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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.

Recent Articles

Featured The bank took money from my account – is this allowed?

You’ve just deposited money into your account and suddenly you see a notification from your bank. Money has been deducted from your account to pay the outstanding debt that you have with the bank. Is this allowed?

How much does it cost to draft a will?

Having a Will allows you to determine who inherits your property when you die. If you die intestate, the government will determine how to distribute your assets. Many people die intestate because they don’t know how to draft a will or are intimidated by the costs of drafting one.

Is your home correctly priced for the current market?

The property market is typically in either one of two phases, a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market. According to real estate experts, we are currently in a buyer’s market. For this reason, it is important as a seller to correctly price your house to ensure interested buyers and a valuable sale in the end.

Fuel rewards programme – how to fill up on petrol and points

South Africa’s volatile economy has often meant that factors like the fuel price bear the brunt. This year alone the country’s fuel price has fluctuated by between R1.50 to almost R3, which has put increasing pressure on motorists. That said, many of the bigger South African brands have provided some relief by way of fuel rewards programmes.

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