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Solving the maths problem - a brain development approach

Since the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its Global Information Technology Report, which placed South Africa last out of 148 countries for the quality of its mathematics and science education, there's been much debate on the state of mathematics in the country's schools.

22 Jul 2014 14:35

How to manage your student loan

President Barack Obama only finished paying off his student loan eight years ago. This demonstrates the massive commitment that comes with going into debt to pay for your studies.

22 Jul 2014 12:10

Brisbane office building bought by Investec

Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF), a JSE-listed rand hedge announced that it had bought a large office development in Brisbane for A$65.5m (R652m).

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jul 2014 11:55

A secure OTP banking channel for any mobile phone

Customers using online banking often complain that they are not receiving their One Time Passwords (OTPs) timeously, or feel frustrated when authentication systems fail to speedily deliver the required interaction that lets them continue transacting online.

Issued by AAT - Always Active Technologies 22 Jul 2014 11:19

Samsung's first African factory goes up in Dube

Electronics company Samsung has agreed to establish its first African manufacturing facility at KwaZulu-Natal's Dube Tradeport‚ after Dube's special economic zone (SEZ) status was approved by the Cabinet two weeks ago.

By Nick Hedley 22 Jul 2014 11:16

Buying online business insurance: Be careful

As South Africans become more accustomed to transacting online, coupled with an increase in brand awareness by direct insurers across multiple digital channels, we are noting a marked increase in SME owners purchasing business insurance online.

By John Kerby 22 Jul 2014 06:35

Budget deficit to narrow to 2.8% by 2017

CAPE TOWN: Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says he is confident that despite a turbulent economic climate, government will over the next three years reduce its budget deficit.

22 Jul 2014 06:33

SA to benefit from economic pact with EU

PRETORIA: South Africa stands to benefit from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have negotiated with the European Union (EU), says Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies.

22 Jul 2014 06:22

The reality of property

There is a valuable, but not easy, lesson property investors must learn about their asset - property prices can fall, creating short-term losses. Further muddying the waters is that particular segments, typically holiday accommodation, are significantly more vulnerable than primary real estate acquisitions.

By Myles Wakefield 21 Jul 2014 12:00

Accommodation sector's income up 7.6%

Total income for South Africa's tourist accommodation industry rose by 7.6% year-on-year (y/y) in nominal terms (current prices) in May‚ Statistics SA's tourist accommodation survey showed.

21 Jul 2014 11:31

Plan to scrap VAT concessions for farmers

Proposals by the Treasury to scrap the value added tax (VAT) concession of a zero rating on goods and services bought by farmers for production purposes will raise input costs 14%.

By Amanda Visser 21 Jul 2014 11:16

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee, tasked with assessing the country's tax policy framework and its role in supporting the objectives of inclusive growth, employment, development and fiscal sustainability in South Africa.

21 Jul 2014 08:54

Bikers for Mandela Day dedicated to survivors of gender-based violence

Zelda la Grange, DJ Fresh, Saint Seseli, Angie Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, Alex Caige, Clint Cunningham and Johrne van Huyssteen recently donned helmets to take part in 1st for Women's annual biking event.

18 Jul 2014 12:30