Woooooohoooooooo, it’s Friday! No chocolate Easter eggs this weekend, but we’ll watch rugby, have a braai and crack open a few cold beers instead. Before we defrost those chops, however, let’s take a look at great news that made the headlines this week – such as free financial training workshops and a small decline in South Africa’s unemployment rate.

Jamie the Naked Chef loves South African food

Jamie Oliver recently visited Mzoli’s Place – a Gugulethu restaurant – and couldn’t stop raving about it. He has in fact given it a seven page spread in his magazine Jamie, and even mentioned his Cape Town adventure on the front page. “The whole experience was totally sexy: the heat, the music, the food and the people – where patrons choose cuts of raw meat to be braaied and served,” he said.

Reference: SA Good News

Unemployment decline confirmed by Stats SA

The unemployment decline reported this week was a decline of 1.4% – down from 23.3% to 21.9%. Although not a hugely significant one, it’s still a decline! Let’s hope the unemployment rate will continue decreasing – allowing more and more South Africans to feed their families and experience a bit of job satisfaction.

Reference: Mail & Guardian

Free financial training workshops for students

Free financial training workshops are now available to students at 16 universities countrywide. Sponsored by the Stanlib Investment Academy and born in 2005, this incentive continues to receive constructive feedback from students attending, enjoying and benefiting from the workshops.

Reference: Independent Online

Cape Town to set up R10 million dog drug unit

Nearly 80% of crime committed in Cape Town is linked to drugs. Now the Mother City is finally doing something about this by setting up a unit of specialised drug-sniffing dogs. “Properly trained dogs would help the unit to work more efficiently by quickly tracking down illegal substances”, said unit spokesperson councilor Glen Kleinsmith.

Reference: News 24

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