A pension fund has been slated by the Deputy Pension Funds Adjudicator for not including a deceased member’s life partner and child in the distribution of the deceased’s death benefit.Read more
“An opportunity like this will enable us to grow our customer base and contribute greatly to the empowerment of emerging contractors in the industry. Our main aim is to take every ordinary South African through a journey of wealth creation, hence we don’t see SATA members as business associates but they are partners” he said.Read more
“Positivity has always been the driving force of the Lesedi Awards, and this year’s winners embody the spirit of community, connection and citizenship that these awards stand for, illustrating how individual efforts to show care can come together to create a positive change that makes us all stronger,” says Lackay.Read more
“A common misconception of endowment policies is that they are tax effective investment vehicles, providing a tax-free lump sum upon maturity. While it is correct that you will receive a tax-free amount when the endowment policy matures, during the duration of the policy, it is taxed at a rate of 30% on all interest and income earned,” Alves says.
Endowment policies can be beneficial if you are a high net worth investor looking for an alternative to retirement annuities. Endowment policies can also be effective estate planning tools, especially where you nominate a beneficiary so that if you die, the endowment policy is transferred into your estate without having to pay Capital Gains Tax, estate duty or executor’s fees.
Endowment policies might not be a good idea if amongst other factors, you do not have a sizable investment upfront or if you are likely to need your money within 5 years.Read more
The lockdown in South Africa has further exaggerated uncertainties, especially for young job seekers in South Africa. This is why Lulaway, youth empowerment experts, and Uber Eats have partnered to accelerate economic opportunities in the country.
Before the pandemic, Lulaway were building up their internal division for scooter drivers. “When the demand for e-commerce exploded due to the lockdown, Lulaway saw the possibility of creating economic opportunities, and founded Lularides to ensure that there are South African scooter drivers available to meet the demand of the market,” explains Jake Willis, Lulaway CEO.Read more
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is donating 240 locally assembled engines to technical high schools across South Africa,Read more
Currently, the SABMR has about 74 000 donors on its database, which is roughly about 0,2% of SA’s population.
Ward says their aim is to increase this exponentially by the end of 2022. “The bigger the donor pool, the better the odds of finding a match.”
The Be The Match© partnership is focused on donor recruitment. This still leaves many other services, such as the Patient Assistance Programme, which helps pay for the bone marrow donor search if a patient is unable to do so, underfunded.
If you want to become a donor or would like to make a financial donation to the SA Bone Marrow Registry, please contact the SABMR on 021 447 8638 or email: visit https://sabmr.co.za/
Follow the SABMR on Facebook, twitter and Instagram at @sabonemreg
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Pretoria, Monday 2 November 2020 – The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Facebook earlier this year announced a collaborative project and released a request for proposals (RFP) aimed at supporting interdisciplinary independent academic research across Africa in the field of AI, ethics and human rights.Read more
The 24-year-old – who comes from Ha-Masia in Limpopo – has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria. She is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. She will receive R1 million in cash as well as a further R2 million worth of sponsorships and prizes, including the use of a luxury Sandton apartment and a Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for a year.Read more
Eighteen million people in South Africa rely on social grants, with 20 percent of households depending on grants as their main source of income.Read more
Former Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green will be the host of the exclusive Miss South Africa pre-and-post show which forms part of the online streaming package of the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale on Saturday, October 24.
Subscriptions to live stream the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale online are currently on sale. The pay per view cost is US$6.99 (R99.99 excluding VAT) and will include the exclusive pre-show, online streaming of the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale, the opportunity to see what happens backstage at the event and access to an exclusive post-crowning interview with Miss South Africa 2020. To sign up for this live event, subscribe at www.misssa.live (Miss South Africa’s exclusive content online platform).Read more
The DHL Stormers will join title sponsors DHL in showing their support for Breast Cancer and Testicular Cancer Awareness by wearing a special logo on the sleeve of their match kit during October and November. The logo is a combination of the traditional pink ribbon used for Breast Cancer Awareness and blue ‘Movember’ moustache which signifies Testicular Cancer Awareness.Read more
More than ever before SMMEs need the support of all business development ecosystem stakeholders to survive the indelible impact of COVID19 pandemic and thrive beyond the crises. Many of the businesses 67CEOs Foundation supports have remained sustainable before the global pandemic outbreak, currently, they are facing new challenges that require ‘new normal’ solutions.Read more
Megan Collinicos, VP Marketing, DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa adds, “We are working with a robust group of charities to ensure that we reach as many people as possible. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for our teams in South Africa to get involved from a volunteer perspective for the duration of campaign. It’s so important that we commit, As One, with our wonderful DHL Express employees as opposed to merely sponsoring food preparation and delivers. It’s an integrated approach that will rely on collaboration between our employees and our partners to make it a success.”Read more
“We support the president’s vision of seizing opportunities through effective partnerships, targeted deployment of resources and the right policies and will keep him to that,” says adv Van der Walt.Read more
When South Africa entered into the national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were forced to shut down to try and curb the spread of the virus. Some schools, including the Lenasia Muslim School, used a hybrid and remote teaching model to engage and to continue teaching their learners.Read more
Creating leaders and role models for the girls of tomorrow that will bridge the gender gap Gender inequality, across theRead more
THE TRANSITION OF STUDENTS INTO EMPLOYABLE LEADERS OF TOMORROW Education is a fundamental factor for development. It improves the qualityRead more
Our message is that unless women are brought into the mainstream of the economy they will continue to bear the brunt of exclusion and be vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Our message is that a world that empowers women is a prosperous and sustainable world.Read more
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE DIFFERENT MUSLIM CULTURES ?
