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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.

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

2019-03-27 05:23

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.

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.

The 6 best businesses to start this year - including vegan snacks and African haircare

2019-02-09 05:55

One of South Africa's top entrepreneurs has advice for those looking for business ideas.

We tried Christmas puddings from Spar, Checkers, Pick n Pay, and Woolworths – and found the brandy missing in the wrong one

2018-12-24 06:07

One of our test puddings had no brandy. One of our test puddings was criticised for not tasting sufficiently of brandy. They were not the same pudding.

These gamer accessories make for great presents – and they’re all under R1,000

2018-12-12 15:39

Here's what to look what to look out for if you are setting up a new gamer, or just upgrading that ancient peripheral.

8 tips to keep you safe while shopping online this Black Friday

2018-11-22 21:32

For many consumers, the discounts of Black Friday 2018 will prove too tempting for caution – which is exactly what cybercriminals want.

How to get the best Black Friday deals tomorrow

2018-11-22 11:48

Bagging the best deals requires forethought and a military-style strategy.

OneDayOnly's '100% off' Black Friday offer is legit – brands like Reebok, Russell Hobbs, and Smeg have price tag of R0, if you can spot them

2018-11-21 14:29

We checked, and yes, this online store will literally be giving away free stuff for Black Friday 2018, for real.

 

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.

Why South Africans are being misled by the recycling numbers on packaging

2019-02-19 06:11

Some grocery chains are being more honest about what can be recycled.

We compared salads at some of SA’s favourite restaurants – and found one that has more kilojoules than two Big Macs

2019-01-07 06:43

We stacked up some local salads and compared them to a Big Mac.

We compared mince pies from Checkers, Pick n Pay, Spar, and Woolworths – and the loser nearly ruined Christmas

2018-12-20 06:13

We took the hit so you don't end up serving bad mince pies you pretend you made yourself. Because, trust us, there are bad mince pies out there.

These were Takealot's top-selling products this Black Friday - you won't believe what the hottest toy was

2018-11-26 15:50

These were the bestsellers on Takealot and Superbalist.

Here’s how to holiday in Phuket, Bali, Mauritius and Zanzibar for under R10,000 – if you nab these Black Friday travel deals

2018-11-22 20:59

The deals on flights, holidays, tours and stays at national parks are here. We also have some expert tips for finding the very cheapest flights this Black Friday. (Last updated 09:58, 23 November.)

These early Black Friday deals are on offer today - and this is what Shoprite and Pick n Pay will offer tomorrow

2018-11-22 10:03

Major stores are revealing their Black Friday specials and they are hot.

Here are all the best early Black Friday deals on offer today

2018-11-21 08:32

You can get massive discounts on everything from prams to sunglasses.

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