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SA agricultural employment down 8% year-on-year in Q4
SA agricultural employment down 8% year-on-year in Q4Article

Although South Africa's agricultural economy performed robustly in 2020, possibly grew by between 10-13%, according to Agbiz and Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy estimates, employment numbers remain disappointing...

Wandile Sihlobo 6 hours ago

There’s much that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has yet to explain to South Africans about the Covid-19 vaccine procurement. Getty Images
What South Africans should know, but don't, about government's Covid-19 vaccine procurementArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa...

Geo Quinot 1 day ago

Employment Services Bill seeks to prioritise hiring of local unskilled labour
Employment Services Bill seeks to prioritise hiring of local unskilled labourArticle

The Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to redress high numbers of foreign nationals employed in unskilled occupations by putting more locals to work...

Donné Nieman 3 days ago

How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SA
How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SAArticle

The online platform allows retail landlords to list their available space for potential tenants to easily view and secure for rental...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Blow for activists in River Club development
Blow for activists in River Club developmentArticle

On 22 February it was announced that Western Cape minister for environmental affairs and development planning (DEADPA) Anton Bredell had decided to dismiss...

Daniel Steyn 3 days ago

Revamped Checkers Hyper Brackenfell features a food truck and pet shop
Revamped Checkers Hyper Brackenfell features a food truck and pet shopArticle

Checkers opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art supermarket at the Fairbridge Mall in Brackenfell on Thursday...

25 Feb 2021

Unemployment rises to 32.5%
Unemployment rises to 32.5%Article

South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 32.5% in the last three months of 2020, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has revealed...

23 Feb 2021

2020 matric results released
2020 matric results releasedArticle

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass rate stands at 76.2%, announced Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, yesterday...

23 Feb 2021

This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s budget. Photo by Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and howArticle

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

Palliative care courses designed to empower healthcare and medical sector
Palliative care courses designed to empower healthcare and medical sectorArticle

The HPCA recently launched three updated palliative care courses for a diversity of healthcare providers within the healthcare and medical sector...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 23 Feb 2021

#MusicExchange: Sasha-Lee Davids returns to the spotlight with new single, online concert
#MusicExchange: Sasha-Lee Davids returns to the spotlight with new single, online concertArticle

South African singer and songwriting artist Sasha-Lee Davids returns to the spotlight with a brand new single and her first online concert this weekend.

Martin Myers 23 Feb 2021

Kfm 'Music Saves The Day' drives daytime listening
Kfm 'Music Saves The Day' drives daytime listeningArticle

Kfm 94.5 is bringing to life its positioning of 'The most music. Feel great' through its latest workplace-listening marketing campaign...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 22 Feb 2021

Parents shut down high schools, demanding places for their children
Parents shut down high schools, demanding places for their childrenArticle

"No learners will attend school while others don't," says Kraaifontein community leader.

Vincent Lali 22 Feb 2021

Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rights
Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rightsArticle

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy, will approach the High Court to review and set aside the process of awarding small-scale fishing...

22 Feb 2021

Renier de Wit, managing director, Gaia Fund Managers and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd.
SA's backbone industries and 12J investmentArticle

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

Regenize wins Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021
Regenize wins Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021Article

Congratulations to Regenize, the winner of this year's Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021, hosted in partnership with GreenCape...

Issued by GreenCape 18 Feb 2021

Celebrating International Day of Women in Science at Sappi
Celebrating International Day of Women in Science at SappiArticle

On the International Day of Women in Science, we paid tribute to the women at Sappi for the role they play in helping us build a thriving world for all by unlocking the power of trees, using the power of science...

Issued by Sappi 18 Feb 2021

Shoprite expands solar PV project and continues commitment to climate friendly operations
Shoprite expands solar PV project and continues commitment to climate friendly operationsArticle

The Shoprite Group now generates enough electricity to power over 1,100 households a year from solar energy, following the installation of rooftop photovoltaic panels at 19 sites...

18 Feb 2021

Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at Khayelitsha
Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at KhayelitshaArticle

"This day represents a real milestone for us as South Africans that finally the vaccines are here and they are being administered. I was rather pleased that there were five people who were vaccinated before me and they are health workers"...

18 Feb 2021

8 reasons wine-lovers should visit Stellenbosch
8 reasons wine-lovers should visit StellenboschArticle

Stellenbosch in the Western Cape is the most famous wine region in South Africa, which gives wine-lovers the perfect reason to visit the town. If you're still not convinced, here are eight reasons why you should add the city of oaks to your travel bucket list.

17 Feb 2021

Finding the best address for website and email use
Finding the best address for website and email useArticle

In this write-up, we examine the wide range of web domain choices available in South Africa today for just about any use-case...

Issued by Web4Africa 17 Feb 2021

Cheeba Cannabis Academy to host free virtual Craft Cannabis Summit
Cheeba Cannabis Academy to host free virtual Craft Cannabis SummitArticle

The Cheeba Cannabis Academy will host the 2021 Craft Cannabis Summit on 25 and 26 February. The two-day virtual event will include nine webinars...

16 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?Article

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

Alexas Fotos via
SATI, WCDoA partnership to increase table grape exports to ChinaArticle

The aim of the partnership is to increase exports of Western Cape agricultural produce by 5% over the next five years...

15 Feb 2021

EMS drone rescue in Rooi-Els
EMS drone rescue project in full swingArticle

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Drone Rescue Project team was recently deployed to assist with the first drone rescue missions...

