Government Opinion Pieces

26 Sep 2012
There was a time not so long ago when many people perceived crime to be South Africa’s Achilles’ heel. For government, ensuring that all South Africans feel safe remains a priority on which we draw...
19 Sep 2012

“Things have to change, and it is time for that change.” These words could be attributed to any number of South Africans from all walks of life. But six weeks ago these words were spoken by...

12 Sep 2012
Every child deserves to dream big, to aspire to be the best and to soar far above their greatest expectations. The government understands that every child’s dream starts with a firm foundation and...
9 Sep 2012
Most South Africans will not give a second thought to a birth certificate, identity document, death certificate, marriage certificate or other civil registration documents. These are readily...
4 Sep 2012

As the spring blossoms appear and the temperatures start to rise our minds begin to drift to our year-end holiday plans. We daydream about pristine beaches; views of picturesque mountains; or...

1 Sep 2012

In August Minister Bathabile Dlamini hosted the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) summit. This discussion comes at a most opportune time in South Africa.

NPOs are facing huge funding crises as...

30 Aug 2012
We have all heard the quotation “no man is an island” (by poet John Donne). Well, no government is an island either. Since the democratic government came into power in 1994, it has always...
28 Aug 2012
South Africa cannot be defined by the events of the past two weeks which unfolded at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in the North West. We remain deeply saddened at the tragic loss of life and are shocked at...
1 Sep 2001

In August Minister Bathabile Dlamini hosted the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) summit. This discussion comes at a most opportune time in South Africa.

NPOs are facing huge funding crises as...

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