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More than 500 employees have left SARS this year

A total of 506 employees left the South African Revenue Service (Sars) this year, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

By Linda Ensor 2 days ago

What happens in a typical business day?

As a digital-first fintech company, we recently wondered what are some of the main business activities that play out in the time it takes us to process and approve a loan application?

By Trevor Gosling 2 days ago

To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists

The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, 7 December, days ahead of a climate summit in Paris...

2 days ago

The future of financial infrastructure

Since blockchain technology emerged into the financial services industry, there has been no end to the transformations that it has made to our financial infrastructure...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152...

3 days ago

Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development...

3 days ago

Namibia slams 'unjust' listing on EU tax haven blacklist

WINDHOEK - Namibia has criticised its listing on a new European Union blacklist of tax havens as unjust and biased, blaming the status on missing a deadline to comply...

3 days ago

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

Last week, the Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors and partners at its first Africa-based demo day in Cape Town...

6 Dec 2017

Twin Peaks: Days of silo regulators are over

The days of silo regulators within the financial services sector are soon ending. Twin Peaks will see the establishment of a dedicated prudential regulatory authority in the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and a new Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

By Lesego Mafadza, Derek Vice, Finn Elliot and Nicky 6 Dec 2017

How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions

The recent matter of The Commissioner for SARS v Reunert Ltd highlights the importance of possessing an intimate understanding of contractual principles when drafting an agreement...

By Christopher Renwick 6 Dec 2017

Tax increases to hit retirement savings

We all know tax increases are on its way, the question is which tax types and by how much...

By Jerry Botha 5 Dec 2017

Mining in Africa: Take a calculated risk

According to the latest World Risk Report, "Africa narrowly avoided the wooden spoon as the riskiest major region"...

5 Dec 2017

Alexander Forbes 'back up to scratch'

Alexander Forbes CEO Andrew Darfoor says the financial services company is back in the game and making progress on its turnaround strategy, even as its share price slumped during the six months to September.

5 Dec 2017

Top tips to avoid surety traps

Most business owners are familiar with the principle of caveat emptor, or 'buyer beware'. However, many unwitting individuals are entering into surety agreements or acting as guarantors, without fully understanding the implications and risks...

Issued by Paragon Lending Solutions 5 Dec 2017

Changing expectations: Diamond traceability

In a world of fleeting connections and disposable luxury, diamonds must stand for enduring value that is grounded in confidence...

By Bruce Cleaver 5 Dec 2017

Ag not confident about business conditions

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined by five points to 49 in the fourth quarter of 2017. This essentially means agribusinesses are downbeat about business conditions in the country...

5 Dec 2017

Zimbabwe will need international effort to restore economy: IMF

WASHINGTON - It will take a major international effort to restore Zimbabwe's battered economy, and the International Monetary Fund is prepared to help, a fund spokesman said...

4 Dec 2017

Sanlam washes hands of Naspers dispute

As calls mount for a public inquiry into the controversial relationship between Naspers subsidiary Multichoice and the SABC, insurer Sanlam said it was not in a position to comment...

4 Dec 2017

Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss

SA's big five banks spend millions of rands on advertising, a substantial amount of which is being spent on ads that miss the mark, according to market research agency Columinate, but audiences don't mind an ad that pushes a product or tells a story, as long as it's done well...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Dec 2017

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BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

16 Nov 2017

How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EU

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat.

9 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

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