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Creating schools for the African future

Creating schools for the African future

Sizwe Nxasana is a man on a mission to break apart the traditional notion of how teaching and learning in schools should be conducted.

Loxion Kulca eyes new era

The story of Wandi and Sechaba’s urban street label, Loxion Kulca, is one about black identity and expression

Business icon Richard Maponya keen to train entrepreneurs

Richard Maponya, the great-grandfather of black business, is not ready to rest on his laurels despite being two years short of a century.

Financial discrimination between your children can be detrimental

Raising a child is a lifelong commitment that a certified financial planner compares to the financial and emotional obligation of paying off a 20-year bond.

The tax implications of investing in a stokvel

The tax implications of income earned from a stokvel are not well understood. Tax expert Daniel Baines unpacks.

How to start your finances off on the right foot when you tie the knot

You meet the person of your dreams, you’re starry eyed, you’re in love and you don’t want to talk about finance. What’s yours is mine and mine is yours. However, it’s crucial to sit down with your partner and to engage in an unemotional conversation to understand your personal financial demands, Clare Cousins, financial planner at Veritas Wealth, says.

No financial plan is like hitting the road with no directions

Having no financial plan is as bad as having no destination logged into your Google maps, says financial planner Ian Beere.

Chocolate makers face ethical branding dilemma

Ivory Coast and Ghana's threat to possibly halt the cocoa industry's ethical branding schemes poses a major risk to chocolate makers operating in Western markets where consumer demand for sustainably sourced products is rising.

'Artisan is not a man's job'

TMH looking for more women.

One form to simplify funding for businesses: President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the introduction of a common application form across SA's development funding institutions is one of the measures the government is taking to stimulate businesses

Rethinking entrepreneurship in SA

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Chrome mining giant sets up forensic probe after Amcu launches R7.5bn corruption case

Chrome mining giant Samancor has commissioned a forensic investigation after firebrand trade union Amcu last week brought a R7.5bn corruption case against the company.

Unclaimed benefits: How to find out if you have a share in R42bn pot

About 67% of beneficiaries who contacted the financial sector regulator about unclaimed benefits are set to receive more than R13.7-billion from the R42bn sitting unclaimed in retirement funds.

TRUDY LUTHULI: Gender pay gap or penalty for motherhood?

The issues around gender pay go way beyond the right for “equal pay for equal work”.

Yalu CEO on bettering lives and leaving a lasting legacy

Having goals, working hard, and exercising perseverance have been guiding principles in how Yalu's CEO Nkazi Sokhulu manages money.

Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices, pummelling impoverished consumers

Zimbabwe hiked its average electricity tariff by 320% on Wednesday to ramp up power supplies at a time of daily blackouts, but the move will anger consumers already grappling with soaring inflation.

Attend a Sowetan Dialogue on turning SA’s economy around through small business

The Sowetan Dialogue with the Eskom Development Foundation Business Investment Competition takes place on Oct 17

Patrice Motsepe sets up fund for black farmers

SA's emerging black farmers are set to benefit from a multibillion-rand fund that businessman Patrice Motsepe wants to establish.

Pay your loan quicker and get rewarded

Loyalty rewards came under the spotlight again this week when Nedbank launched a programme that incentivises the bank's clients for paying their loans faster. Dubbed the Greenbacks, the loyalty reward programme will run quarterly competitions that will see the bank's clients  given a chance to win back the amount of their loan every quarter of the year.

Medical aid increases to hit consumers hard

Over the past few years average age of beneficiaries covered by medical schemes in SA has increased, resulting in increased claim costs and increased annual contribution.

Ignore fake summonses from ‘online loan scam’ group

If you’ve received an email or SMS from Lifestyle Legal or Lifestyle Attorneys notifying you that a summons will be served on you by the sheriff of the court, wait for it, and don’t make payment, advises an attorney. 

Huge difference between saving and investing

While saving is a great for putting money away for a specific goal, investing over the long term offers growth in interest and in your actual capital investment.

Managing your emotions is key to surviving retirement Armageddon

If you want to join an elite club of people who will enjoy a retirement free of worries about money, you may have to put yourself under management.

ANC resolves to sell off parts of SAA

Portions of South African Airways (SAA), one of the country’s poor performing state-owned enterprises, will be sold to private companies, the ANC resolved at its national executive meeting last week.

Retailer Forever 21 to file for bankruptcy, close 178 U.S. stores

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have succumbed to the onslaught of online sellers such as Amazon.com Inc and ever-changing fashion trends.

Five factors that affect the resale value of your car

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Here's to more brand and customer interactions

As the years of traditional marketing methods slowly fade away, companies are moving more towards customer experience to promote their brands and access customers.

Sars branches open on these Saturdays to help with tax filing

The closing dates for filing personal income tax returns are 31 October for provisional and non-provisional taxpayers who file at a branch.

Cell C talks to MTN to secure more access to its network

An extended roaming deal could be concluded within the next month, says CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson
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