Losing a job is a life-changing event. You need to make sure you have alternative sources of income until you can find a permanent position. having savings available in cash, or in an investment product that allows for easy withdrawal makes a difference.
After three years of consultation, amendments to the National Credit Act amendments, have been implemented. Some experts say the Department of Trade and Industry, has done its best to address some loopholes in the act but more will still need to be done. Buhle Ndweni shares some insights on what these new implementations mean for the consumer.
In many South African households, sanitary towels and tampons are not affordable for individuals. According to Unicef, one in 10 schoolgirls in Africa miss school for four to 10 days to avoid the humiliation of being on their period. However, Sue Barnes, the founder of Subz Panties and Pads has found a solution, writes Finweek journalist, Shandukani Mulaudzi.
Times couldn’t be tougher for South Africa’s construction sector. Members of the JSE’s heavy construction index have performed poorly and many companies had to cut their workforce. Finweek contributor Larry Claasen looks at the different factors contributing to the slump and how companies are adapting to survive.