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What’s a kunstefees without Klippies ‘n Coke?

No fewer than 210 cases of Klipdrift were sold at this year's Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK). And this was only at the Klipdrift tent and did not account for truckloads of Klippies that made their way to Oudtshoorn in cooler bags and methods of mass transportation. There is no denying that the arts festival is one of the country's biggest bashes and kuiers.

Black investors needed for Jo’burg revival

On Wednesday, the Gauteng department of economic development hosted a seminar for prospective Johannesburg shareholders -- targeted specifically at black, female investors -- to promote public participation in inner-city regeneration. One focus of the seminar was a tax incentive for renovators looking to invest in the city.

Savage guitars and blow-up dolls

Lloyd Gedye speaks to Kobus! about heavy metal, the death sentence and record labels.

Security authority swoops on car guards

Nine Zimbabwean car guards were sent to South African deportation facility Lindela on Tuesday and another three were arrested in a swoop on an illegal car-guarding business in Johannesburg by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (Psira). Twenty car-guarding businesses have come under Psira's scrutiny over the past 40 days.

From bottle to bottle and dust to dust

Alcohol abuse costs South Africa in the region of R10-billion a year, or 1% of GDP, but the excise tax on alcohol collects only about R7-billion. This leaves the country with a shortfall of about R4,5-billion in costs to health services, the criminal justice system, and, of course, human lives.

SA petrol price set to rise

The retail price of all grades of petrol will rise by between 68 cents and 69 cents per litre from Wednesday April 4, the Department of Minerals and Energy said on Friday. The price of 95 octane petrol was set to increase 68 cents per litre, while that of 93 and 91 octane would increase 69 cents respectively.

Insurance counts the cost

South Africa's insurance industry is waiting with bated breath as claims roll in for damage caused by the freak tides that hit the KwaZulu-Natal coast recently. More than 300km of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline needs to be reconstructed after it was devastated by 8m waves that struck in the early hours of March 19

End of tax amnesty looms for small businesses

The tax amnesty for businesses with a turnover of less than R10-million a year expires on May 31 this year, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) warned on Monday. To date, Sars has received close to 18 000 applications for amnesty, said spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

UIF and taxi industry strike deal

South Africa's Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has scored a major breakthrough with the taxi business fraternity in what could culminate in the registration of more than 40 000 taxi operators in Gauteng alone, according to a release from the Labour Department on Monday.

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