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Most read, most talked about business articles of the past week:

1.

Barclays is making plans to sell part of its Absa stake in a strategic retreat from Africa, speculated the Wall Street Journal.

2.

Many analysts are forecasting real property price deflation over the next year. However, estate agent Lew Geffen says a “fear-driven economy” will push up property prices.

3.

13 random thoughts on living a happier, less materialistic life.

4.

Gareth Cliff earned R356 160 for every 10 Idols sessions he judged, according to court papers, revealed on Tuesday. The radio personality is suing M-Net for R25 million for unfair dismissal and defamation after being fired from Idols SA after commenting on a racist post by Penny Sparrow.

5.

How to make money out of the rand (whether it recovers, or tanks even further).

6.

5 things South Africans still misunderstand about retirement reforms.

7.

Claire Reid barely passed science yet her invention, at the age of 16, won global awards and enabled people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.

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Fear to drive South African property prices higher – Lew Geffen

Fear to drive South African property prices higher – Lew Geffen

Many analysts are forecasting real property price deflation over the next year. Estate agent Lew Geffen disagrees.

5 things South Africans still misunderstand about retirement reforms

5 things South Africans still misunderstand about retirement reforms

Old Mutual principle consultant Michelle Acton tries to clarify misunderstandings surrounding retirement reforms.

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

Claire Reid, at 16, simplified food growing with her award-winning invention

She barely passed science, yet her creation won global awards and enables people to easily grow food even when water is scarce.

Barclays to sell part of Absa stake in retreat from Africa, speculates WSJ

Barclays to sell part of Absa stake in retreat from Africa, speculates WSJ

Kokkie Kooyman shares his views on speculation by the Wall Street Journal that Barclays is planning on selling its stake in Absa.

Gareth Cliff earned R356 160 for every 10 Idols sessions he judged

Gareth Cliff earned R356 160 for every 10 Idols sessions he judged

Court papers, revealed on Tuesday, show just how lucrative the radio personality’s deal with M-Net was.

How to make money out of the rand (whether it recovers, or tanks even further)

How to make money out of the rand (whether it recovers, or tanks even further)

Whether it gets stronger or keeps on falling, Veritas Wealth Management’s Barry O'Mahony has tips on making money out of the rand.

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