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NEWS: Solidarity addresses electricity crisis

The trade union Solidarity made a public appeal to all South Africans to help solve South Africa’s electricity crisis. The union, whch has publically criticised power supplier Eskom in the past, says SA has to unite to solve the problem.

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Finweek Quiz #48

From now on, the Finweek quiz will be appearing on a Thursday so it’s accessible when the new magazine hits the shelves. The quiz is now also featured in the magazine. To all the readers who have not done the quiz before, welcome!

Mosima Selekisho, Director of Talent Africa's Executive Search division and head of Research Department

OPINION: CEO vacancies create a new wave of Turnaround Kings

Finding executive leadership who are willing to take on the risk of an ailing company is not always easy, but these so-called Turnaround Kings are willing to risk great and public failure in exchange for great rewards.

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

MARKET SNIPPET: 27 November 2014

Oil, gold, silver and palladium declined overnight. Mabyanine Phiri investigates.

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OPINION: Bigger asset managers less flexible

While investors might be tempted to entrust their assets to bigger asset managers, Alex Funk argues that these firms can’t offer the same agility as smaller managers.

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MONEY: 8 ways to live below your means

It can be so tempting to blow your entire salary within the first few weeks of the month, but setting aside a little money at the beginning of the month is the easiest road to financial freedom. Here are 8 ways to get there.

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AFRICA: SMEs still reluctant to operate on the continent

While many reports highlight growth opportunities and investment potential across the African continent, a recent report found that SMEs are still reluctant to tap into this vast market.

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ECONOMY: Crime deals a blow to SA business confidence

The findings of the quarter-on-quarter Grant Thornton International Business Report paint a dire picture of the South African business environment, with crime and poor service delivery major culprits for low business confidence.

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MONEY: 6 things to consider before buying a new car

It might be tempting to spend your December bonus on a deposit for a new car, but you might be adding unnecessary pressure to your finances if you don’t consider all the financial implications.

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MONEY: When penny-pinching doesn’t pay

Sometimes trying to save money in the short term can end up costing you more in the long term. Here are three instances where the cheapest option is not always the best.