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    This is how much money the average taxi operator makes in South Africa

    Was not the best experience. You become a different person when you get behind the wheel of a taxi. People have a preconceived ideas of the person behind the wheel thinking that you must be some gangster from the cape flats. Even the police, up to the point where they practically closed...
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    This is how much money the average taxi operator makes in South Africa

    Only thing the driver covered was fuel, oil and fines related to driving and not vehicle defect fines even though these would still be issued to the driver. If you wanted to make your van nice, this was up to each driver to cover. Things like a big sound system, decals, window tinting, etc...
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    This is how much money the average taxi operator makes in South Africa

    Agreed I was a taxi driver for 6 months about 10 years ago on the Bellville - Cape Town route and had a daily cash target of R950 to give to the taxi owner, Monday to Friday, with Saturday fares being the drivers. I'm sure the daily target is a lot higher on that route now. Many taxi owners...
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    Is sick leave a right?

    Extract from my wife's uk employment contract. Upto 40 days paid sick leave in any 12 month period and no medical certificates required for being sick for less than 7 consecutive days. Not sure if this is standard in the UK or just the company she works for. Its not also abused as you might...
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    What proof from the employee is needed to approve the new parental leave benefits?

    This Unless you are completely oblivious to what's happening in the personal lives of your employees, you should not need any support of a medical or birth certificate. In the many years of working, we've always know at least 6 months in advance which employees are expecting children, be it...
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    Lol. Going off grid with solar and water now.
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    Not my fault. If they can find a way to bill me correctly for sewerage I will gladly pay. Edit The only water going down the sewer is from my toilets which is probably less than 1kl per month. All drains from showers and sinks are diverted to the garden.
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    Agreed but having a large garden and a pool, with only two people at the time, made my sewerage charge disproportionately higher as half my water usage was not going via the sewer.
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    Good luck to them on that. My area has a very high water table with nearly spring water quality. A few properties are running completely off their wells and some have been doing so for over 10 years.
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    Nope. They need to find a better way to bill for sewerage than just linking it directly to water usage which is unfair to the consumer.
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    Which is a stupid way to do it as its not always directly related.
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    Supplementing household electricity with solar (no batteries)?

    They replaced my water meter 3 times thinking it was faulty as they were getting zero usage. Last guy that was here I told him I'm off grid with water and that was the end of it. Haven't paid any water in just over a year.
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    Liverpool FC supporters thread - 2017/18 Season

    Every team from 4th position is closer to the relegation zone than to Liverpool.
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    Inverter or non inverter aircon?

    Installed two inverter Air conditioners over the weekend. Currently it's set to 23°. Electricity usage with both units on now and a few lights and 60" Led TV is just under 1kwh. Lounge unit is 24000btu and bedroom unit is 12000btu.
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    Dashboard Cameras

    Car audio installers should be able to install them. Not sure on costs.
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    Last Man Standing 2019/20: Game 7

    Spurs
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    Last Man Standing 2019/20: Game 6

    With the exception of Liverpool, every team in the top half dropped points this weekend.
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    Heatwave: City of Cape Town issues safety warning as numbers at pools expected to swell

    A bit of a reprieve today from the heat. 12000btu and 24000btu inverter Air conditioners ready for installation on Sunday. Been sleeping in my spare room for the past couple of nights as its the only room with an air conditioner.
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    FNB eBucks Weekly Deals 2019

    The one my kitchen caught a few flies.
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    Heatwave: City of Cape Town issues safety warning as numbers at pools expected to swell

    In Cape Town, yes. Popular ones are Newlands and sea point. Also Bellville and strand indoor pool.
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