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.
CAPE TOWN, 23 September 2017 – Africa has its first museum dedicated solely to contemporary indigenous art. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a nine-storey, 100-gallery marvel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Watch full story here.
A protein-based feed for chickens and fish is being produced in Cape Town – the first of its kind in South Africa. This yummy mash up of nutrients and insects could lead to a thriving new form of business. Watch full story here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAPE TOWN, 16 May 2017 – Close to 5 percent of the tourists who visit the Western Cape do it for medical treatments. From face lifts to fertility treatments, one can get it done in South Africa at a third of the cost charged elsewhere. Watch full story here.
CAPE TOWN – A visual artist in Cape Town has come under fire for trying to get white South Africans to reflect. But despite a violent backlash to their work, the artist is determined to continue promoting anti-racism. Watch here.
**Really enjoyed my chat with Dean, so many parts of our conversation I didn’t get to use, but that’s the business.
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.