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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With the new year stretching out in front of us, we are all faced with new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. The beginning of a new year also affords everyone an opportunity to start afresh, leaving the past behind and looking to the future.
In this issue of Vuk'uzenzele we highlight some of the success stories in the Rize Mzansi programme on pages 6 and 7. On page 8, we look at government's five key priorities for the year ahead.
For South Africans, 2011 holds two important events, which will have an impact on our future. In May, we will be going to the voting stations to elect those who will lead us in municipal affairs for the next five years. Every vote counts, so everyone who is eligible to vote should register. All South Africans should use the opportunity to exercise their right to vote – this is after all what democracy is all about. Turn to page 10 for more information.
Another event which requires the co-operation of each and every citizen, is the upcoming National Census 2011. Information gathered through the census will help government plan better for the future, which will lead to better service delivery. Read more on page 11.
March is TB month. On page 15 we look at a new global plan to fight the disease and we encourage all South Africans to join in the united pledge to stop TB . – The Editor