Driving forward STEM development for young women A stronger focus should be placed on STEM related subjects and fieldsRead more
Violent Protest Actions and Looting causing disruption, damage and loss of life and business.Read more
Vaccination Registration Open for age 35-49 on 15 July 2021Read more
Level 4 Adjusted extended till 25 July 2021Read more
Vaccine Rollout : 4 Ways You can Register online www.sacoronavirus.co.za or by Dialing USSD *134*832# or By Sending the word “Register” via WhatsApp to 0600 123 456 or By Calling the National Toll-Free Centre on 0800 029 999Read more
Lockdown Level 3 Now EffectiveRead more
*Brief as per President’s Address – 30 May 2021*
* That South Africa will go to Adjusted Alert Level 2 tomorrow.
* Curfew will be between 23h00 – 04h00
* Non-essential establishments to close by 22h00.
* Indoor gatherings reduced to 100 people for indoor gatherings.
* Outdoor gathering reduced to 250 people.
* Where venues are too small, such places will only be allowed to accommodate 50% capacity.
* Under this new adjusted level 2 lockdown, faith based and political gatherings, will still be allowed provided they adhere to the new restrictions.
* Only a 100 people permitted to attend funerals and the proceedings will be limited to only 2 hours.
* Night vigils or ‘after tears’, gatherings where those attending play music and drink alcohol after the burial, will not be allowed.
* Mask are compulsory.
* Protocols need be followed at all times.
Take all necessary precautions.
#socialdistance #socialdistancing #stayhome #makeadifferrence
May the Almighty grant ease for all. Aameen.
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You may register for the vaccination on the Department of Health Electronic Vaccination Data System if you are an un-vaccinated healthcare worker or are over 60 years of age.
You may register through any of the following means –
1. Online – https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
2. USSD (free on all South African mobile networks) – Dial *134*832*IDNUMBER#, if you do
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3. WhatsApp – Send the word REGISTER to 060 012 3456
4. Hotline (free on all South African mobile networks) – Call 0800 029 999 (8h00 – 18h00
Monday to Sunday)
The discontinuation of the social relief of distress grant will be a nail in the coffin for the more than 14 million South Africans who are going to bed hungry. It will worsen poverty and inequality by collapsing the safety net that so many relied upon. This is because trickledown economics and austerity measures are not working. At this pivotal moment, the government must implement a Universal Basic Income Grant #UBIGNOW. The recently launched Alternative Macroeconomic and #UBIGNOW Approach and Policy Document and UBIG scenarios document lays out the fiscally neutral UBIG that pays for itself through progressive taxation, without increasing the debt to GDP ratio.Read more
In a major fillip for high-capacity telecoms services between coastal cities and the rest of South Africa, MTN has completed its part in the long-awaited Coastal National Long Distance (NLD) cable project, known in the industry as NLD 5 and NLD 6. MTN continues to innovate and close digital access gaps in SA with a Network Capex spend of R50 billion over a period of five years.
The fibre route starts in Cape Town, and runs along the N2, moves through Gqeberha and East London and then on to Durban. It offers an exciting alternative to existing fibre networks and older, slower options and covers an impressive 1,822 kms while supporting several other sitesRead more
On a series of posts the organizers and its members called for an end to the violent and senseless attacks on the Palestinians by Apartheid Israel, they demand that the SA government implement sanctions on Israel.
Principal of CTIEC , Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee made a bold statement during his address to the media: “Yes, a ceasefire has been negotiated and we welcome a ceasefire. Let’s be clear we will continue standing in support and to create awareness of the ongoing occurrences in Palestine, there will be no ceasefire in our campaign to boycott, disinvest and sanction the Israeli apartheid state.”
