Governance has become increasingly important in the past decade as African economies have posted significant growth. This brings social change which calls on governments to implement more effective governance systems, a debate on the Ibrahim Index hears.
In 2014 South Africa will not only celebrate 20 years of freedom from apartheid, it will also hold the country's fifth national democratic elections. With the Independent Electoral Commission announcing a second and final round of voter registration set for February, we bring you a complete guide to registering for the elections.
After a series of dreadful acts of violence against children in some of South Africa's poorest communities, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has launched We Will Speak Out, a campaign to support survivors of sexual violence.
Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which kicks off on Monday, challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children – and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s Interim Constitution, signed on 18 November 1993. After centuries of conflict and oppression, the country made a leap of faith to establish, for the first time, a democratic and non-racial society governed by an advanced Bill of Rights.
The Affordable Housing Company is revamping Johannesburg's inner city office blocks to house its lowest-income residents at affordable rates. The company's holistic approach includes providing a school, pedestrianising roads and planting roof gardens.