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


UWC to must provide alternative accommodation for students

Last week violence erupted at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) after students clashed with security offices when they were instructed to relocate to alternative accommodation. 

Police minister want focus on GBV this festive season

While the festive season holidays may be filled with joy and happiness for many, the scourge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV)  remains a threat to women around South Africa. 

Court room

A new law around reporting pregnancy of girls under the age of 16-years-old is not enough if no action is taken against the perpetrators.

Covid-19 Johnson and johnson  booster shots available in SA

South African Health Products Regulatory bodies have authorized the use of booster shots for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine. 

what is a sars audit and verification

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) is in charge of collecting tax and ensuring tax compliance in the country. 

Union will oppose MTN mandatory vaccination policy

As the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections spreads through South Africa, many companies are introducing measures to make vaccination mandatory and ensure their workplaces are safe.

SASSA R350 grant could be extended

As unemployment continues to worsen in South Africa, calls for a Basic Income Grant (BIG) have grown louder over the past few months. 

Unisa to commence with online examinations

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is the country’s largest distance learning institution of higher learning. 


Thousands behind bar for reckless driving

As people travel around South Africa, whether it be to a holiday destination or simply going home, drivers are urged to be safe as this time of year is notorious for increased road accidents. 

nsfas applications close soon

As 2021 draws to a close, a new academic year is on the horizon. This means that students are once again scrambling to find funding and this is where NSFAS comes in useful.



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