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LIFE: Ranger Odyssey finalists 2014

The top 20 contestants for the epic 12-day, 2 500km Ranger Odyssey 2014 in Namibia has been announced, and it’s going to be marvelous. Glenda Williams took some time to tell us about what to expect.

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OPINION: Because I could…

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has been warning us that South Africans have been living beyond their means for years and yet some don’t seem to feel the pressures of rising living costs. Marc Ashton provided some insight on what he thinks about these big spenders.

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START-UPS: Connecting with Johann Jenson

SleepOut.com is a short-term accommodation business that has recently tapped into the African market. The service connects travellers looking for places to stay with accommodation hosts throughout Africa. Finweek spoke to Johann Jenson to find out more.

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MARKET SNIPPET: 28 August 2014

To get your daily fix on all things related to global market movements, tune in to Finweek.com for a snippet of what the experts have to say.

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INSIGHT: South Africa must drop 30% pass mark obsession

South Africa celebrated an improved Matric pass rate of 78.2% for the year of 2013. Many are pointing to the 30% required subject pass mark as the driver for this. Tandisizwe Mahlutshana looks at some arguments against it.

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INSIGHT: PIN safety still top priority

According to research, some people still share their bank card PINs with others despite being aware of crime and fraud statistics in South Africa. Finweek looks at a few factors to ensure the safety of your cards and accounts.

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 recording assets

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: Examining the missing assets

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.