Another protestor, Mr Westhuizen, said: “I stand in solidarity with Palestinians, and so should everyone, no matter your race or religion. It’s great to see so many people come out to support the cause with such short notice.”Read more
The AVBOB Poetry Competition invites poets to submit poetry in all 11 official languages. This year’s competition opens on 1 August. For more informative articles on how to write poetry, visit: www.avbobpoetry.co.za/Blog/ViewAllRead more
More South Africans are buying online and getting goods delivered to their homes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, courier activities have increased. With this uptick in couriers on our roads and the fact that most of the personnel are unarmed and without training to deal with hijackings, they are soft targets.
Usually, courier vans carrying high-value goods are specifically sought and targeted by syndicates. However, there are also opportunistic incidents that occur in residential areas. Either way, the situation is often violent and a threat to both delivery personnel and residents accepting deliveries.Read more
The price of having a bad credit record is far more than financial, it is psychological. The debt collectors at RentMaster see it often. When people are desperate our agents encounter a range of emotions from rage to crying which fills them with empathy for their plight. The most challenging situations are when a tenant has avoided the inevitable and eviction has to take place.
For us, it is terrible that it is often a situation which could have been completely diffused if they just engaged and reached an agreement with us sooner.
Rehabilitating your credit record can make your life easier when dealing with service providers, decrease your psychological distress by eliminating the fear of collection calls and creditors give you financial freedom and allow you to continue with your life, knowing that the essentials are taken care of.Read more
“The beloved and award-winning Oudtshoorn crochet-and-knit project, ReWOLusie, has gained a national footprint this year, thanks to the crochet-along campaign,” says Hugo Theart, Artistic Director of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK). “This initiative enables all South Africans to participate, with more blankets than ever providing warmth to the needy in the cold winter months.”
Theart says the pattern for this beautiful blanket was designed by Oudtshoorn resident Bets Wilkinson. “For 13 weeks until the end of July we will be releasing a section of the pattern for the blanket on our website every Monday. By the end of the 13 weeks, each participant will have the full pattern. The first two sections of the pattern are now available. You will also get information on everything you need to know and require before you start, suggestions for colour combinations, videos of all the stitches, tips, and of course the pattern with photos,” he explains.Read more
Cape Town Ulama Board strongly condemns the Ejection of the Palestinians. The Cape Town Ulama Board strongly condemns the brutal violence and atrocities committed against Palestinians by the oppressive apartheid Israeli invaders. The latest being the planed brutality towards Palestinian worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque during this blessed month of Ramadaan.Read more
Do you have a bold business idea that has the potential to be a gamechanger in the regional furniture industry? Do you want to grow in the retail value chain? If you are a small business based in KZN that currently supplies, or could supply, goods or services to the furniture sector, enter the eThekwini Furniture Cluster (EFC) Business Accelerator and put yourself in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with leading South African furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood.Read more
The Programme will commence on 1 June 2021 and is open to all employed women in the transport sector with a minimum of four years working experience. The applicants should have a matric certificate, be South African citizens, and currently employed in a junior or middle management role in logistics, transport, supply chain and/or warehousing. The CTA is inviting interested employers to enrol two women working in junior or middle management positions onto this eight-month internationally recognised Candidacy Programme.Read more
“Don’t let your guard down, pay attention no matter where you are for your safety and wellbeing,” says Duma Ngcobo at Tracker South Africa. “Criminals are most likely to strike when you least expect it. Beware of distractions and complacency or a false sense of comfort and safety. If something doesn’t seem right, or it feels unsafe, trust your gut.”Read more
For years nutrition experts have told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And according to Bianca Tromp, FUTURELIFE® dietitian, they are absolutely right! She says, “Eating breakfast encourages healthier eating, balances blood sugar levels, kickstarts your metabolism, boosts energy levels, promotes heart health and stimulates the brain.”
She adds that eating protein in the morning packs an even more powerful punch and will set off a myriad of benefits including:
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With their consumers top of mind, NESCAFÉ GOLD has recognised the worldwide growing desire of plant-based living, which has inspired their vegan-friendly, non-dairy, plant-based mixes range, which forms part of NESCAFÉ’s ever-growing repertoire of exciting innovations and experiences.Read more
Eggs symbolise the essence of fertility and new life – the epitome of a mother –the only difference is that her job doesn’t end after birth!
