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11 July 2018 7:31 PM Top 5 on Fin24: How SA's broadband speed really stacks up against other countries, ABSA reboots image and SA's saving habits

Cape Town - A roundup of Wednesday's top economic and finance reads on Fin24. South Africans are adopting better financial habits and saving, but their savings aren’t catering for long term goals, research has revealed. According to the Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor which tracks financial attitudes and behaviour of SA’s working metro population 299

11 July 2018 12:24 PM INFOGRAPHIC: How SA's broadband speed really stacks up against other countries

The results are in – South Africa came 76th out of 200 countries in the worldwide broadband speed league 2018. It jumped up four places from its 2017 ranking, which was 80th out of 186 countries. Based on over 163 million speed tests, carried out over 12 months, the speed league ranks countries across the world for their broadband speed. Among African 86

10 July 2018 12:33 PM SA golfer Karmis chooses to play under Greek flag

Cape Town - Professional golfer Peter Karmis will no longer represent South Africa, but will now play under the Greek flag. Karmis, born in Springbok in the Northern Cape, is a five-time winner of the Sunshine Tour and also won the Singapore Classic on the Asian Tour in 2010. The 37-year-old is currently ranked at 235th in the Official World Golf Ranking 42

05 July 2018 7:29 AM Responsible Traveller: Be mindful of your activities when visiting Knysna's sensitive estuary

The Knysna estuary is one of the most important ones in South Africa, and requires improved conservation efforts. (Photo: SANParks) Estuaries are an important part of the ecosystem - where various animals safely start the beginning of their lives before facing off the dangers of the ocean. South Africa has around 249 national estuaries that make up a big part of the country's 67

02 July 2018 6:39 PM Wawrinka stuns Dimitrov at Wimbledon

London - Three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka stunned Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday. Wawrinka, whose ranking has slumped to 225 after knee surgery, had lost his last four matches against Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014. But at the same tournament where he played what proved 35

29 June 2018 3:23 PM Murray 'likely' to play Wimbledon after draw

London - Andy Murray revealed on Friday he is "likely" to compete at Wimbledon after the two-time champion was handed a first-round tie against France's Benoit Paire. Murray had left his participation in the grass-court Grand Slam to the last minute as the former world No 1 makes tentative progress in his return from hip surgery. The 31-year-old Scot has played 69

29 June 2018 11:01 AM Federer faces Serbian test in Wimbledon opener

London - Defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will face Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the 2018 Championships, following the announcement of the draw on Friday. Another former champion Novak Djokovic takes on America's Tennys Sandgren in the first round. There’s also some headline-grabbing first round match-ups. Three-time Grand Slam champion 41

27 June 2018 9:17 AM Serena Williams seeded No 25 for Wimbledon

London - Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25th for this year's women's singles by the organisers despite being ranked 183rd in the world. The 36-year-old - who was not seeded for the recent French Open - has made only a tentative return to action following complications during daughter Alexis Olympia's birth. Some had argued 36

25 June 2018 9:48 AM Fitzpatrick accepts PGA Tour membership

Ponte Vedra Beach - The PGA Tour announced that Matthew Fitzpatrick of England has accepted special temporary membership for the remainder of the 2017/18 PGA Tour season. Fitzpatrick, who previously was ranked highest among non-PGA Tour members in the Official World Golf Ranking (No 39), brings the total number of active international Tour members to 88 from 27 countries 58

23 June 2018 3:09 PM Murray, Wawrinka meet in Eastbourne opener

London - Former world number one Andy Murray should have his fitness fully tested at the ATP Eastbourne event next week after being drawn against Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. The 31-year-old Scot - a two-time Wimbledon champion - will hope he gives a good account of himself against Wawrinka, who has reached the quarter-finals at the All England 163