Expect a salary increase of over 6%
Isabelle Coetzee

South Africans can expect a benchmark salary increase of between 6% and 6.5% in 2018, said Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, the largest remuneration consultancy in the country. 

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Childhood trauma can ruin your personal finances
Isabelle Coetzee

 “It must be my fault,” you think while hopelessly staring at the remnants of your financial security. But you might be wrong. Your financial instability may be derived from childhood trauma, rather than an innate character flaw.

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Petrol price increase on the cards …again?!
Danielle van Wyk

Motorists can brace themselves for what will be the second petrol price increase this year. Following shortly on the 72 cents increase experienced this month, May will bring a further 41 cents increase.

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How to fund your Postgraduate Studies
Isabelle Coetzee

President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that fee-free higher education will be available to poor and working-class South Africans. This is a step in the right direction. However, what will happen to students who would like to pursue postgraduate studies?

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What are credit downgrades?

Elize Botha, managing director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, explains what credit downgrades are. This, in light of Moody's affirmation of South Africa's credit rating. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2JzTtIk


Why is the budget speech important?

Every year in February, after the State of the Nation Address, the finance minister presents the budget speech. Steven Nathan, CEO of 10X Investments, explains why the budget speech is important to all South Africans.


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