South Africa is currently in deep deliberation on how to create tomorrow's legacy in comprehensive social security. While policy-makers pursue sustainable retirement reform, this does not preclude the citizens of South Africa from addressing their own retirement needs. Personal financial planning should continue regardless, to ensure that saving towards retirement remains a personal contribution that citizens are willing to make towards their golden years.
Niel Koekemoer and Werner Janse van Rensburg are the winners of the First National Bank (FNB) and PayPal award for the most innovative application using PayPal's payment platform.
25 Oct 2010 13:26
Telecommunications form a vital part of doing business today, and in many organisations the cost of this can be in excess of 2% of the company's turnover, or even more in organisations that spend time proactively contacting customers and prospects.
By Steven Woods 25 Oct 2010 12:35
Most small to medium companies have chosen their accounting firms based on price and, quite often, the company's ability to minimise tax payments. The smart business owner, however, will need to look at other key indicators if they want to minimise their own risk exposure.
25 Oct 2010 11:17
FNB released the latest statistics on the building industry yesterday 20 October 2010 for the period up to 31 August 2010.
22 Oct 2010 13:23
The Stables Wine Estate, KwaZulu-Natal, has launched Adopt-A-Row, which gives people the chance to become "custodians", having their own little piece of a vineyard in Africa.
20 Oct 2010 13:24
ORANGE, US: Secure Payments Systems (SPS), a national leader of value-added payment services and transaction processing in the US and Canada, has announced that it has become the first direct processor of Street Savings mobile marketing products.
20 Oct 2010 12:35
A research report released this week by Econometrix shows the ANC's proposed budget for a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme requires exceptionally high economic growth of 7% per annum and, if implemented in its current form, could squeeze out other forms of spending such as education, housing and productive infrastructure.
20 Oct 2010 10:45
FNB Life, one the fastest growing businesses in the FirstRand Group, has appointed Dushen Naidoo as CEO, formerly the divisional director in charge of product management within Retail SA at Liberty Life with 12 years' experience in corporate and retail banking.
19 Oct 2010 09:43
From 1 January 2011, medical aid rates of Liberty Medical Scheme will go up by an average of 12.8%. According to Andrew Edwards, executive principal officer at Liberty Medical Scheme, "The increase was influenced by aspects such as practitioner costs and medical technology, which comes at a high price every time there are advancements; not forgetting that the profitability and future sustainability of the scheme also plays a role."
18 Oct 2010 07:18
NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.
15 Oct 2010 08:21
NEW YORK, US: Global ad spend increased 12.8%* in the first six months of 2010 when compared with the same period in 2009 and totalled 238 billion USD - driven by booming emerging markets and a return to double-digit ad spending in automotive, durables, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), financial services, and telecommunications.
12 Oct 2010 10:42
Over the past eight months, the National Credit Regulator's debt review Task Team conducted an extensive consultation with debt counsellors, credit providers and payment distribution agents (PDA). It released its report yesterday 27 July 2010 with proposed improvements in the debt counselling process.
28 Jul 2010 08:44