NEWS: Saving on fuel this month


Road users across the nation will be happy to learn that the fuel price will be decreasing at midnight tonight (2 September 2014). Read more here.

NEWS: Standard Bank system update

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Standard Bank has just released an update on the system disruptions that occurred on the 1st of September 2014. Read more here.

NEWS: New mental health emergency vehicle launched


Global statistics are indicating that mental illness is on a steady rise. Finweek investigates the newly launched Akeso Clinics’ Psychiatric Intervention Response Unit. Their aim is to assist people with a potentially life-threatening psychological emergency. Read more here.

MONEY: Ensure debit order legitimacy


To prevent unauthorised debit orders, people need to accept that there is a mutual responsibility for both the service provider and the customer to ensure that debit orders are correctly authorised. Finweek explores a few rules on how to prevent any fraudulent activity.

TAX: Circular reference problem in new tax bill


The draft 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill brings with it some important proposed changes to the formula that employers use to calculate the fringe benefit value of their contributions to employees’ defined benefit funds. Rob Cooper from Sage VIP Payroll & HR investigates.

MARKET SNIPPET: 2 September 2014

Global markets

To get your daily fix on all things related to global market movements, tune in to for a snippet of what the experts have to say.

TED TUESDAY: Lessons in business…from prison


In this week’s Ted Tuesday, Jeff Smith talks about what he learned about entrepreneurial potential from his inmates in prison after spending a year inside.

INVESTMENT: Dubai sees investment opportunity in SA


The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Economist Intelligence Unit have compiled a detailed study highlighting economic and investment potential in Sub-Saharan Africa. Finweek takes a look at the growth in the African economy.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Apply the ‘Four Ps’ to your business

Ravi Govender

To ensure the long-term sustainability of your business, consider applying the ‘Four Ps’ of marketing. Finweek explores these roles and looks at some relevant examples.

MANAGEMENT: Boost your business this Spring

Aki Kalliatakis

Spring is a great time to re-energise your business and a good time to reorganise and spruce up what your customers experience. Aki Kalliatakis points out the top six tips to revitalise the experiences that your customers have.