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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun

If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women
Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women

Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses...

By Sara Niner 3 days ago

Cheree Dyers, CEO of Prescient Investment Management
Stereotypes hinder diversity in the fund management industry

Gender, racial and social perceptions continue to deter many candidates from pursuing a profession within the fund management industry...

23 May 2018

Govt will comply with Concourt order on social grant payments
Govt will comply with Concourt order on social grant payments

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu says the department will continue to comply with the Constitutional Court order to ensure that millions of beneficiaries continue to receive social grants...

10 May 2018

Treasury to host public financial management conference
Treasury to host public financial management conference

Finance Deputy Minister Mondli Gungubele is expected to address the second Public Financial Management (PFM) Conference that will get underway in Johannesburg today.

9 May 2018

Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative
Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative

Mastercard, with Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA, has committed to donating 1.2-million meals to South Africans in need...

8 May 2018

Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking
Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking

The Orange Group's new investment fund for Africa, Orange Digital Ventures Africa, has invested in API platform Africa's Talking by helping raise $8.6m alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital...

3 May 2018

Vumela funds Giraffe - A game-changer in the recruitment industry
Vumela funds Giraffe - A game-changer in the recruitment industry

The Vumela Fund has announced an exciting new equity investment in Giraffe - an automated high-volume recruitment start-up, using mobile technology and matching algorithms...

Issued by Edge Growth 20 Apr 2018

Source: AGCO Corporation
Partnership provides financial solution for Zambian farmers purchasing farm machinery

A retail finance partnership between AGCO, Zambia Limited and the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) have been launched at AgriTech. The partnership will provide retail financial solutions for farmers purchasing machinery from AGCO's Massey Ferguson brand...

19 Apr 2018

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story
Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa's land reform process...

By Mnqobi Ngubane 17 Apr 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions
Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Fortress to rebalance portfolio mix with focus on logistics properties
Fortress to rebalance portfolio mix with focus on logistics properties

Fortress REIT plans to grow its logistics-focused properties to two thirds of its total portfolio by 2020...

11 Apr 2018

Dr Andy Schmulow, senior advisor: Datta Burton & Associates
Twin Peaks changes financial services landscape

The Twin Peaks regulations will not only have authority over every South African business that offers a financial product or service, but also offer far more protection to consumers...

5 Apr 2018

KZN small business achievers saluted for their contribution to the local economy
KZN small business achievers saluted for their contribution to the local economy

The entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity of small business leaders in KwaZulu-Natal was celebrated at the 2018 Business Achievers Awards gala ceremony in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 29 Mar 2018

Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?
Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?

Topco Media's vision is that by 2030 state institutions are well-run and effectively coordinated, managed by professionals committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services, and working for economic growth and reduced poverty and inequality...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Mar 2018

Shirley Maltz, group CEO, HomeChoice.
HomeChoice eyes equity raising to accelerate growth

Retail and financial services provider, HomeChoice, is considering an equity raising to fund future growth...

28 Mar 2018

Bizcash is designed to keep small businesses operating
Bizcash is designed to keep small businesses operating

Bizcash is a fintech start-up that was launched in 2016 and is a platform designed to give SMMEs quicker access to loans...

Issued by Trudon 27 Mar 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

Sassa fails to get right the bare necessities
Sassa fails to get right the bare necessities

There are probably few things more fearsome than an enraged bear. But that was what the Constitutional Court appeared to be last week in proceedings when the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) sought a further extension of the unlawful contract given to Cash Paymaster Services for the payment of social grants...

By Nicole Fritz 22 Mar 2018

Shirley Maltz, CEO of HomeChoice Holdings. Picture: Hetty Zantman via Business Day
Homechoice to step up its digital sales platform

Listed household goods retailer and financial services group Homechoice is gearing up to improve its digital offering to further enhance sales...

12 Mar 2018

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MTN to revisit financial services in SA

After pulling the plug on its mobile money business in SA in 2016, MTN wanted to have another crack at financial services in its home market, CEO Rob Shuter said on Thursday, 8 March...

By Nick Hedley 12 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

FSB drags its feet on pension looting
FSB drags its feet on pension looting

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has placed the Bosele National Provident Fund under curatorship...

5 Mar 2018

South African Reserve Bank
Twin Peaks Prudential Authority to come onboard on 1 April

One of the two pillars of the new architecture to regulate the financial sector, the Prudential Authority (PA), will take effect on 1 April 2018...

2 Mar 2018

Edge Action gives R10m funding line to ProfitShare Partners
Edge Action gives R10m funding line to ProfitShare Partners

ProfitShare Partners can enable corporates to maximise their social impact with its collaborative partner, Edge Growth...

Issued by Edge Growth 28 Feb 2018

Looking through the holes in proposed debt intervention Bill
Looking through the holes in proposed debt intervention Bill

The current debt intervention Bill that is being proposed sets out a process that both credit providers and credit bureaus must follow when they are lending money, but certain parts of the proposal require further thinking and discussion...

By Faith Ngwenya 27 Feb 2018

Sassa flouted policy in CPS payment, court told
Sassa flouted policy in CPS payment, court told

Corruption Watch told the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, 22 February 2018, that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) had not complied with its supply chain policy when it agreed to pay Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for the reregistration of social grant beneficiaries in 2015...

By Ann Crotty 23 Feb 2018

Adrian Gore, CEO: Discovery. Photo: BusinessLIVE
Discovery offers aid in public health

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore says he would welcome the opportunity to partner with the government in scaling some of the insurer's healthcare innovations across the public sector, at no financial benefit...

22 Feb 2018

Court probes 'unsecured credit' by Capfin
Court probes 'unsecured credit' by Capfin

Steinhoff International's troubles continue to mount. On Thursday, the Cape High Court began to interrogate the controversial lending practices of Capfin, which provided unsecured credit to customers of Pepkor and Ackermans...

By Ann Crotty 16 Feb 2018

The Give Art Life book by Cullinan for client Absa L'Atelier.
"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

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