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Transnet Port Terminals united in their stance against violence towards women and children

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Transnet Port Terminals [TPT] staff based in Durban took to the streets dressed all in white, on the 25th of November 2015 in support of the official start of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. Their aim was to raise as much awareness as possible around this international campaign.

According to General Manager of TPT, Human Resources, Dumisani Khuzwayo, the companyā€™s support of this campaign wonā€™t end with the march as other internal initiatives are in place over the next 16 days. ā€œTPT calls on all communities to play their part in eradicating all social ills and not just over the next 16 days, but on every day of the year. Our main motivation is to challenge perpetrators of violence to change their behaviour and to also involve men in helping to eradicate violence from our homes and work places. We ultimately want to let the public and our own staff know that the issue of violence towards women and children is a very prevalent one in our society and one that can no longer be tolerated. I am proud to say that TPT has a history of empowering women and the youth, which is evident through the many development programmes and bursaries offered by the company yearly. The internal campaigns, we will be running throughout the next 16 days will provide staff with information on services and organisations that can help survivors of violence by providing them with the support they need to move on with their lives,ā€ stated Khuzwayo.

The TPT gathering marched peacefully and in unison from TPTā€™s head offices in Kingsmead Office Park at 9am to Somtseu Road, along NMR road and Kingsmead way before making their way back to wrap the surrounding trees in white in support of the campaign. Also catching the attention of passing motorists and the general public of Durban is an oversized, six metre ribbon erected at the front of the Transnet Office building.

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children takes place every year from 25th of November which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women until International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December. International Childrenā€™s Day and World AIDS Day also fall within the 16 day period.

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I heart Market moves to Ballito’s Sugar Rush Park

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In time for the Festive SeasonĀ KZNā€™s much-lovedĀ I heart MarketĀ makes a new permanent home up the NorthĀ CoastĀ atĀ popular family entertainment venue – Sugar Rush Park in Ballito – with theĀ seasonĀ datesĀ confirmed forĀ 3, 10, 17 December 2022 and 7 January 2023 from 08:30 to 14:00.

Situated next to Collisheen Estate, Sugar Rush Park is a hive of family-friendly activities. It serves as an activity hub and the base for Holla Trails – a network of biking, running or walking trails that go through the sugar cane fields.

Sugar Rush Park, also has a restaurant -Food Fundi, a kidsā€™ play area, mini-train, the Ndlondlo reptile park, The Jump Park, the Tree Trails obstacleĀ course and Park Run every Saturday morning.

Anna Savage, the marketā€™s owner /manager explains the move, “TheĀ I heart MarketĀ is a local business hub, and our business is based on the success of small business enterprises. We have an obligation to provide the best sales opportunity for our traders and at the same time createĀ a relaxed, fun day out for everyone.ā€

ā€œAs a result, we have made aĀ  bold decisionĀ toĀ move to Ballito, as we needed to find aĀ venue that could provide us with the security of a long-term lease, and a vibrant well-kept venue that has additional family-friendly activities that our customers can enjoy. We have found the perfect venue at Sugar Rush Park. We realize that this move is a big jump in terms of location and that it may be far for some of our regular customers. But we can guarantee aĀ great day out to those who can travel north, and makeĀ Ā aĀ day of it by taking advantage of the other activities available.ā€

TheĀ I heart MarketĀ has a reputation for supporting artisanal crafters, artists, and traders, offering fine, handmade goods that include jewellery, accessories, leather goods,Ā ceramics, visual arts, dĆ©cor, clothing,Ā deli foodsĀ bakery goods including breads, pastries, cookies and cakes, and a delicious range of eat in foods. Echoing the market’s name, the goods on offer are made with love, dedication to the craft, and personal integrity.

“Sugar Rush Park is excited to welcome the I heart Market to our activity hub. Celebrating and supporting small creative local businesses is vital to the local economy and has a special role to play post covid.Ā  We invite our customers and Ballito locals to support this initiative and enjoy the fine products.” Nick Jordan, partner at Sugar Rush.

According to Anna Savage, the market will continue to trade throughout the year on the first Saturday of every month. There is secure parking and entrance is free.

For more information, or to enquire about possible trading contactĀ info@iheartmkt.com

 

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Best University in South Africa According to Center for World University Rankings

The best university in South Africa for 2012-2022 was declared by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). CWUR publishes the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

Top 12 South African Universities

National Rank World Rank University Quality of Education Rank Alumni Employment Rank Research Performance Rank Overall Score
1 269 UCT 180 260 252 77.3
2 292 Wits 190 98 329 76.9
3 435 Stellies 187 455 74.9
4 483 UKZN 491 375 480 74.3
5 580 UP Tuks 778 548 73.3
6 674 UJ 1035 642 72.5
7 924 NWU 879 70.7
8 1163 UFS 1107 69.3
9 1239 UWC 1175 68.9
10 1313 Rhodes 375 900 1269 68.5
11 1416 UNISA 955 1351 68.1
12 1631 NMU 1279 1559 67.1

Center for World University Rankings Methodology

CWUR uses seven objective and robust indicators grouped into four areas to rank the worldā€™s universities:

  1. Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major academic distinctions relative to the university’s size (25%)
  2. Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held top executive positions at the world’s largest companies relative to the university’s size (25%)
  3. Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of faculty members who have won major academic distinctions (10%)
  4. Research Performance:
    1. Research Output, measured by the total number of research papers (10%)
    2. High-Quality Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals (10%)
    3. Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals (10%)
    4. Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers (10%)

Article shared from CWUR Website

Best University in South Africa’s Websites:

UCT – University of Cape Town

University Websites:

UCT – University of Cape Town
Wits – University of Witwatersrand
Stellies – Stellenbosch University
UKZN – University of KwaZulu-Natal
UP Tuks – University of Pretoria
UJ – University of Johannesburg
NWU – North-West University
UFS – University of Free State
UWC – University of Western Cape
Rhodes – Rhodes University
UNISA – University of South Africa
NMU – Nelson Mandela University

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Introducing Salta Sibaya

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The Devmco Group have worked on their latest innovation that aims to transform the Sibaya Coastal Precinctā€™s landscape from normal to extraordinary with a never-before-seen seaside neighbourhood, Salta Sibaya, which proudly sits above Umdloti and forms part of the precinct holistic development plan.

Salta Sibaya will set the precedent for how South Africans will live in the future within a vibrant mixed-use development. The developers pushed the boundaries in providing a bespoke retail and commercial element that is within walking distance of homes. As the future home to Spar, Tops, Woolworths and Pump Track, Salta Sibaya will have a myriad of shopping experiences on its doorstep.

The new central business district, with a culmination of some of South Africaā€™s much-loved brands finding their home in the dynamic commercial sector.

ā€œWhen we embarked on this project, our vision was to take the Sibaya lifestyle to the next level by creating a dynamic mixed-use development, where residents live moments away from their workplace allowing them to spend more time on lifeā€™s pleasures; braais with family, trail walks throughout the conservancy and estate while enjoying breath-taking views. Salta Sibaya gives you a variety of residential opportunities, with a choice of spacious, pet-friendly, freestanding coastal homes starting from R2.95 million, perfect for those who wish to semigrate to KZN,ā€ shares Devmco Group Director, Charles Thompson.

Choose a double storey or single-story piece of land and build your coastal family home or invest in one of the turn-key home designs.
The homes range between 2-bedroom homes from R2 950 000, 3-bedroom homes from R3 300 000, and 4-bedroom homes from R3 900 000.

For more information, visitĀ www.saltasibaya.co.za

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