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Swings and roundabouts for jobs in banks

Although one independent evaluation shows that some banks have been shedding jobs, other banks are hiring

Retail focus for banking’s phoenix

The African Bank, which relied on unsecured lending, has diversified its product offerings

Uber drivers lament ‘exploitative’ WesBank deal

A programme to help Uber drivers obtain vehicles has proven exorbitantly expensive — and drivers still won’t own their cars in the end

FirstRand eyes Nigeria’s Mainstreet, Keystone banks

FirstRand bank has shown interest in buying three banks from Nigeria’s Asset Management, including Mainstreet and Keystone.

Investec loaned R240-million to company in liquidation

Investec bank has loaned about R240-million rand to First Strut, the Johannesburg based company that is in liquidation.

Vodacom in process of structuring R7,5bn BEE deal

South African mobile telecommunications group Vodacom and its shareholders, together with Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank, are currently in the process of structuring a R7,5-billion black economic empowerment (BEE) transaction, it said on Monday. The Vodacom group said that its BEE transaction was "well on track".

Ramos resolves to win freight back from the roads

Having for the first time in a decade halted the draining away of freight transportation from the railways to the roads, Maria Ramos, the chief executive of Transnet, is aiming to win back a large slice of the business. "Not all cargo on the roads is suitable for rail," Ramos explained in Cape Town on Wednesday, "but we are targeting the container traffic aggressively."

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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