Finance Trends 2018

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Small business has a critical role to play in the economy - but entrepreneurs need better financial skills

While government is stepping up to support small business more than ever before, the sector will not thrive unless entrepreneurs are also equipped with the financial tools to optimise their organisations - UCT Associate Professor Mark Graham...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 7 Mar 2018

Crazy Black Friday at QuickBooks

EasyBiz QuickBooks is proud to offer its customers their Black Friday Crazy Special, which actually starts at 8am on Thursday, 23 November, and finishes on Friday, 24 November, at 4pm. Now isn't that crazy!..

Issued by QuickBooks 23 Nov 2017

UCT GSB case study wins African Governance Showcase competition

A case study on the governance failure at African Bank written by a UCT GSB professor and an MBA student was awarded first place in the annual African Governance Showcase competition...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Nov 2017

Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 15 Nov 2017

Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

US business schools are beefing up training in the software that underlies digital currency bitcoin...

6 Nov 2017

KZN businesswomen making strides in key economic sectors

The integration of women in the formal economy across a variety of sectors without hindrance will have far reaching effects for the overall economy of the country, says Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 30 Oct 2017

Taxi operators need financial management skills to compete

The University of the Western Cape's School of Business and Finance has produced research assessing the financial management skills of taxi operators in Cape Town...

30 Oct 2017

Can index insurance make African farmers climate-resilient?

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of microinsurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for...

By Wambi Michael 25 Oct 2017

Winners of SAIPA Tax Thesis Competition

From a record number of 36 entries received, the winners of the 2017 South African Institute of Professional Accountants' (SAIPA's) 2017 Tax Thesis Competition, sponsored by EY, were announced on 19 October...

24 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

How parents can raise children who love maths

Parents can help their children develop key mathematical skills by playing simple games with them, and by maintaining enthusiasm for the subject...

Issued by Coronation 3 Oct 2017

Next Generation Leadership to steer Ithala on a positive growth trajectory

Ithala's new leadership team and fortified strategy to maximise development opportunities in line with its mandate to promote development in KwaZulu-Natal have been unveiled...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 27 Sep 2017

Rural KZN school gets a lesson on money management

Prospect Farm School in Stanger, north of Durban, has become the latest recipient of a programme on money management skills to foster a culture of savings among youth...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 27 Sep 2017

UCT GSB case study on African Bank collapse wins international accolade

A case study on the governance failure at African Bank written by UCT GSB Associate Professor Stephanie Giamporcaro and MBA student Matthew Marrian has been recognised as one of the top 10 business case studies of the year...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 27 Sep 2017

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Tower Property Fund launches TPF International

Tower Property Fund has announced the launch of TPF International, separate offshore company to be incorporated in Mauritius as a Category 1 Global Business Licence company, explains Marc Edwards, CEO of Tower. The company intends to list TPF International on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the JSE in due course.

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Steinhoff: mess began in central Europe

Steinhoff chairwoman Heather Sonn said it appeared that the group's "accounting irregularities" related largely to its central European business.

By Ann Crotty 2 Mar 2018

Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia.

By Alistair Anderson 23 Feb 2018

"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2018

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