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This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-10-16 08:30

The price of electricity keeps going up in South Africa, and the price of home solar installations keep going down. If you can't deal with load shedding anymore, here's the kind of money you'll need to opt out of Eskom.

Take a look: Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront just opened a R180 million extension - check out its customised floor tiles

2019-09-18 18:22

After 10 months of renovations, the V&A Waterfront has opened its R180 million extension.

Woolworths introduces a new vegan 'honee' alternative to honey

2019-09-12 12:05

Vegan honee is made from concentrated apple juice as opposed to honey, which is bee spit.

The iconic Milkybar is about to get a coconut makeover in South Africa – and believe it or not, our tasters very much approved

2019-09-02 09:26

The limited-edition version contains crispy grated coconut, and it works.

We tried de-alcoholised South African wine - and it took us by surprise

2019-08-21 14:50

You'd have to drink 9 bottles in an hour to reach the legal alcohol limit.

Discovery Bank has quietly launched a new version of its app – and users hate it

2019-08-02 05:31

Over 154 comments have been left on the Google Play store listing for the banking app, with consumers giving it an average rating of just 2.2 out of 5.

Pick n Pay's new unpackaged food: This is how much money you'll save by bringing your own container

2019-07-07 07:51

Chillies, mushrooms and peppers are much cheaper.

Teslas, iPhones provide limited boost to malls chasing shoppers

2019-04-15 11:38

Mall owners have sung the praises of “experiential retail,” touting it as the savior of a sector battered by store closures and the shift to online shopping. It turns out the buzz may be a bit overblown.

Top-end cameras are getting cheaper - but sales are plummeting in South Africa

2019-03-03 13:47

South Africans are choosing to buy smartphones rather than cameras.

 

Satellite images show how South Africa’s biggest malls – in Fourways, Menlyn, Midrand, Sandton, and Durban – have transformed

2019-10-06 10:28

The new version of Fourways Mall, now the biggest shopping centre in South Africa, was unveiled to the public in August.

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Watch: Sneaky ways airports get you to spend money

On average, travellers will spend anywhere from R160 to R2,000 per airport visit.

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Clicks, Food Lovers Market, Pick n Pay, Spar, Shoprite, and Woolworths are all dropping the confusing recycling info on their packaging – here’s how their new unified approach will look

2019-08-27 12:01

New labels will read simply ‘Recycled’ or ‘Not Recycled’, dropping a complicated system of numbers and signs.

We tried the new coffee-flavoured Bar One – and it didn’t have the kick we were looking for

2019-08-12 15:42

South Africans looking to get more kick out of their 25-hour day will have to continue their search.

Polo Vivo has been SA's top-selling car for an astonishing 10 years - here's why

2019-07-23 06:34

Buyers like the model because of its competitive pricing, as well as its cheaper spare parts and solid resale value.

We paid R130 for the American plant-based Beyond Burger that has created a R100 billion company – and it tasted just like meat

2019-06-23 07:56

The Beyond Burger patty offers an alternative, vegan-friendly burger made from 100% stuff that isn't meat.

The competition for school uniforms

2019-02-20 06:01

The Competition Commission has again urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools, says Ina Opperman.

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