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  1. Fin24.com | Rand collusion: Citibank vows to tighten processes

    Fin24.com - Finance 02.20 / 19:26 fin24.com
    Citibank is pleased after agreeing to a penalty of almost R70m to settle a probe accusing the US bank of participating in an alleged cartel to manipulate the value of the…
  2. Fin24.com | Why SA shouldn't be overly pessimistic

    Fin24.com - Finance 02.20 / 18:41 fin24.com
    There are seven reasons why South Africans should guard against being overly pessimistic, says the chief economist of Old Mutual Investment…
  3. Fin24.com | Growing commodity demand positive for SA - economist

    Fin24.com - Finance 02.20 / 18:41 fin24.com
    Increasing infrastructure spend in the US could be a positive for South Africa as it drives demand for…
  4. Fin24.com | Who will Steinhoff target next after talks sour with Shoprite

    Fin24.com - Finance 02.20 / 17:47 fin24.com
    The collapse of the talks between Steinhoff and Shoprite to create Africa’s biggest retailer raises questions about Steinhoff’s next move, according to an ana…
  5. Fin24.com | Victory for property owners receiving huge, delayed utility bills

    Fin24.com - Finance 02.20 / 17:47 fin24.com
    Legal experts explain why a new judgment is an important victory for property owners who receive large and delayed utility…
  6. IMF says drought to cut Somalia's 2017 growth to 2-2.5 pct

    Thezambezian.com - Finance 02.20 / 17:04 thezambezian.com
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's economy is likely to expand by 2-2.5 percent this year, down from an estimated 3.4 percent last year, as drought cuts output in the important agriculture sector, the IMF's country representative said on…
  7. Fin24.com | DA to call for comprehensive spending review

    Fin24.com - Finance 02.20 / 17:02 fin24.com
    The DA says it will propose a comprehensive spending review to reprioritise spending in the next two financial years, once the Budget Speech has been…
  8. Ex-president's supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

    Thezambezian.com - Finance 02.20 / 16:20 thezambezian.com
    BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Jammeh's flight into…
  1. This is why Telcos in Nigeria may ban unlimited Skype and Whatsapp calls

    Ventures-africa.com - Business 02.20 / 23:42 ventures-africa.com
    On Monday, 20th February 2017, telecommunication companies (telcos) announced that they may have no choice than to ban the use of mobile applications such as Skype and Whatsapp that allow unlimited voice and video calls... The post This is why Telcos in Nigeria may ban unlimited Skype and Whatsapp calls appeared first on Ventures…
  2. Nigerians suffer Xenophobic attack in South Africa again

    Ventures-africa.com - Business 02.20 / 23:42 ventures-africa.com
    Attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West were confirmed by the Nigerian Community in South Africa on Saturday. The post Nigerians suffer Xenophobic attack in South Africa again appeared first on Ventures…
  3. Somalia to print first banknotes in 25 years with the help of IMF

    Ventures-africa.com - Business 02.20 / 23:42 ventures-africa.com
    Following the change of currency notes, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is backing Somalia’s plans to replace its tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation went into civil war almost... The post Somalia to print first banknotes in 25 years with the help of IMF appeared first on Ventures A…
  4. Crop irrigation hindered by systemic constraints

    Daily-mail.co.zm - Business 02.20 / 23:26 daily-mail.co.zm
    NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka THE Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says the development of crop irrigation in Zambia is being hindered by various systemic and market constraints such as transportation costs among others. Systemic barriers include water availability, land tenure, power supply, trade duties and taxes while market barriers include access to finance and lack of…
  5. TPIN registration will help public to use banks – BAZ

    Daily-mail.co.zm - Business 02.20 / 23:26 daily-mail.co.zm
    KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka AWARENESS on the importance of registering for tax payers identification number (TPIN) by bank account holders is critical in mitigating possibilities of the public shunning the banking system for fear that every transaction will be taxed, Bankers’ Association of Zambia (BAZ) says. Government has this year made it mandatory for financial institutions […
  6. Collapse Building: Lagos govt files charge against Lekki boss, others

    Naija247news.com - Business 02.20 / 23:22 naija247news.com
    The Lagos State Government has filed criminal charge against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, Richard Nyong and others over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road in Ikate Elegushi area of the State which killed no fewer than 35 persons. Apart from Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, GT Rich…
  7. ZESA declines chrome miners’ tariff proposal

