Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?
Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

By Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 1 hour ago

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Photo: Sebastiao Moreira
Why Ramaphosa's "new dawn" will break slowly for South Africa's finances

South Africa's newly inducted finance minister, Tito Mboweni, will this week deliver the country's 2018 medium-term budget policy statement setting out the government's fiscal policy and projections for the next three years...

By Seán Mfundza Muller 1 day ago

Deepa Vallabh
Channelling FDI in the right direction

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned triumphant from his international investment roadshow, having secured billions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

By Deepa Vallabh 19 Oct 2018

AlphaCode awards R16m to fintech startups
AlphaCode awards R16m to fintech startups

Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI), through AlphaCode, awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16m to eight of South Africa's most promising financial services startups...

19 Oct 2018

Simon Colman, executive head: digital distribution at SHA.
What SMEs should know before paying a cyber ransom

Increasingly, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are becoming the target of cyberattacks, yet most are still completely unprotected...

18 Oct 2018

MTBPS: Tax, tax and more tax
MTBPS: Tax, tax and more tax

There is bound to be a lot of interest in what the new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has to say the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) iat the end of October...

By Madelein Grobler & Jolandie Crauwcamp 18 Oct 2018

Sars' Nugent inquiry interview goes viral
Sars' Nugent inquiry interview goes viral

NEWSWATCH: Sars 'chief of digital and IT, Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane's interview with Sakina Kamwendo regarding the Nugent inquiry into the tax collector's IT and e-filing infrastructure, on the SABC's Morning Live yesterday, has gone viral...

18 Oct 2018

Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank
Africa rewrites the rules in the banking industry

Some of Africa's brightest minds are determined to rewrite the rules of the game by harnessing technology to tackle the continent's greatest challenges...

By Sunil Kaushal 17 Oct 2018

Practices for financial services sector to protect itself against DDoS attacks
Practices for financial services sector to protect itself against DDoS attacks

South Africa's financial services sector is widely acknowledged to be both sophisticated and sound, backed by technology...

17 Oct 2018

Suspended Sars commissioner, Tom Moyane
President studying Sars commission report

President Cyril Ramaphosa has received an interim report from the commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance by the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

17 Oct 2018

EasyBiz QuickBooks rebrands for more tech-focused future
EasyBiz QuickBooks rebrands for more tech-focused future

EasyBiz QuickBooks has rebranded and changed it name to align its identity with its vision for the future

16 Oct 2018

What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?
What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?

Just a few weeks into his tenure Minister, Tito Mboweni, will deliver his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 24 October...

By Nicci Botha 16 Oct 2018

Presidency rejects VBS media reports
Presidency rejects VBS media reports

The Presidency has rejected media reports which have alleged that President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to take action on the VBS Bank saga...

16 Oct 2018

Omar Abdisalan/Amisom/Flickr
Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

Regulations keep IFAs awake at night
Regulations keep IFAs awake at night

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe one of their greatest challenges now and over the next five years is regulations related to the industry...

By Nicci Botha 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?

If you already have a yacht and two airplanes, guess what the latest status symbol is? Russian oligarchs already know the punchline - a Maltese passport - but it's no laughing matter (and it's certainly not cheap either)...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 12 Oct 2018

Maura Feddersen, economist at PwC
What the ratings agencies will look for in the medium-term budget

New Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be affirming government's commitment to fiscal consolidation and strategic investment in the face of low economic growth...

12 Oct 2018

Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?
Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?

In the recent case of Sars v Amawele Joint Venture, the Supreme Court of Appeal considered whether three low income housing projects were zero-rated supplies in terms of the VAT Act...

By Kerushnie Govender and Arnaaz Camay 11 Oct 2018

Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

The latest reshuffling of South Africa's finance minister, following the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene and appointment of Tito Mboweni, may have negative origins but it brings with it some positive energy...

By Jannie Rossouw 11 Oct 2018

GCIS
South Africa's stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

The economic stimulus package announced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa shows that he and his political allies are, contrary to much analysis in recent months, in charge of economic policy...

By Steven Friedman 11 Oct 2018

Report on VBS recommends criminal charges
Report on VBS recommends criminal charges

A forensic report into the embattled VBS Mutual Bank has recommended that criminal charges be laid against a range of individuals alleged to have looted about R2 billion from the financial institution...

11 Oct 2018

Judge Bernard Ngoepe
Tax ombud intervention secures R450m Sars refunds

Interventions by the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) in the 2017/18 financial year saw about R450m in tax refunds paid to the first top 10 taxpayers...

10 Oct 2018

DoshEx goes live with tokenised ecosystems and exchange
DoshEx goes live with tokenised ecosystems and exchange

DoshEx, a Johannesburg-based developer of tokenised ecosystems and exchange, has formally launched...

10 Oct 2018

Search is on for SA's top 20 future fintech entrepreneurs
Search is on for SA's top 20 future fintech entrepreneurs

The Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) and Rand Merchant Investments (RMI) have announced a data science and business skills programme, Explore 10X...

10 Oct 2018

Emira acquires stake in Transcend
Emira acquires stake in Transcend

Emira Property Fund has acquired a minority stake in JSE AltX-listed Transcend Residential Property Fund...

10 Oct 2018

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
Mboweni takes over SA's purse strings

Former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni has been sworn in as South Africa's new finance minister...

10 Oct 2018

Andries Rossouw, partner at PwC
Report outlines the highs and lows of SA mining

Precious metals and regulatory uncertainty are dragging down the South African mining industry, in stark comparison to a positive global market...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Oct 2018

Japan a strategic investor for SA
Japan a strategic investor for SA

Japan remains an important long-term investor in South Africa's economy, says the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe...

9 Oct 2018

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