How rolling blackouts affected the economy

BankservAfrica’s monthly Economic Transaction Index (Beti), a broad indicator of the country’s economic health, showed that transactions declined by 0.4% from February to March. “The March Beti declined across all measurement periods,” says Shergeran Naidoo,...

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Behind the EskomSePush loadshedding app

Source: 2OceansVibe Nowadays, load shedding is as much a part of South African culture as using “now-now” to indicate your time of arrival. And it’s only going to get worse. Which is why when we heard about load shedding app EskomSePush last year, we knew it was going...

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Zim farmers accept R238m for land compensation

By Crecey Kuyedzwa for Fin24  Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000’s have accepted government’s offer of an interim payment of RTGS$53m (R238m at current...

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Expect temporary downtime at SARS

Source: Algoa FM The South African Revenue Services (SARS) on Monday announced it will be migrating to a new hosting platform for its electronic services this month. SARS said the “new and reliable platform” features the latest technology on the market,...

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Top tips for workplace happiness

Many people think that if only they worked for a cooler company, had a different job or made more money they would then be happy at work. But Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, says that we should look to ourselves first for work happiness. “The fundamental...

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Durban school ‘too poor’ to print report cards

By Nivashni Nair for Times Live Parents were dumbfounded when Roseland Primary School sent them a letter claiming it couldn’t afford to print their children’s reports. The management of a Durban school may have skipped the logic class when it sent out...

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Policies should not generalise

By Ivan Israelstam, chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting Section 6 of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) prohibits unfair discrimination against an employee on arbitrary grounds including race, age, disability, sex and many others. In the case of IMATU and...

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How to sell: mobile peripherals

Use this simple guide to mobile peripherals to boost your bottom line  For organisations whose employees are always on the go, mobile peripherals are a must-have.  Connectivity 3G modems  These are extremely useful tools for workers who are on the move. Available in a...

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Eskom’s plan to keep the lights on in winter

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24 Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says that Eskom has come up with a detailed winter plan that includes several possible scenarios. Gordhan said the first scenario was if no load shedding was implemented. “In this...

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EU plans to speed limit all cars

By Gwyn Topham for The Guardian  All new cars sold in the UK and Europe are to be fitted with devices to automatically stop drivers exceeding the speed limit under sweeping changes to vehicle safety rules that the EU has provisionally agreed. Although Britain may no...

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