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The Week In Review 17 - 21 May 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday

The week started off with the ongoing Transnet strike causing a ton of problems and leaving as many as 200 000 commuters stranded. Read more about the Transnet strike here...

Tuesday

The soccer World Cup is coming closer and closer and SARS are making sure that they tighten their grip before the international stars arrive. Do you want Lionel Messi to feature in your restaurant's advert? Well, he can but he'll have to pay tax and you will be responsible for handing it over to SARS. Read more about international soccer starts paying tax...

Wednesday

MTN became the first mobile broadband provider to jump on the uncapped band wagon when they announced their uncapped version of an uncapped product. The prices are high, to say the least but this could be a step in the right direction. Read more about MTN's uncapped mobile broadband...

Thursday

The Transnet strike was still on the go by Thursday and it was costing South Africa millions and it was having an impact on neighbouring countries who import fuel from South Africa. Botswana bemoaned the strike as their fuel supply started to fall short. Read more about the impact of the Transnet strike...

Friday

In an attempt to combat unemployment and the drastic skills shortage in the country, the government revealed that one solution could be a voluntary system for youth which will include a job allowance from the state for 12 month. Read more about allowances for unemployed youth...

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