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Sarah Smit

Fickle funding for women-led startups hurts femtech

It is difficult for startups to get off the ground, especially when they are women-focused

No more bailouts for SAA

After 18 months under administration, the loss-making airline has been cleared for takeoff

‘Gear up for electric cars’

South Africa is behind others on e-mobility policy. But it’s not too late

Empowerment financing slumps, but is still above target — banking sector report

The Banking Association South Africa’s report on transformation in the financial sector also found that black women voting rights reached its highest level since 2016

Mango suspends new ticket sales ‘just to be safe’

Mango’s spokesperson would not disclose the low-cost airline’s debt — which led to a brief suspension of flights — but described it as ‘huge’

Blockchain tech can raise tax revenues

But the South African Revenue Service doesn’t yet have the skills and multiple users to adopt it

‘Who is scamming who?’: Sexwale says White Spiritual Boy Trust is real

The businessman alleges that money from a heritage fund meant for the poor has been stolen. But treasury and the Reserve Bank have called the fund a scam

‘Suspicious’ tech company EOH must pay back millions

EOH allegedly inflated prices of Microsoft licences, which could have been bought by the defence department for a third of the cost

Public ire over Karpowership contract can’t be dismissed — MPs

Environmental groups say the controversial deal means South Africa will be tied to fossil fuels for the next 20 years

There is less full-time work than there was a year ago

Over the last year, amid lockdowns and recession, the number of part-time jobs increased while full-time jobs took a cut in South Africa

Hot topic: Is crypto’s climate cost higher than its value?

The recent blockchain boom has been followed by concerns over its impact on the environment

Why motorists are paying more for petrol

Steep fuel price hikes are the result of higher levies, which came into effect this week, as well as a turbulent international oil market

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