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


petrol price coming down in January

Motorists will be breathing a sigh of relief at the pumps where the price of petrol will decrease between 68c and 71c for both grades of petrol per litre. 

SASSA payment dates for January

As the new year begins, various government organisations have reopened to assist the public with the services they require. 

UIF Bus Service

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will resume with business as usual on Monday after the festive season break. 

Nsfas applications close soon

With the new academic year around the corner, many South African students will require funding for the start of their tertiary education journey. 

expectations of women in the pandemic

New years often mean new beginnings with new years’ resolutions. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is here to stay and challenges it brings will remain for many.

Covid-19 vaccine target missed by south african government

As Covid-19 vaccines became readily available in the country, the South African government set a target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population before the end of 2021. 

Since the beginning of August, more than 11.2 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant.

SASSA Debtor Status

More than 10 million people are beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant.

Improving Your Matric Exam Results

With less than a month to go until receiving their Grade 12 examination results, the marks obtained is not the be all and end all. 

UIF bus service

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated South Africa into a more digitally savvy society. More and more people are completing tasks online which in the past would have required them to complete in person.



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