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23 October 2018 4:15 AM SA's unused lunch breaks add up to 500k per employee

The average South African contributes over R500 000 in free work hours due to unused lunch breaks over their lifetime, a recent survey has shown. The research, conducted among 3 000 working South Africans by online job board CareerJunction, found that only one in three South Africans take their full lunch break. Moreover, it found that over a third of South 28

12 September 2018 12:42 PM VAT: Give us the chicken, organisations appeal to Parliament

Including chicken on the zero-vat list will be beneficial for the health of poor South Africans, and ultimately ensure the productivity necessary to stimulate economic growth, a committee has heard. Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance (Scof) heard submissions from the public on the VAT panel’s report. The public had until August 31 to make submissions 30

06 September 2018 4:15 AM What if you could claim overtime for work done while commuting?

In Norway the time used by employees to do work while they were commuting to or from work is recognised as part of the work day, but this is, however, not the case in South Africa, according to attorney Tzvi Brivik of Malcolm Lyons and Brivik. This is despite the fact that employees use the commute to work by either replying to emails or planning for their 86

05 August 2018 3:05 PM WC residents believe land expropriation will expand food security

The ANC in the Western Cape says residents of the province believe land expropriation without compensation will lead to the expansion of food security. The Western Cape ANC's secretary Faiez Jacobs said the Constitutional Review Committee had successfully fulfilled its task of listening to residents to assess whether there should be an amendment of Section 142

17 May 2018 7:09 AM SAA seeks urgent funding after latest loss

The carrier’s precarious balance sheet is among the most urgent tasks on the to-do list of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who is already under pressure to revive the country’s own stretched finances. SAA Chief Executive Officer Vuyani Jarana said last month the airline needs R5bn immediately, while looming debt payments next year may require further 36

15 March 2018 5:32 PM Mining production increased 2.4% y/y in January

Johannesburg - Mining production increased by 2.4% year-on-year in January, boosted by iron ore and other non-metallic minerals, figures released on Thursday by Statistics South Africa showed. Iron ore production added 3.4 percentage points to the increase, while other non-metallic minerals put on 1.3 percentage points. The statistics also revealed that mineral 33

15 February 2018 5:13 AM Taxpayers could fork out R30bn more to plug revenue hole

Johannesburg - Auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts the finance minister will announce tax hikes of at least R30bn in the Budget Speech scheduled for February 21. This figure could be pushed up further due to funding required for free higher education, which was announced in December. In line with other tax experts, PwC believes the majority 50

06 February 2018 6:44 AM Microsoft says it's true: Cat videos distract workers

London - Economists have been puzzled in recent years by the so-called "productivity paradox", the fact that the digital revolution of the past four decades hasn’t resulted in big gains in output per worker as happened with earlier technological upheaval. Many developed economies have actually seen productivity stagnate or decline. A survey from Microsoft 49

20 November 2017 4:00 AM Fear of jobs bloodbath over Eskom tariff hike

Cape Town - The proposed 19.9% electricity hike by Eskom will result in job losses in the steel and engineering sector, warned an economist for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Seifsa, which strongly opposes Eskom’s application for electricity tariff increases, is set to make a representation at the National 87

02 November 2017 3:15 PM 8 truths about employee passwords

LastPass has released The Password Exposé report, highlighting the challenges of using passwords in the workplace. According to the report, the standard approach to password security in the workplace has failed. “Even worse, businesses aren’t responding to that failure quickly enough,” said LastPass. LastPass said that for most people, the fear of forgetting 107