Ryan Cloete

My name is Ryan Cloete. I'm a rookie journalist based in Cape Town. I'm currently studying towards an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

I am very much a work in progress with the goal of being better than I was yesterday. As a journalist, my ultimate goal is to work for a publication that makes a difference in the lives of people.

Working at Portal Publishing has provided me with an opportunity to do this and kick start my hopefully long career in news. I also enjoy reading, having a good laugh with friends and watching sporting events. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – James Allen


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Vaccination is widely recognised around the world as the most effective tool in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Covid-19 vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant.

Aeroplane and world map graphic.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out against the decisions taken by a number of countries to ban or restrict travel from the Southern African region.

Sassa Head Office sign

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has called on all R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant beneficiaries to collect their money before the upcoming deadline. 

A women with her head in her hands

The word retrenchment is filled with uncertainty and can be extremely grim news for workers. Here's the forms you need should you become entrenched.

SASSA podium

The R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) is expected to come to an end in March 2022. This will leave around 9 million people without crucial financial support.

Broken glass

The July unrest has had a devastating impact on South Africa. The eight days of unrest and looting left more than 300 people dead and cost the economy billions.

SASSA cards

Earlier this year, The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) announced that they will be releasing funds to beneficiaries who are owed money by the agency.

Virus graphic

On Thursday, South Africa’s Department of Health held an emergency briefing to inform the public that a new variant of the Covid-19 virus has been detected in the country.

SASSA Office sign

Social grants ensure that the most variable members of our society receive some sort of financial relief.



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