We challenge you to dive deep into the Muslim world and learn more about Islam and Muslims this Heritage day.
In order to live in harmony and thrive in the spirit of UBUNTU, we need to respect the beautiful diversity of ALL cultures in our country.
We call on ALL SOUTH AFRICANS to participate in sharing their culture virtually on the 24th of September 2020.
It is a day to gain knowledge as well as impart knowledge about our culture and heritage.
Find us on social media and tag us. Use the #MyMuslimCultureChallenge.Read more
criminals don’t take the day off. don’t slip up. be ahead of the gameRead more
The safety of our children is an important topic that should be discussed all year round – not just during school holidays, and not just during Youth Month. Over the last few weeks we have seen reports of terrifying incidents of attempted kidnapping of children in the Gauteng area.Read more
New Normal – South Africa’s New rules for level 1Read more
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ME TIME FOR YOUThis Yin yoga video is ideal for relieving depression, anxiety and associated tension in your body. ThankRead more
Government provides update on arrangements for Special Official Funeral of the late Advocate George Bizos15 Sep 2020 Government informs SouthRead more
President @CyrilRamaphosa will address the nation at 19:00 today, Wednesday, 16 September 2020, on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/WDexthK6hbRead more
The @WHO Surge Team deployed to South Africa has submitted a detailed report of the epidemiological trajectory of #COVID19 inRead more
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is hosting a FREE “Suicide Shouldn’t be a Secret” Webinar for Teachers and Educators on Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention on Thursday the 17th September at 4pm – 5:30pm. Experts, Dr Sindi van Zyl and clinical psychologist, Zamo Mbele, will unpack the signs & symptoms of teen depression, warning signs of suicide, how to talk to teens about depression and suicide, and what to do to get help for a learner at-risk for suicide or self-harm. To below for the free webinar:
Register HereRead more
FORWARD TO MATRIC FINALS: GETTING YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME, IN A GAME CHANGER YEAR SEPTEMBER 2020 The clock isRead more
Be careful not to leave your personal information behind Forgetting to erase the data stored by your car could beRead more
Barcelona fans breathed a sigh of relief, after Lionel Messi ended weeks of speculation by announcing he had decided, withRead more
Tonight’s Presidential Address brings new rules and a new level from Monday 17 August 2020Read more
President @CyrilRamaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 this evening, Saturday 15 August 2020, on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/3b0KVGGlnkRead more
The Special Official Funeral service for the late Isithwalandwe/ Seaparankoe Ntate John Kgoana Nkadimeng, taking place in Johannesburg this morning,Read more
Good morning South Africa. For your convenience online tribute page and an eCondolence is set up to send messages toRead more
Mauritius is facing an environmental catastrophe after a ship has leaked about 1,000 metric tons of oil into a pristine Indian Ocean lagoon https://t.co/RcSoIQJMj6 https://t.co/Srl9a9g10y see more on CNNRead more
From carats to peanuts: how a pandemic upended the global diamond industry https://t.co/xMXuQ43vwu pic.twitter.com/Fd2JshbGJD — Reuters (@Reuters) August 12, 2020Read more
Let us be the generation that ends the oppression of women in all its forms, in our lifetime. The braveRead more
From The Desk of the President – Mon, 10 August 2020 https://t.co/TjrP5ShHbS Yesterday, the country celebrated Women’s Day. This occasionRead more
President’s Women Day addressRead more
NICD will be showcasing women involved in fighting Covid-19Read more
President Ramaphosa virtual Women’s Day address today at noonRead more
*puts on black caps*Yes.. all 6. — Nishav Govind (@vahsiN) August 9, 2020Read more
Turkey says it is ready to help rebuild port of Beirut https://t.co/tOuLyvagqw pic.twitter.com/UlEOr26r22 — Reuters (@Reuters) August 8, 2020Read more
WATCH: Muslim pilgrims in Mecca took part in the final ritual of haj by walking seven laps around the KaabaRead more
A New Mexico man has died from the state's second reported case of plague this year https://t.co/ZgUjO0U1EN pic.twitter.com/yy7ZcDK3nI — CNNRead more
WATCH: Microsoft's potential purchase of TikTok's U.S. operations has caused anger in China https://t.co/QNY1xOonSN $MSFT pic.twitter.com/B0sHh5laHJ — Reuters (@Reuters) AugustRead more
This Women’s Month let us work towards ensuring gender equalityRead more
Missing Person Alert – Onanthile NdabaRead more
women are faced with a difficult choiceRead more
Demand that government recoups all funds lost through irregular and corrupt Covid-19 contracts; and,
It is now required to take specimens for all sudden deaths or deaths that occur at home before a death certificate can be issuedRead more
“As companies shift down a gear to strategise and reposition, they have the chance to consider what is important, and what is realistic. In order to tackle inequality effectively, both from an income disparity and gender pay gap perspective, companies will need to bring these issues to the forefront of their strategy. COVID-19 has highlighted these often-overlooked issues and created a catalyst for change which should be embraced.”Read more
Young people, who are between the ages of 15-21, who may have missed the deadline to submit
their entries into the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Annual Youth Essay Writing Competition
Against will now have until 28 August 2020 to express their interest.