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Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced this week

Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced this week in the High Court in Pretoria. Proceedings will start at 9:45am.

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Dlamini claims SA can survive on R753 a month

According to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, South Africans can live off R753 a month. A little rich coming from someone who earns just over R2 million a year.

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Why not carpool? App hopes to solve Cape Town's traffic

As 2016 has rolled in, the Mother City has cumulative traffic of unacceptable standards with commuters experiencing 1,2, sometimes even 3 hours of traffic travelling to and from work. A ride-sharing app called 'uGoMyWay' hopes to provide a solution.

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Smart ID Online Application available

For those who feared facing the Home Affairs’ queues for their Smart IDs, the digital age has once again come to the rescue and is allowing you to apply for your Smart ID online.

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Unclaimed Smart IDs could be problematic this weekend

Have you collected your ID book or smart card at the nearest Department of Home Affairs?

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Petrol price to fall significantly

South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief as the petrol price is set to fall dramatically.

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What you need to know about the Zika virus

The Zika virus has swept panic across the world particularly in the Americas. Here's what you need to know about the virus.

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Cape Town officer shot at point blank range caught on film

Shocking footage has emerged showing a Cape Town police officer being shot at point blank range on the N2 highway.

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Top Stolen Cars in SA

When buying an expensive, flashy car in South Africa we often think of the constant worry about safety and the probability of a hijacking, but stats reveal these cars are not always the ones most at risk…

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Facebook reveals what the world spoke about in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, Facebook takes us down the memory lane of all the major events that brought us all together.

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10 Favourite South African Vineyards That People Wine About

South Africa is blessed with some of the best vineyards in the world. Here are some of the popular wine farms that people are raving about!

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Who Is The Ombudsman?

Do you have complaints with the company you have/had dealings with? Unable to resolve these particular issues with the organisation in question? Then the Ombudsman is the person to resolve the pending conflict.

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Google Play Music Launches In South Africa

Google has become the latest tech giant to launch a streaming music service in South Africa.

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A Fabulous Day In Cape Town With The Entertainer

Cape Town + The Entertainer = Explosiveness! Save over R1 million while only paying R495 for the app and R495 for the book.

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The 5 Most Violent Areas In South Africa

While there are areas of South Africa with little or no crime, some areas are among the most violent in the world. Here's a rundown of those areas.

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The Cheapest Places To Live In The World

While 1st world metropolitan cities have a higher cost of living than ever before, there are places in the world that are downright affordable. The price of living in a certain place or country is determined by any factors such as a city's urban design, the availability of jobs, and the economic position of that place. Here are a few of the cheapest places on earth you could call home:

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16 Days of Activism: How You Can Help

Today marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. An international awareness campaign, it has become an important event in South Africa, where women and child abuse remains a high level problem. This year it will run under the banner, “Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward.”

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Blast From The Past: Terrorist Attacks Over The Past 10 Years

The recent Paris attacks re-opened a can of worms, drawing out tragic memories from the past. Here's an overview of terror attacks from the last 10 years.

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Facebook Expands Safety Check In Wake Of #ParisAttacks

After Paris attacks, Facebook will allow people to do a safety check after any human disaster.

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5 Time-Wasting Habits You Need To Cut Out In Order To Get Ahead

There’s a statistic that is often quoted which says that approximately 20% of your actions account for 80% of your success. That leaves 80% of what you’re doing as a low-value activity, or a complete waste of time. Here’s what you need to cut out if you want to make it ahead of the pack:

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This Is What R4 Billion Could Do For South Africa Aside From Buying The President A Jet

There are numerous public sectors in South Africa that could use a R4 billion cash injection. Housing, schools, and hospitals are just a few who could put the R4 billion, purportedly going to be spent on a private jet for president Zuma, to better use. Here are a view other things we be spending the R4 billion on:

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Driving Your Car At Optimal Performance In SA

Rising fuel costs, a weakening rand and a tougher economic environment, alongside an ever-increasing interest rate and generally negative sentiment among consumers, are just some of the factors attributed to the biggest decline this year so far in new vehicle sales in South Africa.

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10 Most Bizarre Excuses People Use For Skipping Work - #2 Is Hilarious

From diarrhea to your kid is sick - chances are your boss has heard it all. But I’m sure you haven’t tried any of these excuses because they are absolutely hilarious!

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Here Are S.A’s Top Ranked And Most Expensive Universities

South Africa may not have the Ivy League schools of America, but we do have 10 of the 11 best universities in Africa, and are also included in the top 4% of universities in the world. Check below for the best universities in the country, ranked by the QS Global University Rankings for 2015:

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Inside the Clifton house that cost R111 million

As the Atlantic coastline continues to inflate in price, we take a look at a R111 million luxury home - not bought by a foreigner.

