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Weekly Wrap Up: 5 -9 July 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday: Tourists flock to SA in their masses

SA Home Affairs department reported that the foreign visitors who have entered the country during the Fifa World Cup have risen to one million - much higher than we all expected.


Tuesday: Plan for your child's education now

Parents in SA place a high importance on ensuring their children get a college or university education, few are able to achieve this.

Wednesday: The unemployed are struggling with debt

The number of unemployed applicants applying for Debt Counselling in June more than doubled compared to May according to DebtBusters...

Thursday: Gordhan set to discuss government World Cup ticket issue

Remember all the hoo-haa about those World Cup tickets bought by government? Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to have a chat to the Auditor-General and the chairman of the Standing Committee on Public about it...

Friday: Be warned of the latest phishing scam

Just last week Justmoney.co.za did a special report on phishing scams and a warning has been issued about the latest phishing scam that is doing the rounds...

 

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