INSIGHT: Fuel price decline to benefit consumers

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Deeply indebted customers will benefit from the expected decline in fuel prices. Petrol is expected to decrease by 49 cents per litre and diesel is expected to decrease by 70 cents per litre.

BUSINESS: What do customers really want?

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Walker study shows customer experience will overtake product and price as a key brand differentiator by 2020. Customer experience is rapidly becoming one of the most important elements of a business’ success.

INSIGHT: Corporate SA should prioritise energy efficiency

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With electricity generation being a challenge, corporate SA should step up to embrace better energy management. Companies can make a big difference by implement energy conservation and efficiency measures.

MONEY: One Rand Family’s skhaf’tin life

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Last year, we followed the trials and tribulations of the One Rand Man. This year, a family has stepped up to take the challenge. Follow their story, with their skhaf’tin’s running low, see how they rediscover that the best things in life are free.

BUSINESS: The brand power of your payment gateway service

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With online retail gaining momentum, one of the concerns consumers have is about the security of their transactions. Merchants should work with a trustworthy and respected payment gateway service provider, to ensure credibility to put consumers at ease.

INVESTMENT: Offshore opportunities despite weak rand

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Structured products still offer offshore opportunities even with a weak rand. Chad Fichardt looks at how local investors can access potentially leveraged opportunities in the steady UK market, while enjoying a high potential of capital protection.

PRO PICK: Media and internet company InterActiveCorp

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There’s no doubt that the future of business is digital and InterActiveCorp has capitalised on the opportunities in online dating, video and news, among other media.

VIDEO: Sasol’s outlook and SA’s asset management industry

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In this episode we look at learning to drive using a technology innovation, the outlook for Reinet Investments, the future of Sasol and the prospects of SA’s asset management industry. Finweek Money Matters is a weekly programme aired every Friday 13:00 CAT on CNBC Africa (DSTV Channel 410). The programme focusses on trends, investment analysis and economic debates.

MANAGEMENT: Pay equality to challenge SA employers

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Failure to comply with changes to South African labour laws could result in consequences for employers. the new legal framework guides employers on how to implement equal remuneration for work of equal value.