Keeping you clean, feeding, comforting, guiding, protecting, nurturing and loving you – a very short summary of the things most mothers do for their children. The least you can do, is spoil her with a scrumptious brunch this Mother’s Day.Read more
Anxiety is not to be dismissed or taken lightly, but the good news is that parents and teachers can take steps to ensure they firstly, recognise red flags in children and then respond appropriately, should there be concerns that a child is taking strain emotionally, an education expert says.
“Teachers and parents can recognise the onset of anxiety when a sudden change in behaviour becomes apparent and continues for at least three weeks or longer,” says Dr Jacques Mostert who holds a PhD in Psychology of Education and is Brand Academic Manager at ADvTECH, SA’s leading private education provider. Dr Mostert is globally renowned in his field, and has conducted experiential research in education in Denmark, the UK, South Africa and The Netherlands.Read more
While the intention of lockdown regulations and physical distancing was to contain the spread of COVID-19, the unintended consequences have been an economic crisis, record-high unemployment and a “plumper” population.Read more
“The reality is that the youth do not have the means or the skills to better their lives, without significant assistance from the private sector,” explains Johan Engelbrecht – Group CEO, Atvance Academy, an institution dedicated to providing saleable skills for students and employers.
“What we offer is that link between business and employees. Our corporate sponsors enable us to train potential employees, who may not have advanced much beyond Grade 10, at no cost to the students – a win-win scenario.Read more
“On average, Call Centres report that it costs around R20K to recruit, screen and train each agent, over 20% of the average annual salary. Recruitment and retention are therefore high priorities in this sector,” says Sam Staats, Co-founder and Director for Airshot, a digital broadcast platform.
Sam says that through working with numerous Call Centres, the Airshot team has established a model that uses successful strategies to improve agent retention and boost performance. “The secret sauce is employee engagement and the powerful activities that drive this don’t require a magic formula or gimmicks, but rather active communication, recognition and creating opportunities for growth,” Sam explains.Read more
GirlCode’s Software Development Learnership programme commenced on 1 April 2021 and it was officially launch in Midrand, on 30 April 2021. The learnership programme will run for a period of 12 months and comes at no cost to participating learners.
The learners will attend daily work simulated sessions at the GirlCode Campus in Midrand, the focus, being an introduction to cloud-based computing and AWS tools. They will be working on practical projects as well as learn and practice with relevant tech and tools. This will afford the learners hands-on opportunities to experience real-life operations and agility of projects, working in teams in a business environment, while also acquiring soft skills to prepare them for the world of work.Read more
As part of Ramadan celebrations, Moti Cares, the philanthropic arm of the Moti Group, on Saturday, 17 April 2021, donated of cases of water to the community in Lenasia.
At the event, held at the Lenasia Cricket Stadium on Saturday, Moti staff assisted LENZ FM by setting up for a mass Iftaar for members of the community who are in most need. During the Iftaar, Moti water was supplied as a fundamental resource of hydration.Read more
Entries are now open for the fifth Innibos National Craft Awards, supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC).
The competition aims to highlight the vibrant craft sector in South Africa by encouraging and honouring the excellence in skill of both those who set out to make pieces that can be easily reproduced and commercialised and those whose objective it is to create unique, wondrous once-off pieces.Read more
Namibia and Rwanda, two of 22 member countries of MenEngage Africa Alliance, are the only countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are fast moving towards attaining gender equality, and they rank 6th and 7th in world rankings, respectively, placing them among the world’s top 10 most gender-equal societies, according to the recently-released 2021 Global Gender Gap Report.Read more
Johannesburg, 22 April 2021 – In order to provide relief to taxi owners currently affected by rising fuel prices and reduced commuter numbers amongst other factors, CTU has partnered with various fuel retailers to create a first of its kind offering aimed specifically at taxi drivers and owners.Read more
The Editor The variance of over 100% between the basic fuel price and what consumers have to pay at theRead more
MTN today announced the launch of its Supersonic AirFibre offering, an innovative product that overcomes distance and a lack of infrastructure in urban, township and rural communities to bring fibre-quality connectivity to more households across the country.
