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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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