Load shedding to alternate between Stage 1, 2 and 4

Load shedding to alternate between Stage 1, 2 and 4

By Fazila Olla 07-08-23 10:54

Eskom is expected to implement alternating stages of load shedding throughout this week. On Monday and Tuesday, Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented between 5am to 4pm followed by Stage 4 between 4pm to 5am. No load shedding is expected between 5am to 4pm on Wednesday. However, this will be followed by Stage 2 […]

Lives of poor and working class people upended by violent taxi strike

Lives of poor and working class people impacted by violent taxi strike

By Ground Up 04-08-23 21:59

Most municipal services in communities such as Browns Farm, Philippi East, Nyanga and Samora Machel in Cape Town have been suspended, with some schools and clinics closed due to threats of violence related to the ongoing taxi strike. On Thursday evening, we spoke to Zandile Tyabeka from Gugulethu, who had been waiting hours for a taxi from […]

Exposed: The Sunday World’s lucrative partnership with the Lottery

Exposed: The Sunday World’s lucrative partnership with the Lottery

By Ground Up 04-08-23 12:23

The newspaper got millions of rands of Lottery advertising and also ran stories to counter exposés of corruption. The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) spent tens of millions of rands on advertising and advertorials between 2019 and 2022 to counter reports exposing corruption involving Lottery funds. A massively disproportionate amount went to one newspaper in particular: Sunday World. The impact […]

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Why you should think twice about using WhatsApp voice notes

By Ray Leathern 02-08-23 23:15

What started out as a playful artificial intelligence (AI) tool to recreate your own voice, now has a dark side. AI is being used for nefarious means, tech experts have seen a rise in generative AI cloning people’s voices, reports Business Tech. As a result, they are urging caution over the use of WhatApp voice notes […]


How much money did Red Berets make from selling EFF jackets?

By Neo Thale 02-08-23 21:30

R18 million – that’s the staggering amount of money the Red Berets claim to have generated in revenue by selling EFF jackets at the organisation’s 10th anniversary celebrations on Saturday, 29 July 2023, at FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Soweto. ALSO READ: Here is what EFF Julius Malema said during the celebrations EFF JACKETS ‘SELL LIKE HOT CAKES’ […]


Could redemption be on the line for G4S?

By Bonolo Moloi 02-08-23 18:17

G4S may have a shot at redemption as they are set to enter into a mediation process with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) following an order from the Gauteng High Court, days before their termination. According to OFM News, G4S is understood to be subcontracted by the Bloemfontein Correctional Contracts (BCC) to run the Mangaung […]

South African bank notes featuring images of former South African President Nelson Mandela (R) are displayed next to the American dollar notes in this photo illustration in Johannesburg , file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African rand tumbled as risk-off sentiment spikes

By Mercury 02-08-23 16:23

Reuters: The South African rand tumbled over 1% on Tuesday, extending Monday’s losses as global risk-off sentiment increased. At 0905 GMT, the rand traded at 18.0325 against the dollar, about 0.85% weaker than its previous close. SOUTH AFRICAN RAND TUMBLED It had weakened to as much as 18.0884 earlier in the day. The dollar last […]

8 digital retailers warned for anti-competitive behaviour in SA

By Ray Leathern 01-08-23 18:37

South Africa’s Competition Commission this week singled-out eight digital retailers for anti-competitive behaviour in SA. The Competition Commission’s Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry was released on 31 July 2023. And, in it, these companies were ordered to provide millions of Rands in support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR IN SA The retailers singled-out for […]

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Don’t know how to submit your tax return? These 7 tips will help

By Ray Leathern 01-08-23 12:40

The 2023 tax season started on 7 July 2023, and the deadline to submit your tax return is October 23 2023 for individual taxpayers. If you’re unsure how to submit your tax return, or you’ve been reluctant to submit it because you’re worried you might owe the South African Revenue Service (SARS) money, think again. ALSO […]

