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

1. 'Khulubuse Zuma has the most to lose. He is a wealthy, successful businessman'

“They also have to pay all the legal costs,” says Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis. “They either pay whatever they can or they get sequestrated.”

2. Egypt has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s 2nd largest economy

KPMG South Africa economist Christie Viljoen discusses why Egypt has overtaken us.

3. Is it viable for Govt to spend billions (R4 billion?) on a new Presidential jet?

The current plane perfectly fine and safe, and not old (and it will cost around R4 billion), says Darren Olivier, Senior Correspondent at African Defence Review.

4. How to get rich by investing like Warren Buffett

It’s not sexy to invest like the Sage but it sure is lucrative, says Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

5. Save money by downgrading your medical aid. But first consider this…

Every year about 3% of Discovery's medical aid members choose to downgrade. Here’s what to consider before you do the same…

6. How I founded SA’s largest golf retailer (and how I sold 70% of it for R300m)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Rhys Hughes of MoreCorp (owner of The Pro Shop, World of Golf and Playmoregolf), who started out in a tiny store with the aim of selling one set of clubs per day.

7. KWV – owner of world’s largest cellar - sells operational assets for R1.15bn

Bruce Whitfield interviews longstanding shareholder Chris Logan.

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3 articles on starting your own business with very little money or experience:

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'Khulubuse Zuma has the most to lose. He is a wealthy, successful businessman'

'Khulubuse Zuma has the most to lose. He is a wealthy, successful businessman'

Five directors (including President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Khulubuse Zuma) must pay R1.7 billion or face sequestration.

KWV – owner of world’s largest cellar- sells operational assets for R1.15bn

KWV – owner of world’s largest cellar- sells operational assets for R1.15bn

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Chris Logan, Fund Manager at Opportune Investments and a KWV shareholder.

Is it viable for Govt to spend billions (R4 billion?) on a new Presidential jet?

Is it viable for Govt to spend billions (R4 billion?) on a new Presidential jet?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Darren Olivier, Senior Correspondent at African Defence Review.

Egypt has overtaken SA as Africa’s 2nd largest economy

Egypt has overtaken SA as Africa’s 2nd largest economy

SA’s GDP was the largest in Africa from 1910 to 2014 when Nigeria's overtook it. According to the IMF, it has now slipped to 3rd.

How I founded SA’s largest golf retailer (and how I sold 70% of it for R300m)

How I founded SA’s largest golf retailer (and how I sold 70% of it for R300m)

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Rhys Hughes of MoreCorp (owner of The Pro Shop, World of Golf and Playmoregolf).

Save money by downgrading your medical aid. But first consider this…

Save money by downgrading your medical aid. But first consider this…

Struggling to make ends meet? You may (or may not) be over-insured – here’s what to consider before you downgrade…

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

How to get rich by investing like Warren Buffett

How to get rich by investing like Warren Buffett

Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses five aspects of Buffett’s investment philosophy that we’d all do well to emulate.

How to turn R1000 into a thriving business

How to turn R1000 into a thriving business

Valerie Pole took R1000 and turned it into an extremely profitable business (and then wrote a book about it).

How to start a business with R20 (and no experience)

How to start a business with R20 (and no experience)

She couldn't sew, and didn't have much money, yet Fernanda Morrow created a wildly successful fashion accessory business.