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This Week In Review: 24 - 28 May

By Staff Writer

Monday:
Electricity price-hikes are set to hit South Africa hardest during the months of winter and Jacob Zuma has encouraged citizens to save electricity so that load-shedding can be avoided. Read more about Zuma asking South Africans to save electricity.

Tuesday

A recent report by the NCR revealed that the value of new credit granted in the fourth quarter of 2009 increased by 18.13%. Read more about unsecured credit increasing.


Wednesday
With unsecured credit on the up - the NCR has encouraged South Africans to opt for wise financial planning in order to avoid the debt trap. Read more about needing to avoid the debt trap.


Thursday
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said that despite the recession being over the economic times that lie ahead are pretty uncertain. Read more about the uncertain economic times.

Friday
The three-week long strike which left many South African commuters frustrated and stranded finally came to an end on Friday but what was the cost? Read more about how much the Transnet strike cost South Africa.

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