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


UIF maternity benefits

Maternity leave is necessary for mothers of newborn babies to bond with their children. However, this often means time away from work.

School shopping tips

The new year also means the start of a brand new school year. With this comes extra expenses to kick off 2022.

SASSA facing delays in R350 grant reconsideration process

A new month has begun and grant recipients will be eligible to collect their money from the post office or it will be paid into their bank accounts.

State Caputure Commission of Enquiry

After a court bid to halt the hanging over of the Zondo report was dismissed, President Cyril Ramaphosa received part one of the State Capture Commission of Enquiry’s findings.

Parents struggling to pay school fees

With a new academic year just around the corner, the expenses that parents with school children have are back.

Nsfas applications close soon

With just two days left for students to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas), an Eastern Cape metropolitan is helping students with their applications.

minimum wage impact

The minimum wage is deemed to be an important instrument in improving the lives of South Africans and lifting them out of poverty.

SASSA says verify your marital status

As part of the verification process when applying for a Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant, your information is sent to the relevant government departments.

Parents can purchase school clothing anywhere

As the new year begins, parents of school children are purchasing stationery, books and new school clothing before their children begin the 2022 academic year. 

What the different matric passes mean

The Grade 12 class of 2021 are just a few weeks away from receiving the final results. Here is what the different matric passes mean.  



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