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Monday | 08 February | 2021 The hidden labour market

By Maretha Botes Few job seekers are aware of the hidden labour market and the promises it holds. According to Gail de Waal Basson, a professional CV writer from Paarl, the largest percentage of jobs is available in this market, the reason being that companies, for whatever reason, often do  … Read more

Thursday | 04 February | 2021 Fake news regarding Medicross

Solidarity members who work as administrative staff at Medicross Potchefstroom were at their wits’ end recently when they turned up for work and found new staff at their workstations. They learnt with shock that the doctors at Medicross in whose practices they were working, had tried, on their own initiative,  … Read more

Thursday | 04 February | 2021 Social Workers’ Guild declares SACSSP fee increases unfair

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) announced that it wants to increase the annual registration fees for social workers, auxiliary social workers, child and youth workers, students, and specialist social workers for 2021. According to Solidarity’s Social Workers’ Guild, the SACSSP’s planned  … Read more

Wednesday | 03 February | 2021 Ivermectin – new hope or too much uncertainty?

Recently Ivermectin has been described as a miracle cure; a possible way to limit the huge number of deaths in hospitals during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Although this drug is used in South Africa for cattle and other livestock, the shelves of agricultural shops are nowadays empty due to desperate  … Read more

Wednesday | 03 February | 2021 Tourism fund only benefits those with friends in high places

By Reon Janse van Rensburg At a virtual conference on 26 January a new equity fund was announced by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Small Business Development. The two departments have joined forces to launch a R1,2 billion Tourism Equity Fund. However, the fund, which forms part  … Read more

Wednesday | 03 February | 2021 Levies and taxes make up almost 70% of SA’s fuel price

Reon Janse van Rensburg According to OUTA (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) various levies are included in the fuel price, for example non-fuel related costs such as the Fuel Levy, the Road Accident Fund Levy, wholesale and retail profit margins as well as smaller amounts for transport and storage costs. In  … Read more

Monday | 01 February | 2021 Lesufi’s disinfection of schools cost a dirty R431 million

By Reon Janse van Rensburg With the reopening of Gauteng schools between June and August, following the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gauteng Department of Education spent more than R400 million on disinfecting schools in the province. This insane and unnecessary amount of money was paid to hundreds  … Read more

Monday | 01 February | 2021 Tax changes you should know about

On 15 January, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law several new tax and finance-focused bills, including the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act, the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (TLAA) and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act (TALAA). According to Theuns du Buisson, economic researcher at the  … Read more

Friday | 29 January | 2021 Denel, governments don’t care attitude causes dire situation

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Over the years, Denel, the state’s arms manufacturer, was known as a proud institution that has received international recognition, and whose artisans produced excellent weapons. The latter can still be testified to, but there is widespread speculation about the future of this state institution, which  … Read more

Thursday | 28 January | 2021 Failed state institutions: a benchmark for vaccine project

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Every month, millions of South Africans dutifully pay large sums of money through their personal income tax to the government, which takes a large bite out of every working South African’s income. This huge amount of money that is collected monthly by the government, with  … Read more

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