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Why you may want to hold your next business meeting on a boat?

Yes, you heard right. Arranging an important meeting on a boat may just help you seal an important deal with a big client.

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#NationalShutdown - the struggle continues…

The #FeesMustFall student movement has gained incredible momentum in the last few days, with students all over the country standing in solidarity to protest the proposed increase in university fees for 2016.

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#FeesMustFall Protests Shutdown SA’s Universities!

South Africa’s biggest universities have been affected by student protests over the increase of education fees.

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Is Mediwell The "Apple A Day" Of The Modern Era?

The rising costs of living are such that even those with gainful employment sometimes find themselves unable to afford health cover.

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How did VW not see this coming?

Last week was not good for Volkswagen (VW): an estimated $18bn fine, executives potentially facing criminal charges, a 20% drop in share price and a reputation in shatters.

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How To Get Your Smart ID And Passport At The Bank

Need a smart ID or a passport? Unwilling to spend long hours in the queue?

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South Africa Crime Stats Shockingly High

The high crime rate in South Africa has been of much concern in recent years, and the latest stats are nothing short of shocking!

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How To Make Money Fast In South Africa

So you feel as though your salary is just never cutting it? Always broke before the new month even starts?

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12 Odd South African Expressions That Drive The World Crazy

Find out which expressions South Africans find normal but are completely ludicrous to the world.

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What are South Africa’s Highest Paying Jobs?

To maintain a decent standard of living and a competitive edge, here is a list of some of the highest paying jobs in South Africa.

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5 Fascinating Things Unveiled At IFA 2015

The IFA (Consumer Electronics Unlimited) kicked-off a week-long event in Berlin, Germany over the weekend.

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South Africa's Vehicle Sales Continue To Fall

Total vehicle sales in South Africa have fallen by 8.2 percent in the past year, according to Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa).

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[Digital Marketing] The Next Digital Generation

Digital experts are starting to warn of a skills shortage in digital marketing implementation and strategy in South Africa due to the speed with which the local industry has evolved, as well as a 'poach policy' rather than a 'mentoring' mentality.

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Find Out How People Who Quit Their Jobs Afford To Travel

If you've always wanted to travel , the mental obstacles disrupting your daydream are usually ones such as "how much will it cost?" or "where will I get the money from?", or something along the lines of financial constraints.

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Meet Click n Compare's CEO

Ryan Marx is the CEO and co-founder of Click n Compare, we asked him what he has learnt from starting his own company and his vision for the future.

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We Remember Reeva Steenkamp!

Reeva Steenkamp would have celebrated her 32nd birthday today. In light of Oscar Pistorius' imminent release from prison, we remember the SA beauty who charmed all the lives she touched.

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South African Cheaters Revealed In Ashley Madison Hack!!!

The personal details of 175,000 South African men and women who use the very popular AshleyMadison.com - a website used by men and women to have affairs - have been exposed online.

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ANC Reshuffles It's Strategy

President Jacob Zuma is set to induct his third cabinet shuffle since his inauguration in 2009. This following last week's announcement of his nine-point plan to address challenges facing South Africa's economy.

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Now Let Me Introduce South Africa’s Most Innovative Company…

"At Nike we never really had an accessible technology to help athletes with overall body optimization - what LifeQ has done to bring this technology to life is really exciting." - Leslie Lane, former Head of Nike Running.

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Inspirational South African Women

Women have always shaped the world around them by putting their beliefs and convictions into action. South African mothers, daughters and sisters have inspired us all throughout the years, here’s a list of South African women currently making a difference in the world around them.

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South Africa’s 7 Best Local TV Shows of All Time

Ever since 1976, the year when television was first introduced to South Africa; people were and still are united by one common factor – local television series.

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How To Get Your Free Version Of Windows 10

Ladies and gentleman, it seems Microsoft may have done something right this time with the release of their new operating system, Windows 10. Not only did they do us a favour by skipping number 9, but this new OS looks like it was efficiently designed.

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What Google Really Knows About You?

Haven’t you ever wondered what nitty-gritty pieces of information Google knows about your life? My curiosity recently took me on a tour through Google Dashboard, a transparency tool that allows users to see what kind of data Google has accumulated in order to form your digital profile.

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Affordable And Energy Efficient Computing With CloudGate Square

CloudWare, a MICROmega Group company, has launched its palm-sized CloudGate Square computer running the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system.

