Rightful land claim owners fight dodgy sale to private developer

CAPE TOWN, 25 September 2017 – Almost 20 years after successfully claiming back prime land in a Cape Town suburb, no tangible benefits have come for the rightful land owners. Watch full story here.

Source: eNCA 

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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. 

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.