The week of 10 to 14 May 2010 in review

By Staff Writer
Monday:

Ever wondered why the kids of South Africa aren't getting educated? A recent study by Statistics SA revealed that it's because lack of funding. Read more about how lack of funds is impacting education.

Tuesday

Johannesburg is rated as world-class by most of its inhabitants and, while consumers don't mind paying tax, they do want transparency from the government. Read more about taxpayers asking for transparency from public service organisations.

Wednesday

Gold reached a record high of $1 235.50 an ounce in Honk Kong on Wednesday as investors continue to look for a safe haven while everyone's concerns over the eurozone debt crisis continues to escalate. Read more about gold hitting a record high.

Thursday

As the World Cup draws closer, frustrations of local entrepreneurs are escalating due to FIFA's restrictions - something which is having a huge impact on entrepreneurs. Read more about entreprneurs being affected by FIFA

Friday

Samsung's South Korea division and James Cameron will work together to produce 3D content for television, something which could change the way we use television forever. Read more about Samsung and Cameron's collaboration.

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Featured Rating agencies may come knocking

It is only the middle of February, but the rand has already made two big moves. The first was the rand moving from R14.60 to R 13.20 at the beginning of the year, as emerging markets (EM) became fashionable again. The second was where the rand gave away nearly 90 cents in 2 weeks as the EM rally ran out of steam, and local events started to hit the headlines.

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The cost of sending money home to neighbouring countries

Transferring money home within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) provides vital financial support for many households in neighbouring countries.

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Student bank accounts: Which come out on top?

Being a student signals budgeting and not having a lot of money at your disposal. This means streamlining expenses such as your grocery costs and entertainment budget. But what if your bank account is in fact costing you more than you can afford?

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Can you afford an ambulance in South Africa?

When a loved one is straddling the line between life and death, you won’t hesitate to call an ambulance. This week, Justmoney found out how much an ambulance ride costs in South Africa, whether you can refuse to get into an ambulance, and who pays the bill if you’re unconscious. 

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