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R750 million to be spent on renovating minister’s homes and other government buildings: report

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is set to splash out on renovations for ministerial homes and other government-owned buildings, including R29 million on a guardhouse and R29 million on gates and a doghouse. The Sunday Times reports that more than R730 million has been set aside for a number of upgrades, at a time when the country’s tax-collection […]

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Battle of the supermarkets: the shops with the cheapest groceries

Food, fuel and electricity costs continue to rise and we find ourselves having to get a bit more creative with our budgets. Managing your grocery bill is one way to help you stay in the green. Unfortunately, our expenses are growing but our paychecks are remaining the same. BankservAfrica noted that the average real take-home pay […]

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Standard Bank to cut 1,200 jobs as part of digital shift

Standard Bank has announced that it plans to cut around 1,200 jobs and close 91 branches as part of efforts to digitise its retail and business bank. In a statement released on Thursday (14 March), the bank said that the vast majority of these branches will be closed by June 2019. “As part of the […]

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Misrepresenting your business to obtain minimum wage exemption could land you in jail

Misrepresenting your business to obtain minimum wage exemption could land you in jail, says the South African Payroll Association. The National Minimum Wage Act came into effect on 1 January 2019. While the Department of Labour has issued exemptions to the Act, it reported that it had only received 26 applications for the exemption. By […]

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KFC opens up it’s kitchens

South Africa’s most loved Quick Service Restaurant, KFC, has been entrenched in the hearts and taste buds of consumers since it opened its first restaurant in the country in 1971. KFC is opening the Colonel’s kitchen to share how we prepare and cook our Finger lickin’ good chicken that is served to customers every day. […]