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If you need a lawyer, it sure pays to be poor

Without any sense of irony, a South African insurance company can offer cover against legal costs and proclaim: “There aren’t many advantages that g... Read Story

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Petrol’s 67c drop will bring relief for consumers

Deeply indebted consumers, who collectively owe about R1.44 trillion, will get some relief when the petrol price drops 67c at midnight today.

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Clear up legislative uncertainty in the minerals industry

The South African minerals industry finds itself in somewhat of a lacuna in regard to various important aspects of the legislation applicable to the mining indu... Read Story

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Korean cash hoarders face 10% tax charge
August 29 2014 at 05:27

For a supposed conservative, South Korean President Park Geun Hye is considering a shocking proposal – taxing companies for having too much money.

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GDP growth is always a positive sign - but is not a goal in itself
August 28 2014 at 04:55

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) – the total value of the production of goods and services in the country – grew by 0.6 percent in the second quarter. So what?

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SA labour relations’ change to turn tables on the in-crowd
August 28 2014 at 04:53

The deeper significance of the change in industrial relations in South Africa over the past two years cannot be ignored.

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GDP data fail to reveal the truth
August 27 2014 at 04:56

Every so often there comes a time when figures begin to sound meaningless relative to the reality of many South Africans.

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Progress is tangible, but a great deal remains to be done
August 27 2014 at 05:11

Twenty years after democracy, where do we stand as a society? We have made significant progress across a wide front and we have serious challenges that we must still address.

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Intra-Africa trade hurdles: beyond politics
August 27 2014 at 05:10

Among Africa’s policy wonks, underperforming trade across the continent within the region is a favoured subject. To unravel the puzzle, they reel off facts and figures at conferences and workshops, pinpoint trade hur... Read Story
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Education is a critical component of building blocks in Brics plans
August 27 2014 at 05:01

At last month’s Brics summit, it was confirmed that a new international development bank and emergency lending pool would be set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Nanny state rescues banks, but you’re on your own
August 26 2014 at 04:44

If memory serves, the last time the government bailed out a consumer in money trouble was way back in… er… never.

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Tough questions about children for those in power
August 26 2014 at 04:51

In South Africa and the world over mainstream traditional education systems and paradigms are being challenged, laying bare questions that need urgent answers if we are to build a generation of productive and conscientious... Read Story
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FirstRand sets up world’s first gold-denominated bond
August 25 2014 at 05:18

In these post credit crisis days, true innovation in the shell-shocked world of money is a rarity. Mistrust of the financial industry, central banks and fiat currencies, however, is ubiquitous.

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