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MANAGEMENT: Customers are not always right

Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right. Finweek contributor Moxima Gama gives tips on how to manage these situations politely.

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COVER: Eskom: The one thing you can be sure of

Eskom continues to be marred by controversy but one thing we can be sure of is that the cost of energy is South Africa will not be decreasing any time soon. Tina Weavind puts the Eskom issues into perspective.

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PROPERTY: Consistent repo rate good news for households

It was decided at the second Monetary Policy Committee meeting of 2015 that the interest rate would hold at its current level. This means that the prime lending rate will remain at 9.25% and the repo rate will remain at 5.75%.

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LIFE: SA fast becoming a competitive travel destination

South Africa is becoming a popular global, travel destination. Favourable exchange rates and global events make South Africa a hotspot for tourists.

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MANAGEMENT: Tips to keep data safe in the cloud

Having credible cloud software doesn’t mean you can slack on information security. Steven Cohen gives tips for you to protect your business from data security threats.

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MONEY: Do home renovations affect your insurance policy?

Before making home improvements, inform your insurers to make sure your insurance policy remains in effect during the period, says Bertus Visser of PSG Insure.

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MONEY: Protecting your inheritance

As with windfalls, deciding what to do with your inheritance is quite a task. Journalist Kristia van Heerden provides a survival guide for this “perfect financial storm”.

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MARKET SNIPPET: 26 March 2015

The Central Bank meeting on 26 March 2015 will focus on oil prices, power tariffs and the weakening rand. Read more in the Market Snippet.

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NEWS: Anglo heartened by De Beers diamond sales

De Beers’ demand for diamond jewellery reached a record high of $81bn in 2014 which will surely leave shareholders of Anglo American very happy but how long can this upward trend last?

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INSIGHT: Transnet’s plans for the port of Durban

To boost trade, Transnet is expanding its Port of Durban, given the profitable opportunities. Find out why Transnet is investing R17bn to improve operations.

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ENTREPRENEUR: Nando’s – 3 ingredients for global success

Nando’s has grown from one restaurant in Johannesburg 28 years ago. Today they have 1 100 restaurants in 23 countries. Former CEO Robert Brozin shares the three things he believes led to their success.