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Graduate makes a killing with iskopo

Graduate makes a killing with iskopo

A KZN student who sold cow-head stew to fund her graduation day and support her family while applying for jobs has become a social media hit.

Book a seat at SME Summit to win one of 50 copies of ‘Sweat Scale $ell’

The Standard Bank SME Summit in partnership with BDTV takes place on March 5 2020

New ways to cut insurance premiums

New short-term insurers are innovating, investing heavily in technology and building businesses that are more consumer-friendly than their old-school competitors. 

Know what your assets and liabilities are

Understanding what you own - your assets - compared to what you owe - your liabilities, is an important step in your financial journey. 

Start saving - even a little to take bite out of rising education costs

Janu-worry is a bad month for most people after excess spending in the December holidays, but it's worse for parents of children at school or in tertiary education.

Make sure your stokvel is covered this year

SPONSORED | Nasasa Financial Services caters to the financial needs of stokvel groups and members

Verify before you send cash to your WhatsApp contact

Social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, have become a breeding ground for scams, with fraudsters taking over people’s accounts to solicit money from their contacts. 

Up to 38 flights cancelled by cash-strapped SAA

A total of 38 international and domestic flights have been cancelled by the cash strapped South African Airways between yesterday and Friday.

SAA cancels flights as its financial woes deepen

South African Airways on Tuesday cancelled a number of its international and domestic flights as the financial crisis at the national carrier deepened.

Can 'Made in Africa' cigars compete with Cuba?

While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa.

Retailers TFG and Mr Price lure holiday shoppers with discounts

South African retailers The Foschini Group (TFG) and Mr Price Group reported healthy sales growth over the holiday season, with Black Friday discounts luring consumers into stores.

Reserve Bank cuts interest rates by 25 basis points

The bank cut its GDP forecasts to 0.4% for 2019, from 0.5%, thanks largely to electricity supply constraints

SAA selling nine Airbus planes and 15 spare engines - tender document

SAA has put up for sale nine of its Airbus aircraft, according to a tender document seeking proposals from interested buyers that was seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Carpentry is first love for skilfull Election Lethiba

Election Lethiba dropped out of highschool and later college before he realised he was gifted in the art of carpentry.

Mboweni holding thumbs as Treasury scrapes the barrel to keep SAA flying

SA is scrambling to find extra funding to rescue SAA, which last month entered a form of bankruptcy protection in an effort to save the state-owned company and about 10,000 related jobs.

Don't gamble with your and family’s health and wealth

If you gamble as a pastime, you should not to spend over 2% of your discretionary income. Anything more will take you into the dangerous territory of gambling addiction.

Beware of debt administrators that can imprison you with high charges

When you can’t afford to repay all your debts, debt administration may appear to be a good solution, but beware the costs.

Start your financial year off on the right footing

The start of the new year represents a chance to better manage various aspects of our lives, especially our financial wellbeing. Here are three key goals to strive for in 2020.

Debt counsellor barred and fined R1m for abusing consumers

A rogue debt counsellor who reached tens of thousands of debtors in SA through a call centre operation has been fined R1 million for abusing consumers. 

Court rules Old Mutual does not have to reinstate ex-CEO Peter Moyo

The high court ruled on Tuesday that Old Mutual does not have to reinstate its sacked chief executive Peter Moyo, upholding the insurance and banking group's appeal against him with costs.

Mathonsi driving his own success

Dunga produces simulators to teach road skills.

Hiteka Kitchen promotes healthy eating

Company caters for two schools.

Massmart in talks to close some Dion-Wired and Masscash stores, could cut 1,440 jobs

Massmart Holdings could cut up to 1,440 jobs under a plan to close some stores, the retailer said on Monday as it struggles to grow sales in a tough economy.

Revealed: Which vehicles achieved the best resale in 2019

Volkswagen reigns supreme in study of 2018 models that held good value a year after sale

Springboks' World Cup win sparks gold investments

Inspiration from Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and his team lifting the Webb Ellis trophy has translated into an investment opportunity for gold coin devotees who bought nearly a million of Invictus medallions.

Plug pulled on healthcare cover

About half a million South Africans are set to lose their primary health care in the private sector from March next year with few viable alternatives currently in place. 

Here’s how much more you’re paying for fuel than a year ago

The cost of filling a 50-litre petrol tank is R107.50 more than in January 2019, while a tank of diesel costs an extra R75.50

Set goals with deadlines to help stick to your new year’s resolutions

It is good to have the best intentions, but apparently more than 80% of us fail to keep our new year's resolutions, with many failing before the end of January. 

How to free up cash to survive rising prices

Food is now one of the biggest items in most people's budget and indications are you may have to rein in this spend more as your budget will stay under pressure.
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