Got to cover “the lighter” side of this year’s budget speech, via the annual Budget Speech Competition. Twenty finalists battled it out to win over R400 000 in cash prizes for their essays, outlining what economic fixes there are for some of South Africa’s most pressing issues.
Day one was a simulation game that involved allocating and re-allocating the national budget, watch here.
The group also had individual interviews that day with a panel of judges, to motivate why their innovative ideas(s) deserve the win.
They were given a keynote address by Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan the following night, at a fancy pants dinner – winners announced on the night as well. Watch that report, here.
“CAPE TOWN – The waiter responsible for describing patrons as “2 Blacks” at The Bungalow at Clifton Beach in Cape Town has said he never intended the offence taken.
The waiter, Mike Dzange, says he regrets the controversial incident.
“I’d like to apologise deep from my heart for the trouble I have caused; it happened without intention of hurting anybody. I’d sincerely like to apologise to Mr Scott and partner,” Dzange, a Zimbabwean national said.
He has been suspended from The Bungalow, where he has worked for eight years.
Scott Maqetuka tweeted a picture of this slip describing him as one of two blacks, accusing the Bungalow restaurant in Clifton of racism.
Dzange admits he was wrong to use racial descriptions for patrons. He has been suspended in the interim.”
“CAPE TOWN– An audience at a special screening at Pollsmoor was brought to tears by big screen images of the tale about life inside the maximum security prison. The story, scripted by the former prison inmate, also details his life on the Cape Flats.”