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Every week, the Finweek team takes a little time to discuss the latest Finweek cover story on CNBC Africa. If you’re new to our CNBC Africa lunches, or have missed a few episodes, fear not. Everything you’ve missed is right here!

IDEA: How to create an energetic workplace


It is important that businesses devote resources to creating high energy zones that support their staff from both a mental and physical point of view. In other words, providing spaces that generate energy. In this post we tell you how.

OPINION: The mind games of job interviewers


When you go for that next interview at the company that you’ve been dreaming about, keep in mind that this interview may go completely different to what you expected. Moxima Gama talks about certain mind games that recruiters are known to play. Your answers may just cost you the job.

INVESTMENT: Comparing retirement annuities

Hugo Malherbe

The retirement annuity (RA) remains in many instances the best vehicle of choice towards future savings by investors. We look at a few factors that evaluate why investors prefer this option above others.

NEWS: FlySafair granted passenger licence

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In addition to the international and domestic unscheduled licence that it held for almost 50 years, FlySafair was granted a domestic air service licence by the Air Services Licencing Council for the operation of domestic scheduled flights. We take a closer look.

ANNOUNCEMENT: ROE now available online

Return Of Earnings

The 2013 assessment for the annual returns is now open for transacting. You are encouraged to file your Return of Earnings online on or before 31 MAY 2014. Click here for more information.

INSIGHT: Strong overseas leisure demand lifts performance

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An increase in business performance as part of South Africa’s tourism industry has been recorded through high levels of leisure demand overseas. This is according to the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index.

WORLD: Lack of affordable housing a universal problem


The effective provision of affordable housing is a universal problem. A shortage of adequate housing can be found in developing nations where an increase in economic growth has been recorded in the past few years. We take a look at research with regards to international housing demands.

NEWS: IMF projects global recovery


The International Monetary Fund forecasts global growth to rise from 3% to 3.6% in 2014 and to accelerate to 3.9% in 2015. We take a closer look at the global projected growth for the future.

INSIGHT: Nigeria’s dominance of the African continent

Dave Mohr

To measure overall economic activity, statisticians calculate gross domestic product (GDP). In Nigeria’s case, GDP calculations were done until recently using 1990 as the base year. The economy has changed substantially since then and only 33 sectors were covered in the calculation. The rebased GDP estimate now includes 46 sectors.