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Consumers to remain under pressure in 2017/2018 tax year, says Old Mutual

24/02/2017 - 13:52

The 2017 National Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did little to bring relief to consumers’ pockets and reinforces the need for South Africans to keep their finances under control. It also underscores the urgent need for consumers to ensure they are making full use of the tax benefits of the various savings vehicles available to them, such as retirement funds, retirement annuities, and tax-free savings accounts. 

This is according to Derick Ferreira, senior product manager at Old Mutual, who says that as a result of the lack of growth in the economy, Government has implemented a number of changes to the tax regime for individuals in order to balance the country’s budget. These include: • A new top personal income tax rate of 45... 

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Pernod Ricard produces ‘fully connected’ drinks bottles

21/02/2017 - 08:44

French drinks giant Pernod Ricard has begun the production of what have been described as ‘fully-connected’ drinks bottle...

Bruichladdich CEO made head of Rémy Cointreau whisky

17/02/2017 - 11:36

Simon Coughlin will assume the role of CEO of Rémy Cointreau’s newly-created whisky unit, moving from CEO of the Bruichlad...

Building blocks of CPI tap into our evolving lifestyles

17/02/2017 - 09:35

The January inflation figure is based on a new updated product basket and weights. Patrick Kelly explores what this means....

Consumer inflation slows more than expected in January

15/02/2017 - 13:57

Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), moderated to 6.6% in January from December’s 6.8%....

Stout Welsh Rarebit

This dish, which historically comes from Wales and originally named Welsh Rabbit, was what the coal miners ate when they couldn’t afford meat. I personally would have preferred this anyway as its utterly delicious and loaded with wonderful Cheddar. READ MORE

Entering the FMCG market in Africa

No consumer market anywhere in the world is exempt from the demand for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). In Africa, the demand for better quality and more sophisticated products and brands is increasing as populations grow and living standards improve. READ MORE

2016 Nederburg Auction announces guest speaker

With more than thirty years as wine judge and an equal number of wine awards under the belt, influential UK wine journalist and guest speaker at the 2016 Nederburg Auction Tim Atkin MW finds it curious that he doesn’t have a red nose to show for it. READ MORE

Amarula Cream Unveils New Shape ‘Jabulani’ Bottle

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Cape Town Gears up for Foodie Fun and Innovation

A new look Good Food & Wine show will dazzle Cape Town from 27 - 29 May. Highlights include Sherwyn Weaich's appearance at the Albany Bakeries stand and the Baking Theatre, where The Gourmet Bushie will show audience members how to get fresh and innovative at family meal time... READ MORE

Inaugural FMCG Insights delivers high value to FMCG sector

The inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference, in association with Sowetan took place at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg on 10 May 2016. The event emanates from the sister-title Sunday Times’ Top Brands research, which measures consumer brand preference and is published annually, serving as a leading benchmark of success for SA’s retail sector... READ MORE

Stout Welsh RarebitEntering the FMCG market in Africa2016 Nederburg Auction announces guest speakerAmarula Cream Unveils New Shape ‘Jabulani’ BottleCape Town Gears up for Foodie Fun and InnovationInaugural FMCG Insights delivers high value to FMCG sector

Stout Welsh Rarebit

This dish, which historically comes from Wales and originally named Welsh Rabbit, was what the coal miners ate when they couldn’t afford meat. I personally would have preferred this anyway as its utterly delicious and loaded with wonderful Cheddar. READ MORE

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