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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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The homeless are stepping in for Eskom

Homeless people are coming to the rescue of frustrated motorists at busy intersections affected by load-shedding. With load-shedding in full swing across the country, the homeless have been seen taking on the responsibility to direct traffic at intersections. They might not have the qualifications of traffic officers, but they seem to have earned the same […]

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Bruce Whitfield: Think MTN’s collapse and Steinhoff have no impact on you? Think again

Twenty years ago, I like most people in South Africa would not have given two hoots about the destruction of value at MTN on Thursday, the December collapse of Steinhoff or the implosion of African Bank Investments Limited. Markets were other people’s problem. I had no money to invest, why should I care whether Japan […]

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Trevor Noah apologises for ‘derogatory’ comments made about Aboriginal women

Host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah has once again found himself in hot water, after a 2013 clip of the local comedian making distasteful jokes about Aboriginal women re-surfaced. In the clip, which has since been removed online, Trevor makes derogatory comments on the appearance of Aboriginal women. The online backlash comes ahead of […]

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Here’s how under pressure, overworked prosecutors allowed a Gupta winning streak

‘Stretched”, “overwhelmed” and “under pressure” – is why prosecutors responsible for seizing the Gupta family’s assets have lost against their lawyers three times in three months. And insiders at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), close to the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit (SCCU) which is directing the criminal investigation into state capture, say that so far […]