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March 2016

Are you on track to meet your goals?

SavingMatters - Finance By March 24, 2016 No Comments
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By Qiniso Ntuli

It is three months into the new year and you are either still going strong in terms of your new year’s resolutions or you have discarded the new goals after a brief stint. One of the most common resolutions is attaining financial independence.

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SAFAring Football

TheSpectator - Sport By March 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments
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By Lunga Kupiso

Days after FIFA, the worlds Football Governing Body released a 22 page long document, addressed to the US Government for financial amends that the organization has lost through the ill-dealings of former executives (to date 39 defendants) who defrauded the footballing body of $ 198 million FIFA claimed.

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Modular housing –the “affordable home revolution”

GreenEnvy - Sustainability By March 24, 2016 No Comments
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By Dr. Zoe Lees

I have been researching prefabricated modular housing as a personal interest for possibly ten years now. As an “eco-design” junkie, I’m always looking for smarter design solutions that not only look beautiful but also make saving energy and other resources (like money!) both simple and convenient. I am also interested in compact living, and while we are undeniably spoilt in Africa to be blessed with lots of space, I have never understood the Americanized “bigger is better” mentality when it comes to homes.

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Xala by Sembene Ousmane

ReadAfrica - Book Reviews By March 24, 2016 No Comments
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By Simphiwe Rens

Book Review: Xala

Author: Sembene Ousmane

For a book written in the 1970s, I will admit I was pleasantly surprised at how direct and strangely insightful this piece of literature is with its tackling of issues around human sexual relations and other marital issues.

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Were we snubbed by Tokyo?

TheSpectator - Sport By March 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

 

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By Lunga Kupiso

Monday, the 29th of February 2016, marked the 1st official day in office for the newly elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, replacing the scandal-wrecked Joseph “Sepp” Blatter. Infantino won the votes of member associations at the special congress held in Zurich on the second ballot of votes after failing to win the first round of voting by majority, as stipulated in the FIFA elections guidelines.

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Pros and Cons of offshore investing

SavingMatters - Finance By March 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

 

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By Qiniso Ntuli

Investors often ask the question, which is riskier, investing offshore or in one’s local stock market? In theory, investing offshore, say in a Global Equity Fund should be less risky when not taking currencies fluctuations into account. That is, the opportunity sets available in a Global Fund are far more than those that would be typically available in a local fund.

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Dr Gcina Mhlophe – The Toilet

ReadAfrica - Book Reviews By March 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments
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By Simphiwe Rens

Book Review: The Toilet

Author: Dr Gcina Mhlophe

Reading the short story, The Toilet, by well-known South African activist, actor, storyteller, playwright, director and author – Dr Gcina Mhlophe – took me back to about 14 years ago. As a ten year old little boy, my paternal grandmother would, during school holidays, take me to the city of Bloemfontein in Free State province, South Africa.

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Things are not always as they seem

GreenEnvy - Sustainability By March 11, 2016 No Comments
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By Dr. Zoe Lees

In “Fashion Conscious”, I spoke about some local designers that illustrate the concept of ‘designers with an eco-conscience’. But eco-credentials are not necessarily all that’s important. I also emphasized the idea of “local is lekker” which supports home-grown manufacture, and the importance of sustaining a local fashion industry, partly because we need to create jobs and partly because we are overflowing with creative brilliance that needs nurturing.

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