President Jacob Zuma will deliver his sixth State of the Nation Address during a joint sitting of Parliament in Cape Town this evening. More than just a speech, Sona sets the agenda for how the country will be governed over the year ahead, making commitments to the nation that Parliament is obliged to ensure the government keeps.
South Africa's current power crisis isn't just Eskom's problem, or the government's problem. It affects us all. And we can all do something to help. The less electricity we waste needlessly, the less strain there is on the system, and the more the lights stay on - at home, at work and on the roads.
As Team South Africa takes the story of South Africa's successes and challenges to the World Economic Forum in Davos this month, we unpack a key part of the message they will bring to global leaders: the National Development Plan, and what it means for the country's future.
The South African government has come out in support of the UN Security Council's condemnation of the attack on journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris as "barbaric and cowardly", describing it as a "crime against humanity".
Crime Line has teamed up with the Department of Women to extend the annual 16 Days of Activism for a year. The partners will hold national and provincial dialogues in urban and rural areas to empower people. Activism needs to continue until women and children are no longer threatened, they say.
Using the UNAids World Aids Day theme for 2011 to 2015 – “Getting to Zero” – over the next 12 months South Africa will focus on achieving zero discrimination against people living with HIV and Aids, while not forgetting the goals of zero HIV infections and zero Aids-related deaths.