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SA is near junk status from all 3 rating agencies. What could follow?

Aug 23 2019 18:00

A lack of significant reforms led to the country being downgraded to junk status by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch in April 2017. Only Moody’s has kept South Africa one notch above junk status. But for how long? asks Misheck Mutize.

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    IAN MANN REVIEWS: Why the world doesn't need more specialists

    Aug 24 2019 07:30

    Three-quarters of graduates go on to a career unrelated to their majors. The problem is that they have become competent only with the tools of a single discipline, says Ian Mann.

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    Why the debt relief bill will see loan sharks circling consumers

    Aug 18 2019 11:51

    Although the debt relief bill aims to throw a lifeline to indebted consumers, it could see 'mashonisas' or loan sharks - who typically charge between 30-50% interest on loans - thrive in the lending environment.

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    IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to grab attention in the age of information overload

    Aug 20 2019 05:00

    Whether you are a mature company, a start-up or an independent service provider, if you are not using digital marketing (or not getting results,) you need to read this book, says Ian Mann.

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    Debt relief: 'Poorest of the poor will pay a heavy price for SA's debt forgiveness legislation'

    Aug 18 2019 15:04

    Writing off loans belonging to banks and other financial institutions albeit under strict conditions, is sending out entirely the wrong message, writes Neil Roets for Fin24.

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    Fuel price hikes - no end in sight for weary consumers

    Aug 17 2019 08:30

    High oil prices have seen rising petrol prices globally, and for already cash-strapped South African motorists, there appears to be no end in sight.

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    Disconnect between business and state contributed to Marikana massacre

    Aug 15 2019 17:38

    The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police, was in part sparked by Lonmin's failure to build the 5 500 houses it promised workers, says Ralph Hamann.

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    Ferial Haffajee: How NHI will send your taxes rocketing

    Aug 15 2019 14:08

    The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.

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