What went wrong at Ellerine?

51 minutes ago

A Fin24 user provides his view of what went wrong with Ellerine, the loss-making furniture selling business of African Bank.

Credit temptation: Cut up your cards

2014-08-20 13:12

A Fin24 user shares her strategy of tackling debt, adding that she cut up her credit and bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

How African Bank fail impacts Ellerine clients

2014-08-14 16:10

African Bank has been placed under curatorship and Fin24 users, who have bought furniture from the bank's Ellerine unit, seek answers.

Retirees offer skills to help economy

2014-08-11 07:41

The fact that pensioners' skills are not harnessed should be addressed, say Fin24 users.

Retirement is freedom for Fin24 user

2014-08-11 00:48

The moment you retire, you are free, says a Fin24 user, taking a shot at a user who lamented being rendered useless because of her pensioner status.

New Note 'just a white elephant'

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphones boast of their functionality over older models, but for Reshigan Moodley, his Samsung Note was less useful than a notebook.

Frustration as Nokia Lumia acts up

2014-08-08 13:03

Smartphones can be temperamental when they decide to act up. Fin24 users share their nightmare stories of breakdowns and the often poor after sales service.

Misstep for MTN Steppa

2014-08-08 13:01

South Africans have come out in support of a Fin24 user who has had problems in trying to get his smartphone repaired with stories of their own.

Gloves off when talking to money

2014-08-07 14:56

A Fin24 user has decided to give money a piece of her mind as she is tired of being a slave to it.

E-tolling: Is the ship sinking?

2014-07-31 21:02

After learning the news of Sanral chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka resigning, a Fin24 user expresses his belief that all is not well within the 'e-tolling empire'.

Debate on interest rate hikes heats up

2014-07-31 10:02

Fin24 users seem to be in two camps regarding the view that the prime interest rate could peak at 11% sometime in 2015.

How I prioritise my life

2014-07-14 15:18

What are your priorities in life? A Fin24 user lists the four most important things in his life as career success, enough rest, his hobby and a social life.

E-tolls protest goes awry

2014-07-07 15:10

An anti-e-toll campaign by Proudly e-toll Free was cut short when protesters and Sanral employees came into conflict.

Calling silver surfers

2014-06-19 11:24

We are far from useless, says a pensioner who invites comment from other retirees.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-12 17:15

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society as not being "useful" any more.

Why put skill over life?

2014-06-08 22:54

Fin24 user Mdu Hlomuka disagrees with the "low pay is better than no pay" statement and seeks answers.

ANC should take blame for platinum strike

2014-06-04 15:47

Fin24 user Doug Harris says the ruling ANC has done little to unshackle the chains of legislation that prevent business from hiring more people.

What outsiders don't know

2014-06-04 13:58

Fin24 user Thabang Ramushu makes a few points on the strike he says most outside commentators don't understand.

Shift work, public holidays and pay

2014-06-02 10:16

Fin24 user Simo Zungu, a shift worker wants to know about pay and public holidays.

How does SA wages compare?

2014-05-30 15:14

Fin24 user Banele Majingo wants to know how SA compares on remuneration with other platinum mines in the world.

Cost to company is what matters

2014-05-30 13:29

Fin24 user Retief Ueckermann argues that the R12 500 wage demand shaking the platinum sector at the moment, should be viewed in CTC context.

All about power

2014-05-30 12:48

A Fin24 user believes the platinum mines tragedy is because of a power struggle between the unions. Terry Bell begs to differ.

Why the huge pay gap?

2014-05-30 12:29

A Fin24 user, who believes platinum mining firms can afford the R12 500 wage demand, has called for nationalisation of the mines.

Calculating platinum wage costs

2014-05-30 11:35

Given a small base salary, it will be either expensive or take a long time to get to R12 500, says Fin24 user Pierre Tilney.

How govt should handle platinum crisis

2014-05-29 11:58

A Fin24 user, who calls himself Concerned Citizen, gives a simple solution to the crippling platinum strike.


Credit temptation

2014-08-20 13:53

A Fin24 user cut up her credit & bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

Fear of job losses among Ellerine suppliers

2014-08-15 10:29

African Bank's placement under curatorship has caused concern of job losses and gains to China among suppliers of its loss-making furniture unit, Ellerine.

Retirement = freedom

2014-08-11 01:09

The moment you retire, you are free, responds a user to comments on pensioner status.

Abil: helping hand or reckless lender?

2014-08-08 14:10

While the JSE is still reeling from the shock of African Bank Investments' implosion, Fin24 readers are divided on the merits of its business model.

Bad BlackBerry leaves man bamboozled

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphone problems are not only limited to Android devices, as Jamie Wood discovered with his BlackBerry.

Sony budget smartphone somehow less smart

2014-08-08 13:03

Sony makes a range of smartphones for multiple markets, and Louis Ash had an issue with the Xperia V.

Challenges faced by small businesses

2014-08-07 17:03

A Fin24 user explains what he regards as the biggest challenges for small businesses in the country.

Durban's Sand Gang captures MH disasters

2014-08-03 18:28

A Fin24 user captured Durban's Sand Gang's latest creation, a poke at Malaysian Airlines, which has had two major disasters this year.

No need to keep up with the Joneses

2014-07-31 17:27

Fin24 users provide their own personal tips on how to save money instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Russel Botman inspires education project

2014-07-29 17:45

Fin24 user Wesley Diphoko of Kaya Labs in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, shares his experience of trying to make education accessible to more young people.

Sanral accused of number plate guessing

2014-07-11 14:25

Sanral has been accused of guessing motorists' number plates after a Gauteng owner of a motorcycle received an invoice for a bakkie.

Wheels come off on 'Drive a new car for R699'

2014-07-03 16:04

Clients of the Satinsky Group claim that they have been cheated out of their money and are left in debt they cannot afford to pay back.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-18 09:52

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society.

Shares for capital?

2014-06-11 17:07

Fin24 user Mbasa Mabi contacted us via our Facebook page regarding equity of a private company in exchange for capital investment from the public.

The real cost of striking

2014-06-08 22:25

Fin24 user Linda Harrower wants to know how long will it take the striking workers to make up for what they have lost in this strike.

SA needs to change way mining operates

2014-06-04 14:09

The more than a century old migrant labour system is still the underpinning of what we have today, says Inside Labour columnist Terry Bell.

Plat strike 'will hurt SA on all fronts'

2014-06-02 12:39

The direct impact of the strike "is small change compared to the lasting long term effects on all parts of our economy", says a Fin24 user.

Truce could bring benefits aplenty

2014-05-30 15:40

It is in the interests of SA businesses to collectively arrest the country's downward journey, says a Fin24 user, outlining the benefits of an agreement.

Is the demand realistic?

2014-05-30 14:54

A Fin24 user worries about mechanisation and the impact on job losses from the platinum wage strike.

The R12 500 debate

2014-05-30 12:48

Terry Bell says his short, 3-minute, weekly Labour Wrap is aimed at provoking discussion and debate, which it did.

At what point can the miners be fired?

2014-05-30 12:47

Fin24 user Vernon Stoltz says the platinum mining strike is getting out of hand and wants to know at what point can miners be fired.

Doing the math

2014-05-30 12:06

Fin24 user Grant Mitchell suggests a method to clearly show what makes up the demand for R12 500.

Time to rethink mining business model

2014-05-29 14:38

A Fin24 user says the current mining business model is deeply flawed and needs to be more worker-friendly.

Miners should rather quit

2014-05-29 08:17

Fin24 user Rudi de Klerk has castigated the miners for demanding unrealistic wage increases and suggested they should rather quit their jobs.

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