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Pensioners to benefit from City of Joburg's revised rates policy

Pensioners to benefit from City of Joburg's revised rates policy

If you are 60 years old, live in a property that is less than R2.5m and earn less than R10,000, you are not going to pay for property rates in the City of Johannesburg.

Tips to improve your financial habits through budgeting and saving

SPONSORED | Standard Bank’s Zanele Mbere offers tips to ensure that you become the financial independence goals you're dreaming of

Bus sector unions call off strike, accept 4% wage increases

A potentially crippling strike in the bus sector was averted at the last hour when unions and bus companies agreed on a 4% salary increase.

Digital innovation at the heart of student funding

SPONSORED | Standard Bank works hard to find new ways to help young people finance their education

More than 1-million Nedbank MobiMoney accounts opened

SPONSORED | Anyone with a valid SA ID number can open a Nedbank MobiMoney account on any mobile device in seconds

Zimbabwe seeks new investors for steel company

Zimbabwe's state-controlled iron and steel company ZISCO has invited new investors to help revive operations at the company that has been the target of interest from Indian and Chinese investors in the past.

Government extends Covid-19 loan scheme deadline by three months

SA has extended by a further three months the deadline of a loan scheme that is central to efforts to counter the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Treasury said on Monday.

Riet drops mic for new journey in entrepreneurship

When Bontle Riet quit her job as a radio presenter, she saw a gap in women’s shoe market and that birthed her business venture.

Passion for saving sees Likotsi become first woman to own a mutual bank

Nthabeleng Likotsi was raised by a business-oriented family in Botshabelo in the Free State, where her parents ran a uniforms manufacturing enterprise.

MacBook, iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple - Nikkei

Production of some Apple Inc's MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to a global component shortage, the Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Easter spending up as consumers return to stores

Spenders were not early risers with the majority of spend over the four days happening over lunchtime.

Airlink suspends flights to Polokwane after airport downgrade for safety reasons

Airlink has suspended flights to Polokwane with immediate effect after the airport was downgraded by the SA Civil Aviation Authority for being unable to provide the minimum level of emergency services required to maintain its aerodrome licence category.

Relief as cellphone service providers cut data prices

Telecom customers can breathe a sigh of relief as they are poised to save money on data.

Samsung and UWC strengthen partnership to tackle youth skills development

SPONSORED | The first graduates of the Samsung Future-Innovation Lab at the University of the Western Cape begin pioneering careers in ICT

Standard Bank removes Saswitch fees for cash withdrawals

SPONSORED | Reduced ATM fees give Standard Bank customers more access and convenience

Strengthening SA’s black-owned accounting practices in SMME sector

SPONSORED | Accounting practices are vital to the SMME sector and sit at the heart of SA’s economic recovery

Tesla's market value set to gain $50 bln on record first-quarter deliveries

Tesla Inc, founded by South African Elon Musk, was set to add about $50 billion to its market value, as its shares surged on Monday after the world's most valuable automaker posted record deliveries, overcoming the impact of a shortage of automobile chips that has slammed the entire sector.

LG becomes first major smartphone brand to withdraw from market

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it will wind down its loss-making mobile division - a move that is set to make it the first major smartphone brand to completely withdraw from the market.

Naspers hires Airbnb, Amazon veteran to lead global classifieds business

Naspers Ltd, has hired a top Airbnb and former Amazon executive to lead its global online classifieds business, it said on Thursday, as the technology investor looks to shore up contributions from core businesses.

FNB customers earn double eBucks at Clicks between April 1 and 5 2021

SPONSORED | FNB and Clicks celebrate one year in partnership with R79m in eBucks earned by customers

NUM demands 15% salary increase from Eskom and gold mines

The National Union of Mineworkers which concluded its national collective bargaining conference over the weekend has resolved to demand salary increases of between 15 and 20 percent.

Diversified Sub-Saharan Africa economies to grow this year — World Bank

Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa should support the projected economic recovery by strengthening their policy interventions, the World Bank said.

How Openserve is transforming and increasing broadband access in SA

The pandemic and national lockdown prompted significant demand for reliable internet connectivity

Registered counsellors can unravel your debt mess

The hard lockdown might be a thing of the past but its effects are still being felt as many people have resorted to debt counsellors to help fix their dire financial situations.

Vodacom's Safaricom launches East Africa's first 5G network

Kenya's biggest telecoms operator Safaricom has started trials for 5G high-speed internet network using technology from Nokia and Huawei, it said.

Economy bleeds, unemployment at all-time high

Saturday marks exactly a year since President Cyril Ramaphosa effected the Covid-19-enforced national lockdown; and since then a trail of economic devastation and jobs bloodbath continue to haunt.

Lockdown forced small businesses to change tact

The restrictions brought upon by the lockdown regulations forced many small business owners to rethink their business models in order to keep making a living.

Couple gets new lease on life with baking business

A cook-off challenge between friends to get rid of the lockdown boredom has given a Joburg couple a new lease on life with a thriving baking business.

E-commerce platform to help township entrepreneurs

“We’re taking Africa to the world, the same way that Ali Baba brings China and how Amazon brings America to us, we want to take Africa to the world,” says entrepreneur Tim Hogins, who recently launched the first block chain e-commerce platform for township businesses.
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