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M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm
M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm

M-Pesa, the mobile-phone wallet has provided new financial options to places where banks and credit cards are scarce and cash has long been king...

26 Jan 2015 08:34

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Know your credit score
Know your credit score

The average credit-active South African is a high risk borrower, according to credit information provided by Compuscan credit bureau...

23 Jan 2015 11:48

Pension Funds Adjudicator asks for registrar intervention
Pension Funds Adjudicator asks for registrar intervention

Muvhango Lukhaimane, the Pension Funds Adjudicator, has ruled that - in the light of the number of complaints received relating to the transfer of fund benefits - the Registrar of Pension Funds will be requested to urgently intervene...

23 Jan 2015 08:02

Gauteng invests in 10 community sports centres
Gauteng invests in 10 community sports centres

Westbury in the south of Johannesburg will be the first to benefit from a flagship project to build 10 multimillion rand state-of-the art multipurpose sports centres across Gauteng over the next five years...

23 Jan 2015 14:30

Farming income vs lease income
Farming income vs lease income

A recent decision of the High Court of the Western Cape will be of interest to plantation farmers...

By Peter O' Halloran 23 Jan 2015 09:45

VAT vendor wins case against State
VAT vendor wins case against State

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 12 December 2014 handed down judgment in the matter of Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape v Parker (103/14) [2014] ZASCA 223...

By Heinrich Louw 23 Jan 2015 10:11

Tips to reduce compliance risk
Tips to reduce compliance risk

According to my records, this is now my eighth year of dispensing my top compliance tips for the coming year. As with previous years, they are in no particular order of importance, and come with no implied warranties or guarantees...

By Richard Rattue 23 Jan 2015 09:01

Aqua-Spark aims to stop plunder of sea life
Aqua-Spark aims to stop plunder of sea life

An investment fund aimed at prospering while preventing overfishing from wiping out ocean life announced on Thursday it is pumping $4 million into two companies focused on smart farming of seafood...

23 Jan 2015 08:40

Reports point to fault lines
Reports point to fault lines

The avalanche of reports from Oxfam to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Economic Forum all point to the fault lines in the global economy...

23 Jan 2015 10:18

What the consumer credit stats really say about consumer spending
What the consumer credit stats really say about consumer spending

Rather than let the true findings of TransUnion's Consumer Credit index (CCi) fly over your head, we delved into the details...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015 12:59

Drop first-year fee demands, SRC tells Wits
Drop first-year fee demands, SRC tells Wits

The Wits Student Representative Council has demanded that Wits University revoke its decision to charge first-year students awaiting financial aid half of the R9,340 registration fee...

22 Jan 2015 07:25

Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing
Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing

Developers have recognised the growing demand for affordable housing that's located within close proximity to newly developed roads or transport systems, such as the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System in Gauteng and the MyCiTi bus service in the Western Cape...

22 Jan 2015 09:00

Renting / buying = ?
Renting / buying = ?

To rent or buy is a big decision, and all aspects of this financial and long-term commitment should be weighed-up carefully. Here, a few guidelines which outline the fundamental differences between renting and buying....

22 Jan 2015 13:30

Five things insurance companies should know about building apps - Realmdigital
Five things insurance companies should know about building apps

Consumers' expectations are on the rise for mobile services that slip seamlessly into their lives and become a necessity to the point where it becomes their go-to channel to interact with their service or product providers...

Issued by Realmdigital 21 Jan 2015 13:41

The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie
The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie

Durban-based VIPA Holdings has entered into an alliance with Cargill, the largest grain trading company in the world...

21 Jan 2015 16:00

Changes to fringe benefit tax expected
Changes to fringe benefit tax expected

Several changes to tax regulation, including fringe benefit tax on company cars, are expected to be announced when Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will present the budget speech to Parliament on 25 February 2015...

21 Jan 2015 11:47

Rising to the challenge of Africa's urban future
Rising to the challenge of Africa's urban future

By 2016 50% of Africa's population will be living in cities and there will be 65 cities with populations over one million. By 2030 the 18 largest African cities will have a combined spending power of $1,3tn.

21 Jan 2015 12:03

Businesses under financial strain due to delayed payments
Businesses under financial strain due to delayed payments

Many businesses are experiencing financial strain due to late payments by government organisations and large corporates...

21 Jan 2015 11:34

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