Herald Live compares BTS stationery prices

By Devon Koen for Herald Live While nothing signals the end of the festive season more than the onslaught of back-to school advertising and with parents feeling the financial pinch after splurging over the past two weeks, The Herald conducted a flash price comparison...

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More than R80bn in unwanted Christmas gifts to be returned

By Kim Abrahams for News24 They’ve just come through an exhausting festive season, complete with overcrowded stores, reckless spending and extended working hours. But now retailers are in for another shopping frenzy – this time it’s to reverse all those...

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Dismissals require relevant evidence

By Ivan Israelstam, chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting  Even if an employee has committed murder, dismissal will not be upheld by the CCMA or a bargaining council where there was insufficient evidence brought to prove guilt. Providing convincing proof...

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How the ANC broke Eskom

Source: MyBroadband Eskom was once so successful that it was supplying more than half the electricity in Africa. However, years of corruption, incompetence and political meddling has brought Eskom to its knees, and it is now begging for bailouts to stay afloat. The...

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Loadshedding is here to stay

Source: MyBroadband  South Africa should prepare for “years of gloom” and citizens must start stockpiling candles and torches, thanks to what lies ahead at Eskom. According to a report in the Sunday Times, Eskom’s load-shedding and financial problems “could drag the...

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How SA climbed its way out of a recession

By Lameez Omarjee for Fin24 The SA economy has officially emerged from recession, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning, following a 2.2% rise in GDP growth for the third quarter of the year. The economic growth figures were broadly in line with the expectations of...

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National Minimum Wage Act signed into law

The President signed the National Minimum Wage Act into law on 23 November 2018. In terms of this Act, all employers, irrespective of which industry they are operating in, must pay at least the minimum wages as set out below: R 15.00 per hour for domestic workers; R...

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Creative stationery set to boom this holiday season

By Tia Frapolli for The NPD Group The holiday season presents consumers with a perfect opportunity to get in touch with their creative side – a behaviour that bodes well for the US office supplies market. Several arts, crafts, and traditional supplies categories that...

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