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SA's household savings remains negative
SA's household savings remains negative

A health check of the South Africa's economy and consumer at the halfway mark of 2015 will show that both are in urgent need of care.

By Nolene Parboo 3 Jul 2015 13:43

Mobile payments have finally arrived
Mobile payments have finally arrived

Technological developments are often greeted with a mixture of excitement and cynicism. Mobile payments are no different.

By Martin Cox 3 Jul 2015 12:44

Teach your kids to save
Teach your kids to save

When it comes to saving money, teaching a new generation how to save is one of the most positive steps South Africa can take as a nation.

3 Jul 2015 08:37

Killing two birds with one stone
Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015 14:18

Opening up the tender process and other start-up help, just a click away
Opening up the tender process and other start-up help, just a click away

OpenTenders is a South African business-to-business social network. It's also determined to assist South Africa achieve its 2030 National Development Plan goals and create millions of jobs - not as pie-in-the-sky as it seems...

By leigh andrews 2 Jul 2015 14:00

The death of the annual report... As we know it
The death of the annual report... As we know it

We all want a greener, more sustainable world, yet the process of going green still seems to instil fear in some people. Good designers, on the other hand, embrace the move towards sustainability. Not only does green thinking lead to creativity and innovation, ultimately it's good for business, which to us means happy clients...

By Sam Bainbridge 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Short-term insurance customers less satisfied
Short-term insurance customers less satisfied

Customer satisfaction in the short-term insurance industry showed a decline for the second year in a row.

2 Jul 2015 13:17

Mobey Forum: the future of biometrics in finacial services
Mobey Forum: the future of biometrics in finacial services

To ensure consistent, easy and convenient services for end users, the financial services industry must set aside competition and collaborate on biometrics. These are the findings of a survey published by Mobey Forum, the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services, exploring the current attitudes to biometrics within the banking industry, the key use cases, industry drivers and obstacles standing in the way of progress.

2 Jul 2015 07:53

A Different Life 'insures' customers feel good
A Different Life 'insures' customers feel good

Different Life may be relatively new to the insurance industry but the online company is transforming the way life insurance policies play a part in people's lives: the company has taken its business online to make buying life insurance simple, transparent and affordable.

1 Jul 2015 15:06

2015 tax season kicks off
2015 tax season kicks off

PRETORIA: As the tax season officially got off the ground on 1 July 2015, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) had already received more than 17,000 tax returns via branches and mobile units across the country by 8am. More than 29,400 tax returns were filed via eFilling.

1 Jul 2015 14:28

Is it time for a PAYE health check?
Is it time for a PAYE health check?

All employers should consider doing a PAYE health check on their payroll because it is one of the main focus areas for SARS.

By Ilsa Groenewald 1 Jul 2015 10:05

Preparing financially for a job loss
Preparing financially for a job loss

We often welcome a fresh start with open arms and we've all heard the expression that a change is as good as a holiday. But if a new beginning comes unexpectedly in the form of a retrenchment or a job loss, it can turn your world upside down. Fortunately, there are checks and balances you can put in place to minimise the impact.

30 Jun 2015 14:49

Accountants have key role to play in helping Africa realise its potential
Accountants have key role to play in helping Africa realise its potential

Professional Accountants have a critical role to play in supporting African growth, says Shahied Daniels, CE of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA).

30 Jun 2015 11:57