Fabric manufacturer pays R6m penalty for colluding in tender for government uniforms 

SATopShops A case of collusion against Berg River Textile  and Eye Way in the business of supplying fabric used by the Department of Correctional Services, SA Air Force and Military Health Services to manufacture uniforms could land black economic empowerment (BEE) fronters  in the firing line of the Competition Commission. The Commission has imposed a penalty of … Read moreFabric manufacturer pays R6m penalty for colluding in tender for government uniforms 

Bravo to Bull Security: Check how they pounced on armed robbers in Pretoria

SATopShops Bull Security recorded a #massive success recently in a crime combating operation that cements it as a highly efficient operator in and around the Pretoria East area. In a case that shows indiscriminate community support to a household that’s not subscribed to Bull Security, the company’s personal offered their services with remarkable bravado. A house … Read moreBravo to Bull Security: Check how they pounced on armed robbers in Pretoria

#Sangoma Diaries: My spiritual journey from childhood in South Africa to a Kenyan peak

By: Nqobile Nomangungu Buthelezi-Sibisi People always ask me: “So Nqo, where did it all begin or how did this (being a spirit medium/umfembi) happen.” Today, whilst wandering aimlessly in my photos folders, I found these two photos from four years ago when I still lived in Nairobi and I thought it was a good idea … Read more#Sangoma Diaries: My spiritual journey from childhood in South Africa to a Kenyan peak

South Africa should consider breaking up monopolies to free tightly held markets

Prof Phumudzo S. Munyai, University of Pretoria The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa’s private health care sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry’s revelations are high concentration levels in the market. For example, the report shows that 70% of the open medical schemes market is controlled by two players – … Read moreSouth Africa should consider breaking up monopolies to free tightly held markets

Shoprite claims to serve the poor with meal-like items under R5

SATopShops Africa’s biggest retailing group, Shoprite,  claims that it is “making sure that financially-pressed customers can afford to eat, even if they have just R5 in their pockets.” In a statement released recently Shoprite says it has more than 1 000 products available in its stores priced at R5 or less, and over 13 000 of its … Read moreShoprite claims to serve the poor with meal-like items under R5

How to maintain credit worthiness and a good credit score

SATopShops While many factors are considered to assess a credit application, one of the key factors that credit providers consider is a credit score. Nico van Staden, Head of Consumer Credit at FNB, advises on how consumers can maintain their credit worthiness and a good credit score. “The easiest way to understand a credit score … Read moreHow to maintain credit worthiness and a good credit score

Gautrain workers’s battle is not over yet: They want to see financial statements

By Zoë Postman  and PBM The wage agreement between Gautrain workers and the operating company of the rapid rail link service, Bombela, is only the beginning of workers’ involvement in how the company is run, says the general secretary of the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) Dennis George. The unions, the United National Transport Union (UNTU) and FEDUSA, are still … Read moreGautrain workers’s battle is not over yet: They want to see financial statements

Sandton Central Social Calendar: WineX, JoburgArtFair, Whisky Festival, Winex, Joy of Jazz

SATopShops Want to enjoy a great day out and wondering what to do this weekend? Sandton Central is calling. The node is packed full of fabulous fun this spring with a list of social events that include the Whisky Live Festival, FNB JoburgArtFair, Red Bull Cart Race 2018, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz and RMB WineX. Here follows … Read moreSandton Central Social Calendar: WineX, JoburgArtFair, Whisky Festival, Winex, Joy of Jazz

Gautrain strike is over: Full services resume Wednesday, 15 August

SATopShops South Africa’s rapid rail link, Gautrain, has announced that the strike by its workers which lasted for about two weeks is over and full services will resume  on Wednesday, 15 August. The Gautrain announcement noted that the strike came to an end after  the strike ended after the trade union leading the industrial action, … Read moreGautrain strike is over: Full services resume Wednesday, 15 August

And the security guards gave me a guided tour of the Hyde Park Corner

By: Vula Mthimkhulu All eyes seem to be on me as I wade through one luxury shop after the other to live a Jason Bourne like feeling. From Pallazo Pitti, to Bon Ami, Burberry, Superdry, Timberland, Tiger of Sweden, Paul Smith, and then Mont Blanc, they come after me. I lose them by venturing into … Read moreAnd the security guards gave me a guided tour of the Hyde Park Corner