MONEY: When a student loan is your only option

School

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.

LIFE: Why women want whiskey

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

quiz

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.

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.

PROPERTY: Are sole mandates the right choice?

House

A sole mandate can be defined as an exclusive contract between the seller of a home and a real estate agent, allowing that agent to market the property and find the right buyer for the home at the highest price in the shortest period of time. Finweek looks at why mandates have more benefits than meets the eye.

MONEY: 5 ways to keep holiday spending under control

Christmas

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, the holidays can be hard on your pocket. We share five tips to help you stay in control of your finances this festive season.

BUSINESS: Is the traditional CV enough?

CV

As technology evolves with social media and online professional networking on the rise, Angelique Robbertse from Job Mail talks about the relevance of CVs when looking at job opportunities. Is the use of online job portals suppressing the traditional CV?

INVESTMENT: Glacier on multi-asset class fund portfolios

Investment 3

Imraan Jakoet from Glacier Research talks about some of the benefits of industry assets moving towards funds which may invest into multiple asset classes. This has thus resulted in many portfolios comprising exclusively of multi-asset class funds.

INVESTMENT: Credit health should build form the bottom

Debt

Having a good credit record or history is very important to South African consumers when trying to purchase houses or cars. But being denied credit is increasing among a certain percentage of the population. Glenda Williams talks about credit health and behaviour in South Africa.

NEWS: New app to keep an eye on the JSE

Techno

VectorVest has announced major enhancements in to its new release of VectorVest Mobile. Finweek investigates.