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Learner Support: Why reading books is important
The benefits of reading are numerous and we could probably list hundreds of them, but there are a few benefits that really stand out. Reading books can improve basic speech, teaches you communication skills, makes you master a language, adds to logical thinking and exposes you to...
Women: What is women abuse?
Abuse is any form of behaviour that controls another person, causes physical harm or fear, makes someone do things they do not want to do, or prevents them from doing things they want to do. Abuse can be verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, material or financial.
Lifestyle: Now Showing at Cinemas Near You!
The following movies have been released in South African Cinemas from 15 July 2016.
Health: Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that can affect anyone. There are warning signs to watch out for in type 1 diabetes but not much can be done to prevent this. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, is completely preventable and as such care should be taken when the warning signs start...
Government: The Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2016
​By acknowledging and showcasing successful entrepreneurs, this Awards programme is helping to build a culture of entrepreneurship in the Western Cape – and in turn, support the creation of opportunities by small and medium businesses. The closing date for entries is 05 September 2016 at 18:00.
How to apply for a liquor licence in the Western Cape
Before you consider selling or manufacturing liquor, you’re required by law to apply for a liquor licence. Before you get your paper work ready, ensure that you meet the criteria to apply. Here’s what you need to know.
Fuel saving tips
The City's fuel efficiency campaign encourages motorists to drive more efficiently. Smooth, steady driving and lower speeds all help to reduce fuel consumption and result in fewer vehicle emissions...
City continues to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots to boost digital inclusivity
​The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services and Compliance, Councillor Xanthea Limberg, on 11 July 2016, unveiled three more free Wi-Fi zones in the Cape Town Central Business District (CBD).
People of note
Maria Ramos
​Maria Ramos is the CEO of ABSA, one of the four major banking groups in South Africa. She is in her late fifties, and has built a career and an international reputation to be proud of.
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