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Ins and outs of Islamic Banking

28 April 2016 – It’s been over a decade since some of South Africa’s leading commercial banks introduced Islamic Banking services but despite the progress, there are still numerous misconceptions about this alternate form of banking. CEO of FNB Islamic Banking, Amman Muhammad says South Africa is one of many African countries that enable citizens to benefit from the unique benefits of Islamic financial services. “Locally, we are seeing an increasing number of people showing interest in Islamic banking solutions for a range of needs.…

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Hond vir dood gelos aan nylon tou

Tydens roetine werk deur die Bloemfontein DBV in ‘n informele nedersettomg in Bloemfontein gedoen is, is ‘n tipe skaaphond vir dood aangetrek. Die hond is aangetref waar hy vasgemaak gestaan het aan ‘n baie kort nylon tou aan die wasgoedpaal. Die nylon tou was so styf om die hond se nek dat dit ‘n baie groot diep sny om die hond se nek gekloof het. Die 43 jarige eienaar van die hond se verweer was dat die hond kwaai is en hy kan hom nie…

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Milk price to increase due to supply shortages

05 April 2016: As consumers continue to grapple with high food prices triggered by the recent drought and the ailing economy, milk will soon be added to their list of costly staple foods. Dairy farmers are currently facing production shortages and will likely run into supply issues in the coming months. Consequently, some dairy processors are already paying commercial farmers 60 cents more per litre on average for milk to ensure consistent supply in winter. Poor pasture conditions due to the drought and the sharply…

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ANC-dubbelpratery skep verwarring oor beleid rakende pensioenfondse

Gaan die ANC nou pensioenfondse teiken, of is dit ten minste voorlopig steeds veilig? Dit is die vraag wat ontstaan nadat ANC-dubbelpratery oor die aangeleentheid, soos in talle ander gevalle, tot groot onsekerheid oor belangrike beleidsake lei, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor finansies. In sy antwoord op ʼn parlementêre vraag van adv. Alberts oor pensioene, sê die minister van finansies, Nhlanhla Nene, onder meer hy ‘oorweeg geen planne wat aan private of openbare pensioenfondse sal voorskryf’hoe om hul geld…

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NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

NPA pays R2.1 million to the victom of 419 fraud scam

Pretoria: The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has paid a total amount of R2 148 136 to Mrs Angela Jean Kerslake (Mrs Kerslake), the victim of a 419 fraud scam. The AFU recovered the money from one of the suspects in the fraud scam, Wilfred Bemigho Ugburo (Ugburo).The successful recovery was due to excellent work by the South African Police Service (the SAPS) that played a vital role in apprehending Ugburo, and the successful recovery of the money. The NPA…

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Pensioenfondse nie meer veilig van die ANC-regering nie

Geluide wat die ANC-regering oor pensioenfondse maak raak al hoe meer onheilspellend, en gesien teen die agtergrond van die verwoestingswerk van Transnet se twee fondse, sal die VF Plus enige wetgewing hieroor op elke moontlike manier beveg, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor ekonomie. Die ANC se voorsitter in Gauteng, Paul Mashatile, het die afgelope week die gevaarligte hieroor aangeskakel toe hy gesê het die ANC sal met sy volgende algemene raadsvergadering in Oktober vanjaar na maniere kyk om werkers…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Government considers sugar tax

Pretoria – The Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, says making sweetened soft drinks costly could sway people to drink fresh water – an important step in the fight against obesity. “If we could impose a tax regime that is similar to the ‘sin tax’ applicable to alcoholic beverages, we could make it costly to choose sweetened cold drinks. Hopefully people will appreciate drinking fresh water,” said MEC Mahlangu. This comes after her department and other provinces made a commitment to promote healthy lifestyles. MEC…

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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Banke sal moet kom verduidelik oor krediet na ingryping van VF Plus

Banke sal in die afsienbare toekoms aan die parlementêre portefeuljekomitee oor handel en nywerheid moet verduidelik oor hul kredietpraktyke en in die besonder die toestaan van onversekerde krediet, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor handel en nywerheid. Volgens adv. Alberts het hy vandag die versoek gerig tot die voorsitter van die parlementêre portefeuljekomitee in die lig van die African Bank (Abil)-debakel waar die Reserwebank nou moes ingryp met ʼn reddingsboei van R10 miljard om die bank van ondergang te red.…

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Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says her department will launch a major investigation into the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage in a bid to close pay inequalities. The Minister also said amendments to the Labour Relations Act would be finalised in a bid to ensure that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) can intervene when employers and trade unions reach a deadlock during bargaining talks. Minister Oliphant was talking to journalists in Pretoria, on Wednesday, following her…

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Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Highest inflation in almost five years

Highest inflation in almost five years Inflation hits 6,6% in May 2014, the highest rate in almost five years (6,8% in July 2009). The monthly increase is a modest 0,2%. The big jump in the annual rate is mainly as a result of a drop of 0,3% in the index in May 2013. This drop was mainly a result of a 73c/l drop in the petrol price and only modest changes in other groups in that month. Strong increases continue to be observed in food…

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