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Gamification could drive digital payment

Gamification could be used to drive financial literacy in SA where education remains one of the biggest obstacles to achieving widespread adoption of digital payment technology, Mark Elliott, president of MasterCard in SA, said on Tuesday...

By Hanna Ziady 15 hours ago

SA tops WEF auditing and reporting list for the 7th time

South Africa retains the world's number one position for auditing and reporting standards for the seventh year in a row...

17 hours ago

The up-and-down fortunes of the SA mining industry

South Africa's mining industry is still wallowing in the doldrums, with 2016 pegged as another difficult year...

11 hours ago

Yahoo breach highlights the need for cyber insurance

Yahoo's cyber attack highlights the liability companies face in safeguarding their clients' personal information...

1 day ago

Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies

Pharmacies are often where remote communities go firs for healthcare, but their lack of business skills often means they can't meet these needs...

1 day ago

King IV is just the next evolutionary step

The latest iteration of King guidelines is nothing more than the next evolutionary step for corporate governance to remain relevant...

1 day ago

Estate duty abatements need overhaul

In its second report on estate duty, the Davis Tax Committee makes recommendations regarding tax on estates and trusts, especially inter-spouse and primary abatements...

By Graeme Palmer 2 days ago

Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants

More than 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers to use Visa Checkout, including Aramex Global Shopper, Discovery, Emirates Airline, TicketPro, WebTickets and Yuppiechef...

2 days ago

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 3 days ago

Insurance matters: Why you need to review your insurance policy in the last quarter

With the festive season quickly approaching, it is important to take into consideration the various elements that come into play during the last quarter of the year - from an increase in car accident statistics to theft...

Issued by MiWay 3 days ago

IRBA announces MAFR timeline

The participation process around the new requirements for mandatory audit firm rotation will open on October 25...

3 days ago

Treasury aims to extend tax incentives

The Treasury has proposed a two-year extension of the employment tax incentive and a five-year extension of the learnership tax incentive, both of which, it says, have yielded positive results.

3 days ago

Tyre levy postponed to 2017

National Treasury has postponed to 2017 the implementation date of the environmental tyre levy that was meant to come into effect in October 2016...

23 Sep 2016

Steady rates no surprise

South Africans have some relief with the Reserve Bank's (SARB) announcing that it will leave its repo rate unchanged at 7% per annum...

23 Sep 2016

When the going gets tough... the tough get a discretionary fund manager

Asking clients to pay an extra fee for discretionary fund management is not on. Nothing could be further from the truth...

By Alex Funk 23 Sep 2016

Is it the end of the (insurance) world as we know it?

Some companies are closing their doors, while others are completely rethinking what they do. And it's not all because of poor economic conditions...

By Wayne de Nobrega 22 Sep 2016

Treasury heeds public concern over tax laws

The Treasury has made far-reaching concessions on the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill after public hearings highlighted the concerns of tax experts and other stakeholders...

By Linda Ensor 22 Sep 2016

Greater scrutiny of self-serving financial advice articles required

The FIA has taken exception to the tone and to certain assertions made in a recently published article by Andró Griessel, a financial adviser, titled "Are you financing your broker's overseas trip?"...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 22 Sep 2016

SARS could lose out on AB InBev bonanza

The Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller may not prove to be as big a bounty for the taxman as initially thought, if South African-based retail investors opt to use Section 42 of the Income Tax Act to delay paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on their profits from the £45-a-share offer...

By Ann Crotty 21 Sep 2016

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