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Economy

Axed Eskom CEO gets top govt job

Aug 28 2015 17:46

Cabinet has announced the appointment of former Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona as secretary for national planning in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Tech

Working remotely could boost SA economy by R17bn

Aug 28 2015 15:04

Remote working via the internet could boost South Africa’s GDP by 0.4%, according to a study.

Economy

More relief for motorists

Aug 28 2015 14:15

The petrol price will go down by 69 cents a litre next week, after last month's 51c decrease, bringing much-needed relief to South African motorists.

Eskom

Medupi will be running by 2019 - Cabinet

Aug 28 2015 13:33

All six units of Eskom’s Medupi power station will be completed in the first half of 2019, adding another 4 764 megawatts into the national grid, says the cabinet.

MyFin24

Top 10 comments: Dear Mr Ramaphosa...

Aug 28 2015 18:51

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa unwittingly invited several personalised comments this week after his attempts to sell the SA economy in Japan.

Tech

Only one formal complaint over disappearing data

Aug 28 2015 13:09

The National Consumer Commission has received only one complaint from a customer about disappearing mobile data, according to a spokesperson.

Equities

JSE up on strong US growth data

Aug 28 2015 14:08

SA shares have risen more than 1%, taking heart from strong US GDP figures after a torrid week when global markets took fright over China's gloomy economic outlook.

Economy

ANC does not take jobs crisis seriously - DA

Aug 28 2015 13:06

Government should face the fact that South Africa’s full-blown jobs crisis is a matter of urgent public importance, says the Democratic Alliance.

 

In other news

China's richest man on the country's growth 'fantasy'

Aug 28 2015 17:40

China's richest man says government needs to give up any 'fantasy' of maintaining high economic growth rates, while Beijing grapples to contain a market meltdown.

US stocks lower on mixed day for global stocks

Aug 28 2015 16:00

US stocks have dipped in opening trade as a turbulent week for global markets prompted by China worries began to wind down.

Oil prices slide after US-inspired jump

Aug 28 2015 15:45

Oil has slid at the end of a tumultuous week, during which prices hit 6.5-year lows on fears over China's slowing economy, then rebounded on US growth data.

Tata Steel to mothball Wales plant as tough markets persist

Aug 28 2015 15:38

Tata Steel UK's largest steelmaker has said it will mothball a plant in south Wales as tough markets persist, forcing the company to focus on higher-value products.

Wild week for markets set to end with whimper

Aug 28 2015 13:00

A white-knuckle ride for global markets this week looks set to end with a whimper, with equities and commodities giving up some of their eye-popping bounces.

European shares ease after rollercoaster week

Aug 28 2015 12:45

European shares have eased, having already recouped all their losses from a bruising 8% drop earlier this week, with markets cooling off.

The value of self-confidence

Aug 28 2015 12:35

Improving self-confidence when it’s lacking is not always an easy task but it can have a positive impact on a business owners’ success, says a business coach.

Asia markets rally after strong US growth figures

Aug 28 2015 11:12

Asia stocks have extended their rally, taking heart from strong US growth figures to cement a recovery after a torrid week.

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Savings

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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