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June 29, 2018

uShaka Marine World Top Honours

uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest marine theme park and an integral part of the city’s overall tourism offering, was recently announced as the winner of KZN’s Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards.

The announcement made recently at a Gala Dinner hosted at the Elangeni Hotel is testament to the fact that uShaka Marine World is not only an engine for growth and redevelopment within the city’s Point Waterfront precinct but also an economic success in its own right.

CEO for uShaka Marine World, Mrs Stella Khumalo, said that being chosen above respected consumer brands such as  Defy, MCS, Gagasi FM, The Sharks, Blue Security, BB Bakeries, Hilton Durban, [...]

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June 29, 2018

New visa rules good news for South Africans looking for work in the UK

According to immigration consultants Breytenbachs, which notes that every month, since December 2017, the monthly quota for the Tier 2 Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) was reached.

“Many UK businesses that applied for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to employ non-EU workers were not able to obtain the CoS they require,” it said.

“When a CoS is not issued, the employing company subsequently has to wait for the next monthly round of allocations of the Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship. Furthermore, it is not only a waiting game, but they have to lodge a new CoS application for consideration each month to be considered,” it said.

“The [...]

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June 29, 2018

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic fights Tampon Tax

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic has joined the fight to topple tampon tax and has made a written submission to National Treasury to include feminine hygiene products on the list of zero-rated VAT items.

The clinic conducted research on tampon tax shortly after the National Treasury called for public submissions for the expansion of the current list of zero-rated VAT items.

“The research indicates that the lack of access to feminine hygiene products, primarily as a result of the high prices of these products, is an enormous problem that confronts poor, vulnerable and marginalised women and girls in South Africa,” SU Law Clinic attorney Monja [...]

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June 29, 2018


The library is one of many sustainable development projects run by the wind farm in the communities within its geographic footprint in the Kouga region since launching in 2015.

Inspecting the progress on the project are community members (from left) Ragel Goeda, Babalwa Sahluko and Nozuko Ntshota, who have benefited from another of the wind farm’s community projects – the Rainmakers women empowerment programme.

The seven-month programme has seen groups of women from the Sea Vista, Umzamowethu, KwaNomzamo and Kruisfontein communities undergoing specific skills development and business training, to equip them to identify and implement impactful upliftment projects in [...]

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