“We are breaking down the traditional barriers to entry that have denied many access to a modern, connected life”, says Calvin Collett, Managing Director of MTN SA’s ISP: Supersonic. “From Soweto to Swellendam, we believe that every household deserves the speed and benefits of fibre-like connectivity, and through AirFibre we believe we can achieve this”.Read more
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It is no secret that many industries have been hit hard by the 2020 pandemic with the rental industry being particularly vulnerable. As tenant’s income became unpredictable, many landlords were placed in the grey area between being understanding of changing economic circumstances and becoming an accidental financier of their tenant’s homes.
Shanaaz Trethewey, CEO of RentMaster, knows that the idea of a passive income always requires an active role, and she has seen from experience how quickly the rental process can turn from a charming idea to a real ordeal.Read more
Ticketpro, a leading ticketing company and a member of the Blue Label Telecoms group of companies, has announced that it has added long-distance bus tickets to its portfolio of products and services.
“We are very excited to launch and add long-distance bus ticketing to our portfolio – it’s part of our evolution and strategy in bringing ticketing to the people of South Africa, to make it easier, saving time, saving money and more convenient for South Africans to buy tickets for their bus trips to other provinces and even neighbouring countries,” says Brandon Duffield, managing director of Ticketpro.Read more
Sager suggests that a first step towards not overspending during the festive season is to determine how much money your household will have until the next payday at end of January.
Then consider all the usual expenses such as bond repayments or rent, vehicle payment, insurance, food, petrol, rates, airtime and data and other regular costs. These should be fairly easy to work out by looking at bank statements going back a few months.Read more
It’s holiday time again and for those of us who choose to have a home holiday and to endure the constant daily triggering of alarms of deserted homes of people gone on holiday.
It is also not fair to the surrounding neighbourhood.
Leaving it to family members, friends and neighbours to attend to the constant triggering of the alarm is just not fair to them.
This is most irritating and inconsiderate.
It is also a sure way of alerting criminals that there is nobody occupying the property.Read more
The festive season is upon us and despite the second wave of COVID-19 that has hit South Africa, some people may still opt to travel to different destinations to spend time with family and friends they haven’t seen since lockdown.
Government this week outlined updated rules for travelling requirements both locally and when entering or leaving the country, the tests required, as well as the quarantine periods. So, whether you have planned a long-distance road trip, travelling to a nearby location or neighbouring country, it is important to consider the health risks and not only prepare for the trip but also ensure that you are covered in case of any unfortunate event.Read more
The new MTN Pulse bundles are exclusively available to the youth under the age of 25-years. These new bundles, which are available by dialing USSD *411# are designed to provide our customers with a variety of offers for calling, internet surfing, and social media. Customers will now have an option of choosing whether they want a data and voice bundle, data only or social media bundle at one price point.Read more
if you’re looking for a variety of gifting options for either yourself or a loved one, Rosebank Mall has all the options curated for you. All you have to do is come for a visit. Whether you’re looking for something a lot more artistic, artisan, crafted or finessed in fashion and beauty, Rosebank Mall’s gifting lane is the place to find it. And when you’re done shopping, take a stroll to the Greg Rollinson Pianos Extravaganza to take in some modern music. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
For more information on Rosebank Mall, visit https://www.rosebankmall.co.za/.
