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Vuk’uzenzele celebrates 100th edition

Editor's message

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) is pleased to present to you, our valued reader, the 100th edition of the newspaper.

As promised in the previous edition your favourite paper now has a fresh new look. This refreshed newspaper is a celebration of the journey we have travelled with you, the loyal reader, over the past 99 editions.

Since we started with the production of Vuk’uzenzele we have never looked back.

The first edition hit the streets in October 2005, in a magazine format. Since then, Vuk’uzenzele has changed its format and appearance and continues to make huge strides in communicating government’s programmes and policies to all South Africans.

The newspaper was established with the sole purpose of making government information available in a simplified manner to the people of South Africa, particularly those who don’t have access to government news.

Vuk’uzenzele aims to provide news and information to all South Africans and as such, a lot of effort goes into ensuring that it is distributed to those in the rural areas, in particular, where access to information is scarce.

In 2011, Vuk’uzenzele changed from being a magazine produced every second month to a newspaper produced once a month. In the same year, the newspaper also carried a special four-page Employment News supplement focusing on job creation and skills development related articles and government recruitment advertisements in the public sector.

Five years later, we continue to evolve. Vuk’uzenzele now consistently carries government jobs. The newspaper has also changed its cycle from once a month to every fortnight to bring you current and fresh news.

Moving with the times

In this 100th edition (and in future), we are bringing you a much cleaner design, short and to the point stories, bolder headlines and more exciting pictures. We continue to carry a message from President Jacob Zuma, as well as stories of ordinary people who are making a difference in their communities. Vuk’uzenzele will also continue to expose you to government programmes that are designed to change your life and move South Africa forward.

Fast facts

To date the newspaper has produced a total of 162.25 million copies. The paper also boasts the largest print run within the newspaper industry.

It is also available in Braille to cater for the visually impaired. To date, 51 251 Braille copies have been produced.

Vuk’uzenzele is partially translated in all official languages to ensure that you the reader can also receive government news in the language of your choice.

Vuk’uzenzele is also available online www.vukuzenzele.gov.za and from your App Store and Android App on Google play.

We will continue to strive to bring you government news more frequently.

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