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L-R: Petrus Bosman, MD: Bosman Adama and Family Vineyards; Rita Andreas, chairperson: Adama Workers Trust; Phillip Marais, CEO: LaunchLab, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Paul Kim, CEO: Picsa; John Hardnek, farmworker representative and Ambani Ramaru, assistant director: DTI incubation support programme.
Front: Chris Wood, executive head: merging payments, strategy and regulatory at Nedbank.
Fintech provides a savings solution for farmworkers

What started out as a need to provide financial well-being to farmworkers has evolved into a fintech success story...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Insurance could balance the legal scales
Insurance could balance the legal scales

There is a famous saying: If you have the law, hammer the law. If you have the facts, hammer the facts. If you have neither the law nor the facts, hammer the table...

By Sharon Snell 22 Jul 2016

Self-driving cars and insurance - Gigantic losses or innovation opportunity?
Self-driving cars and insurance - Gigantic losses or innovation opportunity?

Imagine a world where you can summon your car via an app on your phone...

By Ané Theron 20 Jul 2016

FNB CodeFest Source: Peter Alkema
FNB's IT incubators hatch innovators

FNB has put together a number of think tanks to support budding entrepreneurs and merge IT and business to foment its fintech initiatives...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jul 2016

Three things you can do to improve your odds of getting small business loans
Three things you can do to improve your odds of getting small business loans

Startup financing is often the holy grail of entrepreneurs and it takes a high degree of commitment to your idea to go through the rollercoaster ride of raising financing for a startup...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

Mark Barnes
Banking on change: How the post office plans to reinvent itself

Mark Barnes plans to transform the post office - one step at a time...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jul 2016

Passion and agility drive techpreneurs
Passion and agility drive techpreneurs

Despite tough economic times, technology continues to flourish in South Africa...

By Peter Alkema 8 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Different ways to get funds for business promotion purposes

Most think that it is really easy to get something promoted, especially when looking at the internet. That is incorrect. In reality, you have to invest a lot of money in order to reach the target audience you have...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jul 2016

Ratings downgrade averted: now what?
Ratings downgrade averted: now what?

South Africa was spared a downgrade by the three major ratings agencies because we had sound plans to get our economy back on track...

By Ryan Ravens 7 Jul 2016

Can you buy shares in a stokvel?
Can you buy shares in a stokvel?

No, you cannot! In fact, that is probably the most defining variable in the definition of what a stokvel is, compared to another way of saving money...

By mike broom 7 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Why small businesses shouldn't ignore the trading of foreign currency

Hedging your business against turbulent economies is important. Here we'll be focusing on why you should consider using forex trading to protect your business as well as standing a step ahead of competitors...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Jun 2016

Brexit: Keep calm and carry on
Brexit: Keep calm and carry on

Brexit is a reality. The victors are crowing, the markets are plummeting and social media are predicting Armageddon. What next?...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jun 2016

New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption
New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for a tax exemption on foreign employment income...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Jun 2016

Yolande Steyn
Radical is the new normal at FNB

The whole payment mechanism space is evolving, and Innovation is not about cool gimmicks, but rather creating a meaningful internal and external environment...

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Fulfilling the promise of blockchain
Fulfilling the promise of blockchain

An internet of finance. The renaissance of money. If the previous decade was the age of mobile banking, the next looks set to be the era of blockchain. No other technology has more potential...

By Lee Naik 20 Jun 2016

Why resources, why Africa, why now?
Why resources, why Africa, why now?

Southern Africa offer the best mining investment opportunities, where Botswana is the easiest place to do business, and West Africa has the easiest access...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Jun 2016

How to deal with customers that refuse to pay up
How to deal with customers that refuse to pay up

In an ideal world, all customers would pay their invoices almost immediately. Sadly, things rarely happen that way and it is not unusual to end up with at least one bad payer on your books...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Jun 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
How can trading benefit your small business?

More and more small business owners are exploring the possibility of financial trading in order to obtain much-needed liquidity...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2016

Investec launches first rand autocall product
Investec launches first rand autocall product

Designed for people who pay their bills in our local moola, Investec has launched a product linked to growth of the S&P 500 index...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2016

Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance
Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance

With the prediction that AVs will be available commercially by 2020 - liability for the actions of these vehicles is receiving the attention of insurers...

By Sharon Snell 13 Jun 2016

Images all courtesy of Design Partnership & ABSA.
ABSA, by Design Partnership

If you have ventured to the brand new Mall of Africa you may have seen the new ABSA bank branch. Creating a stir with the images and video that are doing the rounds on social media, it's an ongoing project by Design Partnership...

By Dave Nemeth 7 Jun 2016

South Africa sidesteps ratings downgrade... For now
South Africa sidesteps ratings downgrade... For now

South Africa dodged the bullet this time, but S&P warns that it will keep an eye on things...

By Nicci Botha 6 Jun 2016

Why choosing the perfect trading platform is important
Why choosing the perfect trading platform is important

Once reserved for investment bankers and others working in the financial and investing industries, Forex trading has become widely available to the public, making it a viable method of making a secondary or even primary income...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 May 2016

Why how you use your profits is crucial when your business is in a growth phase
Why how you use your profits is crucial when your business is in a growth phase

Some of the profits from your initial growth period will probably need to be invested back into the business, but this isn't the only way to give yourself some more stability with this money...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 May 2016

Probability and potential impact of an investment ratings downgrade
Probability and potential impact of an investment ratings downgrade

If nothing else, the portent of a ratings downgrade has lit a fire under business and government to work together to re-engineer South Africa's economy...

By Nicci Botha 23 May 2016

Ruan Oosthuizen
#Africa Month: Marrying money and media campaigns

The problem nowadays is that technology has created a netherworld, where the clearly defined borders between industries have become irreparably blurred... In a good way...

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2016

#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future
#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future

The key problem in business is that while technology changes, business processes don't...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa will this year showcase some of Africa's mega projects...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

[Case files] A curious case of arson
[Case files] A curious case of arson

There is nothing more frustrating for an insurer than having a suspicion of insurance fraud, but not having sufficient evidence to prove it...

By Sharon Snell 13 May 2016

Trade online - Effective trading strategies
Trade online - Effective trading strategies

If you want to trade online accurately and profitably, you should use effective trading strategies. Here we take a look at some of these strategies...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 May 2016

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