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 2935 / 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
Mduduzi Shabangu - Subscriptions
The year 2010 is almost behind us. For South Africans, it has been an exceptional year filled with excitement and lots of activities. We captured the attention of the world by successfully hosting the most colourful Football World Cup ever. This benefited our beautiful country in many ways, including boosting tourism.
With the tourist and holiday season drawing near, many people are looking forward to taking some time off to relax. While this is a joyful time to be spent with family and friends, it is unfortunately also a time when more accidents, incidents of crime and abuse are reported.
This issue of Vuk’uzenzele focuses on safety during the festive season. We urge everyone who will be travelling during the holiday season, to be careful and to keep to the rules of the road, especially regarding speeding and drinking alcohol.
We also draw readers’ attention to government’s campaign of 16 Days for No Violence Against Women and Children. Let us all stand together to stamp out the evil of gender abuse in our communities by working with the police and reporting those who abuse women, children and others who look up to them. Let’s conclude the year with the commitment to respect, uphold and support the aims of this campaign for 365 days of the year.
As we approach 2011, let us resolve to make it the best year ever. Let’s stand up and do things for ourselves, let’s work together to fight crime and let’s believe in the future of our wonderful country. Remember, even though 2010 is almost over, we can still fly our flag with pride. Let’s heed the words from the Fly-the-Flag campaign: “We came together to welcome the world, let’s stay together to welcome the future.”
– The Acting Editor