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Reader Question: How to claim after being injured at work

Reader Question: How to claim after being injured at work

A Sowetan Money reader is seeking reasons for the Compensation Fund’s refusal to pay after he was injured on the job.

Education is the ticket to financial freedom, says African Bank CEO Basani Maluleke

The South African banking sector’s first black woman CEO opens up to Money about the value of education and how money can buy everything, including respect.

Have a financial plan to see you through the festive season

A clear financial plan is essential for protecting your pocket over the holidays, says Gugu Sidaki, director and wealth manager at Wealth Creed. 

Allan Gray: A life of long-term investing and impact

A fellowship from the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation  opened a host of opportunities in entrepreneurship, academics and my career, writes Mxolisi Siwundla. 

Afrikan Financial Services fined R2.5m, key players debarred

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority fined Afrikan Financial Services more than R2.5m and debarred key directors for ten years from providing financial services.

Fraudsters buy or rent corpses to claim funeral cover

Rampant fraud remains a challenge for SA life insurers, which detected 3,708 fraudulent and dishonest claims to the value of R1.06bn in 2018.

JSE unlikely to show much life on Tuesday as blackouts continue

Load-shedding at home and the US-China trade war abroad means investors are showing little appetite for risky assets

Prasa put under administration, interim board dissolved

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has placed the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) under administration with immediate effect.

Mining activists oppose Mantashe's new rules on how mines should relocate communities

A new document that is meant to regulate how mining companies will in future relocate communities where mining operations are going to disrupt their way of life has been shot down by mineral rights community activists. The mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe this week released the Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines 2019 for public comment.

Bank charges report: No-bells-and-whistles bank offers best value for money

Capitec is still offering the best value for money, mostly because it offers good interest on any funds in a transaction account, the latest Solidarity Bank Charges Report shows.

Diversified approach ensures stable, long-term returns

The seventh part of our series to support transformation in SA’s asset management sector focuses on independent wholly black-owned multi-manager, 27four Investment Managers.

In the market to buy a house? Move quickly but be realistic

The property market is currently favouring buyers and if you are looking to purchase your own home, you may do well to heed this advice.

Ten money mistakes that are keeping you poor

We often think our money problems stem from a lack of money, but the reality is if we managed our money better, we would be able to use it to grow wealth over time.

Car sales drop amid strained economy

Economic uncertainty is keeping new vehicle buyers away

Competition Commission recommends that service providers reduce data prices by up to 50%

The Competition Commission has recommended that network service providers lower their mobile data costs by between 30% and 50% within the next two months or face prosecution.

Tongaat launches civil action against Peter Staude and other former executives

The sugar company has named 10 executives implicated in the PwC investigation

R350 tip changes waiter's life

A R350 tip that Kabelo Ncholo received while working as a waiter at a restaurant in Johannesburg in 2002 turned his life around when he finally started his own marketing and events company.

'Ethiopian Airlines joint venture can save SAA'

Government should have adopted the proposal for SAA to get into a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines in order to turn the local carrier into profitability.

J&B encourages South Africans to support local entrepreneurship

SPONSORED | J&B has been accelerating local business since 2015 through the J&B Hive

Cell C drops Telkom call on merger

Telecoms firm Telkom SA said on Friday its takeover bid for Cell C had been rejected, a move that comes after its larger but troubled rival expanded a roaming agreement with African giant MTN Group. Seeking to become a mobile-focused business, Telkom has tried to buy Cell C in the past. This month the country's number four carrier made another approach as Cell C’s debt woes raised questions over how it would survive.

SAA faces headwinds as more travel insurance firms dump airline

Three travel insurance companies in South Africa have stopped covering tickets issued by South African Airways against insolvency, further clouding the outlook for the struggling state-run airline. The decision by Santam’s Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) to drop South African Airways prompted Australian travel agency Flight Centre Travel Group to stop selling tickets for the airline this week.

Why some households are financially well

Financially well households have a financial plan, a written budget to which they stick and save for retirement.

How bank executive learnt the hard way about budgeting

Thandi Ngwane had to learn early in her life to overcome financial constraints, a valuable money lesson that would help her understand the value of budgeting your way to the top.

South Africans could do more to invest sustainably

South Africans think more about personal service, online access and the fees they will pay than they do about making sustainable investments. 

How Black Friday changed shopping patterns

Black Friday, which became an annual shopping tradition for bargain hunters two years ago in SA, has dramatically changed the behaviour of consumers over festive period.

How to ensure peace of mind when taking a break this festive season

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and whether you are planning a road trip or to jet off for a break from your daily routine, it pays to be prepared. 

Egg Man scoops young entrepreneurs' top prize

Tebogo Mathe has won the 2019 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs after beating 1,000 other entrants.

Do you plan to dump Old Mutual?

While you may fear that your own family members will have to resort to the desperate measures taken by the Mtshali family, who lugged a relative’s corpse to an Old Mutual branch in KwaZulu-Natal to get the assurer to pay out the policy benefits, think twice before you cancel your policies.

Cyril Ramaphosa's commitment to transformation questioned

With top executive positions in the private sector limited for black professionals, many look to parastatals for opportunities.
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