After spending decades watching the abuse of her mother and then experiencing a decade of abuse from her own husband, Tarryn Draai is breaking the cycle of violence and culture of silence.

Touched by the high unemployment rate in the Msinga area, Lelly Mntungwa felt she needed to do something to create job opportunities for the locals, particularly young women.

With no education in cosmetology, somatology or cosmetic formulations, Shantelle Booysen used her love for pedicures to formulate products that are now being exported to 34 destinations and on top of that, this inspiring entrepreneur directly employs about 2 500 people in the country.

Government’s funding through the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) to a small and developing small businesses, has provided a much needed lifeline for these companies.

While strides have been made to ensure gender equality over the years, work is continuing to accelerate these actions.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 5 August 2021, announced changes to his Cabinet, as part of improving the capacity of government.

The new normal of practising social distancing and connecting with loved ones virtually has not stopped those at the forefront of caring for the vulnerable.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Steve Biko Academic Hospital have welcomed a mobile robot called Stevie to help improve the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As many young people continue to grapple with the rate of unemployment in the country, work is underway to turn the situation around.

People across the country are pulling out all the stops to help register pensioners for the COVID-19 vaccine, and now pension payout points where thousands queue for their monthly grant, are being targeted.

By More Matshediso

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ambitious programme of resuscitating economic growth and streamlining policy implementation in a challenging environment is gaining momentum.

The National Consumer Tribunal has significantly streamlined debt rearrangement applications to benefit South Africans.

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway.

South Africa’s National Flag was first used 27-years ago as the country held its first democratic elections, heralding a new era for a country previously divided along racial lines.


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