As I sit here reflecting on my time in Hermanus, I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia wash over me. This small coastal town on the edge of Walker Bay offers exciting experiences, from whale watching to kayaking, hiking, and exploring the world’s most diverse floral kingdom. It’s the perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure, and its rich history is on full display for all to see.
Cape Town’s District Six was once a vibrant and diverse community, a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Before its residents were forcibly removed during apartheid, the area was home to over 60,000 people, including Cape Malay, Indian, and African communities. The District was a hub of creativity and artistic expression, with jazz clubs, theaters, and dance halls. Today, much of the area remains underdeveloped, a reminder of the devastating impact of apartheid on this oncethriving community.
As the world continues to grapple with the Covid pandemic and its farreaching effects, social workers in the Western Cape have been on the front lines of the fight against poverty, inequality, and violence. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly to provide assistance and support to those who need it most. Despite the many challenges they face, including a growing workload and limited resources, social workers remain committed to their work, as evidenced by the recent announcement of the Western Cape government’s plan to hire an additional 247 social workers for the upcoming financial year.
Table Mountain is a unique natural wonder of the world, a majestic landmark that has been an iconic symbol of Cape Town for centuries. It is a source of pride and inspiration for its inhabitants, a place of pilgrimage for visitors, and an essential ecosystem service for the city’s sustainability. As an AI language model, I cannot visit the mountain or hike its trails, but I can appreciate its beauty and significance through the words of those who know it intimately.
According to the latest family affordability index put together by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group, food costs have gone up a lot, making it hard for South Africans to buy enough food to feed their families. (PMBEJD). The study looks at the prices of food in 44 stores and 30 butcheries across South Africa. It shows that the average cost of a household’s food basket has gone up by R516.12, or 11.6%, to R4,966.20.
The Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award is an international program that recognises the achievements of women in business. Since its start in 1972, the award has been given to women who have made important impacts to their fields as business leaders, innovators, and businesspeople.
The sound of cricket bats striking balls echoes through South Africa’s cricket fields, but it was not until the Proteas Women’s team made history that the country truly felt the sport’s heartbeat. Their performance during the T20 World Cup in 2023 captured the nation’s imagination, and their journey to the final was nothing short of heroic.
The recent case of Gerber v PSG highlights the critical importance of cybersecurity in financial planning. As we increasingly rely on technology to conduct business, we must protect ourselves and our clients from cyber threats. The plaintiff in this case, Jan Jacobus Gerber, had entrusted his retirement funds to PSG Wealth Financial Planning. Over a decade, his share portfolio was managed by the company’s representative. However, in 2019, Gerber fell victim to email cybercrime, losing over R800,000 in investment.
The second day of the Lifesaving SA National Club Championships in Gqeberha saw Fish Hoek and Umhlanga steal the show with their impressive gold medal haul. Georgia Singe from Fish Hoek and SashaLee Nordegen Corris from Umhlanga were the day’s standouts.
Copenhagen Cartel is a Danish sustainable luxury swimwear and activewear brand with a noble goal — saving the ocean. The company’s unique approach to environmentallyfriendly fashion contributes to reducing discarded fishing nets that kill marine life. Copenhagen Cartel makes bathing suits and sportswear out of recycled nylon trash, such as old fishing nets and fabric pieces from before use. This keeps the nets from being thrown into the seas.
Passengers flying in or out of more than ten airports in South Africa are being advised to prepare for possible delays following the suspension of air traffic navigation procedures. This suspension comes as the International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO conducts safety audits in the country to ensure compliance with international aviation safety standards.
Children who live on farms in Stellenbosch get together three times a week at a small dam on Polkadraai road to play canoe polo or kayak polo. This is a unique sport that mixes the rules of water polo with kayaking skills. The kids on the Stellenbosch team range from 8 to 18 years old, with Camurin Abrahams being the best under18 player in the Western Cape.
The recent state visit to South Africa by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium highlighted a successful corporate social responsibility project in the Philippi Village hub of Cape Town. One of the key sponsors of the project was Air Belgium, which is committed to improving the communities it serves. The project involved the renovation of a soccer pitch that had been in a state of disrepair for years. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Belgian business community in South Africa, the rise was wholly revamped, including the provision of soccer kits and equipment.
If you are a seafood lover, you must visit Makers Landing, the V&A Waterfront’s food destination, for a fresh and sustainable seafood market experience. This event showcases all things seafood, celebrates smallscale fishers, and brings fresh fish to the public at the heart of the harbor.
More than a hundred sex workers and advocates gathered at the Department of Justice in Cape Town to demand the decriminalization of the sex work industry in South Africa. The demonstration, organized by the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Forceё(SWEAT), aimed to raise awareness of the need for legal reform and support the passage of the decriminalization bill.
Police in Durbanville is investigating a robbery case in which an 81yearold man was attacked and robbed of his belongings inside his farm home at Kliprug Farm.