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Rare Disease Day 28 February 2018

By: Inge Larter BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  South Africa Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness about diseases that are not as commonly known or treated. Treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient simply because people have never


Kahlua Day | 27 February 2018 27 February 2018

By: Inge Larter BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Happy Kahlua Day When it comes to tasty, creamy and ”oh so” sweet alcoholic beverage, there is perhaps no better example than the cool creaminess of Kahlua. This rich liquor is a Mexican cocktail that is loved by all South


Cabinet Reshuffle | President Cyril Ramaphosa 27 February 2018

By: Inge Larter BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  President Cyril’s New Cabinet PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE Fellow South Africans, I have decided to make certain changes in the composition of the National Executive. These changes are intended to ensure that national government


Samsung S9 to be launched in South Africa in March 26 February 2018

By: Garth Prins BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  Samsung has just reimagined the future of mobile devices Samsung has finally launched their highly anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9 plus smartphones, which will be expected to arrive in South African cellular stores in March. The Samsung Galaxy S8


Product of the year 2018 26 February 2018

By: Inge Larter BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  Product of the Year 2018 awards SA’s favourite consumer goods Product of the Year – South Africa’s largest independent consumer-voted survey – celebrated 10 years of rewarding innovation and excellence in the country at its annual awards gala ceremony,


How to get 8 days leave 26 February 2018

By: Inge Larter BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Here’s how to take 8 days leave in 2018 Be away from the office for 17 consecutive days Plus the year is speckled with loads of long weekends, giving you even more holiday opportunities. Every year GoodThingsGuy puts together a


2018 Budget Speech: What it means for South Africans 22 February 2018

By: Garth Prins BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  The unveiling of the budget, a nightmare for the poor. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered the much anticipated 2018 budget speech on Wednesday, 21 February, which hasn’t been applauded by South Africans. The pains of the citizens start with


#Budget2018: How consumers can prepare 20 February 2018

By: Garth Prins BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  Penny for your thoughts? As it stands, Malusi Gigaba will deliver the budget speech on Wednesday 21 February 2018, although, there are rumours of a cabinet reshuffle in process. Irrespective of the outcome of Gigaba’s speech, consumers should be


NMG Benefits Breakfast: What you missed 19 February 2018

By: Garth Prins BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

  Global Reach. Specialist Expertise. Local Knowledge. On 15 February 2018, NMG held a benefit benchmarking study focus group event at the Holiday Inn Sandton. The event addressed concerns raised as a result of work done so far on the