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Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI)...

1 day ago

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 1 day ago

Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa

According to the latest data from the 2017 African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB), there has been an increase in investments on the continent targeting financial returns combined with positive social and environmental impacts or good governance...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 day ago

CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa

Tech startup, CoinAfrique, which claims to be the most downloaded classifieds app in francophone Africa, has garnered €2.5m from several investors in its first round of venture capital financing...

2 days ago

Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

2 days ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

Mineral-rich developing countries need to rethink trade with China

China's recent economic slowdown has highlighted the need for South Africa and other mineral-rich developing countries to reassess their trade policies...

2 days ago

SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity

JSE-listed Fairvest Property recently announced that it has raised some R250m in new equity at R2.20 per share...

3 days ago

Companies still fronting through trusts

Companies are still dabbling in fronting through the use of trusts, the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission says...

3 days ago

Law amendments will strethgen IRBA's mandate

Since the scandals around the accounting and auditing profession erupted last year, the SCoF has recognised the need to strengthen the IRBA oversight powers...

3 days ago

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

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

Africa's growing healthcare insurance market

Rising levels of education, improving salaries and rapid urbanisation mean that health insurers and the private healthcare facilities they work with are commanding an increasing share of health services in Africa...

By Dustin Homer 17 Apr 2018

Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

KPMG under the cosh again over VBS Bank

Embattled audit firm KPMG South Africa has announced that two of its partners have resigned, rather than face disciplinary charges for failure to disclose their financial interests in VBS Mutual Bank...

16 Apr 2018

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

Is there a disconnect between profit and ethics?

In this age of social media and the internet, big businesses are taken to task for unethical and non eco-friendly corporate practices by a socially conscious citizenry...

By Angelo Nicolaides 13 Apr 2018

Changes to controlled foreign company tax laws

The controlled foreign company (CFC) rules are aimed at preventing South African taxpayers from locating companies in low tax jurisdictions in an effort to avoid paying South African tax.

By Nola Brown and Sean Gilmour 13 Apr 2018

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