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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application
Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application

The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) announced a R32.69bn approval for Eskom's regulatory clearing account (RCA) applications.

2 days ago

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases...

3 days ago

From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors hungry for a piece of Africa's food industry
From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors hungry for a piece of Africa's food industry

Africa's agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during May 2018, according to industry information service Africa Private Equity News.

3 days ago

Lizl Budhram, head of advice at Old Mutual Personal Finance
4 practical ways to help your clients stay on track

Financial advisers have a critical role to play in tough economic times by guiding their customers through the noise and uncertainty to achieve their financial aspirations...

3 days ago

Sarb releases Mandela centenary banknote designs
Sarb releases Mandela centenary banknote designs

The Sarb has decided to release the designs of the Nelson Mandela centenary commemorative banknotes and coins ahead on the official launch on 13 July 2018, after the designs were leaked on social media...

3 days ago

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO: IRBA
Resetting the standards of audit quality

The Monitoring Group has published feedback on its consultation process into strengthening the governance and oversight of the international audit-related standard-setting boards...

13 Jun 2018

New laws will level the insurance playing field
New laws will level the insurance playing field

The Financial Sector Regulation Bill (Twin Peaks) and the new Insurance Act of 2018 will play significant roles in creating a level playing field for financial providers, including insurers...

12 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

5 ways insurtech will enhance the client experience
5 ways insurtech will enhance the client experience

Insurtech is ushering in a new era of client experience...

11 Jun 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa hails G7 visit a success

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described his G7 visit as a success ...

11 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island

In November this year, some 4,000 delegates are expected to descend on "the rock" for the first Malta Blockchain Summit...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 8 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 8 Jun 2018

Why is Sars changing the tax season deadline?
Why is Sars changing the tax season deadline?

There's one month to go until the traditional tax filing season opens, however, this year things will be a bit different...

By Vincent Radebe 7 Jun 2018

Revisions to conceptual framework for IFRS
Revisions to conceptual framework for IFRS

In South Africa, the laws and regulations that apply to preparing a company's financial statements are either the IFRS) or the IFRS for SMEs...

7 Jun 2018

Make-IT in Africa launches Kenya, Nigeria investment guides
Make-IT in Africa launches Kenya, Nigeria investment guides

The Make-IT in Africa initiative has launched guides for entrepreneurs raising funding in Kenya and Nigeria, aimed at helping startups overcome one of the key challenges faced on the continent.

By Tom Jackson 7 Jun 2018

Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022
Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022

Global consumer spend on digital commerce will reach $14.7tn by 2022, up by 60% on last year's figure of $9.2tn. It's expected to approach $15tn annually...

6 Jun 2018

Bridget Nkandu, Absahead of the youth market segment
#YouthMonth: Banks must catch 'em when they're young

Millennials use apps to buy transport, food, accommodation, fashion and beauty, and consequently, expect the same technology-driven convenience when it comes to customer service and communication from their bank...

6 Jun 2018

Sarb releases Project Khokha report
Sarb releases Project Khokha report

Central banks widely recognise the disruptive potential of and the probable risk from fintech...

6 Jun 2018

Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups
Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across the EMEA region...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jun 2018

SA, India CA institutes sign recognition agreement
SA, India CA institutes sign recognition agreement

Following approval from India's Union Cabinet in May, a Pathways to Membership Agreement between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has now been signed...

5 Jun 2018

Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene
Creating a framework for an inclusive financial sector

South Africa needs a financial sector that serves all and not just a privileged few, and therefore it is vital that there is a strong oversight framework in place...

5 Jun 2018

Breaking the mould on traditional CA job options
Breaking the mould on traditional CA job options

With the spotliglight on the ethics and integrity of the major players in the auditing sector, landing an opportunity to do your training as a chartered accountant (CA) at a Big Four firms may no longer be all its cracked up to be...

5 Jun 2018

KPMG to cut 400 jobs in salvage operation
KPMG to cut 400 jobs in salvage operation

After a turbulent 10 months for KPMG South Africa, the audit firm announced its plans to restructure its operations, which will result in about 400 job losses...

4 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs
Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa's power sector has reached a record-high...

By Philipp Trotter and Sabah Abdullah 4 Jun 2018

KPMG resigns as Saica auditor
KPMG resigns as Saica auditor

KPMG's has resigned as the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) external auditors...

1 Jun 2018

Lindiwe Miyambu, African Bank’s group executive: human capital
Current digital skills training doesn't cut it in the financial sector

When it comes to digital skills and the future skills needed for the workplace, the current training of potential employees for the financial sector in the higher institutions of learning is lacking...

31 May 2018

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