MONEY: When a student loan is your only option


In a country with a high unemployment rate, you have to be prepared to go the extra mile in order to secure a job. Having higher education can only be beneficial. The price of higher education however is getting steeper, with tuition and residence fees climbing into the tens of thousands. Moxima Gama explains.

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).

LIFE: Why women want whiskey


Whiskey is no longer considered a masculine drink. With the increased spending power women enjoy these days, comes an appetite for the finer things in life like Whiskey. Emily Stockden from the FNB Whisky Live Festival talks about a few tips on how to get started with whiskey.

Finweek Quiz #44


It’s that time of the week again and we’ve got a cracking quiz for you! If you get all the answers right, you have a shot at winning a hamper consisting of a Finweek T-shirt and key ring as well as a ‘Freakonomics’ DVD.

REAL ENTREPRENEUR: Small franchisee, big success

Burgers and coke

Alma Grobler is the proud owner of a Wimpy franchise. Finweek looks at the success story behind this ambitious businesswoman.

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.

LIFE: Entries open for second Sanlam Portrait Award

Golden egg finance concept

Entries are now open for the second Sanlam Portrait Award. The awards, which is sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth aims to showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa. Finweek investigates.

STEP RIGHT UP: The 30 October issue

Nene Economy

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.