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


TERS is for workers who lost income due to Covid-19 lockdowns

 The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) offers a number of different benefits for people who have become unemployed or have not been able to work for a number of reasons.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund provides temporary relief for people who have become unemployed or have to take off from work for a number of reasons.

Fans allowed back in stadiums

When Bafana Bafana take on Ethiopia in their 2022 World Cup group qualifier at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg they will be backed by 2000 supporters.

UIF logo

The UIF provides temporary relief to workers who have recently become unemployed. If you were terminated by your employer, you may qualify for UIF benefits. You can immediately apply for UIF unemployment benefits.

1 in every 3 South Africans receive a government grant

Findings from the World Bank Review found that around 1 in every 3 South African citizens benefit from a government grant. Currently 3.3% of the country's total GDP is spent on social grants. This amounts to R180 billion.

Stage 2 load shedding to continue

South African power utility Eskom has announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will continue until Thursday, 14 October 2021.

The department has received more than 5.5 million applications for their Teaching assistant and general school assistant posts. Around 278 000 positions were available when the application process opened at the end of last month.

E-tolls charge Gauteng Residents for driving on the Provinces roads,

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has told residents in Gauteng to ignore e-toll bills sent to them.

online education and distance learning

The University of Cape Town (UCT) announced that they will launch an online high school in 2022 with classes set to start in January. The online high school has already received more than 5000 learner applications for next year.

Cape Town stadium

South Africa has exited the long third-wave of Covid-19 infections and increasing vaccination rate against Covid-19, should fans be allowed back into stadiums?



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