Unemployment rate unchanged in first quarter
South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 26.7% in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. Releasing the findings of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) at a media briefing in Tshwane, Stats SA said following a decline in the number of unemployed... Read more
Government engages community radio sector
Community radio stations must have a revenue enhancement plan in addition to the resources that are provided by the state, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. “No resources will be released unless people comply, no resources will be availed unless people demonstrate and have the record of board meeting and... Read more
Cape Town prepares for winter rainfall
The City of Cape Town’s Flooding and Storms Task Team has completed its annual flood risk assessment to mitigate the impact of severe weather episodes during the winter season. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security and Social Services, Alderman Smith, said flooding is a known hazard in the... Read more
Have your say on Buffalo River Estuarine
Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. This was published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette on Friday. “The Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) has been developed in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal... Read more
Community spin-off from niche tourism
Both the local communities and business benefit from niche tourism outside of the main holiday periods, says Wessel Benson, general manager of the Royal St. Andrews Hotel and Conference Centre. “A good example is a two-day visit to the hotel by members of the Western Cape register of the... Read more
JB’s wind farm to help improve literacy
In a bid to mitigate what has become known as the ‘fourth grade reading slump’, reading clubs are being piloted across Eastern Cape schools, with funding from the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Literacy Programme. The first of the clubs, was launched in time for International Literacy Day,... Read more
SA’s first cause-based online pop-up store
Get ready for South Africa’s first cause-based online pop-up store, offering a curated selection of handcrafted products to purchase. From clothing and toys to jewellery and art – the forgood Pop-Up Store is open for the month of July only. The best part? Every sale generates income for a cause,... Read more
CT recognised for economic growth, CSR
Continental Tyre SA has received the highest rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in South Africa within the tyre sector at the PMR Africa Excellence Awards. While all other major tyre manufacturers were rated in this category, CTSA stood head and shoulders above the rest, with a mean... Read more
Our children are our future
Tata Madiba once said: “Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people. (3 June 1995).” Today, Communications Deputy... Read more
SPAR, Love Story feed the city on Mandela Day
SPAR Eastern Cape joined hands with Love Story to continue their initiative of assisting those in need when they hosted their second City Feed Lunch in Fleming Street near the City Hall in Port Elizabeth today. As part of their commitment to celebrating Mandela Day, the retailer poured their... Read more