Author: Bulelwa Mbangeni

The Biennial Conference of the Economics Society of South Africa (ESSA) was hosted at Rhodes University from 30 August to 1 September. Around 25 people sat for the session that discussed the employment and labour market in South Africa. Three speakers spoke passionately about employment, rural electrification, and the labour market in South Africa, with others focusing specifically at the East Cape. The floor was opened by Chijioke Nwosu who, with his partner Catherine Ndinda did the research presented in the paper,¬†Employment and Poverty in South Africa: A General Analysis. He pointed out the significant difference between households where only…

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The year is flying by and the time is approaching for the annual Santa Clause for Paws Christmas box collection and handover. Santa Clause for Paws is a community initiative¬†that collects and distributes pet food, toys, blankets and other much needed items to shelter animals. It is therefore fitting that the Grahamstown SPCA will be the recipient of the collected items this year for the third year in a row. Santa Cause for Paws started in October 2013, with their main focus being an annual Christmas Drive. “Christmas is a time for warmth, giving and love, and the donations they…

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