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Warning: avoid these scammers after your money

Warning: avoid these scammers after your money

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has urged the public to stay away from companies that are not authorised to conduct financial services or provide advice, and has named and shamed companies flouting the law. Some companies make ridiculous and unrealistic promises of investment returns while others appear to be outright, old-fashioned frauds.

Crippling drought poses threat to tourism in northern KZN

The northern areas of KwaZulu-Natal are in the grip of a severe drought‚ with dams and rivers fast drying up.

How to ensure your business outlives you

While many people appreciate the importance of estate planning to protect their wealth and secure the livelihoods of their loved ones when they die, very few business owners are giving it the same thought.

Avoid this 'forex' trader, regulator warns

The regulator of providers of financial services has warned the public not steer clear of yet another unauthorised entity – this time an operator whose second name is “Forex”.

Leaving a job? Don’t shun the free pension fund advice

Life is busy. Calls and written information are easy to ignore, but time spent engaging with the information could prove invaluable in ensuring a decent pension for more than 30 years of your life in retirement.

Safeguard your cryptocurrency from hackers

Newcomers to the cryptocurrency space are generally not aware of how frequently crypto exchanges are hacked.

Unpaid freelance services? Here’s how you can get your money

Many people in South Africa are offering their services on a freelance basis amid stubbornly high unemployment levels. While freelance work has many benefits, including being your own boss and managing your own time, the hustle of ensuring that all invoices are paid can be frustrating. After producing quality work for a client, it takes days, weeks and sometimes months before you’re  compensated for your time, effort, expertise and the rendered service.

Rand edges weaker in subdued start to trade

South Africa's rand edges weaker in subdued start to trade

MDUDUZI LUTHULI: How to choose a bank for your business

There are at least three critical factors to consider when choosing a bank for your business.

Newcomer takes on big banks over credit life cover

To air its frustration, a new provider of credit life insurance has launched a cheeky public awareness campaign to highlight how some banks irk you when you exercise your right to switch to an alternative provider.

Top 3 myths about Bitcoin debunked

SPONSORED | The truth behind the cryptocurrency's most common misconceptions

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software.

SAA requests R4 billion urgent state funding as it appoints interim CEO

South African Airways requests urgent state funding as it appoints interim CEO

Attend a free Sowetan Dialogue in Polokwane about tax filing season

Tax ombud Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe is here to help

Some of those earning less than R500,000 a year would still have to file a tax return: Sars

The recent tax return announcement by SA Revenue Service (Sars) has been misinterpreted, according to the revenue service.

SARS makes filing tax returns child’s play

Filing your tax return this coming filing season is going to be as easy as doing cellphone banking, the South African Revenue Service promises. In fact, SARS Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, says cellphone filing “will become so simple that if you have all your documents uploaded, you will be able to file a simple, non-complex return in four minutes”.

Find a debt-busting strategy that works for you

The problem with debt is that it takes money away from your future self and transfers this future wealth to your credit providers.

Investing in ETFs a good way to build wealth

Unless you know the share market well and have enough money to buy a stake in a range of shares, choosing your own shares is not an easy option.

More consumers struggling to pay accounts on time

An impaired credit record and credit score means the next time you apply for credit, you will be charged a higher interest rate because you pose a higher risk to the creditor provider.

Bold moves needed as SA stares at recession

There are renewed fears of more job losses after the economy performed worse than expected between January and March.

Black executives shouldn't apply for jobs at state companies: BMF

The Black Management Forum has urged black executives not to apply for senior positions at state-owned companies.

Warning: stay away from Whatsapp group 'investment adviser'

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has warned members of the public to be vigilant and distance themselves from a charlatan soliciting investors' money in WhatsApp groups. According to the FSCA, BS Sokhela is duping members of the public into paying money into a bank account under the pretense that he represents AnBro Capital Investments.

Using tyres to drive hunger away

Gcingca fights unemployment, climate change.

Tax return threshold lifted to R500,000

The previous threshold covered those earning less than R350,000 a year, meaning they did not have to file returns.

State project aids young farmer

Lerato aims to be commercial breeder.

Shock 3.2% contraction in GDP in first quarter

SA’s economy contracted by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019‚ the worst drop since the same period in 2009‚ in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Vuyani Jarana's plan to fix SAA was still bound to crash: Free Market Foundation

Free Market Foundation executive director Leon Louw was adamant on Monday that a bet on a turnaround plan for SAA - under CEO Vuyani Jarana who resigned at the weekend - not working was still in place.

Township pharmacy owner goes from rags to riches

Phumza Matwele is the founder of Eunimike Trading, the only over-the-counter pharmacy and healthcare centre in Khayelitsha, Western Cape

Why SAA chief Vuyani Jarana jumped off the SOE

SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana is bailing out from the national airliner amid frustrations which allegedly made it impossible for him to turn around the loss-making state entity.
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