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The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name
The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name

The new partnership between American Express and Artlogic sees the two entities take over the acclaimed Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind, from 12 to 13 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 1 day ago

Sarb and BoE team up to train African central banks
Sarb and BoE team up to train African central banks

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and the Bank of England (BoE) will work together on providing training and technical assistance to central banks in certain African countries...

17 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Mags Ponnan, head of the business incubator, FNB Business
Five points to ponder for startups looking for funding

Fact: Most startups fail within the first five years of operations...

10 Apr 2018

South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago
Explainer: what happens when a bank is put into curatorship

The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank - VBS Mutual Bank curatorship

By Jannie Rossouw 6 Apr 2018

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Home buyers benefit as banks compete for home loans

BetterBond statistics show that the average approved bond size in South Africa is currently 6.05% higher than it was 12 months ago, even though the average house price has only risen 2.85% in the same period...

6 Apr 2018

Basani Maluleke, CEO: African Bank
African Bank's new chief will be first black woman to lead an SA bank

African Bank has promoted Basani Maluleke from designate CEO to CEO, making her the first black woman to head a bank in SA...

By Robert Laing 3 Apr 2018

Pick n Pay partners with Absa to introduce Grocery Stokvel Account
Pick n Pay partners with Absa to introduce Grocery Stokvel Account

Pick n Pay and Absa have partnered to launch a new Grocery Stokvel Account to cater for groups saving for groceries or other store-bought essentials.

23 Mar 2018

#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX
#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX

Tapping into the potential of data to provide insight into consumers' thinking and behaviour may translate into an enhanced customer experience strategy...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2018

Your world awaits - How American Express South Africa demonstrates value to enhance the Platinum lifestyle
Your world awaits - How American Express South Africa demonstrates value to enhance the Platinum lifestyle

The American Express Platinum Concierge is just like having your own personal assistant that brings to life a world of experiences where riches are measured in adventure, dreams and special moments...

Issued by OnPoint PR 7 Mar 2018

Photo: Bombardier Business Aircraft
Guptas: bank refuses to take our money

The Guptas say they have every right to fly their Bombardier jet around the world as the Canadian bank that financed it refuses to take their money...

7 Mar 2018

American Express global solutions go beyond banking for local market
American Express global solutions go beyond banking for local market

An engine of commerce, American Express has been operating in South Africa for over 40 years, providing payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses...

Issued by OnPoint PR 6 Mar 2018

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

By Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Barclays Africa to become Absa again
Barclays Africa to become Absa again

Barclays Africa Group intends to change its name back to Absa, the banking group announced after releasing its results for the year to end-December...

By Robert Laing 2 Mar 2018

Concern raised over sale of Tegeta
Concern raised over sale of Tegeta

One of the issues facing new Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will be whether to approve the sale of the Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration & Resources to littleknown Swiss clothing company Charles King for R3bn.

2 Mar 2018

Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia
Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia

Mastercard will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments...

1 Mar 2018

Photo: SA Breaking News
Banks and insurers under fire

The Competition Commission is gearing up to play hardball with banks and insurance companies, saying on Thursday that the days for talking were past and it had prioritised the financial services sector for "enforcement"...

By Hanna Ziady 19 Feb 2018

Sarb to weigh up fintech and its impact on regulation
Sarb to weigh up fintech and its impact on regulation

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has established a fintech programme to assess the impact of technology on the financial services sector, and its regulatory implications...

14 Feb 2018

Sarb plans commemorative banknotes for Madiba's centennial
Sarb plans commemorative banknotes for Madiba's centennial

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be issuing a set of commemorative banknotes to honour Nelson Mandela's centenary...

13 Feb 2018

#NewCampaign: The story of a Standard Bank Protea
#NewCampaign: The story of a Standard Bank Protea

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris created an integrated campaign for Standard Bank to showcase its commitment to Regional Performance Centres (RPCs) and endeavour to move South African cricket forward...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2018

Gerrie Fourie, CEO, Capitec. Photo: Capitec
Getting to grips with Capitec claims

Viceroy Research's report contains a number of explosive allegations against Capitec, including that its bad debts are massively understated and it should be placed into curatorship...

By Hanna Ziady 1 Feb 2018

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Angola faces currency test in economy shake-up

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an "economic miracle"...

29 Jan 2018

Nationalising South Africa's central bank isn't bad per se: just what's done with it
Nationalising South Africa's central bank isn't bad per se: just what's done with it

South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), recently adopted a resolution to nationalise the country's central bank...

By Jannie Rossouw 24 Jan 2018

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How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

Michael Jordaan. Photo: Invenfin.com
Bank Zero granted provisional mutual banking licence by Sarb

If its application is granted final approval by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), Bank Zero will become the country's fourth mutual bank...

16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

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Sassa initiates successful test case for direct payment of grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) successfully initiated a test case Thursday to directly pay about 100 social grant beneficiaries using commercial bank accounts...

By Linda Ensor 29 Dec 2017

How to get an installment loan for your startup
How to get an installment loan for your startup

Starting a business can be a lot of work. From making sure all the ideas in your head are solid enough to do well in the market to getting money to set up and then enjoying the steady growth, it's a roller-coaster ride...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 19 Dec 2017

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