Finance & Legal


Finance & Legal

Why it’s important to teach kids about money from a young age

Wealth coach Samke Mhlongo explains the importance of entrepreneurial skills for kids and tells us more about Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop.

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What is the minimum wage for domestic workers and nannies 2018?

Here are the minimum rates for domestic workers and nannies, announced last year by the Department of Labour, valid from 1 May.

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Unmarried parent? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you stand with South Africa’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. Both parents have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble.

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How to get child support grants in South Africa

If you are in need of financial assistance, you can get a grant to help you raise the child you look after. Here's everything you need to know, from the South Africa Government Services.

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Opening a bank account for your child: which one is best?

It's never too early to start teaching your child about money. From account options and what they cost to the lessons they'll learn about responsibility and self-control, here's everything you need to know about opening your child's first bank account.

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"The money I earn is OURS": Our readers respond to sharing half their salary with their partners

After publishing an opinion piece in which a recently married, first-time dad explained why his stay-at-home partner deserves half his salary, our readers responded with rather positive and heartwarming stories of their own.


How Ntando Duma’s 7-month-old is earning a salary

The seven-month-old’s bank account might also have more money than ours

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OPINION: Why a stay-at-home mom deserves half of her partner’s salary

A father shares his thoughts on what stay-at-home moms deserve financially.

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How 3 jars can teach your kids the basics of finance

Teach your kids the spend, save and donate method.

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Why this mom makes her five-year-old pay rent

How far would you go to teach your child financial independence?

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Sjoe! Our readers had quite a bit to say about the minimum wage of domestic workers and nannies

From "it's way too low"to "not being able to pay more", from "we need to treat them with respect" to "it's a two-way road" – here's what our readers had to say about the minimum we owe to our domestic workers and nannies.

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"It's a two-way road": a reader responds to the way we treat our nannies

After reading our article on the legal requirements and the way you should be treating your domestic worker and nanny, one reader wrote in and shared his side of the story...

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Domestic workers and nannies: contracts

Play it legal by providing your domestic worker and nanny with a work contract. Here's what you need to know.

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SA fathers have something to be festive about

How do you feel about father's finally getting paternity leave in SA?

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Have a disabled child? Here's how to get SARS disability tax credits

If you are a registered taxpayer and one of your dependents have a disability or physical impairment, you could qualify for tax benefits. We tell you how it works.

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AppClose helps you co-parent effectively

This app helps divorced parents co-parent in an easy and efficient way.

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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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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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