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Economy

SA can avoid ship from sinking, says Sanlam CEO

May 06 2015 07:07

The private sector and government need to work together to fix SA's structural weaknesses to avert a financial collapse, says Sanlam CEO Johan van Zyl.

Economy

Comair questions SAA bailout

May 05 2015 21:15

Multi-billion rand guarantees for SAA are 'irrational', the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Economy

Unpaid monies bring university to standstill

May 05 2015 19:22

Classes have ground to a halt at Mpumalanga's new university over old issues involving unpaid staff medical aids and pensions as well as bursary payments for students.

Tech

Shopping mall outlets part of Post Office problem

May 05 2015 17:00

Positioning Post Office outlets in expensive shopping malls has been a big mistake, says the administrator tasked with turning around the struggling state-owned entity.

Economy

Cross-border payment systems key in Africa - Kganyago

May 05 2015 18:25

The development of regional cross-border payment systems will lay a solid foundation for facilitating trade and investment in Africa, Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago says.

Eskom

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom – that is the question…

May 06 2015 06:12

Some questionable public statements by Eskom’s Brian Molefe make one wonders whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team, says Chris Yelland.

Economy

Gauteng govt finance head fired

May 05 2015 17:18

The Gauteng government's finance department head has been fired for wasting R50m on an IT contract.

 

In other news

Oil prices extend rally

May 05 2015 19:45

Oil prices have rallied as the market builds on strong recent gains following massive falls earlier in the year.

European stocks close down

May 05 2015 18:41

Europe's main stock markets hvae finished in the red, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.84% at 6 927.58 points.

Garden Route one of Mango’s top performing areas

May 05 2015 17:01

The Eastern Cape has become one of low cost airline Mango’s fastest growing network areas.

European shares fall as Greek stocks slide

May 05 2015 16:45

European shares have fallen as renewed worries over Greece weighed on the region's stock markets.

US stocks dip as trade deficit swells

May 05 2015 16:06

Wall Street stocks have opened lower after the US trade deficit surged more than 40% in March to a six-year high.

India to sign port deal with Iran

May 05 2015 14:30

India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia.

Asian bourses drift as IPOs roil China stocks

May 05 2015 14:00

Asian stocks have drifted, reversing earlier gains, with China stocks taking fright as new share issues raised the prospect of a sell-off.

Greece steps up diplomacy to avert cash crunch

May 05 2015 13:43

Greece has stepped up diplomacy with eurozone partners to try to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month, when it is due to repay debt to the IMF.

Analysis & Opinion

Eskom

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom – that is the question…

Some questionable public statements by Eskom’s Brian Molefe make one wonders...

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR184.11R17.1110.25%
EXX Exxaro Resources LimitedR106.31R6.446.45%
LON Lonmin PlcR27.82R1.636.22%
RLO Reunert LimitedR65.00R3.665.97%
OMN Omnia Holdings LimitedR171.98R9.685.96%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
CCO Capital & Counties Proper...R72.00R-2.70-3.61%
PFG Pioneer Food Group Limite...R183.80R-5.20-2.75%
ROC Rockcastle Global Real Es...R32.79R-0.92-2.73%
RMI Rand Merchant Insurance H...R46.20R-1.27-2.68%
BTI British American Tobacco ...R650.00R-17.73-2.66%
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Entrepreneurs

Get help from outside

May 05 2015 09:11

Six professional women in the Midlands have established a co-operative, the Business Skills Alliance, to offer business skills, support and training to small and medium enterprises.

Tech

$100m for startup to 'reimagine education'

May 06 2015 06:00

Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100m for an education initiative aimed at 'reimagining' schools from the elementary school level.

 

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There are no formal training requirements for becoming a beautician in South Africa. But it is highly recommended you complete a course in beauty therapy.
 

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