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​Thulebona Mhlanga

​Thulebona Mhlanga

Thulebona Mhlanga is financial trainee journalist  at the Mail & Guardian, currently enrolled for a masters in politics at the University of Johannesburg. In addition to her fervent interest in business writing, reading and educating others around issues of financial literacy, she volunteers her time to projects assisting women and promoting social justice. 
    Reserve Bank honours Madiba centenary with new banknotes
    Reserve Bank honours Madiba centenary with new banknotes
    As of Friday, South Africans can expect to see a new five rand coin as well as new banknotes at local ATMs and vendors. The South African Reserve...
    SMEs hobbled by funding gap
    SMEs hobbled by funding gap
    Small businesses are routinely cited as the answer to South Africa’s stubborn 26.7% unemployment rate. But startups, micro-enterprises, and small...
    Is Absa’s new coat of paint enough?
    Is Absa’s new coat of paint enough?
    Ululations and the sound of a kudu horn being blown at the JSE made the name and brand change from the Barclays Africa Group to the Absa Group...
    Fuel price hikes: What, me worry?
    Fuel price hikes: What, me worry?
    Petrol prices are up by 30% since 2013 to about R16 a litre but this figure is not matched by car sales.
    WhatsApp at work is useful – up to a point
    WhatsApp at work is useful – up to a point
    Most of us are familiar with the insistent ping of our cellphones alerting us to a message on our work WhatsApp group at ungodly hours. Indeed, the...
    SA must up its skills in wooing skilled migrants ― report
    SA must up its skills in wooing skilled migrants ― report
    South Africa may be considered a land of opportunity by fellow Africans, but a lack of clear immigration rules for skilled migrants hinders the...
    Government, business gather to unlock $100-billion investment for Ramaphosa new dawn
    Government, business gather to unlock $100-billion investment for Ramaphosa new dawn
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) and South African stakeholders are hosting a meeting in Johannesburg with various stakeholders and businesses,...
    Mutual bank eyes niche markets
    Mutual bank eyes niche markets
    Nthabeleng Likotsi understands her strengths and her weaknesses. After failing her chartered tax adviser exam three times, she knew she was not...
    Brics bank fails to live up to hype
    Brics bank fails to live up to hype
    The New Development Bank (NDB), the financing arm of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc, is ready to provide $8-billion...
    Finlit flick schools pupils on smart money moves
    Finlit flick schools pupils on smart money moves
    No one doubts the value of improving financial literacy and the treasury is supporting a programme with a film to spread the message.
    Shorter tax season coming soon
    Shorter tax season coming soon
    With less than a month to go the South African Revenue Services (SARS) has announced the shortening of its 2018 tax season by three weeks ending...
    Pressure mounts for govt, private sector to put more work into financial inclusion
    Pressure mounts for govt, private sector to put more work into financial inclusion
    Financial inclusion is a term that is often used loosely but pressure is mounting for government and the private sector to respond with innovative...