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Expat currency news — Pound declines after BoE unanimously holds rates

Expat currency news — Pound declines after BoE unanimously holds rates

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

If you have a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference on how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

Three missing in S. African gold mine collapse

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

A gold mine collapsed in South Africa on Friday trapping about 80 miners for several hours, union officials said, as rescuers searched for at least three workers still missing underground. Emergency teams...

Miner South32 flags $1.7b writedown, South Africa job cuts

4 February 2016 | 0 comments

Mining giant BHP Billiton's South32 spin-off Thursday announced $1.7 billion in asset writedowns and said it would axe hundreds of jobs at a South African facility and slash costs and production as commodity...

Study grants for virgins 'illegal', says S. African minister

3 February 2016 | 0 comments

A South African cabinet minister on Wednesday slammed as "illegal" a new scholarship scheme for female students who must pass virginity tests during the holidays to receive grant money.Uthukela municipality...

S.Africa's Zuma to pay back money for home upgrade

3 February 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will pay back some of the public funds used to upgrade his private home, his office said Wednesday, attempting to end a two-year scandal that has plagued his government.Public...

S.Africa's Zuma to pay back money for home upgrade

3 February 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will pay back some of the public funds used to upgrade his private home, his office said Wednesday, attempting to end a two-year scandal that has plagued his government.Public...

The 10 best and worst countries for corruption

2 February 2016 | 0 comments

The watchdog Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index was recently published. Here are the best and worst 10 countries for corruption.

S.African court jails men for immigrant's murder

1 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two South African men were on Monday jailed for killing a Mozambican street vendor in an attack captured in graphic photographs during a wave of anti-immigrant violence last year.The images, taken by...

Football: S.African media says Sexwale may lose Africa's support

31 January 2016 | 0 comments

Africa's FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent's backing and may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on Sunday.Two local Sunday papers...

Football: S.African media says Sexwale may lose Africa's support

31 January 2016 | 0 comments

Africa's FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent's backing and may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on Sunday.Two local Sunday papers...

S.African TV re-instates 'Idols' judge after racism row

30 January 2016 | 0 comments

A leading South African television entertainment network said Saturday it would reinstate an outspoken white judge it had sacked during a racism storm.Gareth Cliff, who is also a radio host, was kicked...

Expat currency news — Stock markets rally while solid UK GDP boosts the appeal of the pound

Expat currency news — Stock markets rally while solid UK GDP boosts the app...

29 January 2016 | 0 comments

If you have a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference on how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

S.African 'Idols' TV judge wins racism court case

29 January 2016 | 0 comments

A white judge on the South African version of the globally-successful TV talent show "Idols" won a court case Friday to be reinstated after he was sacked in a dispute over alleged racism.Gareth Cliff,...

S.African opposition targets job crisis ahead of polls

27 January 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's main opposition party vowed Wednesday to fight key local elections on the issue of unemployment as it plots to challenge the African National Congress (ANC) that has ruled since apartheid.The...

US TV star Trevor Noah pens book on apartheid childhood

27 January 2016 | 0 comments

South African comedian Trevor Noah, the host of America's "The Daily Show", will release a book about being the child of an illegal mixed race relationship under apartheid, his publishers said Wednesday.Noah,...

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