Follow Rosebank Mall socials on Twitter:@RosebankMall, Instagram:@rosebankmall and Facebook:@MallOfRosebank… Remember to share your festive magic at Rosebank Mall stories on social with the hashtag #RosebankMall #RosebankMallFestiveMagic.Read more
“I would encourage other SMEs to be brave and put their businesses out there and enter. I know when you think about competitions, you think about winning, but the process itself provides great value,” concludes Kedibone. SMEs in manufacturing, engineering/construction, trade/services and agriculture sectors can enter the competition on www.eskombic2020.co.za. For support and assistance, small business owners should email Grounded Media on email@example.com.Read more
Making a tangible difference to positively change lives remained key throughout the year and during the final quarter of 2020, when the learners had returned to school, the MTN SA Foundation ramped up its campaign to increase access to e-Learning by handing over multimedia centres at five no-fee-paying schools, and two in higher learning and training institutions. This built on the initiatives earlier in the year to zero-rate over 1 000 educational and public benefit websites to ensure those most in need had access to digitised curriculum during lockdown. The contribution of ICT technical equipment and support continues to build on existing partnerships with government countrywide.Read more
Siyakunakekela’s mission is to effect tangible change in South Africa in the areas of Health, Education and Humanitarian Outreach. Founded by a collective of regular South African citizens who care, the organisation has committed to providing health and safety solutions for sanitation at schools and communities most in need. Built on the cornerstone of dignity, the organisation addresses societal crisis with 3 major pillars of solutions:
Gender based violence
1: Gender Based Violence
While gender-based violence is not something unique to South Africa, the problems the country faces with increased rates of reported cases and deaths as a result are something no one can ignore. Adding to this, is the well-known fact that most crimes against women are done by people they trust, people they know or people that are within their close circle. Siyakunakekela seeks to address this at a grassroots level with the intention of making a real and tangible change.Read more
3D PRINTING FARMS – ROBOTICS – AUGMENTED REALITY – AI – ML
All the fields above are at the cutting edge of current technology, and are set to grow exponentially in future, says Payne.
“These are very exciting emerging opportunities, and prospective students interested in these fields should ensure they speak to a student advisor at their higher education institution of choice to enquire about how their offering matches these career paths. It is also important to ensure that the institution can show strong industry-connection and evidence of work-integrated learning that seeks to solve real-life scenarios in these fields, as theoretical foundation only will not be sufficient,” says Payne.Read more
President Cyril Ramaphosa: Progress in national effort to contain Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic 14 Dec 2020 Statement by President Cyril RamaphosaRead more
“The spaces we operate in have made it impossible for women to lead without question or motive. The expectation that men can do better has been indoctrinated in our being and has caused us to think that women are not good enough.
“The world offers equal opportunities for all humankind but the people in power reserve all leadership positions for men. When women are given the opportunity, there are conditions. We all have equal opportunities, and that should always be applied.”Read more
“Discretionary savings vehicles do serve a purpose and offer solutions to a myriad of investor needs, but they are in most instances sub-optimal solutions for purposes of maximising the full potential of your retirement funding outcomes.”Read more
It is noteworthy that most South Africans report they would like to interact more often with people from other race groups but cite language and confidence as the two greatest barriers.
This is ahead of other perceived factors such as lack of common ground, anxiety, or negative prior experiences.
It is obvious that true reconciliation is impossible unless we overcome the social and economic inequalities that persist in our society. It is only when the playing fields of opportunity are levelled and the lives of all South Africans improve that social cohesion will be strengthened.Read more
If you are worried about how you are going to cope over the festive season, or often turn to alcohol as a way to cope, or perhaps you are worried about a loved one or friend who needs help – please call SADAG and Department of Social Development 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline 0800 12 13 14. You can also sms 32312 and a counsellor will call back to help. The helpline provides free telephone counselling, information and referrals to resources around the country. SADAG is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year – there is always help and there is always hope.Read more
The Fiat Fullback – the most-driven 2019 bakkie in South Africa according to AutoTrader – will take the opportunity to prove its reliability, robustness, and practicality when doing track-side duty to keep the race going. In addition, Jeep will provide invaluable support to other critical behind-the-scenes functions that allow the show to go on. Wrangler, Renegade and Compass vehicles will be used by officials throughout the international motorsport weekend.Read more
“Ford is for many things: creating jobs, boosting the economy, supporting worthy causes, investing in the youth, protecting our country’s wildlife, and the list goes on,” says Berry. “As part of our 97-year manufacturing history, we want to show our commitment to South Africa at all levels. Helping with these trolleys shows that even small but insightful gestures can make a big difference.”
