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Crazy Black Friday at QuickBooks

EasyBiz QuickBooks is proud to offer its customers their Black Friday Crazy Special, which actually starts at 8am on Thursday, 23 November, and finishes on Friday, 24 November, at 4pm. Now isn't that crazy!..

Issued by QuickBooks 23 Nov 2017

UCT GSB case study wins African Governance Showcase competition

A case study on the governance failure at African Bank written by a UCT GSB professor and an MBA student was awarded first place in the annual African Governance Showcase competition...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Nov 2017

Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 15 Nov 2017

Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

US business schools are beefing up training in the software that underlies digital currency bitcoin...

6 Nov 2017

KZN businesswomen making strides in key economic sectors

The integration of women in the formal economy across a variety of sectors without hindrance will have far reaching effects for the overall economy of the country, says Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 30 Oct 2017

Taxi operators need financial management skills to compete

The University of the Western Cape's School of Business and Finance has produced research assessing the financial management skills of taxi operators in Cape Town...

30 Oct 2017

Can index insurance make African farmers climate-resilient?

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of microinsurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for...

By Wambi Michael 25 Oct 2017

Winners of SAIPA Tax Thesis Competition

From a record number of 36 entries received, the winners of the 2017 South African Institute of Professional Accountants' (SAIPA's) 2017 Tax Thesis Competition, sponsored by EY, were announced on 19 October...

24 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

How parents can raise children who love maths

Parents can help their children develop key mathematical skills by playing simple games with them, and by maintaining enthusiasm for the subject...

Issued by Coronation 3 Oct 2017

Next Generation Leadership to steer Ithala on a positive growth trajectory

Ithala's new leadership team and fortified strategy to maximise development opportunities in line with its mandate to promote development in KwaZulu-Natal have been unveiled...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 27 Sep 2017

Rural KZN school gets a lesson on money management

Prospect Farm School in Stanger, north of Durban, has become the latest recipient of a programme on money management skills to foster a culture of savings among youth...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 27 Sep 2017

UCT GSB case study on African Bank collapse wins international accolade

A case study on the governance failure at African Bank written by UCT GSB Associate Professor Stephanie Giamporcaro and MBA student Matthew Marrian has been recognised as one of the top 10 business case studies of the year...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 27 Sep 2017

Pocket money dilemma

Global trends show a decrease in savings cultures around the world. Here are some interesting statistics and a parent's guide to pocket money in South Africa...

Issued by ADDaBIT 27 Sep 2017

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Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of the 45-year-old South African family restaurant chain, Mike's Kitchen. The deal marks the company's first acquisition on the African continent.

10 Jan 2018

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

TOKYO - From clampdowns to a warm embrace, regulators in Asia have taken very different approaches to dealing with the bitcoin phenomenon. Here are the developments in a few key markets.

8 Jan 2018

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

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