SA to cut back on festive spending? – iAfrica.com

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 8:22 AM 123RF.com     A new report shows that South Africans will be a bit more practical when it comes to their annual festive season spending. Deloitte’s year-end 2014 holiday survey indicates consumers will prefer to cut back on travel and socialising over the holidays in favour of buying food due to tough economic times. The report also found the average proportion of the consumer budget that will be spent on food has jumped to 44 percent in 2014 compared to 36 percent a year ago. The group’s Rodger George says consumer behavour around spending seems to have shifted. “Most will spend 42 percent on kids and this year we think that’s…

855 killed so far on roads this festive season – News24

2013-12-24 19:34 kalahari.com Christmas Please!A must-have collection of seasonal poems, accompanied by stunning watercolour illustrations. Now R139.00buy now Johannesburg – Since the start of December, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 fatal crashes countrywide, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Tuesday. Gauteng reported the most crashes with 148, KwaZulu-Natal 138, the Eastern Cape 99, Mpumalanga 77, and the Free State 63. Limpopo had 59 crashes, the Western Cape 57, the North West 50, and Northern Cape 25. The RTMC said the contributory factors included dangerous overtaking, speeding, and driving under the influence of alcohol. On the N12, about 20km from Klerksdorp on the road to Wolmaransstad, North West, 14 people were…