“Twenty-twenty was a really tough year for someone like me in the car wash profession,” says Sizwe Khumalo, one of the recipients of the car wash trolleys.
“Now, thanks to Ford, we look forward to a new year that will allow us to work faster, look like race car drivers with the Ford Performance trolleys, and complete more speedy washes in a day. We are grateful to everyone at Ford for treating us like family and helping us to be even better at the work that we do here at the Silverton Assembly Plant.”Read more
Al Hudaar Awards function took place on 5 December 2020.Read more
This year’s Miss South Africa top three contestants are set to represent the country on three different global stages in 2021.
Reigning Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida will be participating in the Miss World pageant and will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Rolene Strauss who took the title in 2014.
Thato Mosehle will be taking part in the Miss Supranational contest, the first person under the official Miss South Africa Organisation banner to do so as Miss Supranational South Africa 2020. Natasha Joubert will be the official South African entrant at the Miss Universe pageant as Miss Universe South Africa 2020.Read more
SADAG will be hosting a Free #FacebookFriday Online expert Q&A on Friday the 11th of December between 1pm and 2pm with Clinical Psychologist Judith Ancer, and again at 7pm to 8pm with Psychiatrist Dr Claire Lownie as they discuss the grief, stress, anger, sadness, and loneliness associated with the Holiday Blues.
The FREE online chat will help unpack dealing with the holiday blues, how to manage the additional stress, managing family conflict at all those extra family gatherings, how to recharge over the festive season and how to support a loved one with their own anxiety and depression. It is also an important opportunity to get more tips and tools on managing your mental health issues with regards to maintaining treatment and managing triggers. Join the live Facebook Friday online Q&A via the SADAG Facebook page.
To join the chat, please go to the SADAG Facebook Page – The South African Depression and Anxiety or click here or you can also join via the SADAG website www.sadag.org . If you or your loved one needs help call SADAG on 0800 21 22 23 or SMS 31393 and a counsellor will call you.Read more
The programme focuses on Grade 9 girl learners that we follow until Grade 12 from rural and township public schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, and Free State provinces. It has reached more than 1 300 girl learners from 137 public high schools.
“This has had a positive effect on the young girls in school, in their communities and their understanding of their role in the wider society,” says Podetti-Ngono.
“However, it is time our young people feel safe and secure stepping outside of the basic-education premises to pursue their life-long role as Valued Citizens, so it is essential to work with government, law firms, corporate, higher education institutions and NGO’s committed to render sustainable programmes instead of events.Read more
“As Ithala we can make the financing process easy. Ithala SOC Limited offers affordable interest rates because we believe that every South African deserves access to affordable banking services.
“The Taxi Finance service offering provides incredible benefits for an ordinary South African to own a commercial vehicle in a period of up to 60 months, get competitive interest rates and the opportunity to create wealth.”Read more
There are two good things about this time of year – it’s summer and mangoes are back in season! Because the only thing better than holidays, are holidays filled with the fragrance and flavour of summer, which is exactly what you get every time you indulge in sweet, succulent mangoes.
Whether you’re heading for the ‘Berg, beach or bush these holidays, or taking it easy at home with afternoon and suppertime braais, put summer on your plate with tantalising mango mains, sides or desserts.Read more
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The Festive season is on our doorstep, and along with all the holiday excitement comes the anticipated high traffic volumes on various routes in and out of Gauteng.
