December 2017

Travelling abroad and travel allowances – What you can and can’t do Lifestyle - Travel Financial December 2017

Europe, America, Asia – for South Africans fortunate enough to do so, travelling abroad is, safe to say, something that they enjoy. It is common for travellers to buy foreign currency from an Authorised Dealer (AD), such as a bank or authorised dealer in foreign exchange. It is important to keep in mind that according to South Africa's exchange control laws, there are rules regarding the use of such travel allowances. The purpose of this article is to highlight the most important rules that South African residents should be aware of when applying for foreign currency for their travels abroad.

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Bucket listing through beautiful Italy on a budget Lifestyle - Travel December 2017

We had one week to tick Italy off our bucket list and we all had something different we wanted to do. The youngest had his heart set on seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice and the Colosseum in Rome, the twenty-somethings wanted time on the beach and wine tasting trips in Tuscany, and others of us simply wanted to eat every kind of Italian food available.

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Capturing the Kalahari: December and everything after Accounting December 2017

(With apologies to Counting Crows)

I Step out the front door like a ghost Into the fog where no one notices The contrast of white on white.

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aftertaste: Glorious Grenache Lifestyle - Wine December 2017

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red grapes in the world and known as a key blending partner in the French Rhône blends of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it typically accounts for over 75% of the blend (a total of 13 red grapes are allowed in a Châteauneuf-du-Pape blend). Grenache is known for its prominent red berry flavours such as strawberries and raspberries, with notes of white pepper and is generally medium bodied with a semi-translucent, lighter colour.

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London – the Petersham Hotel Restaurant Lifestyle - Restaurant Review December 2017

On your next trip to London, if the hustle and bustle of the city gets too much for you, then take a trip to the scenic area of Petersham in Richmond, London and treat yourself to a spectacular meal at the Petersham Hotel Restaurant.

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Who’s doing what... Deal Selection December 2017

SA Exchange Listed M&A

Allied Electronics (Altron) through various subsidiaries, sold its 80% stake in Powertech Transformers to a consortium comprising Power Malta, Power Malta Transformers and SGB-Smit for R250m.

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