Glen Bresler
Financing your business through the value of your property

Obtaining finance, whether it be for the purposes of working capital or for obtaining long term assets, is a challenge to most entrepreneurs and small business owners. One way to get finance is through the use of the equity in your home (alternatively the equity in your business premises). Both are usually appreciating assets, increasing in value as you work off your debt.

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 2 hours ago

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ZiCA strengthens global presence

The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA), has become the third organisation to join Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) as an associate member.

3 hours ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Maximising our gifts: Five uses for your tax refund

You've filed your taxes and now it's time to wait for your refund. But what will you do with that money when it arrives? While it can be tempting to do something fun with the extra cash, we have responsibilities to our families and communities to utilise it wisely.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 hours ago

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Employment in the downswing of the super cycle

Until commodity prices crawl their way back to higher levels, there is little hope for South Africa's older economic sectors - manufacturing, mining, electricity, construction and transport - to create jobs.

7 hours ago

Getting started with binary options trading - Monetary Library
Getting started with binary options trading

Many millennials all over the world are looking for new investment strategies that will best suit their investment appetite as well as their lifestyles.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

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#CommerceMonth: Cashing in on the sport of kings

Besides the glitz and glamour of premier events such as the J&B Met and the Durban July, horse racing contributes R1,9bn to the economy, just from a sports betting perspective, according to latest reports from Price Waterhouse Coopers.

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Warding off multiple attacks from SARS - test case mechanism could provide way
Warding off multiple attacks from SARS - test case mechanism could provide way

The question of procedural fairness is again raised in relation to the dispute resolution procedures in Chapter 9 of the Tax Amendment Act (TAA), whereby taxpayers are being made to defend themselves in respect of a tax period before court while simultaneously objecting to and appealing against the same legal issues regarding earlier or later years of assessment.

By Yashika Govind 3 days ago

The PSG Insure team was recognised as the Santam National Broker of the Year for both commercial lines and assets and crop insurance.
PSG Insure wins Santam commercial insurance awards

PSG Insure is proud to be recognised as the Santam National Broker of the Year for both commercial lines and assets and crop insurance.

3 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
The right person is as important as the right investment

When someone trusts an investor or advisor to help increase their wealth and secure their future, they should have all the confidence in the world in them. Of course, there is no such thing as a sure deal, it all depends on how they want to invest their money - Some like to play it safe while others love to be risky. With so many firms and options such as banks, brokers, and investment companies, which one to choose is not an easy task when there are millions of dollars out on the table, and considering what has transpired in the last decade, one has to be cautious.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 Apr 2016

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Oakbay Resources appoints new audit firm

Oakbay Resources, the mining wing of the brothers Gupta's erstwhile empire, has appointed a new auditing firm after KPMG sacked them as clients

25 Apr 2016

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Managing reputational risk in the age of social media

According to a study by the World Economic Forum, more than 25% of a company's market value is directly attributable to its reputation. This means that a reputational crisis can wipe out tens of millions of rands from a company's value. This risk has increased because the rise of online and social media means crises are now less predictable, can occur faster and with a more drastic impact.

By Christelle Marais 25 Apr 2016

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Crowdfunding investment in the property market

You only need to look at what Apple and iTunes have done to music, AirBnB to hotel accommodation and Uber to transport to know how technology is disrupting industries all the time.

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2016

SA's savings continue downward trajectory but surprising upsides: Investec GIBS Savings Index latest data released - Gordon Institute of Business Science
SA's savings continue downward trajectory but surprising upsides: Investec GIBS Savings Index latest data released

The latest results of the Investec GIBS Savings Index reveal a net figure for 2015 of 63.0, down from 63.4 for the first half of 2015. Launched in January 2016 to provide the real facts around SA's national state of savings, the index score paints a subdued picture of the country's ability to fund investment through savings. In turn, this points to low levels of near-term economic growth with an on-going need to remain a willing recipient of foreign capital to fund investment. Positives from the data include cumulative gross savings as a percent of GDP are holding up well, capital stock per worker continues to show steady gains and SA's high real interest rate for 2015Q4 stands out favourably in a world of capital mobility.

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 22 Apr 2016