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Petrol, diesel prices to increase from Wednesday

By Fazila Olla 01-08-23 11:03

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has announced that the price of all grades of petrol and diesel will increase from Wednesday this week. The price of illuminating paraffin is also expected to rise with the only decrease to be implemented on the price of LP gas. Adjustments to the prices will be […]

South Africa is failing to live up to its constitution

Report shows South Africa is failing to live up to its constitution

By Fazila Olla 31-07-23 12:09

The end of apartheid in 1994 and advent of constitutional democracy resulted in major societal changes in South Africa. The aim was to forge a “united and democratic” society. The new nation was to be based on justice and human rights. The country’s constitution commits the government to take remedial action to address the legacy […]

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Census: Here’s where things stand

By Fazila Olla 28-07-23 11:14

The latest census is expected to be published before October, according to Census Project Director Calvin Molongoana. The last one, the 2011 census, was released more than a decade ago in 2012. The latest census is expected to be released between July and 30 September 2023. The census was last conducted more than a decade ago, […]

BMW invests in SA

BMW commits R4.2 billion investment in SA

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 27-07-23 16:45

From the Union Buildings As countries around the world work to reduce carbon emissions, there is great potential for South Africa to establish and develop new industries. ALSO READ: SA’s Lawrence storms to BMW title in Germany We have said that our transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy must be just and inclusive. We […]

How buying local boosts job creation and elevates SA’s economy

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 27-07-23 16:15

Boikano Sikwane (46) believes that it is important for South Africans to buy locally produced goods so that more jobs can be created and the economy can improve. ALSO READ: Government funding: Millions set aside for youth entrepreneurship in KZN Sikwane is the owner of Chuck Chilli, a proudly South African company that produces a chilli […]

Wayne Deck: an exemplary civil servant

Wayne Deck: an exemplary civil servant

By Fazila Olla 27-07-23 11:52

At the Western Cape High Court, you sometimes meet civil servants who are astonishingly efficient. One of them stands out as an example to all. Young lawyers and candidate attorneys in Cape Town gain their High Court experience in a place called Room 1 – a large ground-floor room on the Queen Victoria Street side […]

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How to change your SARS eFiling username and password

By TheSouthAfrican.com 25-07-23 20:30

The 2023 tax season has been open for nearly a month now (since July 7) and filing for individual taxpayers runs till October 23 2023. I’ve you’ve misplaced your particulars and need to change your SARS eFiling username and password, here’s what you can do … CHANGE YOUR SARS EFILING PASSWORD AND USERNAME Perhaps the easiest […]

H&M sues rival Shein over copyright infringement

By AFP 25-07-23 15:25

Retail giant Hennes & Mauritz has sued its fast-growing rival Shein in a Hong Kong court for copyright infringement, the Swedish fashion juggernaut said Tuesday. Shein, founded in China in 2008, has swiftly claimed a top place in the global fast-fashion marketplace, offering low-priced collections attractive to young social media-savvy customers. H&M confirmed on Tuesday […]

Half of all South Africans are overweight or obese

Half of all South Africans are overweight or obese. Warning labels on unhealthy foods can help change that

By Fazila Olla 24-07-23 11:33

South Africa’s national health department recently invited public comment on regulations for warning labels on food packaging. The regulations specify how pre-packaged food should be labelled. Broadly speaking, “front-of-pack” labels provide information about the overall nutritional quality of foods and beverages. The aim is to allow consumers to make healthier food choices. The proposed rule […]

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Fuel thieves arrested at Eskom power station

By Fazila Olla 24-07-23 11:24

Eskom Senior Shift Supervisor from the Matla Power Station and a heavy fuel oil (HFO) tanker driver were arrested for fraud and theft of the HFO. According to Eskom, the arrests were effected on Wednesday, 19 July 2023, after information was received that tanker drivers were involved in the theft of fuel oil at Matla […]

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