Bakery goes green

A Cape Town bakery is upping its production by going green. The eco-friendly 24-hour operation makes use of energy efficient machinery, that replaces the old-fashioned way of baking a good loaf – but doesn’t compromise on quality. Watch full story here. 

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Pollsmoor’s got talent!

Cape Town, 10 July 2017 – More than 1,000 auditions, several elimination rounds and a lot of practice later and Pollsmoor Prison has crowned the winner of its very own talent show. Watch full story here. 

Corporate SA plans to give unemployed youth a hand up

CAPE TOWN 02 JUNE 2017 – Leading South African corporates have committed to creating more than 300,000 jobs annually, following the announcement that a staggering 58 percent of South Africa’s 14.6 million unemployed people are aged between 15 and 35. Watch full story here.

Tourism brings employment to Sedgefield

CAPE TOWN, 17 May 2017 – Fatigued from working in the town’s shops, one woman created her own opportunity, she takes people on guided 3 to 9 kilometre forest walks, or township tours showcasing small entrepreneurs.​ Watch full story here.

#Budget2017

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.

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Simulated budget allocation. Photo: Me

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.

“Sweets with the change”

“CAPE TOWN – Jewellery that brings Cape Town’s Cape Flats to life –  designed from childhood memory. Stacy Beukes’s concept range, Sweets with Change, is selling like hot cakes.

Inspired by life on the Cape Flats, this jewellery speaks to distinct childhood memories. Aptly-named concept range, Sweets with Change, draws on trips to corner shops in Grassy Park.”

Watch full report from 16min26sec here.

Source: eNCA 

Swimma Caps, swimming caps for dreadlocks and braids

“CAPE TOWN – Daily struggles with an ill-fitting swimming cap has led a Cape Town mother to think out of the box.

The saying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ proved true, as her unique creation – borne out of frustration – shows.

Swimma Caps cater for big hair, like creator Numvuyo Treffers’ long dreadlocks.

She previously opted not to swim because of her hair.

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The caps come in two sizes: afro regular and afro large, using waterproof silicone material.

Different sizes and colours are being developed, and Treffers says sales are going swimmingly.

Watch full story here.

 

Source: eNCA

Life of former Pollsmoor Prison inmate hits the big screen

“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.”

Watch full story here: http://www.enca.com/media/video/life-of-former-pollsmoor-prison-inmate-hits-the-big-screen

** I loved this movie and think everyone should see it. Beautifully written, masterfully directed and the actors were brilliant in their roles.

Source: eNCA