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Idle Cyberthreats? Shhhh says AshleyMadison!

If you never took Cyberthreats seriously before, it's probably time you join the rest of us on this ever-evolving digital playground called the Internet.

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A Mandela Day Inspired Adventure

Ubuntu, dignity, freedom for self and others, authentic leadership and selfless service to humanity. These are the core values of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and also the inspiration for an executive climb to conquer Africa’s highest point - Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s an undertaking that aims to embrace the everlasting legacy of Madiba by keeping disadvantaged girls in school.

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How You Can Spend Your 67 Minutes In Honour Of Mandela

Mandela Day is held on the 18th of July, and is celebrated around the world as individuals are encouraged to spend 67 minutes of the day doing something to help or benefit their fellow man. The 67 minutes are in honour of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela spent fighting for equality in South Africa. Not sure how you can spend your 67 minutes? Here are a few suggestions.

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10 Of The Best Gifts To Get Your Dad This Fathers Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, sons and daughters around the world will be rushing to find that perfect gift to spoil dad for the day. Ditch the boring socks and dull shirts, and get your dad something special with a little help from this handy guide.

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Top 5 Picnic Spots Around The World.

International picnic day is tomorrow, 18 June 2015. Grab some snacks, your picnic basket and blanket and find the nearest place to chill out. We have highlighted a few great spots for you to visit.

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7 Driving Habits That Drive Us All Crazy

The car - your armour; The passengers - your army ; And your driving skills - your assault. It's quite easy to imagine driving to work or anywhere for that matter, as preparation to go fight in a very dirty, dangerous battle. Especially when there are motorists, with irritating habits, who cause unnecessary traffic, and potentially risk lives, on road.

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Why Cape Town? A Guide For Expats And Tourists

Cape Town has been one of the world’s top tourist destinations for some time, including being named the ‘Number One Place To Visit’ by the New York Times in 2014. Now, the city is becoming popular for expats, from both locally and abroad, who now call the city ‘home’. Here is a handy guide to help all of those new to the Mother City.

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5 INCREDIBLE 2025 Tech Predictions

Technology is moving forward at an alarming rate, with common tech items, such as smartphones, being improved upon year-to-year. But, predicting the direction that technology is headed, however, is not always so simple, as many different factors come into play. Here are five predictions, according to Click n Compare, on some of the technology we could be using by 2025.

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xeNOphobia: The Implications

For the past week, the whole world has watched in horror as the Xenophobic attacks surged through the townships of Durban and Johannesburg, and the rest of the country waited, in fear, wondering if the madness would spread.

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The Eben Jansen Debacle

On Thursday, 9 April 2015, the SABC Newsroom hosted an interview between Presenter, Eben Jansen, and EFF Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. What was meant to be an informative session soon turned into chaos.

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Trevor Noah to Sink the Daily Show?

Trevor Noah's recent appointment as the new host of the Daily Show has caused much controversy across America. The outrage caused by some of his old tweets has grabbed headlines, with many declaring him and inadequate host. While this may be untrue, there are other factors to suggest that he won't retain the same success of the show the way Jon Stewart was able to.

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HiHelen Website Lauds the Good

HiHelen is a website for South Africans who believe in giving credit where it is due by sharing their experiences of outstanding service. The platform is developed to highlight excellence and positive feedback about businesses and organisations that go all out to provide fantastic customer care.

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Earth Hour

What was once a small event in Sydney, Australia, the movement has since sparked support in over 7000 cities all over the world, who now participate in the well-recognised, Earth Hour.

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When Your Home is Smarter Than You

Now that smart homes have become a reality, cool new gadgets pop up every other day, further integrating the Internet of things into our daily lives. Almost everything in your home can now be controlled digitally and remotely with a wireless connection; if you have the right gadgets.

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DSTV vs Netflix

DSTV has held uncontested monopoly over South Africa’s paid TV market for many years. Alternative services have materialised in recent years, but none with the features to rival DSTV. Enter, Netflix, an online streaming service that has been tipped to finally give DSTV some much needed competition.

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The New Apple Watch Hailed As The Most Advanced Time Piece

The newly launched Apple Watch is Apple Inc.’s first new gadget in five years. It is also the first product that has been launched since the death of the company co-founder and ex-CEO, Steve Jobs.

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Apple Watch May Move the Needle on Wearable Tech

Apple launched its first new product category since 2010, with its smartwatch...Prior to the launch Apple's chief executive Tim Cook revealed little about the sophisticated wrist wear, other than that he "can't live without it."

