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Are Stokvels still relevant?

SavingMatters - Finance By April 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

 

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By Qiniso Ntuli

Stokvels are said to make up a multi-billion rand industry in South Africa. Stokvels are a form of collective saving where the participants contribute on a monthly basis for one purpose or another.

Let us take a look at some of the different types of stokvels that exist. A stokvel can be rotational or cumulative. In a rotational stokvel, the contributions are paid to a member on a rotational basis, normally monthly. For example, where there are 12 members, each member gets their lump sum on a certain month. This type of stokvel is one we find rather pointless but we shall elaborate further later.

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Were we snubbed by Tokyo?

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

 

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Image: herald.co.zw

 

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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When The Right To Privacy Gets Dark

PluggedIn - Technology By February 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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By Damian Bisschoff

Ever wondered what lurks in the shadows of the Internet? Well, if you dare to tread the underbelly of the net, you’ll most likely come across the Dark Web. The Dark Web is a collection of websites that are publicly visible, but hide the IP addresses of the servers that run them. Thus, any web user can visit them, but it is very difficult to work out who exactly is behind the sites.

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