    Thezimbabwedaily.com - Business 02.20 / 23:17 thezimbabwedaily.com
    Golden Sibanda Senior Business ReporterZESA Holdings has rejected a proposal by chrome miners for a further reduction of the power tariff levied on the industry by between 40 and 55 percent citing high operating costs. Consumers of electricity pay an average of 9,83 cents per kilowatt hour, but strategic economic agents may negotiate a lower tariff. Chrome miners currently pay…
  8. ‘2017 trade deficit to fall 35 percent’

    Thezimbabwedaily.com - Business 02.20 / 23:17 thezimbabwedaily.com
    Desire Sibanda The Government is anticipating a 35 percent decline in the country’s trade deficit to $1,537 billion by the end of this year. The 2016 trade deficit figure reached $2,833 billion, which was higher than previously  estimated despite a number of interventionist measures implemented during the course of last year. The Ministry of Macroeconomic Planning and Investment Promotion…
  1. Fin24.com | JSE cheers collapsed Shoprite, Steinhoff merger

    Fin24.com - Markets 02.20 / 12:46 fin24.com
    The share prices of both Steinhoff and Shoprite have jumped on news of their failed merger talks, as Naspers boosted the JSE and blue chip shares made a strong…
  2. Fin24.com | Trading kicks off on SA’s newest stock exchange

    Fin24.com - Markets 02.20 / 12:46 fin24.com
    South Africa’s newest stock exchange, ZAR X, kick-started trading on Monday with the listing of one the world’s largest white maize pro…
  3. Fin24.com | Oil hovers in tight trading range

    Fin24.com - Markets 02.20 / 12:03 fin24.com
    Oil has held above $53 a barrel, after spending last week in the smallest trading range in 13…
  1. Fin24.com | Be alert for these 9 online scams

    Fin24.com - Personal Finance 02.20 / 09:14 fin24.com
    Given the prevalence of banking scams, consumers need to be aware of online banking fraud to to protect themselves. Here are nine scams to be on the lookout…
  1. Table Mountain National Park Volunteer Ranger Training 2017

    Careersportal.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 14:35 careersportal.co.za
    Are you an avid nature lover seeking to learn more about conservation and the environment? Table Mountain National Park invites you to apply to the 2017 Volunteer Ranger Training…
  2. The human era of marketing

    Mediaupdate.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 14:10 mediaupdate.co.za
    Social media has swiped its hand across business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) and left marketing in disarray. Watch your step, because human to human (H2H) is demanding shelf space, so says Jodene Shaer, entrepreneur, author, and…
  3. ABSOLUT Vodka partnered with Moving Tactics Digital Impact

    Mediaupdate.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 13:32 mediaupdate.co.za
    VIP guests arriving on the red carpet at the MTV Africa Music Awards, hosted at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, were given the opportunity to star in their own 30-second music video. ABSOLUT Vodka joined forces with lead agency Enterprise Republic and Moving Tactics Digital Impact to create the…
  4. 2017 Internship Programme For TVET College Students

    Careersportal.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 13:15 careersportal.co.za
    The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority, a public entity established in terms of the Skills Development Act no. 97 of 1998, is inviting companies within the Wholesale and Retail Sector to participate in the 2017 Internship Programme for TVET College…
  5. Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town wins KFC Africa Market accounts

    Mediaupdate.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 12:46 mediaupdate.co.za
    Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town has been appointed the lead agency for KFC’s New Africa…
  6. Gone In 8.8 Seconds: How To Save Your First CV From The Recycle Bin

    Careersportal.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 12:26 careersportal.co.za
    You spent hours crafting your first CV, showcasing your school years, qualifications and experience, but employers don’t even give it 9 seconds of attention before moving on to the next o…
  7. National Geographic's Big Cat Month returns in March

    Mediaupdate.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 12:04 mediaupdate.co.za
    Lions, cheetahs, and leopards - these big cats are some of the animal kingdom’s most magnificent creatures, yet they are rapidly disappearing from the wild. Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Month showcases these felines and reminds viewers of their importance in the world during the month of…
  8. Love meets technology in Liquorice's new campaign for SASKO

    Mediaupdate.co.za - Industries 02.20 / 11:20 mediaupdate.co.za
    SASKO recently challenged its digital agency, Liquorice, to make the first day of primary school even more special for children. The result was an activation that forms part of their ‘Lunchtime Love Letter’ campaign. media update chatted to Liquorice CEO, Miles Murphy, about the campaign and how technology played an intricate…