Jesse Hemson-Struthers, CEO: Niveus Ventures
Translating ideas into successful businesses

Most businesses don't survive past the start-up phase despite great ideas. The downfall normally comes in turning ideas into viable businesses. So Niveus Investments has launched Niveus Ventures to fund emerging entrepreneurs in Africa's technology space.

3 hours ago

The South African life insurance industry
The South African life insurance industry

The South African life insurance industry covers nearly 3.5 million people in South Africa (2014) with an annual premium turnover of well over R100 billion per annum. The majority of end-users are LSM 9 and 10, which explains the high revenue per head for this industry. As a result of the sheer size of the market the sector is highly competitive with 82 registered service providers. However, there is a clear trend that life insurance products are increasingly being bought by lower LSM customers and as a result there are a large number of products and services available in this industry. Also interesting is that a number of non-traditional financial services companies have made some very impressive inroads into the market in recent years.

Issued by Analytix BI 5 hours ago

2015 report of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance issued
2015 report of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance issued

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) has released her report for the 2015 calendar year. The OSTI is an independent body to whom clients may complain if they feel they have been unduly treated by their insurer regarding a claim.

Issued by OUTsurance 1 day ago

Probability and potential impact of an investment ratings downgrade
Probability and potential impact of an investment ratings downgrade

If nothing else, the portent of a ratings downgrade has lit a fire under business and government to work together to re-engineer South Africa's economy.

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Ruan Oosthuizen
#Africa Month: Marrying money and media campaigns

The problem nowadays is that technology has created a netherworld, where the clearly defined borders between industries have become irreparably blurred... In a good way.

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

Six steps to help staff retire more comfortably
Six steps to help staff retire more comfortably

As of 1 March 2016, the tax laws around retirement fund contributions have changed significantly, with the main changes affecting how much employees can contribute and deduct from their taxable income.

20 May 2016

#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future
#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future

The key problem in business is that while technology changes, business processes don't. This was the assertion by Pieter Geldenhuys, futurist and innovation expert, at the Cape Town leg of the T-Systems InTouch Technology 2016 event held yesterday.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2016

Rashied Small
Technology in accounting: humans are here to stay

As technology gets smarter and takes over more and more of the work we typically deem "skilled", are professionals such as accountants at risk of being replaced? The short answer is "No". The long answer is "It all depends on the professional accountant's attitude".

By Rashied Small, SAIPA 19 May 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa 2016 will this year, among other topics, showcase some of Africa's mega projects, address the need for public-private partnerships, and tackle gender inequality in the infrastructure space.

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Front Simphiwe Buthelezi (Siyayenzalenlo Tourism), Nonhlanhla Poswa (Fitness Class), Tsholofelo Ntuli (Fitness Class) and Mlungisi Shabalala (Siyayenzalenlo Tourism). 
Back Ray-ann Sedres (head: transformation at Santam), Karl Bishop (head: niche business at Santam) and Martine Solomon (Phama Media Marketing and Solutions).
Giving entrepreneurs a head start

With 5,7 million South Africans of working age unemployed, teaching budding entrepreneurs the skills they need to grow their business is becoming a necessity.

18 May 2016

Fraud management in Africa's mobile market
Fraud management in Africa's mobile market

With mobile ownership in South Africa and Nigeria now as common as it is in the United States, the continent is rapidly gaining ground as the new frontier for mobile. Its young population, ready to embrace the new mobile innovations and technologies, has attracted the attention of investors and innovators - as well as cyber criminals.

By Gareth Whitaker 18 May 2016

Reeza Isaacs named CFO of the Year
Reeza Isaacs named CFO of the Year

Reeza Isaacs, group finance director of retailer Woolworths Holdings, has been named South Africa's CFO Of The Year at the 2016 CFO Awards.

17 May 2016

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings
The unstoppable rise of fintech is rapidly changing the way Africans transact

Africa is fertile ground for new fintech services which are leveraging the power of communities and social media to make financial services more relevant, while using data to deliver more meaningful financial services on an ongoing basis.

By Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at 17 May 2016