12 Feb 2021

Prism Young Voices opens entries
Prism Young Voices opens entriesArticle

Prism Young Voices offers the opportunity to be mentored, inspired and upskilled by some of the industry's experts as part of the annual Prism Awards...

12 Feb 2021

Duke paints Bo-Kaap white to launch Jive #DalaYourColour summer campaign
Duke paints Bo-Kaap white to launch Jive #DalaYourColour summer campaignArticle

To kick off the launch of the annual Jive summer campaign, Duke, in collaboration with Mark1 and Positive Dialogue, created quite a stir in one of Cape Town's most historic neighbourhoods...

Issued by DUKE 12 Feb 2021

The judgement this week by Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is a reminder to corporations that they cannot use the law to silence activists, says the writer. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullyingArticle

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage
Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhageArticle

The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations...

Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

5 uniquely romantic local Airbnb getaways for Valentine's Day
5 uniquely romantic local Airbnb getaways for Valentine's DayArticle

This Valentine's Day we may not be able to show our love physically - which might mean no romantic getaways for some. However, things may change soon enough so here is a collection of local romantic accommodations across South Africa to help you plan future romantic getaways that are perfect for spending time with your significant other.

11 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

CapeTalk's Moonstruck is back and online
CapeTalk's Moonstruck is back and onlineArticle

Local talk radio station CapeTalk has announced that Moonstruck, one of its flagship station events, will happen online as a virtual music experience this year...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 8 Feb 2021

The Witness celebrates 175 years of news publishing
The Witness celebrates 175 years of news publishingArticle

The Witness celebrates 175 years of continuous news publishing on the 27 February 2021...

8 Feb 2021

Eskom's business investment competition is open for entry
Eskom's business investment competition is open for entryArticle

The competition has provided a platform for South African owners of small and medium enterprises to become part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs...

8 Feb 2021

Vinpro pushes ahead with court application
Vinpro pushes ahead with court applicationArticle

Despite the partial lifting of the ban on the local sale of liquor, Vinpro on behalf of its members will continue with its urgent court challenge to avoid any future disruptions in the South African wine industry and its value-chain due to a rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations...

5 Feb 2021

Khayelitsha home owners access title deeds for the first time
Khayelitsha home owners access title deeds for the first timeArticle

Operating since 2018, a free advice centre is helping to facilitate formal residential property transactions in Cape Town's largest township, Khayelitsha...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 3 Feb 2021

Top 10 announced for Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021
Top 10 announced for Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021Article

Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub, initiatives of the City of Cape Town, in partnership with GreenCape, invited innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021...

Issued by GreenCape 3 Feb 2021

Accelerating access to palliative care is a fundamental human right
Accelerating access to palliative care is a fundamental human rightArticle

A webinar, focused on highlighting the imperative for a concerted and collaborative effort to accelerate access to palliative care during Covid-19 and beyond, took place on Sunday, 24 January 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 3 Feb 2021

Prime global residential property market outlook shows strength, ongoing stability
Prime global residential property market outlook shows strength, ongoing stabilityArticle

According to Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, despite the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the market for prime global residential...

3 Feb 2021

Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praise
Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praiseArticle

Abstinence, a local non-alcoholic spirits brand inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, attracted global recognition at the international Low- and No-Alcohol Masters Competition...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Feb 2021

Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol ban
Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol banArticle

Vinpro MD Rico Basson says that due to the devastating impact that the third ban has had on the wine industry, Vinpro was left with no choice but to approach the Cape High Court...

1 Feb 2021

Free-to-access Wi-Fi hotspots in Witsand enables local NPOs
Free-to-access Wi-Fi hotspots in Witsand enables local NPOsArticle

In June 2020, 10 free-to-access, uncapped, solar-powered Wi-Fi enabled ThinkZones were set up in Atlantis, providing free internet access to between 5,500 and 10,000 people per month...

Issued by GreenCape 1 Feb 2021

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Record levels for nearly all 2020 winter cereal harvestsArticle

The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) recently released the area estimate and sixth production forecast of winter crops for the 2020 production season...

1 Feb 2021

How one South African employer helped its staff get healthier and why it's worth doing
How one South African employer helped its staff get healthier and why it's worth doingArticle

The workplace can make a big contribution to reducing their employees' risk of non-communicable diseases through relatively inexpensive adjustments to the work environment...

Darcelle Schouw and Bob Mash 29 Jan 2021

No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 ban
No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 banArticle

Since late December, the Lucky Plaza Tavern in Parow has been empty of life. Established in 2000 in Station Road, the tavern usually attracts a buzz of customers who buy meat from the next-door butchery...

Tariro Washinyira 29 Jan 2021

Farm owners urged to ensure safe transport for workers
Farm owners urged to ensure safe transport for workersArticle

"Farm workers are an integral part of a successful agricultural sector, and their safety and better working conditions should be prioritised."

29 Jan 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

6 of the best hiking trails in South Africa
6 of the best hiking trails in South AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we do things. Before the pandemic, we were generally inclined to the outdoors. However, we became more and more secluded as the pandemic drew on and on. This seclusion has and still is, driving many South Africans to enjoy the outdoors and more specifically enjoy the many beautiful hiking trails the country has to offer.

Evan Sparks 27 Jan 2021

TPN Vacancy Survey: Increased vacancies putting landlords under pressure
TPN Vacancy Survey: Increased vacancies putting landlords under pressureArticle

According to the TPN Vacancy Survey for Q4 2020, decreased demand for rented accommodation during 2020 pushed up vacancy levels...

25 Jan 2021

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