Media release

Launch of South Africa Yearbook 2000/01

23 November 2000

23 November 2000

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) today launched this year’s edition of the South Africa Yearbook – the only official source of reference on South Africa and its government.

The South Africa Yearbook 2000/01 – which contains a foreword by President Thabo Mbeki – contains a wealth of information on South Africa, and is a must for researchers and librarians, tourists, businesspeople, students, companies and non-governmental organisations.

This year’s edition, which runs to 600 pages, provides a comprehensive overview of the activities of the Government and its impact on society. It is packed with easy-to-read data on the system of government; the economy; arts and culture; environmental management; water affairs and forestry; health; education; tourism, and sport.

The Yearbook, which has been published annually since the 1970s, contains some exciting new features this year – including essays by senior government officials on topics such as the growth of South Africa’s infrastructure and the impact of economic policy. A new listing section has been introduced, with contact details of all government departments, parastatals and other important institutions and a full list of embassies and high commissions here and abroad.

The Yearbook has been "made over" for the new millennium, and has an exciting new look and feel to ensure its reader-friendliness.

With a print-run of 20 000, the Yearbook will be distributed to South African embassies around the world, as well as to the South African public. The book retails for R55, and is available from the GCIS.

Ms Tina van Rensburg
Tel: 012 314 2355
Postal address: Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)


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