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SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers
SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers...

7 Sep 2017

Iemas turns 80!
Iemas turns 80!

Iemas is celebrating its 80th birthday this September. 80 years is a significant time and surely justifies a trip down memory lane...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 6 Sep 2017

Retirement funds default regulations in effect in September
Retirement funds default regulations in effect in September

Treasury has issued the final retirement funds default regulations which will take effect on 1 September 2017...

28 Aug 2017

Net1 assumes it will issue grants for another year
Net1 assumes it will issue grants for another year

Net1 UEPS Technologies expects to continue issuing the government's social grants until June 2018, it said in its financial results statement released on Friday, 25 August...

By Robert Laing 28 Aug 2017

Citibank pulls plug on bankrupt SAA
Citibank pulls plug on bankrupt SAA

Banks are feeling increasingly nervous about an implosion of bankrupt state-owned airline SAA...

By Linda Ensor 28 Aug 2017

Ithala supports ever-growing female talent pool
Ithala supports ever-growing female talent pool

Ithala Development Finance Corporation believes equal opportunities for women in the workplace will result in greater economic growth - and is leading by example...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 21 Aug 2017

Agri finance in a time of uncertainty and risk
Agri finance in a time of uncertainty and risk

Farm debt is now in the region of R160bn and near an all-time high. Financiers and clients need to approach the coming season with realism and care...

21 Aug 2017

Kate HoltAusAID via
'Recovery lending' helps disaster-stricken farmers get back on track

Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food...

By Robert Kibet 16 Aug 2017

The role of financial advisers in raising national savings levels
The role of financial advisers in raising national savings levels

South Africans are notoriously bad savers...

4 Aug 2017

Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper
Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

Agreeing to use your home currency in a foreign land can significantly inflate the cost of every purchase. Thinking a bit more like an economist can help you avoid this mistake, and save a lot of money...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

(c) ambrozinio -
Predator alert! Credible science is being gobbled up, warn academics

Predatory publishing - in which bogus journals publish academic research for a fee - threatens to undermine science in South Africa...

By Dave Chambers 4 Aug 2017

Absa to ease terms to boost mortgages
Absa to ease terms to boost mortgages

Absa is loosening the credit taps in its mortgage business, hoping to grow its share of new home loans now that Barclays is no longer dictating its credit criteria and risk appetite...

By Hanna Ziady 4 Aug 2017

Financial sector staff slow to pay student loans
Financial sector staff slow to pay student loans

An estimated 17,000 employees at one financial services firm owe the National Students Financial Aids Scheme (NSFAS) more than R500m...

By Michelle Gumede 3 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa
The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

Rene Miles, managing director at Novare Investments
#WomensMonth: Making your mark in financial services

Certain stereotypes associated with the financial services industry remain true - it's still male dominated, men earn more than their female counterparts and women aren't adequately represented in senior leadership positions...

By Rene Miles 31 Jul 2017

Tanya van Lill, CEO: Savca
How to make it in private equity

The private equity industry is continuously expanding, and the diversity of insights and skills needed offers a wider range of career opportunities...

28 Jul 2017

Richard Rattue, managing director, Compli-Serve SA
Market conduct and treating the customer right

Market conduct regulations are coming to a place near you soon. Do you know how the changes could impact your advisory business?

By Richard Rattue 25 Jul 2017

StokvelEx encourages stokvels to develop a realistic savings plan this National Savings Month
StokvelEx encourages stokvels to develop a realistic savings plan this National Savings Month

In recognition of National Savings Month this July, StokvelEx, a brainchild of Seven Colors Communications, offers handy tips on and how stokvel groups can save money and invest it in viable investment entities...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 24 Jul 2017

Two questions you must answer before you start social trading
Two questions you must answer before you start social trading

A merger is going on between the world of social networks and the world of financial investments as a new vehicle for accessing the market emerges - social trading...

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Jul 2017

South African executives asked for input into new business models research
South African executives asked for input into new business models research

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is inviting business leaders, finance executives and academics across the region to share their thoughts and give feedback as part of its project to clarify the concept of business models...

Issued by CIMA 20 Jul 2017

Jacobus Eksteen
Data analytics and the changing face of industries

Never before have industries had the power to use information to enhance their products and services as they do today...

By Jacobus Eksteen 12 Jul 2017

Lending potential in Africa
Lending potential in Africa

There's huge potential for home-grown peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms, according to a recently released report on alternative financing vehicles...

11 Jul 2017

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The importance of finance, HR collaboration with unified cloud

A new Oracle and MIT Technology Review study reveals the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified cloud...

7 Jul 2017

New executives at Alexander Forbes
New executives at Alexander Forbes

Alexander Forbes has bolstered its executive team with two new appointments and a newly created role for former human resources boss Thabo Mashaba...

By Moyagabo Maake 5 Jul 2017

Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat
Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat

The livelihood of about 58,000 people who contribute towards production of 20 million tonnes of sugarcane annually would have been compromised had it not been for the support provided by Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 30 Jun 2017

Shifting from legacy technology to integrated systems
Shifting from legacy technology to integrated systems

Client expectations are evolving, regulation is proliferating, fees and profits are under pressure...

By Ray Pretorius 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Lack of fiscal discipline can bite you later in life
#YouthMonth: Lack of fiscal discipline can bite you later in life

A staggering 58% of unemployed people are young people between the ages of 15-34...

28 Jun 2017

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty
Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of extreme poverty...

By Quanda Zhang 26 Jun 2017

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