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Thursday | 08 April | 2021 Transnet, the Bay piece of gold richer thanks to Solidarity

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Approximately 180 000 South Africans are members of Solidarity’s family. These people who work daily to turn the future of South Africa around by sending their children to school, going to work and thus making a contribution to the economy, often knocks on Solidarity’s door for  … Read more

Wednesday | 07 April | 2021 New record fuel price leaves motorists’ pockets empty

By Reon Janse van Rensburg From 7 April 2021, motorists will be hit with an enormous petrol price hike of R1,00 per litre while the wholesale price of diesel will increase by up to 65c per litre. BusinessDay reports that the Central Energy Fund (CEF), which adjusts fuel prices monthly,  … Read more

Tuesday | 06 April | 2021 Leon – role model, lifelong student and master artisan

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Sol-Tech took its first small step in 2007 when the institution opened its doors to 64 students and with only three staff members. Leon van Wyk was appointed as lecturer among the members of staff appointed to train the artisans of the future. It was  … Read more

Monday | 05 April | 2021 Lesufi – plunderers under the guise of rulers

By Dr Dirk Hermann   Lesufi is that controversial MEC whose mission in life it is to get rid of Afrikaans in schools.  Just recently, everyone was stunned that R431 million was spent to sanitise schools that had been closed at the time. He said in his response that he  … Read more

Wednesday | 31 March | 2021 Psychiatric disorders becoming a tsunami

Vista Clinic Psychiatric experts predict that the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a tsunami of emotional and psychiatric disorders. Factors such as self-isolation and quarantine affect people’s normal activities, routines and work activities. These influences may lead to increased loneliness, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, alcohol or drug abuse, and also  … Read more

Friday | 26 March | 2021 Third Covid-19 wave could hurt SA’s ratings – Mboweni

 By Reon Janse van Rensburg According to Reuters, South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said last week that a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic could jeopardise the government’s efforts to bring its finances under control, and that could lead to further downgrading of the country’s sovereign rating. Mboweni, who  … Read more

Thursday | 25 March | 2021 Employers and trade unions must agree to protect jobs

By Reon Janse van Rensburg An opinion piece by Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis recently appeared in Business Day. In this piece Du Plessis points out that the vaccination of health workers is progressing without any significant resistance to it from within their ranks. The second phase of the  … Read more

Thursday | 25 March | 2021 Landlords: Reduce your risks

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Over the past year, there have already been two waves of the Covid-19 virus which South Africans had to overcome. It is also especially during this time that many working people could not generate an income. Even though it affected several sectors, and the consequences  … Read more

Thursday | 25 March | 2021 Complexes and estates: Rules about noise you should know of

By Reon Janse van Rensburg It is said that proper fences ensure proper neighbours. This may have been true in those days when properties were large, and you only saw and heard your neighbour at special events. Today, however, things are not as simple, and people hear and see their  … Read more

Tuesday | 23 March | 2021 Western Cape: Less candlelight, more electricity

By Reon Janse van Rensburg In a recent interview with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show, James-Brent Styan spokesperson of the Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning mentioned that the province is aiming to be less dependent on electricity generated by Eskom. According to the provincial budget  … Read more

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