Super Rugby News: Quarter-final fixtures, teams and kick off times

The format continues to irk, but here are the quarter-final teams, fixtures and kick off times for this season’s Super Rugby.

After what feels like forever, Super Rugby’s quarter-finals have been decided. The format hasn’t gone down well with everyone this season, but here we are.

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It’s time to take your money out of South Africa

Economist Dawie Roodt has advised South Africans to take their money out of the country amid looming downgrades which would send the economy into another recession. Speaking to IOL following the release of the auditor general’s report on the financial health of state-owned entities last week, Roodt said that the country is in dire straits. […]
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It’s still all about the US

The local unit scored somewhat of a consolation goal on Friday (sorry Argentina fans), as global equities and EM markets ended the week stronger.

Eyes are still on the US though as June Fed minutes and job numbers will be out later this week. The data, coupled with escalating trade tensions between the US and China, could provide more volatility than the Spain vs. Russia penalty shootout.

On local shores, consumers are set to be hit with another sucker punch as the price of petrol is set to increase by 26c/litre. Combine this with higher municipal rates, taxes and electricity tariffs and you’ve got yourself an already overworked wallet. Have a great week and batten down the hatches if you’re in the Cape!

Latest Rates

USD/ZAR 13.83
GBP/ZAR 18.21
EUR/ZAR 16.09
ZAR/JPY 7.99
CNY/ZAR 2.07
AUD/ZAR 10.19
CHF/ZAR 13.95
AED/ZAR 3.76
SGD
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ZAR extends losses against the US dollar

The past few months certainly haven’t been kind to the rand, with the emerging-market currency tumbling 13.6% against the US dollar so far this quarter.

But it appears that the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) won’t be taking any sudden action to bolster the currency.

Yesterday SARB Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo was quoted as saying: ‘If there is persistence in that currency weakness and it feeds into other prices, we would have to act. It’s not an immediate response, we will wait – because the economy is weak we can afford to wait and see. That may be a few months, maybe a few quarters’.

Today’s high-profile South African inflation report is the main news to focus on, with an unexpected result having the potential to spark yet more rand volatility.

Latest Rates

USD/ZAR 13.77
GBP/ZAR 18.10
EUR/ZAR 15.89
ZAR/JPY 8.01
CNY/ZAR 2.11
AUD/ZAR 10.11
CHF
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Cricket News: Kirsten punts Australia to challenge for next year’s World Cup

Former Proteas coach, Gary Kirsten has tipped Australia to challenge for next year’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, despite being rocked by their recent ball tampering scandal.

The men from Down Under will,……….
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Things you need to know about accommodation in Ireland

Once your relocation is confirmed, you will probably be anxious to find a place to live in Ireland. This can sometimes be a complicated and daunting task when you aren’t familiar with your new area, so you might want to look at finding some short-term accommodation initially while you conduct your long-term housing search on the ground. If you’re relocating to Ireland for work, companies often help with this. Otherwise AirBnBs, hostels, serviced apartments, and hotels are a good place to start.
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Hong Kong Sevens: Blitzboks pool, fixture times and live stream

A tough challenge awaits for the Blitzboks in the Hong Kong Sevens. They need a good outing to make sure their World Series lead does not slip too far.

But most of the regular squad members are focussing their attention on the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Here’s what you need to know.
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What you need to know about Setting-up a business in Ireland

Ireland promotes business growth and entrepreneurship with three different schemes for setting up your own business within its borders. If it has always been your dream to set up your business, then Ireland might be the place for you. The country is experiencing big economical growth and Ireland’s tax system has very good rates for businesses.

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Notes on Financial emigration: SARS and small expatriate fish

Emigrating from South Africa is not as simple as packing up your bags, jumping on a plane and setting up shop somewhere else.

Unfortunately, there is still the issue of tax and no matter where you go, the taxman remains interested.
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The Rand stays strong, trades in a tight range

The Rand has been buoyed by positive sentiment since last week’s Budget speech and rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle on the cards at the ANC National Executive Committee. Further support was expected during and after last night’s reshuffling of Malusi Gigaba and the reappointment of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister.
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