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Consumers can buy basic school uniform for under R100. This includes a shirt, shorts/skirt, a pair of socks and a pair of shoes at selected stores. Photo: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA). JOHANNESBURG – One of South Africa’s leading retailers, Shoprite, is easing the burden of rising education costs by offering its customers a basic… Continued

Over-indebted consumers struggling to make ends meet Overspending over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas holidays will have “severely negative consequences” for over-indebted consumers, a debt counselling expert has said. Acknowledging the brief relief brought from the decrease in fuel prices in December and now January, CEO of Debt Rescue Neil Roets also pointed… Continued

Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient Group, believes that there is little reason to be optimistic now that South Africa is no longer in a technical recession. Statistics South Africa revealed on Tuesday (4 November) that the country’s economy expanded by 2.2% in the third quarter – effectively ending the country’s negative growth trajectory.… Continued

Cape Town – Retailers across the country are bracing themselves for a frenzied rush to their stores on Friday for the so-called Black Friday discount bonanza. Most are unpacking additional stock, hiring extra staff and security in anticipation of a buying mob descending from the early hours. Retailers like Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, Makro and… Continued

South Africans are urged to tighten their belts or face a tough ride ahead, as the country grapples with the effects of a technical recession. Economist Dawie Roodt said he was certain that most employers will not be increasing salaries, as they will be taking strain themselves. “In fact, some will be forced to retrench… Continued

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