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  1. Merlin

    First time shares buyer

    Hi everyone, In the midst of the crises facing the country, and indeed the world, I am interested in purchasing shares for the first time. As I understand it, being a Standard Bank customer, I am able to purchase shares directly, via the app, given a comprehensive registration process for...
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    Hourly rates for ad hoc IT support (CPT)

    Hi all, I've been out of the IT support game for some time now. That said, an old customer's just given me a shout. They'd like to engage my private services to sort out some IT glitches and have a look-see at their small network, to ensure that everything is running smoothly. They're about...
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    Help a newb'...starting and running a business...

    Hi everyone, The SARS import legislation presents several challenges to me. I tend to have several inbound international parcels per year, to support one of my hobbies. I live in CPT and my family, who receive the bulk of the parcels, live in KZN. Before you ask, I travel home to KZN once or...
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    Losing my patience with Ubuntu...

    Ola, I installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine a while back with the intention of testing it out for use as my primary OS. I'd like to ultimately move away from Windows as much as possible. Options are always good. It seems fairly widely acknowledged that Ubuntu is the best option for...
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    HtF do I sync' my Nokia with Thunderbird?

    Hi all, I've got a Nokia phone (approx. 2 years old) and have made the move to Thunderbird. The old NokSync addon is now defunct. All I keep finding on Google is this Nokia Ovi crap. I don't want Nokia having all of my details online and I don't want connectivity to their Ovi BS...
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    Who do you recommend (again)?

    Hi all, I put a lot of faith into the advice given on ZA connectivity issues given by this forum... As a result, we swiched from WebAfrica last year, to Axxess. Essentially the move was based on growing negative publicity, and stagnating pricing. Despite having numerous email issues...
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