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Tech of the Future, Today

For decades, people have always imagined the crazy kinds of gadgets that we’d be using in the future. We've found some of the technological advancements that prove that the future is now.

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South Africans Consider Generators To Cope With Load Shedding

South Africans have begun putting measures in place to deal with sporadic load shedding that is to come. With the likelihood of power cuts until 2018, it’s better to be prepared and have viable options at hand, should you not wish to stay in the dark.

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Global Implications of the Charlie Hebdo Fiasco

The aftermath of the religion-motivated shootings of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists saw a show of global unity, as millions of people became Charlie in a display of solidarity and support of the right to free speech.

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Paul’s Predictions for the Next 10, 20, 30 Years

Paul Cook is one of the founders of Silvertree Capital and an avid blogger too! Over the New Year, he thought to make some predictions for the long term. Whether or not we’ll be looking back laughing at them in 2025, 2035 and 2045 or be shocked at their accuracy, we’ll have to wait and see! In the meantime, however, let your imaginations take the lead…

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10 Brainteasers That Will Leave You Puzzled

With January being International Brain Teaser month – Didn’t know that existed? Well now you know! – We decided to have some fun and put together a list of 10 brainteasers that are bound to leave you puzzled (excuse the pun)!

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Will Satire Lose Its Religious Punch Following Charlie Hebdo Attack?

The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

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2015: A Whole New World

Heard of eccentric tech gadgets set to make their debut in 2015? Not sure if it’s too good to be true? Well here’s your guide to ALL (ground-breaking) technology trends anticipated to take place in the coming year. Get ready to enter into a whole new world…

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A New Era of Desktop Computing

I recently had the privilege of coming across a CloudGate awaiting a review. Despite my lack of knowledge of the product, I jumped at the opportunity! Anything to try out a new piece of technological innovation right? Needless to say, after doing some background research on what was heading my way, I was quickly brought up to speed.

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A Day in the Life of a Modern Twenty-Something

Did you know that adults are exposed to technological devices for, on average, 60% of their week. Can you even remember the last time you went a day without your mobile phone? And mistakenly leaving it at home doesn’t count! In this article, a day in the life of a modern twenty-something year old has been diarised. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t. Either way, this is it. This is modern-day life. Learn to enjoy it!

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How Mankind Landed a Robot on a Comet

Rosetta made an epic journey through space and overcame incredible challenges along the way.

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The Changing Face of Travel

Traveler‘s 30-year history coincides, roughly, with the rise of travel as a widespread phenomenon. As we celebrate the magazine’s anniversary, I asked a dozen movers and shakers in the Nat Geo Travel family to share the biggest changes they’ve seen in the past three decades - and their hopes for the future.

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Who Needs Paris? North Korea is Now a Tourist Hub

Despite the fact it’s considered one of the most politically isolated places on the planet, North Korea is becoming something of a tourist hub. The country recently opened a ski resort and welcomed international runners to a marathon, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

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Riaan Cruywagen Steps into Digital to Launch Online News Platform

A mini, animtronic puppet of South African icon, Riaan Cruywagen, created quite a buzz in an ad campaign, conceptualised by full-service digital agency NATIVE VML, for a new Afrikaans digital news platform, Netwerk 24.com.

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Airlines Can't Use Fast-Boarding Algorithms Because Humans Can't Follow Directions

"The first person in line should be in the back row, window seat (on either side of the plane). The next person would be in a window seat, two rows up. The line should proceed this way, skipping a row between each window-seated passenger all the way to the front of the plane."

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The Empty Shop finally comes to South Africa!

Sandton City has a heart of gold and while the centre is proud of being Africa's ultimate shopping destination, Sandton City always seeks ways to help those for whom just buying a loaf of bread every day is often a struggle.

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Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced this week
Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced this week in the High Court in Pretoria. Proceedings will start at 9:45am.
Dlamini claims SA can survive on R753 a month
According to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, South Africans can live off R753 a month. A little rich coming from someone who earns just over R2 million a year.
South Africa’s economic fate is in the hands of ratings agency
South Africans will be holding their breath as the country’s credit rating is announced later today.
South Africa’s (Potential) Credit Rating Downgrade
In June, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will make its decision on whether to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating to junk status or not.
Consumers saved by the National Credit Amendment Act
Are you stuck with debt older than three years? Thanks to the National Credit Amendment Act, debt that are prescribed are no longer legal to collect.
Ponzi Schemes explained
Have you ever come across an “Investment plan” that promises extremely high returns per year, guaranteed? Chances are you will lose your money.