Vuk'uzenzele focuses on socio-economic opportunities 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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THE time is getting closer and closer. What seemed like an un-attainable dream not so long ago is almost a reality - it is within our grasp right now. A few weeks down the line we are going to be the centre-stage of the world. Everyone pulling the World Cup together to make it happen in our homeland has done what needed to be done.
It has been shoulder-to-the-grind-stone by FIFA, our Local Organising Committee and those sectors of government that were instrumental in pulling off this staggering dream. Well done to all concerned. There have been hiccups along the way, which served to make us learn lessons and to ensure that there are no last-minute problems. We have done an awesome job in pulling off the Confederations Cup and a brilliant job organising the World Cup Draw. We also marked the hundred days to the count-down. with great success and style.
Now, it's all up to you, fellow-South Africans. The World Cup is in your hands. We all have to make visitors and fans feel welcome. In this edition we give you helpful hints on how to greet the different nations in their languages. Learn these greetings! You are also reminded to raise our flag with pride and dignity wherever and whenever you get the chance.
Finally, you are called upon to learn and know the words of our national anthem and when you sing it, make the earth tremble!