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End of November to signal a sharp petrol price increase

By Danielle van Wyk

As previously predicted the Automobile Association (AA) have forecasted a sharp jump in fuel prices at the end of November. This is according to the Automobile Association, which says that motorists cannot expect much relief from a weakening domestic picture.

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Should you lease or buy a car?

By Alina Hardcastle

A majority of South Africans tend to stick to the conventional vehicle finance model i.e. installment sales agreements or taking out a loan to finance a vehicle. However, due to the current economic disruptions leasing might be seen as a more attractive option.

Should you lease or buy a car?
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National minimum wage: What business leaders, Malema and the government say about it

By Jessica Anne Wood

Government wants the national minimum wage (NMW) to be implemented later this year. However, there are still disputes regarding what the NMW should be.

 

National minimum wage: What business leaders, Malema and the government say about it
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Fuel stations deny ‘running dry’ rumours

By Danielle van Wyk

Despite the fuel strike, motorists have been advised to not panic as filling stations deny running fry anytime soon.

Fuel stations deny ‘running dry’ rumours
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FSB and Alexander Forbes warn against fraudulent activity

By Danielle van Wyk

The FSB warned the public against dealing with certain individuals that claim to be acting on behalf of Alexander Forbes for the retrieval of unclaimed pension benefits.

FSB and Alexander Forbes warn against fraudulent activity
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Propety fox; the alternative way to sell your home

By Alina Hardcastle

Are you looking for an alternative and more economical way to maximise your profits when offloading your home? Property Fox is a young tech company that went live at the beginning of this year. It claims that if you make use of its services you could sell your home with a 1.5% commission rate or less. Is this too good to be true?

Propety fox; the alternative way to sell your home
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Graduate tax – The thinking behind it

By Jessica Anne Wood

Following reports of a proposed graduate tax to help cover university tuition costs for students, Justmoney contacted Universities South Africa, the organisation that put the idea forward.

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SA local-currency debt rating downgraded

By Danielle van Wyk

South Africa’s local-currency debt rating dropped by one level as Fitch Ratings recently updated its Sovereign Rating Criteria.

SA local-currency debt rating downgraded
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Biometric payments – The future of shopping?

By Jessica Anne Wood

The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) is working with MasterCard and Visa to facilitate biometric authentication on payment cards.

Biometric payments – The future of shopping?
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Drug ATMs launching in South Africa

By Alina Hardcastle

Just like withdrawing money from an ATM, South Africans will soon able to obtain their medication from a self-service ATM-like machine.

The Department of Health made this announcement, along with others, at the International Aids Conference, which took place in Durban last week.

The first pharmacy dispensing unit (PDU) will be piloted at Thembalethu clinic in Johannesburg. This will be put in place to eliminate the need for patients to wait in long queues. Pharmacists are not to worry as their services will not be eliminated completely. The PDU allows patients to communicate directly with a trained pharmacist directly from the machine using a built-in video conferencing function.

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Sending money to Zimbabwe

By Jessica Anne Wood

Sending money across the border to family members still in Zimbabwe, as well as other African countries, is something that many people do. Justmoney looks at the cost involved in cross-border money transfers.

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