More than a year after launching the comprehensive plan on sustainable human settlements, aimed at eradicating slums, South Africa still has a backlog of 2,4-million houses. There are delays in the new housing plan, with most provinces yet to launch pilot projects. The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> speaks to the Minister of Housing, Lindiwe Sisulu, about these and other issues.
The first study of the film sector in almost five years says it is "particularly important that the restrictive tax and labour legislation is addressed", if the industry is to maintain its stature and increase its competitiveness. According to the Microeconomic Development Strategy Report, which will be officially released later this month, the sector's worth stands at a turnover of R1-billion per annum
A R400-million film and residential project called Dreamworld is turning into a conservationistâ€™s nightmare. Headed by film mogul Anant Singh, and backed by the Western Cape government, the project aims to attract millions of celluloid rands to Cape Town and create 8 300 jobs.
A study conducted by the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town and the University of Michigan, started tracking about 4 800 youths in 2002 to gauge their opportunities and challenges in democratic South Africa. TheTeacher explores some of the findings of this study.