Nicci Botha
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

Nav(igating) your way to financial health[Nicci Botha] We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

Posted 7 days ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
[Nicci Botha] To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

Posted 16 days ago | Like
Glen Bresler
Corporate governance in owner-managed business - Meredith Harington

Glen Bresler[Glen Bresler] The recent corporate scandals that have rocked South Africa, and in particular the role that auditors have played in not preventing these scandals, is a cause for concern for all business in South Africa...

Posted 22 days ago | Like (1)
Hanno le Roux
SARS wants their bit of your bitcoin - Meredith Harington

Hanno le Roux[Hanno le Roux] A look into what guidance SARS has provided on how cryptocurrencies should be treated for tax purposes, as well as some key questions which still remain...

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Danette Breitenbach
Exploring the evolution of blockchain

Adrian Hope-Bailie, chief standards officer: Ripple
Adrian Hope-Bailie, chief standards officer: Ripple
[Danette Breitenbach] When Bitcoin and cryptocurrency first hit the scene, people really jumped on the bandwagon, thinking they were part of a revolution...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
Taking blockchain mainstream

Aatish Ramkaran, digital architect, Nedbank
Aatish Ramkaran, digital architect, Nedbank
[Danette Breitenbach] It is difficult to believe that in 1992 the internet was little understood; yet today people can't live without it. This is where blockchain has to get to, if it is to be successful...

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Struan Robertson
The budget and tax law cycle in South Africa - Meredith Harington

Struan Robertson[Struan Robertson] In this article we will be looking at the annual cycle of tax law changes, and when this filters into the tax calculations of individuals, trusts and companies...

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Danette Breitenbach
Building a new financial system

Marcus Swanepoel, CEO of Luno
Marcus Swanepoel, CEO of Luno
[Danette Breitenbach] Existing financial systems are not able to meet the today's world's needs. It's evolving once again - just as money developed from favours to bartering to what it is today,..

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Danette Breitenbach
Working together to put blockchain into banking

Naomi Snyman, chair of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium and blockchain lead for Standard Bank
Naomi Snyman, chair of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium and blockchain lead for Standard Bank
[Danette Breitenbach] Banks are grappling with blockchain, applying it to almost everything from digital identity to cross border payments...

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Danette Breitenbach
#BizFinFocus: Where will regulation and blockchain meet?

Farzam Ehsani, blockchain lead at Rand Merchant Bank
Farzam Ehsani, blockchain lead at Rand Merchant Bank
[Danette Breitenbach] What has regulators scratching their collective heads right now is understanding exactly what blockchain is, and where it slots in as an asset class...

Posted 3 months ago | Like (1)
Nicci Botha
Dispelling retirement myths

Brad Torien, CEO of FMI
Brad Torien, CEO of FMI
[Nicci Botha] Although they are usually dealt with as separate entities, risk planning and investment planning are intrinsically linked, as both are ultimately about income protection...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
#BAC2018: Interoperability and Big Sky thinking will take blockchain to the big league

#BAC2018: Interoperability and Big Sky thinking will take blockchain to the big league
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[Danette Breitenbach] Interoperability is the key to achieving blockchain adoption at scale, even though this creates competition between currencies...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
#BAC2018: Bitcoin is the gateway drug

Andrew Keys, head of global business development at ConsenSys and co-founder of ConsenSys Capital
Andrew Keys, head of global business development at ConsenSys and co-founder of ConsenSys Capital
[Danette Breitenbach] Bitcoin is just the opening act of blockchain disruption. "It's the gateway drug to the Ethereum blockchain," said Andrew Keys, head of global business development at ConsenSys and co-founder of ConsenSys Capital...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
#BAC2018: How blockchain can unlock emerging markets

Tricia Martinez, founder of WalWala
Tricia Martinez, founder of WalWala
[Danette Breitenbach] Globally 2.2-billion people don't have access to financial services, mostly in the emerging market. By harnessing the best of blockchain, cryptocurrency and tokenisation, these technologies will empower the underbanked and the unbanked, solving the financial inclusion problem and creating a more equal society...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
#BAC2018: Moving from lunatic fringe to mainstream

#BAC2018: Moving from lunatic fringe to mainstream
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[Danette Breitenbach] Last year, blockchain and its proponents were described as the "lunatic fringe". This year, the Blockchain Africa conference reflected just how far and how quickly this technology how come in such a short space of time...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#SeamlessAfrica: Fintech a distraction rather than a disruption in Kenya

Photo: KCB M-Pesa
Photo: KCB M-Pesa
[Nicci Botha] In Kenya, fintech is a currently distraction not a disruption given the runaway success story of the country's mobile payment system, M-Pesa, since 2007...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
[Nicci Botha] The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#BizFinFocus: Money is meaningless

Chris Skinner
Chris Skinner
[Nicci Botha] In this digital era in which we find ourselves, we are undergoing a massive revolution of humanity which has virtually democratised every aspect of our lives...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#BizFinFocus: Thuli Madonsela on the pedestal of hope

Thuli Madonsela, chair of social justice, Stellenbosch University
Thuli Madonsela, chair of social justice, Stellenbosch University
[Nicci Botha] Former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, says she has neither the skills nor inclination for political office, but is committed in her role as chair of social justice at the University of Stellenbosch to help "create the South Africa of our dreams"...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
#Budget2018: The good news is that the bad news is unlikely to get worse

Kyle Mandy, tax policy leader for PwC South Africa
Kyle Mandy, tax policy leader for PwC South Africa
[Danette Breitenbach] Despite growth picking up and a prediction that the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) forecast will be revised downwards by nearly R70bn, the country still faces some serious fiscal issues...

Posted 3 months ago | Like