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.
Tel: +27 12 314 2245
Address: Private Bag X745
Government Communications (GCIS)
Louise van Niekerk
Design & Art Direction for Printed Magazine
Mbulelo Baloyi, Samona Murugan
Advertising, Marketing and Distribution
It's here. It's like a dream come true. It seemed like a dream when it happened that day when we were all biting our fingernails. Then FIFA head Sepp Blatter, slowly opened the envelope and pulled out the card that said: South Africa! Since then it has been shoulder to the grindstone. We have seen some of the most beautiful stadiums in the world being built on our home soil. Long after the World Cup has come and gone, we will have these extraordinary complexes as part of our soccer legacy.
Since then we have also seen some amazing accomplishments in our transport systems. When the roads and highways are completed we will be able to compete with the best in the world. In addition, we now have our very own super train. This will ensure that, into the future, people will travel much easier and more cost-effectively in our country. Everywhere plans have been in full swing. Security measures have been introduced that will make everyone feel safe and comfortable. Even if the country is hit by a disaster, our disaster-management people are prepared and ready for action.
After all that has been said and done we can say: Ke Nako! (Now is the time!) Everything is in our hands, the citizens of this magnificent country.
The tourists and soccer fans are on our doorstep. When they leave they must say: "We had the best time of our lives. We witnessed some of the greatest moments in sport. We have been privileged to have been to that beautiful country and, most importantly, we have met some of the finest people in the world."
It's up to you South Africa. Let's offer service with a smile and show the world we are truly a friendly, loving and helpful nation.