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Friday | 29 May | 2020 Prepare yourself for a sharp rise in the price of fuel

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   Due to the national lockdown many motorists made less and even no use of their vehicles. During this period there also was a welcome decline in the price of fuel, but few consumers could exploit this benefit because of the heavy South African tax  … Read more

Friday | 29 May | 2020 Denel employees still without salaries

Government kicks the ball to management and management has no solutions or answers “I need chronic medication, will my medical aid be paid?” “My 1-year-old child has breathing problems and has to go to hospital every month, I cannot go without medical aid!” “I am one year from retirement, I  … Read more

Thursday | 30 April | 2020 Solidarity offers members heaps of benefits – here it is

Solidarity membership is no longer just job protection. To be a member of Solidarity is to be part of a network of work that builds on South Africa’s future, together. Solidarity’s main function is to protect its members in the workplace and to assist them to realise their dreams to  … Read more

Thursday | 16 April | 2020 Economist: Poverty kills more people than all disease do

By Mia Slabbert South Africa’s extended lockdown will bring about incredible poverty and, with it, more deaths than the COVID-19 pandemic could cause. This is the view of Dawie Roodt, chief economist of the Efficient Group. Today is day 21 of South Africa’s initial lockdown period, which Pres Ramaphosa last  … Read more

Thursday | 16 April | 2020 How to keep your business relevant during lockdown

By Mia Slabbert The digital era is here. It no longer is simply an alternative; it now is the most significant medium of work in the world. Whether you have kicked against it or avoided it, we are at the threshold of a new and exciting era where the major  … Read more

Wednesday | 01 April | 2020 Eskom uses less power – Lower demand for wind power

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Eskom has told operators of some wind-power plants that it won’t need their power at certain times of day due to lower demand during the national lockdown. According to Sikonathi Mantshantsha, a spokesman for Eskom, the amount of power generated from wind is at its  … Read more

Tuesday | 31 March | 2020 Company wants to help in #Covid19, but SARS ‘prevents’ them

By Mia Slabbert Grey Medical, a pharmaceutical company in Cape Town, urges the South African Revenue Service to immediately reduce excise duty on raw alcohol sales. “With the outbreak of COVID-19, we decided to assist in the manufacture of hand sanitisers at our approved pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, Edelweiss Laboratories in  … Read more

Friday | 20 March | 2020 Solidarity – Each battle matters

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   People lose their jobs on a daily basis – sometimes for valid reasons and sometimes because people made wrong decisions. This is not always the case, though. Sometimes terrible things happen to innocent people in the workplace. It is the pride and passion of  … Read more

Wednesday | 18 March | 2020 What we eat or how we farm-The influence on climate change

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   There is no clear definition for regenerative agriculture, but it can be described as a farming method where steps are taken to reduce or recover losses, which include nutrients and greenhouse gasses. It is similar to conservation farming in that it combines the use  … Read more

Tuesday | 17 March | 2020 SUMMARY: Government’s precautions against coronavirus

By Reon Janse van Rensburg   In his speech on Sunday, 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the number of people infected with the coronavirus is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks. South Africa currently has 62 confirmed cases of people infected with the virus. “This situation  … Read more

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