From a backyard garden to small commercial farming

13th March 2018 0

With the public domain dominated by debates on land expropriation without compensation, two guys from Port Elizabeth share their story of how they started farming in an urban backyard to getting a hectare of land to farm.

R1,5 million project ends in shambles in Motherwell

2nd February 2018 0

It is not unsual for municipalities and other spheres of government to implement projects without making sure that the beneficiaries have access to training, markets and most importantly that the project is not the only “poverty alleviation” measure in the community. The end result for such projects is that they end in shambles.

Poverty, unemployment and alcohol abuse in small rural towns

23rd November 2017 0

The lack of economic opportunities in small rural and farming towns around the country is driving up social ills. Most of these towns rely on a single industry, typically farming. Unemployment is high and too many children pregnant. Alcohol abuse is reportedly spiking because there are more bottle stores in town than factories or bookshops.

ABET teachers lament poor working conditions

15th November 2017 0

A group of dissatisfied government college lecturers last Friday demonstrated in front of the Port Elizabeth High Court demanding better salaries and improved working conditions.