Finance & Legal


Finance & Legal

How much does it cost to have a baby in South Africa?

The real cost of having a baby in South Africa in 2017 and where the money goes in baby's first year.

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Budget 2017: how you can stretch your rands

We're all feeling the grip. Here are some key takeaways from the Budget Speech to help you save more, use less fuel, and cook more cost-effectively.

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How much does it cost to raise a child in SA?

We look at the costs of raising a child in South Africa, and what you can do to help save up.

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6 ways your family can save money in SA

The cost of living is on the up and up. Here we share some great ways to cut back and save money so your family can breathe a bit more easy.

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Unmarried? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you and your baby’s father stand with SA’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. You both have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble

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Readers respond to Bloem mom abusing her child in shop

What would you do if you saw a parent abusing their child in front of you?

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In France you may still smack your children, says court

A French law condemning the smacking of children has been struck down by the Constitutional Council, dismaying opponents of a practice for which France has been rapped by the UN.

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Infertility and why SA should redefine disability

South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.

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How much pocket money do you give your child?

Please help Parent24 find out how much pocket money South African kids get in 2017 by filling in the short survey below!


You respond: Does your child get pocket money?

We recently asked our Facebook community if their kids get pocket money. See some of the responses below.

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How you cope without extra help over the holidays

We had a big response to the story "Coping without your domestic worker during the holidays".

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Who gets the kids for Christmas?

The festive season and child custody - make it work for everyone.

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Free legal resources

Need legal advice? Here's a list of free legal resources you can contact to help.

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Moving house? You need this checklist!

Moving house can be a daunting task. Not only is it an emotional journey, but you'll have reams of admin to do. Our list will help you tick off the boxes!

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Your responses: Domestic workers and nanny wage increase

Readers share their thoughts and experiences with us.

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What are the 7 legal processes of adoption in SA?

The 15th of November is World Adoption Day. Here are a few dos and don'ts when thinking about adopting and how to do it the right way.

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What is the minimum wage for domestic workers and nannies?

Here are the latest minimum rates for domestic workers for period 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017, as announced by the Department of Labour.

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Pregnant and broke? Here's how to scale down

As your pregnant tummy grows during this lean economy, get used to the words “downscale” and “hand-me-downs”... they’ll get you through the tough times ahead. Here is some expert info to help you budget for your baby.

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Dad, mom! Is your will drawn up and updated?

It's National Wills Week. Do you have a will? Is it updated? Ensure your children inherit more than debt when you pass on suddenly. Here's how.

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Reader's Letters: Being a single father

A Parent24 reader has shares his experiences and thoughts with being a single father.

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Single parenthood: your legal ABCs

Know your rights as a parent and make single parenting a lot less stressful.

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Get clued up on debt

Find out about the different types of debt that could affect your life.

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Mom vs. Dad: know your rights

Don't let the ins and outs of maintenance and visitation scare you.

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Have you ever forgotten to pay for something?

Cape Town mom is arrested for forgetting to pay for items.
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