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Africa Day should be 9 July – not 25 May

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. Morocco withdrew in 1984 to protest the admission of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic, or Western Sahara. The OAU was dissolved in 2002, when it was replaced by...

Business/Civic Relations in Tsepisong Brings New Hope for 2021

If at the start of 2021 someone told either the residents of Tshepisong Village or the owners of the iconic Cremona Cheese Factory that 2021 will bring better things for all and new developments for the area they would have scoffed at the idea.  Both would have blamed...

PEOPLE FIRST: The Batho Pele Service Delivery Principles Explained

BELONG.  CARE.  SERVE. Civil Servants Belong to the Community, Care About Every Person, and Serve with Distinction Consultation: Citizens should always be consulted on matters to do with their needs. Standards: All citizens must know the service they should expect....

CMOSA: Ward Committees are Crucial

Public participation allows us citizens to decide how our communities are governed. The Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions...