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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Workspaces to suit start-ups

Any start-up owner will tell you that finding a workplace in the ideal location comes at a steep price. Shared and virtual office spaces are currently trending in South Africa offering cost saving benefits. Blair Burmeister investigates.

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NEWS: Finweek journalist wins APO Award

Finweek journalist Kristia van Heerden recently scooped up the third prize in the Africa-wide APO Awards.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Sorbet founder on passionate service

Not many business owners would allow customers not to pay if they weren’t happy with their experience or refund products that were bought somewhere else, but Sorbet’s visionary founder did, with great success. In this article, Ian Fuhr explains what he was thinking and how it paid off.

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FUEL: South Africans still pay less

You might grumble every time you have to fill up, but fuel in South Africa is relatively cheap compared to countries like Norway, the UK and Sweden. The The South African Petroleum Industry Association explains how the fuel price is calculated and offers a global perspective on fuel prices.

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NEWS: Shift in pharmaceutical industry

According to the PPS Profession Confidence Index survey, attitudes towards the expansion of pharmacies in large retail businesses are steadily changing. This is due to the new criteria for granting pharmacy licenses. Independently owned pharmacies will probably however not be affected.

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AFRICA: Intra-Africa trade essential to least connected continent

60% of goods produced in Europe are traded within the continent while 40% of goods produced in North America stay within the region. In Africa, however, only 20% of goods produced remain on the continent. Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, makes a case for increased intra-Africa trade.

Women and money

SAVING SAVVY: Five habits of women with financial flair

Every woman can be financially savvy with the right mindset, a good plan and the ability to say no. In this article, FNB’s Eunice Sibiya offers five tips to help you take control of your financial future in August.

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BLOG: One Rand Man #3

The One Rand Man only has R240 left for the rest of the month. With a budget of R40 per day, will he see the 31st with a few coins left in his pocket?

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Finance for non-financial sorts: A company’s moat

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: Record or evaluate?

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.