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How secure is your security? - CoreXalance
How secure is your security?

Is this a rhetorical question? Perhaps. Creditors may assume that taking one or other form of security from a debtor will ensure that they will incur no bad debt or that it could enforce better payment terms. It creates a soft and fluffy pillow to land on when the economical whirl wind hits, but how secure is your security?

By Antonia Scholtz, Issued by CoreXalance 29 May 2015 11:44

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SARB prepares consumers for resumption in rate hiking cycle

Although the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept interest rates unchanged, the country must prepare itself for a resumption in the rate hiking cycle.

29 May 2015 11:21

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The ins and outs of liability insurance

Liability insurance covers a business against a range of liabilities such as commercial crime, professional indemnity and liability to a third party for injury or property damage.

By Bertus Visser 29 May 2015 08:57

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Embedding security practices requires drastic change in transparency

With the global threat to online security seemingly at an all-time high, the threat to the financial services industry stems from technological deficiencies as a natural consequence of internal resistance to change.

By Quintis Venter 29 May 2015 08:40

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The road ahead after completing articles

You've just finished your articles, exams are a thing of the past, and you can finally start your professional career. There's just one problem: you don't know if you should stay at the firm where you've just completed your training contract or take the plunge and start afresh at a new company altogether.

By Graham Paulsen 29 May 2015 08:23

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Importance of accurate income tax returns

The 2014/2015 tax filing season is about to start and it's important that all personal income tax returns are completed accurately and timeously.

By Ilsa Groenewald 29 May 2015 07:03

Why a home loan is your best bet
Why a home loan is your best bet

A home only really becomes an asset and indicative of your wealth when it is paid off. "While property has value that appreciates every year, it does not generate an income and the cost significantly reduces the return on the asset," says Steven Barker, Head of Home Loans at Standard Bank...

29 May 2015 07:00

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Payment guarantees the life blood of commerce

In the past, our courts have called payment guarantees issued by banks in commercial deals 'the life blood of commerce' which should not lightly be subjected to judicial interference.

By Brigit Rubinstein 28 May 2015 06:27

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Possible removal of rebate evokes criticism

With effect from 1 January 2012, the South African government introduced s6quin of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962, which provides for a rebate in respect of foreign taxes paid by a South African resident for services rendered within South Africa.

By Mareli Treurnicht and Heinrich Louw 27 May 2015 12:49

Online streaming services need to pay tax
Online streaming services need to pay tax

The content streaming market has exploded with countless service providers such as Netflix, DSTV BoxOffice, Hulu, Node, HBO Go, MTN FrontRow, Vidi and Amazon Prime Instant Video, as well as online magazines, news and newspaper providers becoming household brands in South Africa.

27 May 2015 08:49

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SA's economy linked to Africa

JOHANNESBURG: The intolerance of foreign nationals threatens the prospects of South Africa's economy, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

27 May 2015 07:59

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African economy to strengthen in 2015 despite Ebola, oil price drop

Africa's overall economy should advance in 2015, expanding by 4.5%, showing resilience despite weak commodity prices and the devastating Ebola epidemic, an annual report published on Monday, 25 May, said.

27 May 2015 07:10

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Africa seeks super banker to manage new economic frontier

ABIDJAN: Eight candidates are vying to become the next head of the strategic African Development Bank as the continent is undergoing an economic transformation.

27 May 2015 06:45