Vuk’uzenzele focuses on socio-economic oppotunities created by government, and how to access these opportunities. The magazine covers amongst others government service-delivery projects, practical information on how to access and make use of socio-economic opportunities, government campaigns and programmes, local government issues, community development initiatives and light, entertaining features.
It has a print order of 1,6 million copies which are circulated in all nine provinces, in large part door-to-door in deep rural, rural and peri-urban areas.
It is a free publication that appears six times a year. One of these six editions is a bumper, 48-pager that includes the State of the Nation address as well as highlights of the Programme of Action and has a print-run of 2-million copies.
The magazine is published in all official languages, but the majority of the print-run is in English. It is also published in Braille for the visually-impaired, while the upper Living Standards Measures (LSMs) can access the website.
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In a few short weeks, it will be 2010 and the complete World Cup picture will start falling into place. All the waiting and the disruption we have become used to during the construction of new road networks and stadiums will come to an end.
In six months time, South Africa will be the focal point of the whole world as we host the biggest sporting event ever to be held on the African continent. It has been a long walk since that historical Saturday on 15 May 2004. On that day in Zurich, Switzerland, the dream of many South Africans was realised when it was announced that we would be the next host nation for the 2010 World Cup.
Hard work had paid off, but it was also the beginning of many months of preparation, as we had to deliver on the promises made to the world football controlling body, FIFA.
The stadiums are almost complete and fan embassies are being set up. Volunteers have responded in huge numbers to be part of this historical event.
The staging of the 2010 World Cup will have many benefits for the people of South Africa. These include new and improved road networks. In addition, South Africans will enjoy a reliable and safe public transport system when the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system operates in all major cities. On the recreational side, new stadiums, in addition to those in the host cities, have been built or improved in many communities around the country. Various 2010 Legacy Projects have been started and they will benefit communities long after the World Cup has gone.
So, the much-talked about 2010 is on our doorstep. All the waiting is almost over. Let us embrace the world. Now is the time. Ke Nako.