Weekly Wrap Up: 4-8 October 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday: Debt is a problem in SA

Debt continues to spiral out of control and 215,000 consumers went into arrears of three months or more in the 2nd quarter.

Tuesdday: Vavi says State must intervene in the SA Economy

Cosatu general -secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has reiterated his claims that the State needs to intervene in the South African economy...


Wednesday: How much do you know about your risk profile?

It's important to know as much as you can about your risk profile. You can read why this matters over here.

Thursday: FNB's CEOs give users advice

FNB's head honchos have come together to give users advice on their first-time financial experiences. Read their advice over here.

Friday: Gordhan says the Rand is too strong

South Africa's Finance Minister Praveen Gordhan reckons the Rand is too strong and it's not ideal for an emerging economy.

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The cost of sending money home to neighbouring countries

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Can you afford an ambulance in South Africa?

When a loved one is straddling the line between life and death, you won’t hesitate to call an ambulance. This week, Justmoney found out how much an ambulance ride costs in South Africa, whether you can refuse to get into an ambulance, and who pays the bill if you’re unconscious. 

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