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The French Canal+ is set to be the top satellite TV provider in Africa, while South Africa’s Showmax and US-based Netflix are facing off in the streaming wars.

And more than half of them have been in the past 20 years.

Every month we take a look at the in-store prices of the same basket of goods across six major retailers – Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay, Spar, Food Lover’s Market and Woolworths.

Our basket of nine basic items will set you back R431 at Spar, which is R39 more expensive than the same goods at Woolworths. Find out more in our November update.

For two months in a row, Spar’s basket has been the most expensive option. Shoprite’s has been the most affordable since we added the retailer to the list in August.

Spar’s basket was the most expensive option this month and Shoprite’s was the cheapest. The same bag of groceries differed by R48. Find out more in our September 2022 update.

We’ve added a new retailer to our grocery basket comparison. Now, we look at the in-store prices of the same basket of goods across five retailers.

More girls between the ages of 17 and 19 pass matric than boys, and they do better at maths and science. More young women also graduate with degrees. So why then do women earn on average 20% less than men?

An update on our in-store survey of the same basket of basic goods at eight of South Africa’s major retailers, including, Checkers, Shoprite, Spar, Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Food Lover’s Market, Boxer Superstores and Makro.

The next United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Egypt in November. Although emissions of African countries are low compared to the big global emitters. South Africa is the exception.

Every month we take a look at the in-store prices of the same basket of goods across four major retailers – Checkers, Pick n Pay, Spar and Woolworths.

Online shopping is a tempting alternative where you can save time and petrol costs, but does it actually save you money in the long run?

The number of schools where no Grade 12s sat the final maths exams doubled since 2013.

We’ve added a new store to our grocery basket comparison. Now, we look at the in-store prices of the same basket of goods across six major retailers.

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