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First 1,000 days of your life determines how much money you will make for the rest of it: research

First 1,000 days of your life determines how much money you will make for the rest of it: research

New research conducted by Lancet found that children with insufficient development by the age of two will go on to earn less than other adults when they grow up.

Finance - By Staff Writer | 10 December, 2016
Warning: don’t go overboard on spending this festive season

Warning: don’t go overboard on spending this festive season

While a petrol price cut and ‘safe’ verdict from ratings agencies is cause for celebration this festive season, consumers have been warned to not get ahead of themselves and spend cautiously over the holidays.

Finance - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016

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Say goodbye to Malware this Festive Season

Say goodbye to Malware this Festive Season

ESET is offering 30% its Multi-Device Security, which offers comprehensive internet security for your PC, Mac and Android devices.

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Standard Bank buys SnapScan maker, Firepay

Standard Bank buys SnapScan maker, Firepay

Standard Bank has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Firepay – the team behind South Africa’s largest mobile payments product, SnapScan.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016
Why e-tolls’ third birthday is more important than you think

Why e-tolls’ third birthday is more important than you think

This week marked three years since the controversial e-tolling project came into operation in Gauteng, a date that the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is more likely to be cursing, instead of celebrating.

Finance - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016
Education department explains why 20% for maths is “sufficient”

Education department explains why 20% for maths is “sufficient”

The director general of the department of basic education says that a 20% pass rate for mathematics is “sufficient” for students who are not going to be doing the subject from grade 10.

Government - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016
3 reasons why analysts are wrong about the rand in 2017

3 reasons why analysts are wrong about the rand in 2017

The World’s fourth-biggest foreign-exchange trader, Deutsche Bank, believes that the rand’s predicted 12% drop in 2017 is incorrect.

Business - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016
5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

Nehawu wants Zuma out and Ramaphosa in; Comms minister Faith Muthambi forced Hlaudi Motsoeneng on the SABC, testimony reveals; Brand SA had a somewhat decent year despite everything; and first time travellers heading out of the country need to know about these new rules.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016
Here are your new banking fees for 2017

Here are your new banking fees for 2017

Standard Bank, Absa and Nedbank have announced changes to their banking fee structures for 2017 – here’s what you can expect to pay.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
Watch: A new song praising Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Watch: A new song praising Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been honoured with a new song thanking him for this work at the SABC.

Media - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
You may soon be able to choose your own DStv channels

You may soon be able to choose your own DStv channels

DStv is looking into ways of letting customers subscribe only the channels they want to watch, instead of a limited basket/bouquet of pre-selected channels.

Media - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
The best and worst performing ministers in South Africa: DA report card

The best and worst performing ministers in South Africa: DA report card

The Democratic Alliance has released its annual ‘report card’ evaluating the performance of government officials over the course of the year, headlined by president Jacob Zuma.

Government - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
Study puts a price on the value of life in South Africa

Study puts a price on the value of life in South Africa

A study conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa shows that the country lost R142 billion in 2015, as a direct result of costs arising from road traffic accidents that year.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
French car maker to shut up shop in South Africa

French car maker to shut up shop in South Africa

French car maker Citroën has confirmed that it is closing shop in South Africa and will be discontinued by early next year.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
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