Finding the potential in Africa's markets
Finding the potential in Africa's markets

Many investors identify South Africa as the most important market on the continent...

By Bassel Khatoun 5 Jul 2018

IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups
IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups

IBM has launched a blockchain starter pack designed to make it easier and more affordable for startups and developers to quickly begin building blockchain applications...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking
Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking

More and more people are turning to mobile apps to do their banking, rather than face lengthy queues in branches.

By Natie Snyman 4 Jul 2018

6 good reasons why insurers need tech
6 good reasons why insurers need tech

Many sectors have been very quick in adopting new technology, including financial services industry. It is time the insurance sector does the same.

By WP Pienaar 4 Jul 2018

Insurance accounting undergoing a major revamp
Insurance accounting undergoing a major revamp

The new IFRS Insurance Contracts Standard (IFRS 17 - Insurance Contracts) will impact insurance companies in South Africa including those offering motor vehicle insurance, life insurance and medical schemes...

3 Jul 2018

R2 crown
Collectable coins celebrate home-grown CT scan

The South African's Mint's 2018 South African Inventions coin series celebrates the computed tomography scan, or CT (cat) scan, a medical technology developed by South African-born Allan McLeod Cormack...

3 Jul 2018

Offshore investment presents big opportunity for SA REITs
Offshore investment presents big opportunity for SA REITs

In the second half of 2018, the global sell-off in emerging markets, an intractably weak domestic economy, an oversupply of business space...

3 Jul 2018

"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"
"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"

"There's never been a better time than now to start a business as a female founder, there is a lot of support there and a lot of women that serve as good examples."

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

Study shows that millennials are underinsured
Study shows that millennials are underinsured

The low uptake of insurance among millennials is rooted in behaviour typical of this population segment...

2 Jul 2018

Sars goes paperless for 2018 tax season
Sars goes paperless for 2018 tax season

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has gone paperless as of 1 July 2018 as it encourages taxpayers to use eFiling for all their tax transactions where possible...

2 Jul 2018

John Lentaigne, chief underwriting officer, ATI Roundtable
International lenders warn on capacity constraints in Africa

During a one-day forum on investment risks in Africa, experts acknowledged that the abundance of current liquidity in the market did nothing to alleviate the capacity constraints faced by most banks when doing business in Africa...

29 Jun 2018

Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat
Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat

According to a report by Kaspersky, the number of internet users affected by cryptocurrency mining software has jumped by a considerable margin this year, when compared to last...

By Andy Walker 29 Jun 2018

Is now a good time to buy investment property?
Is now a good time to buy investment property?

"Buy now" is a popular refrain that investors hear, but there is no right or wrong time to buy property. Buying property can be a good investment at any time, if you follow sound investment principles...

Issued by Private Property 28 Jun 2018

Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results
Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results

Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report highlights FNB as the overall winner, reclaiming its spot as the Best Digital Bank by owning both the Best Mobile Banking and Best Internet Banking categories...

Issued by Columinate 28 Jun 2018

Duty of care considerations for travelling employees
Duty of care considerations for travelling employees

Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, but brings with it its own set of risks, demanding that organisations exercise the utmost duty of care...

28 Jun 2018

African startups invited to apply for $50k impact investing challenge
African startups invited to apply for $50k impact investing challenge

African startups have been invited to apply for the $50,000 MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) challenge...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

The most expensive and affordable African cities to live in
The most expensive and affordable African cities to live in

According to Mercer's 24th Cost of Living survey which ranks cities around the world, Luanda remains the highest-ranking city in Africa - more attractive for foreign investments and also cheaper for foreigners to live in...

28 Jun 2018

How to beat the odds and stay wealthy
How to beat the odds and stay wealthy

Not only does it take considerable work and aspiration to build wealth, but preserving wealth equally demands hard work and attention...

By Riëtte Coetzee 28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Francois Baird
Mergers and acquisition advisory firm, Taylor Advisory, enters Africa

Global mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory firm, Taylor Advisory, is entering African territory through South Africa...

27 Jun 2018

When does prescription start to run against Sars?
When does prescription start to run against Sars?

There are periods of limitations for issuing assessments which are set out in section 99 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("TAA")...

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2018

New Insurance Act takes effect in July
New Insurance Act takes effect in July

The National Treasury says the new the Insurance Act will come in effect on 1 July 2018...

27 Jun 2018

Lionel October
#MFGIndaba: New dawn for the economy

Manufacturing is an indispensable sector if South Africa is to achieve its economic growth targets in future...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort
#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort

In his keynote address to the Manufacturing Indaba, Department of Trade and Industry director-general, Lionel October, referred to the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2018 and its focus on key themes...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers
This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card
A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has swapped over one million social grants beneficiaries to the new South African Social Security (Sassa) card which is being issued by Postbank...

27 Jun 2018

What is XBRL and how does it affect your financial reporting?
What is XBRL and how does it affect your financial reporting?

The fast-moving technology and information age have changed our lives, and similarly digital financial reporting is transforming the business world...

By Mpho Simelane 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable world
#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable world

In same the way as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Revolutions did, the 4th Revolution is creating discomfort around the globe...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

And the best digital bank of 2018 is...
And the best digital bank of 2018 is...

According to modern insights agency Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report, FNB has been named the best digital bank by owning both the 'best mobile banking' and 'best internet banking' categories...

26 Jun 2018

Keep an eye out for these 3 disruptive fintech in 2018
Keep an eye out for these 3 disruptive fintech in 2018

Juniper's 3 Disruptive Fintech to Watch in 2018, identifies three disruptive financial technologies and provides an analysis of how these technologies will redefine fintech...

25 Jun 2018

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