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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 2 days ago

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

Finding known solutions for loan consolidation prior to business
Finding known solutions for loan consolidation prior to business

If you're not familiar with loan consolidation, it basically means what it sounds like: where there are multiple loans or families of debt, there is the possibility of combining them for simplification of expense payoff...

Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jun 2017

From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa
From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa

Over the past three decades, the South African agriculture financing landscape has undergone some significant shifts, the two most apparent of which have been...

By Zhann Meyer 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Godfrey Nti, CEO of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa
Financial Planning Institute gets RCB status

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) has recently been approved by the South Africa Revenue Services (Sars) as a recognised controlling body (RCB)...

20 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon
Fortune favours the brave

Despite the doom-and-gloom investment sentiment, history has shown that there is still opportunity in downside markets...

19 Jun 2017

Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery
Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery

Moody's recent slew of downgrades that sliced through the country's financial sector and corporates, as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments are “the economic equivalent of the lower decks of the Titanic filling with water”, comments Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty...

15 Jun 2017

$300m term loan facility to boost agriculture in South Africa
$300m term loan facility to boost agriculture in South Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and Land Bank has signed a $300m Term loan facility, backed by a guarantee from MIGA. The facility will support Land Bank in its core business of promoting agricultural productivity...

14 Jun 2017

NCR to promote better use of small business credit options
NCR to promote better use of small business credit options

The National Credit Regulator is taking a more active stance in helping small businesses gain access to financing options...

Issued by Monetary Library 12 Jun 2017

Intermediaries applaud South Africa's top insurance brands
Intermediaries applaud South Africa's top insurance brands

In a ‘best of the best' celebration held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, on 8 June, the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa announced the 2017 FIA Awards winners...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 9 Jun 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women
Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women...

Issued by Topco Media 8 Jun 2017

The moment of truth draws near with just two days to the #2017FIAAwards
The moment of truth draws near with just two days to the #2017FIAAwards

South Africa's world-class financial services industry will not have to wait much longer to find out which insurance and investment brands are recognised by intermediaries as the ‘best of the best'!...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 6 Jun 2017

South African fintech revolution
South African fintech revolution

Newly launched Advicement is an innovative company aiming to bring financial services and sound financial advice to all South Africans through the power of technology and the internet...

Issued by Advicement Investment Services 6 Jun 2017

Five benefits of enterprise risk management - infographic
Five benefits of enterprise risk management - infographic

Risk mitigation is a key element in propelling business growth. Enterprises need simple and effective ways to detect, evaluate, and mitigate risks while ensuring that risk management programs are streamlined...

5 Jun 2017

Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya
Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya

One Acre Fund and Citi Inclusive Finance successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya - boosting transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholders...

1 Jun 2017

Iemas takes the wheel at the Wieleskou
Iemas takes the wheel at the Wieleskou

The annual Hoërskool Oosterland Wieleskou took place at Graceland Hotel Casino. Iemas has been part of this expo for over 17 years and the crowds that visit the event are never disappointed...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 31 May 2017

Thabo Dloti, former CEO of Liberty Holdings. Photo: Risk Africa
Liberty CEO Thabo Dloti quits over differences with board

Liberty Holdings has appointed a new CEO to replace Thabo Dloti, who is stepping aside over differences with the board...

31 May 2017

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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively...

25 May 2017

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