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MONEY: When a student loan is your only option

In a country with a high unemployment rate, you have to be prepared to go the extra mile in order to secure a job. Having higher education can only be beneficial. The price of higher education however is getting steeper, with tuition and residence fees climbing into the tens of thousands. Moxima Gama explains.

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STEP RIGHT UP: The 30 October issue

In the 30 October 2014 issue of Finweek, we talk about new finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement. The topic of liquefied natural gas in Mozambique is trending right now and we also take a look at the current dire state of the Post Office. All this, right here.

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MOTORING: Good news for Volvo XC70 fans

The Volvo XC70 is renowned for its superior safety reputation and has a loyal, if not somewhat cultish following. Glenda Williams talks about the new model and is very happy to inform fans that it will be available in South Africa early next year (2015).

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LIFE: Why women want whiskey

Whiskey is no longer considered a masculine drink. With the increased spending power women enjoy these days, comes an appetite for the finer things in life like Whiskey. Emily Stockden from the FNB Whisky Live Festival talks about a few tips on how to get started with whiskey.

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Finweek Quiz #44

It’s that time of the week again and we’ve got a cracking quiz for you! If you get all the answers right, you have a shot at winning a hamper consisting of a Finweek T-shirt and key ring as well as a ‘Freakonomics’ DVD.

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REAL ENTREPRENEUR: Small franchisee, big success

Alma Grobler is the proud owner of a Wimpy franchise. Finweek looks at the success story behind this ambitious businesswoman.

Women and money

SAVING SAVVY: Five habits of women with financial flair

Every woman can be financially savvy with the right mindset, a good plan and the ability to say no. In this article, FNB’s Eunice Sibiya offers five tips to help you take control of your financial future in August.

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BLOG: One Rand Man #3

The One Rand Man only has R240 left for the rest of the month. With a budget of R40 per day, will he see the 31st with a few coins left in his pocket?

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Finance for non-financial sorts: The importance of studying profit margins

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: A look at notes in companies’ financial statements

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.