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MANAGEMENT: Customers are not always right

Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right. Finweek contributor Moxima Gama gives tips on how to manage these situations politely.

This article originally appeared in the 27 March- 2 April 2015 edition of Finweek. Click on the image above to download

COVER: Eskom: The one thing you can be sure of

Eskom continues to be marred by controversy but one thing we can be sure of is that the cost of energy is South Africa will not be decreasing any time soon. Tina Weavind puts the Eskom issues into perspective.

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PROPERTY: The science of Gearing

Why does gearing make property investment attractive? Bill Rawson, chairman of Rawson properties explains how increasing the size of your investment increases your returns.

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

MARKET SNIPPET: 27 March 2015

Reserve Bank is hinting on taking a more hawkish stance on policy. Find out more in the Market Snippet.

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MONEY: An app to simplify international money transfers

Riovic, an app that enable family members, friends and business partners to send and receive money globally in real-time is the brain child of founders Phiwa Nkambule and Naledi Mokoena.

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LIFE: Local fashion design boosted by Spree

South Africa online store, Spree has focussed on supporting local fashion designers and making them more accessible to the masses through eCommerce.

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PROPERTY: Consistent repo rate good news for households

It was decided at the second Monetary Policy Committee meeting of 2015 that the interest rate would hold at its current level. This means that the prime lending rate will remain at 9.25% and the repo rate will remain at 5.75%.

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LIFE: SA fast becoming a competitive travel destination

South Africa is becoming a popular global, travel destination. Favourable exchange rates and global events make South Africa a hotspot for tourists.

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MANAGEMENT: Tips to keep data safe in the cloud

Having credible cloud software doesn’t mean you can slack on information security. Steven Cohen gives tips for you to protect your business from data security threats.

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MONEY: Do home renovations affect your insurance policy?

Before making home improvements, inform your insurers to make sure your insurance policy remains in effect during the period, says Bertus Visser of PSG Insure.

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MONEY: Protecting your inheritance

As with windfalls, deciding what to do with your inheritance is quite a task. Journalist Kristia van Heerden provides a survival guide for this “perfect financial storm”.