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5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget has been received quite well, though critics are not happy with the 45% super tax on the wealthy; and Zuma’s supporters are unashamed, undeterred and hell-bent on building a R6 million statue in his image.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 23 February, 2017
New tax bracket will nail South Africa’s wealthiest

New tax bracket will nail South Africa’s wealthiest

South Africans who earn more than R1.5 million a year will form part of a new tax bracket who will add an addition R16.5 billion to the fiscus, finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced.

Business, Finance - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
The 20 toughest interview questions asked by the world’s top firms – can you answer them?

The 20 toughest interview questions asked by the world’s top firms – can you answer them?

Glassdoor, a global recruitment company, has published a list of the toughest job interview questions, asked by some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious companies.

Business - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
Where you can watch the Budget 2017 live

Where you can watch the Budget 2017 live

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan will deliver his 2017 Budget speech today at 14h00 – this is where you can watch the address, live.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

All eyes are on finance minister Pravin Gordhan as he prepares to deliver his 2017 Budget speech; Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille faces expulsion from the DA; and Telkom may be looking at buying Cell C, according to Bloomberg.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
This is what Pravin Gordhan’s JSE investment portfolio looks like

This is what Pravin Gordhan’s JSE investment portfolio looks like

A document released by Parliament’s ethics committee reveals that finance minister Pravin Gordhan held shares in more than 35 listed companies in 2016.

Business - By News24Wire | 21 February, 2017
South Africans among the most heavily taxed people in the world

South Africans among the most heavily taxed people in the world

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is under pressure to find an extra R28 billion in tax revenue – which is likely to come out of the pockets of South Africans who are already among the most taxed people in the world.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 21 February, 2017
Where Gordhan will find R28 billion in additional tax revenue in 2017

Where Gordhan will find R28 billion in additional tax revenue in 2017

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is under increasing pressure to find funds to bulk up the state coffers, and he is running out of options for where to find them.

Business, Finance - By Staff Writer | 21 February, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Gordhan is fully aware that he’s not indispensable, amid speculation his job is on the line; smokers, drinkers and motorists are set for higher prices as taxes hit; the ANC NEC gives “radical economic transformation” the thumbs up; and South Africa’s new stock exchange is up and running.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 21 February, 2017
Shoprite-Steinhoff deal terminated

Shoprite-Steinhoff deal terminated

South Africa’s Steinhoff’s and grocery retailer Shoprite have called off one of the biggest sales in the country’s history.

Business - By Staff Writer | 20 February, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

The ANC’s divisions are glaring, as the party publicly battles over Gordhan and Molefe – while veterans share their harsh criticism of Zuma; meanwhile, allegations have surfaced implicating in the Gupta family in an attempt to remove a suitcase full of ‘suspicious items’ from the country.

Business, Government - By Staff Writer | 20 February, 2017
These are the 248 Ivy League courses you can take for free online

These are the 248 Ivy League courses you can take for free online

Online learning website Class Central has compiled a list of the 248 free online courses currently offered by the world’s 8 Ivy league universities in fields including computer science, business, humanities, art, science, health, teaching and engineering.

Business - By Staff Writer | 19 February, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Colluding SA banks need to face harsh punishment, National Treasury says; watch out for fake news ahead of the 2017 Budget speech; the KZN ANC wants to get rid of provinces; and analysts agree it will be Dlamini-Zuma vs Ramaphosa all the way to the presidency.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 17 February, 2017
Woolworths continues free Wi-Fi roll out to shoppers

Woolworths continues free Wi-Fi roll out to shoppers

Retailer Woolworths says it will continue to roll out free in-store Wi-Fi shoppers, having launched the service in 85 stores in December.

Broadband, Business - By Staff Writer | 16 February, 2017
Commercial property giant targets change in working patterns in SA

Commercial property giant targets change in working patterns in SA

JSE-listed REIT Growthpoint Properties aims to benefit from the changing office arrangements and work environments in South Africa by offering ‘co-working’ spaces.

Business - By Staff Writer | 16 February, 2017
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