The massive task of replacing informal settlements with more habitable houses is “steadily taking shape”, according to South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements. • Housing projects to curb SA slums
As the local elections draw near, an increasing number of South African communities are coming forward with their grievances, which they want municipalities to address when they begin the new term. • South Africa's 'multiparty democracy thriving'
Results of a survey commissioned by the Independent Electoral Commission have revealed that 79% of citizens intend to vote in the local elections on 18 May, while just 21% will abstain. • SA youngsters queue for change
South African motorists say they are looking forward to leaving their cars at home and travelling between Pretoria and Johannesburg on the speedy Gautrain, once it begins operating along that route from 1 July 2011. • Gautrain on final straight
Rail commuters can look forward to new trains and greatly improved services in coming years, through the state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s R97-billion (US$14.5-billon) New Rolling Stock Programme. • Gautrain on final straight
At the recent 2011 National Nursing Summit, President Jacob Zuma called on nurses to go back to their basic values - caring and consideration for patients and respect for the profession. • Nursing chance for South Africa's unemployed