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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
South Africa South Africa: Grahamstown comes Alive with Arts
The university town of Grahamstown will once again play host to the National Arts Festival. This spectacular is one of the biggest highlights on South Africa’s cultural calendar. Over 50 000 people flock to Grahamstown each year for the festival, which is organised by the Grahamstown Foundation. For over a week, revellers are spoilt for choice with a range of productions in arts, music, theatre, dance and crafts. This year, the festival will take place from 30 June to 10 July at various lo ...
South Africa South Africa: Government Aims to Increase Social Support for Children
While progress has been made in improving the lives of South African children, government is looking at how it can increase the support it provides to them, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Speaking to media at the launch of Child Protection Week at Braakspruit Farm in the North West, the Minister said the department is looking at creating a programme that will follow their progress from the age of 18. This as the current child support system, or social grants, cease at when ...
South Africa South Africa: New Mobile Police Station for Khayelitsha
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says the SA Police Service (SAPS) will be rolling out 15 mobile police stations to far flung townships and rural areas around the country. Six of them are expected to be rolled out in the Western Cape. The Minister made the announcement when he handed over a mobile police station to Khayelitsha residents at an imbizo on Friday.
South Africa South Africa: SA Delegation to Participate in ACP Summit
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel is expected to lead a South African delegation to the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). The summit will be held in the Independent State of Papua New Guinea from Monday to 1 June 2016. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, of importance during the summit will be the presentation of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) Final Report.
South Africa South Africa: New Booklet Commemorates Youth Struggle
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), an agency of government responsible for youth development, has thrown its weight behind a new publication aimed at commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1976 June 16, student uprising. The publication titled, The Journey, is produced and published by young people and features forty profiles of young people who are making a difference in their communities around the country.
South Africa South Africa: New Horizons for SA’s Urban Spaces
South Africa’s grand plan to change the face of urban development is set to create vibrant spaces that are geared towards inclusive living and growth in the country’s towns and cities. South Africa recently adopted the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), which was approved by Cabinet on 26 April and announced by President Jacob Zuma on Freedom Day, 27 April 2016. On Tuesday, the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Andries Nel, said the IUDF will st ...
South Africa South Africa: Youth must continue to Rise
For Africa to continue its rise, everyone and especially the younger generation must be the change people want to see. The current generation needs to take up the reins and continue to push for a better continent and a better world. This was the narrative of Monday’s public lecture to end Africa Month celebrations. The lecture was delivered by Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe at Unisa, in Pretoria.
South Africa South Africa: SA Youth Deserve a Better Future
Government is committed to creating an enabling environment for all young South Africans, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi. “We are firm and unwavering in our conviction that you deserve a better future and we commit to creating an enabling environment for all of you. “Let me assure you that as government, we are confident that notwithstanding the challenges in the country, you as the progressive youth are more than ready to meet those challenges of our young democracy. Whereve ...
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