Atlantis residents say education will drive their economic zone

Cape Town, April 9, 2019 – Atlantis residents in Cape Town are sceptical after the area has been declared a special economic zone. They believe actually making the area economically viable for investment, is a tall order. The community says until issues like housing, unemployment and education are improved, nothing else will change. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa has this story.

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Bo-Kaap granted heritage

Cape Town, March 31, 2019 – After years of fighting the City of Cape Town, Bo-Kaap residents have finally managed to secure municipal heritage protection. A lengthy public participation saw 2 300 votes in favour, and only 27 against the move. Now, new developments and alterations to old buildings will have to follow strict guidelines on height, style and construction materials used. This, all in line with the area’s character.

 

Affordable counselling in Cape Town

Cape Town, 22 March, 2019 – Seeking services in South Africa is often a costly and stigma-ridden exercise. The Counselling Hub in Cape Town is trying to change that, by making therapy a lot more affordable. Watch full story below:

Climate kids fight climate change

Cape Town, March 19, 2019 – South African teenagers have joined thousands across the world in a coordinated strike against climate change. Dubbed the “climate kids”, they believe governments have dropped the ball in addressing this challenge. They say together they can begin to educate people and encourage change. 

Still waiting for power

Cape Town, March 13, 2019 – The lights are on for some, but others are still having to make do with candles and paraffin lamps. We visited an area called The Hague in Delft, Cape Town, where RDP recipients have been without electricity since they moved in last year. And the slow rollout is a matter of life and death for some.

 

New app to help job seekers

Cape Town, March 12, 2019 – Unemployment continues to climb and pinning down a job is proving more and more difficult for job seekers. Even for casual or entry-level jobs like waitressing and cleaning. A young start-up is helping to connect people to jobs that don’t require formal qualifications, without the hassle of CVs and going door-to-door.
eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa chats to one of the founders of JobJack.

New data regulations

Cape Town, March 2, 2019 – The days of unwittingly paying astronomical out of bundle data charges may soon be over. Some new regulations, enforced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, are coming into play.

Gogos ask for 13th cheque

Cape Town, February 8 2019 – A group of pensioners are asking the president for a Christmas bonus or thirteenth cheque. They’d hoped to hand over a petition of 30-thousand signatures to Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the state of the nation address. But they were left disappointed. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa has this story.