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As part of a spe­cial re­port, the Sav­ings and In­vest­ment Monitor sur­veyed peo­ple who are em­ployed, but have a side­line busi­ness or job to sup­ple­ment their in­come.

The term “slasher” has been coined for some­one who has mul­ti­ple jobs: cam­era­man/Uber driver/mas­sage ther­a­pist.

Ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey, this slasher phe­nom­e­non is a trend found pri­mar­ily among mid­dle- and up­per­in­come earn­ers. Of the 943 peo­ple in­ter­viewed, 37% had a side­line busi­ness.

Thirteen per­cent of peo­ple had a side­line busi­ness sim­i­lar to their cur­rent job – for ex­am­ple, an ac­coun­tant at a com­pany who also helps peo­ple with their tax re­turns.

Nearly a quar­ter of peo­ple had a side­line busi­ness that was not re­lated to their cur­rent job. More than half of these peo­ple would like to turn their side­line busi­ness into their main ca­reer.

SMS us at 35697 us­ing the key­word SLASHER and tell us about your side­line busi­ness. Please in­clude your name

and prov­ince. SMSes cost R1.50

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