Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking of doing the ye old chocolate hearts, fluffy white ‘I Love You’ teddy bear and red roses routine for this year’s Valentine’s Day, perhaps it’s time to put down the crinkle paper.
After a long, trying few months, the ANC policy conference has finally come around. Seeing a shift in power, a struggle to regain hold and tackling the plague of in-fighting, the conference did not resemble its 1990 counterpart – void of the hope that was once such a vibrant part of this movement.
When you become a parent, you are more than willing to do whatever it takes to care for your child and give them the best life possible. For many parents, this means risking their own financial security to provide for the future of their kids. But what happens when you grow older and you no longer have a nest egg to fall back on? Chances are that you might risk becoming dependent on your adult children, thus weakening their financial security as well. So, here is the father’s day gift you give yourself: Financial security.
While South Africa’s unemployment rate had been ranked as the worst in the world not so long ago, the latest results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South Africa revealed that unemployment in South Africa has declined. This is because the number of job seekers has decreased by 92 000, while employment grew by 235 000, resulting in a slight decline in the official unemployment rate by 0.6%.
Most of us wish that we could win the lottery or inherit a large sum of money, in order to buy a dream home, a luxury car, or go on a lavish vacation. However, most people don’t realise that after receiving a financial windfall – such as an inheritance or lottery winnings – it is important to think about what you want to do with your money. If used wisely, unexpectedly receiving a large sum of money can alter the course of your life. However, managing a windfall is not easy, and for most people, having a large sum of money leads to uncontrolled spending and wastage. To help you curb any excessive self-indulgence, follow our tips for when you get rich instantly.
Raising a child is not cheap or easy. As a parent, you need to be financially stable in order to ensure that you are able to give your child the best life possible, while also preparing them for their own financial independence. With the downgrade of South Africa’s economy, and the gloomy cloud of inflation slowly making its way over our country, it is safe to say that the cost of raising a child would double over the next 25 years. But how much does raising a child in South Africa cost?
In October 2017, President Jacob Zuma decided to reshuffle his cabinet for the eleventh time since he took office. The President’s cabinet reshuffle had many negative implications for our country, as it led to the rand dropping more than 1% to the dollar.
On the 4th of May 2017, parliament offered to assist the National Credit Regulator with the issue of indebtedness, after the regulators informed MPs that consumer debt in South Africa had reached the R1.6tn mark.
With the recent economic downgrade, South Africa’s ailing economy is set to cast a dark shadow on motorists and new car buyers. South Africa’s Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) has reported an increase in pricing for new vehicles at 2.2%, and 1.5% for used vehicles. So, how can car buyers survive South Africa’s status downgrade?
The beginning of 2017 has not been a favourable time for Bell Pottinger, a UK-based PR firm that was commissioned to save the reputation and improve the public appearance of President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. On Saturday the 15th of April 2017, thousands of South Africans took to High Holborn to protest outside of the Bell Pottinger head office, demanding that Bell Pottinger cuts all ties with the Gupta family. They also demanded that the PR firm gives back the money they’ve earned at the expense of South Africans.