Mike Peo, head of infrastructure, telecoms & energy: Nedbank
Renewable projects show value of PPPs in economic growth

When 27 renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) projects were signed recently, it caused a wave of positive sentiment about South Africa's commitment to establishing a viable, low-cost, sustainable energy mix.

By Mike Peo 8 hours ago

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad
Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging. Especially in the highly-regulated financial services industry. Fortunately, most financial planners worth their weight know better than to post pics of wild bachelor parties to Instagram or to weigh in with controversial political views on Facebook. But in financial services, it's not only the obvious errors that can land you in hot water.

By linda graham 9 hours ago

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023
mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The adoption of mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This will represent a threefold increase over an estimated 28 billion transactions in 2018.

10 hours ago

Anoj Singh, former Eskom CFO, Photo: Construction Review Online
Saica brings charges against Anoj Singh

After, what it terms, a lengthy investigation, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) is bringing charges of misconduct against former Eskom chief financial officer, Anoj Singh.

10 hours ago

Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail
Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail

Investments in African startups are on the up year-on-year, with funding flooding into a variety of countries and a large selection of sectors.

By Tom Jackson 15 hours ago

#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number
#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number

Nedbank has appointed The Odd Number to manage its digital media services.

1 day ago

Rashied Small, Saipa executive: education, training and membership
Trainee accountant logbook goes digital

Trainee accountants will now be able to maintain an online version of their portfolio that needs to be completed to become a professional accountant.

1 day ago

Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend.

1 day ago

Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success. This emphasis on partnerships and effective collaboration culminated in the launch of the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), the exclusive regional partner of the Shared Value Initiative in Africa, which aims to expand and support the Shared Value community on the African continent.

Issued by Shift Social Development 2 days ago

David Munro, CEO: Liberty
Liberty refused hacking ransom demand

One of the South Africa's largest financial services firms, Liberty, refused to pay the ransom demanded for client data after the company's IT system was hacked.

2 days ago

CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda
CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda

Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis know all about price comparison, having been the team behind pan-African platform CompareGuru. Now, however, the three have moved on from the Silvertree Internet Holdings portfolio company, founding South African startup MoneyPanda, an online financial services comparison platform for car insurance that retrieves live quotes for consumers in under five minutes.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 15 Jun 2018

Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise
Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise

#Newswatch: Absa tweeted out a poll on 12 June asking its followers to vote on whether black tax is a source of anxiety, a source of pride, a financial burden or a responsibility. The simplicity ('too few' and 'conflicting' options) of this has offended and outraged numerous clients, many of whom have since threatened to leave the bank and move to competitors Nedbank and Capitec.

15 Jun 2018