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


get vaccinated at work

As the South African government looks to ramp up its vaccination rollout plan, Gauteng will be vaccinating citizens at their place of work. 

why school cloths are so expensive

After the competition commissions’ judgement that parents cannot be forced to purchase school uniforms from specific retailers, parents will be saving money.

Sassa verification

With just three months left of R350 grant payments, a rejected grant application could leave people without crucial relief.

traffic points system

South African motorists will be breathing a sigh of relief after proposed regulation would have put them in danger of losing their driver's license.

Employment Equity Act

The Employment Equity Act promotes equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination.

Combating South Africa’s Alarming Dropout Rate

As the new year school year commences, many grade 1 pupils will begin their schooling careers. However, a sizable portion of them may not complete matric. 


What You Should Do About 'Alternative Income Source' SRD Status

The Post Office began distributing the January payments of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant earlier this week.

school learner attending school

Schools opened for teaching in five South African provinces on Wednesday, however parents are enraged as hundreds of learners do not have a place in Gauteng Schools.


In March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa placed the country under a hard lockdown and ordered people to stay home. 

Commission Wants Parents To Report Unfair Uniform Suppliers

With the new academic year beginning next week for learners in coastal provinces, many parents will be rushing to purchase school clothing before the first day of school.



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