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Alan Hammond

AlanAlan Hammond is the CEO of Portal Publishing. Alan co-founded Portal Publishing with his mother Sylvia Hammond in 2003, with the launch of the Skills Portal website.  Before that Alan was an independent HR and skills development consultant. 

Alan learned about online publishing while working for the online publishing company from 1996 to 2002.  He started as an entertainment industry writer and rose to the rank of Managing Editor.  In his spare time Alan is a mountain biking enthusiast and a regular participant in his local parkrun.

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Alan's Articles:

A peaceful protest against Gender-Based Violence, which President Cyril Ramaphosa says his government is committed to combating, turned to chaos as police opened fire on demonstrators and made numerous arrests. Social media updates posted by demonstrators provide a first-hand account of the police action. 

Across town the SAPS were holding an event to try to show how they are promoting women empowerment - with mixed results.


With the delays caused by the national lockdown universities and colleges are scrambling to complete the academic year. The government is still firmly committed to saving the academic year but realises that it cannot be completed before the end of December.  Minister Blade Nzimande has now confirmed his discussions with the universities and college and the dates that have been confirmed for the end of the 2020 academic year

Apple devices

The maker of the iPhone and Macbook is now the most valuable company in the world, as its stocks have grown in the US on the back of a booming stock market, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The country is very excited to be going to level 2 of lockdown - including Coconut Kelz. She's not leaving things to chance - she's undergoing an exhaustive training schedule to make sure she's ready for level 2! She's shared her latest video for you.

Cyril Ramaphosa

After a week of speculation the President has now confirmed that the country will be moving to Level 2 of lockdown from midnight on Monday. This means that more businesses can open again and - importantly for some people - alcohol and tobacco can be sold legally again!





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