South Africans abroad want to return home
More South Africans living abroad are enquiring about top jobs back home. “Positive feelings about South Africa and its seeming financial and political stability in the wake of the latest democratic elections has made the green grass of home seem greener,” said Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, MD of Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters. Nevertheless she advised job seekers to be cautious. “We are not experiencing the waves of retrenchments that are happening elsewhere in the world, but the market is still generally slow and the competition for senior management jobs is very stiff.” SA Good News also reports that South Africans deciding to come home do so for emotional and lifestyle reasons. Homecoming Revolution research has found that because of the economic downturn, 39 percent of respondents were likely to stay in their countries of residence, 11 percent to move another country and 50 percent to return to South Africa.
Reference: SA Good News
Plans to reduce crime
“The police will deploy more detectives, encourage community policing and ask the army to combat cash-in-transit theft as it tries to reduce crime by 10% annually,” said Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa. “There are currently around 12 900 policemen undergoing training as detectives, of whom 1 200 are sitting advance courses,” Mthethwa told Parliament in the debate on President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address. Mthethwa also said that he is going to establish more so-called “street committees” to help police protect communities.
Reference: News 24
Hanover Park kids give their pocket money to Zim
Five cousins decided to give up their weekend treat and donated their pocket money to the Mustadafin Foundation. The foundation has helped the Cape Town community for more than 25 years and now plans to travel to Zimbabwe to distribute a five-ton truckload of food and essentials. Nabeela Petersen, 13, volunteers at the organisation on weekends and together with her cousins gave R20. “It makes me feel good to do something good for the poor,” she said. “Those people are suffering at the moment because they have no food.” Three-year-old Fatima Petersen, who likes cake and sweets, was initially reluctant to give her money. But their cousin Azraa Petersen, 4, said that poor people needed it.
Reference: Independent Online