In light of increased calls to escalate road safety and in a bid to curb fatalities on South Africa’s roads, Bakwena N1N4 has again partnered with Motus Corporation (Motus) and welcomes new vehicle sponsor, KIA Motors South Africa. The partnership with Motus starting in 2012, ensures visible policing during the peak holiday seasons.Read more
“Collaboration is important and this is the first step in bringing parties around the table where we can debate, discuss and find new solutions that are fit for purpose in the South African context within plastics industries,” he says.Read more
“As well as retailers encouraging spending, most people are on holiday and are spending more than usual. The result is that we often we see consumers picking and choosing which debts to pay over the festive period” says NDCA chairperson Benay Sager.
“The problem with this behaviour is that it usually drives up the cost of borrowing significantly because it negatively affects people’s credit ratings. Lenders consider consumers with poor credit scores higher risk and either won’t lend to them or charge higher interest rates to offset the risk.”Read more
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Control your own environment (Mask, sanitiser and distancing)
Focus on the now – one thing at a time
Try to be patient with yourself and others
Find ways to show yourself love, kindness and compassion
Let your anxieties out – talking to friends and family about how you’re feeling so you’re all on the same page. Tell them:
You feel uncomfortable in crowded spaces
You might choose a spot furthest away from the crowd
“A simple conversation with each other to establish what can make everyone feel most comfortable is often all it takes. We need to balance our short term goals to feel connected and see those we love, with the long term goals of making sure we keep our loved ones alive to share many more years of celebrations,” concludes Scher.
One of the best-kept secrets in business and life today is having the gusto to go out into the world and ask for what you want. More people fail to try in life than those that actually fail at something. According to Jacqueline Raw, Owner and Founder of Ycagel this is because we’ve become so conditioned to shy away from pain or being uncomfortable. “Most of us play it safe, only taking risks if we are certain it will work out and therefor never really achieve our full potential.”Read more
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TLU SA suggests all farm owners take the following precautionary measures to protect themselves:
– Keep gates locked and ensure you have an explicit notice indicating private property and that trespassers will be prosecuted – the message should be in more than one language;
– Join a local safety structure;
– Get a response plan in place;
– Get experienced negotiators to speak to the trespassers;
– Plan with the local police on when and how to react;
– Get expert advice about laws relating to public gatherings, and trespassing;
– No personnel records may be shown to anyone without a warrant or the necessary identification.
Winning a brand spanking new Nissan NP200 utility bakkie is certain to be life changing. This is the kind of prize that can enhance entrepreneurial dreams, create business opportunities and be a chance for winners to start something new.
Entrepreneurship in South Africa is critical to solving the unemployment crisis. But for many it can be an upward struggle, even when given the right tools like a bakkie. Chief Executive of Sidar Group, Carl Bates, has assisted many SMEs and startups over the years. He advises potential bakkie winners to first test their ideas before doing anything else.
Bates says, “Ask people if they’d commit to using your services. If they say yes, then you are onto something. In terms of finances, far too many people view cash flow as a problem. Rather see money as something which flows to a good idea. Avoid debt and perhaps pre-sell your services to get things going. And always think of how to scale your business right from the start. Make sure the problem you are solving with your business has a market big enough to keep growing.”
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As we, the employees, doctors and management of Lenmed, reflect in gratitude for contribution and mourn his loss, we extend our condolences his incredible to his family and loved ones.Read more
A report compiled by GEN 22 on Sloane, which offers startups funding opportunities and access to markets, notes that over 55 000 SMMEs in South Africa will not survive the COVID-19 global pandemic. A total of 92% of SMMEs’ business operations have been impacted and at least 42 350 of those working for these SMMEs will lose their jobs.
“This annual competition is that much more relevant this year, simply because our main purpose with the BIC is to boost enterprise development in a year that has seen small businesses challenged, stretched and some decimated,” Ramonotsi continued.
