There are numerous benefits to registering your newborn. They will be recognised as citizens and have access to a number of government services including health facilities, schools and social grants.
The role of South African women in politics has increased since the end of apartheid through policy changes and organisations set up to enable women's rights. Data from United Nations Women has shown that the country is faring decently in enabling women to take an active role in government.
Women's Month is under way in South Africa, making it an apt time to examine progress women have made in gaining equality, as well as look at what more can be done. Statistics have shown women still spend more time doing unpaid housework than men, but there are ways to rectify that.
On Wednesday 3 August South Africa goes to the polls for the 2016 local government elections. You're a first-time voter, and a little unsure about what to expect or what you have to do? Here’s an eight-step guide to voting.
As South Africa hosts the International Aids Conference for the second time since 2000, we bring you the numbers showing our progress in the fight against the disease over the past 16 years.