Social development

Transport Month celebrates the 'heartbeat' of South Africa's economy

October in South Africa is Transport Month. Speaking at the launch, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters highlighted the progress the country has made on its road, rail, aviation and maritime infrastructure.

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50 South African youth initiatives' stories shared in book

The book Activate! Change Drivers looks at young people in South Africa who are part of a network who do good work in their communities today. It also looks at how bright the future could be if these youth continue their work to 2030.


Check Child Protection Register before hiring

One of the ways to protect children from abuse is to make use of the National Child Protection Register. Employers should check the register before they hire people who will work with children, the government has advised at the start of Youth Month.


No-budget movie reveals the heart of Mitchells Plain

Change starts in the heart. That's the message of Mitchells Plain: The Movie, a new film starring amateur actors drawn from the township. Producer Robin Van der Byl hopes audiences will see beyond his home town's reputation of violence and poverty.

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