Entries for the competition are open from 4 December 2020 until 31 January 2021, at midnight.Read more
“Be aware that fraudsters are often well dressed, well-spoken and respectable looking individuals. If you are disturbed while transacting at the ATM, your card may possibly be skimmed by being removed and placed back into the ATM without your knowledge. Cancel the transaction immediately and report the incident using your bank’s Stop Card Toll free number, which is displayed on all ATMs, as well as on the back of your bank card,” says SABRIC CEO, Nischal MewalallRead more
“The Skimmelkrans project is a positive step in our sustainability journey. In the context of yesterday’s global announcement by our CEO, Mark Schneider around redoubling efforts to combat climate change, we have committed to reaching a waste free and zero net emission future within Nestlé by 2050, building on decades of work already done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project will scale the quality production of our dairy products therefore enhancing our consumer experience,” stated Saint-Francis Tohlang, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director at Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).Read more
New Rules for Nelson Mandela Bay AreaRead more
Enrol now for the SA Artist Programme 2021 and choose your location.
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The Human Sciences Research Council will bring together a consortium of partners from the humanities and social sciences in the country, under the theme of Radical Reason at the Department of Science and Innovation’s 2020 Science Forum, scheduled from 9-11 December 2020.Read more
MATRICS: YOU’RE STILL STANDING… NOW KEEP ON WALKING RIGHT TO THE END The Matric Class of 2020 is entering theRead more
Join the Trending SA hosts Refiloe Mpakanyane, Elma Smit and Mablerh tonight as they bring you trending topics and specialRead more
BUTTER & BROWN HOSTS WILL TAKE SABC 3 VIEWERS ON A CULINARY JOURNEY Butter & Brown hosts Seth Brundle andRead more
Announcement by the Board of Directors at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) Board ofRead more
Protect your business from fraud with Standard Bank’s Escrow, a managed online payment platform Johannesburg, 01 December 2020 – AnyRead more
COVID-19 has changed the way we shop forever Phillip Moepya – Group Head – Experience Design at Standard Bank GroupRead more
Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa The wonders of wood fibre, and a sector that makes use of an inherentlyRead more
LEGO Foundation and the Department of Basic Education Launch First National South African ECD Census [Johannesburg, 2 December 2020] The LEGORead more
SAPTU welcomes National List of Occupations in High Demand SAPTU supports the notion of the Department of Higher Education andRead more
Imvelisi Enviropreneurs Programme sets young entrepreneurs up for success in South Africa’s green economy Earlier this year, the South AfricanRead more
MANCOSA LAUNCHES HONORIS 21ST CENTURY SKILLS CERTIFICATE TO UPSKILL GRADUATES FOR THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK To enhance the employabilityRead more
Tradition meets technology – introducing your new family cookbook, made with McCain Never before has it been so easy toRead more
DESTINATION VACATION MAKES ITS WAY TO SABC 3 THIS DECEMBER Destination Vacation – a Travel Adventure Trip will be broadcastRead more
Women Empowerment Takes Centre Stage with Ford’s 4 300km RangeHer Drives with a Mission Forty female journalists and influencers participatedRead more
Investments: Local or Offshore With the current market outlook, should South Africans be buying local investments or taking their moneyRead more
The Essentials which will be broadcast at 19H30 on Sunday, 6th December 2020 on SABC 3.
This brand new documentary follows the lockdown experiences of ordinary South Africans. The Coronavirus pandemic has had devastating effects on humanity across the globe but it didn’t stop people to stand up and unite against an invisible enemy.
Follow filmmaker Dirk Smit’s journey as he discovers glimmers of hope, creativity and resilience in South African people.
In South Africa there are many sporting codes that enjoy massive support, with big sponsors.
However, Motshidisi says there needs to be more support trickling down to women in sport.
She says this is a missed investment opportunity for corporate SA.
“Pay women well enough so that they do not have to worry about side hustles. Women in sport are not getting the financial support they deserve,” says Motshidisi, who is most famous for her role as a Rugby presenter/anchor.Read more
Today the Nelson Mandela Foundation joins many in mourning the passing of the Queen Mother Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng Nation. We have lost another inspirational leader and friend of the Foundation. We send our condolences to her family, friends and to all who regarded her as their leader.Read more