MOTORING: Subaru WRX one of the 2015 Car of the Year finalists


Subaru’s performance model, the WRX 2.0 Premium Manual, has been named as one of the eleven finalists for the 2015 WesBank/SAGMJ Car of the Year competition. Glenda Williams investigates.

MOTORING: Good news for Volvo XC70 fans

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The Volvo XC70 is renowned for its superior safety reputation and has a loyal, if not somewhat cultish following. Glenda Williams talks about the new model and is very happy to inform fans that it will be available in South Africa early next year (2015).

INVESTMENT: Importance of ECD investment

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The FirstRand Foundation has found that investing in early childhood development (ECD) yields greater returns to society than any other form of human capital investment. Research indicates that investing in the development of young people helps to reduce social and economic inequality. The relevance of the outcomes are discussed in this article.

MARKET SNIPPET: 24 October 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

The South African economy has taken a slight knock due to the mid-term budget speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Mabyanine Phiri explains more in today’s Market Snippet.

STEP RIGHT UP: The 30 October issue

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In the 30 October 2014 issue of Finweek, we talk about new finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement. The topic of liquefied natural gas in Mozambique is trending right now and we also take a look at the current dire state of the Post Office. All this, right here.

MARKET SNIPPET: 23 October 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

The new Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, made his first mid-term budget speech yesterday (22 October 2014). Mabyanine Phiri talks about what South Africans can expect from the economy in today’s Market Snippet.

NEWS: Transnet pensioners to share bonuses


Pensioners will receive a total of R2.3bn in bonuses from Transnet since 2010. Retired Transnet employees are thrilled at the fact that they will share hundreds of millions in bonus payments or thirteenth cheques in November.

BUSINESS: Club travel solutions for small businesses

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Small businesses can look at business travel in a whole new light thanks to a new online subscription based service. Club Travel Business Solutions aims to transform travel for small to medium enterprises. Finweek investigates.

MARKET SNIPPET: 22 October 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

It’s Mid-term Budget day and the entire financial community is eager to hear what Nhlanhla Nene has to say about the lethargic economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

INVESTMENT: Boosting SME development with Social Impact Bonds


The National Treasury is looking into the feasibility of a new financial instrument for social programmes called Social Impact Bonds. Blair Burmeister talks about how SIBs will work in South Africa.