and collective national action.

A national skills programme is changing the lives of young South African women and is proving that no job is too tough for girls.

it’s been 39 years since the historic Soweto students’ uprisings, when young people took to the streets on 16 June 1976 to protest against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools.

When Patricia Mudiaya from the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in South Africa as an immigrant 16 years, she set out to do something extraordinary.

Growing up in Evaton, Themba Msukwini had to use the bucket system with no access to a flushing toilet. Like many in Evaton, Msukwini struggled to live a dignified life due to lack of access to basic sanitation services.

Since 1994, South Africa has seen a number of women taking up leadership positions in areas previously dominated by men. And as Gabi Khumalo observes, one of the success stories of our democracy is the representation of women in political decision-making positions.

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.