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New SA tax bracket will chase away entrepreneurs and job creators

New SA tax bracket will chase away entrepreneurs and job creators

Seeff says that while a raised threshold of transfer duty exemption as announced in the Budget 2017, is most welcome for the property market, a new tax bracket for the rich is not.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
How much more you will be paying for alcohol and cigarettes in 2017

How much more you will be paying for alcohol and cigarettes in 2017

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan took a hard stance on sin tax in Wednesday’s Budget Speech in the National Assembly.

Lifestyle - By SA News | 22 February, 2017
Meet the South African family who lives off R1,050 a month

Meet the South African family who lives off R1,050 a month

A three-part series published by News24 highlights the plight of the Plaatjies family who live off R1,050 a month.

Lifestyle - By News24Wire | 20 February, 2017
Medical marijuana given green light in South Africa: report

Medical marijuana given green light in South Africa: report

Government has taken its first official steps in legalising the manufacture of marijuana for medicinal use, according to a report by The Mercury.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 20 February, 2017
How long it takes the police to respond to emergencies in South Africa

How long it takes the police to respond to emergencies in South Africa

Statistics South Africa has released its Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) detailing emergency response call times based on where you live across South Africa’s nine provinces.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 18 February, 2017
The best universities: South Africa vs emerging markets

The best universities: South Africa vs emerging markets

Times Higher Education has released its BRICS and emerging economies university rankings for 2017, detailing the best universities outside of the developing world.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 14 February, 2017
These are the most feared crimes in South Africa

These are the most feared crimes in South Africa

Stats SA has released its latest Victims of Crime survey, showing which crimes South Africans are most afraid of falling victim to in the country.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 14 February, 2017
Millions of rands lost to traffic fine “dumping” fraud in Tshwane

Millions of rands lost to traffic fine “dumping” fraud in Tshwane

The DA-led government in the City of Tshwane has discovered that millions of rands in revenue have been lost through fraudulent traffic fine “dumping” at the city’s traffic department, and is taking action against over 100 officials implicated in the scheme.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 13 February, 2017
At what point should a robot be considered a person?

At what point should a robot be considered a person?

If a machine can think, decide and act on its own volition – and if it can be harmed or held responsible for its actions – should we stop treating it like property and start treating it more like a person with rights?

Lifestyle - By The Conversation | 10 February, 2017
Post-apartheid South Africans are smarter than their parents: Stats SA

Post-apartheid South Africans are smarter than their parents: Stats SA

Stats SA has released its Educational Enrolment and Achievement report, pointing to a drastic change in the level of education between pupils who had recently left the education system and their parents.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 8 February, 2017
ISIS attack in South Africa “just a matter of time” analysts warn

ISIS attack in South Africa “just a matter of time” analysts warn

Analysts believe that an ISIS attack within South African borders is just a matter of time following raised tensions caused by Donald Trump and an increased number of known terrorists trying to enter the county over the past 3 months.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 7 February, 2017
Food prices in South Africa: 2016 vs 2017

Food prices in South Africa: 2016 vs 2017

The Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa) has released its food barometer for January 2017, showing how food prices in its nutritional basket have changed over the past 12 months.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 6 February, 2017
New UK restaurants coming to South Africa

New UK restaurants coming to South Africa

Gold Brands – which owns the Chesanyama and Black Steer brands in South Africa – has entered into a R830,000 agreement to bring several UK restaurants into the country.

Business, Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 6 February, 2017
The startling changes to the South African maths curriculum since 1994

The startling changes to the South African maths curriculum since 1994

Mathematics is regarded as one of the most difficult subjects to learn and teach at South African schools, with much of this difficulty stemming from the differing mathematics content taught in the various grades and numerous changes to the maths curriculum since 1994.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 5 February, 2017
How Gerrie Nel’s private prosecutions unit will work

How Gerrie Nel’s private prosecutions unit will work

Private prosecutions are rare in South Africa; legal experts explain how AfriForum and Gerrie Nel’s new dedicated unit will work.

Lifestyle - By The Conversation | 4 February, 2017
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