| Sunday: 20 July, 1997
Punch-drunk KWV could be forced to
settle with Hanekom
Until recently, KWV chairman Lourens Jonker was in a defiant
mood, snubbing attempts by Agriculture Minister Derek Hanekom to
intervene in the conversion of the wine co-operative into a private
Since then, however, the co-operative, and
the wine industry in the Western
Cape, have been stung by a number of blows.
Estate agents in cahoots with banks on
SO YOU thought your estate agent was doing you a favour by
referring you to a bank and organising a "quick" home loan?
Think again. Agents have a motive - they get a commission or other
favours (such as overseas trips) from banks in return for referring
home buyers who want mortgage bonds. Commission and incentive schemes are the reason you're
steered to a particular bank for your home loan.
This weeks Business Times Internet features two in-depth surveys:
Corporate Banking and Office Automation. The arrival of a flood of foreign
banks in SA has changed the
country's corporate banking world, and the age of the pocket office is
here. How will these affect the way you work and live?
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