Investor confidence in Land Bank grows despite sector uncertainty
Investor confidence in Land Bank grows despite sector uncertainty

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa ("Land Bank") concluded another successful bond auction on Monday, 17 September 2018, raising R1.5 billion to support its mandate, while attracting new investors in the process. This despite a tough external environment, characterised by uncertainty around the direction land reform policy will take as well as the second quarter negative year-on-year growth of the agricultural sector.

Issued by Land Bank 1 day ago

John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent. "We have seen the explosion of the mobile space in the continent and how it has allowed a number of services and solutions to become easier. Blockchain is about to help solve a number of issues we are currently facing in the public and private sector," says John Kamara, director for Global Gaming Africa.

By Katy Micallef 2 days ago

Repo rate unchanged
Repo rate unchanged

Consumers will breathe a sigh of relief after the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

2 days ago

Alfred Ramosedi
Getting the balance right: Board members, skills and influence

The importance of influential board members, with a diversity of skills and experience, cannot be underestimated. They have the power to determine the rise and fall of companies through their influence and leadership.

3 days ago

Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development
Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development

To deploy global investment on a significant scale, Africa needs to develop the domestic conditions to absorb the much higher levels of global real estate investment currently considering Africa.

3 days ago

New financing mechanism protects against climate change
New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks.

3 days ago

Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?
Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?

#Newswatch: It's not necessarily a death knell. There's speculation on potential positive outcomes following Naspers's announcement that it will unbundle MultiChoice to shareholders early next year and separately list the company on the JSE.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

Chartered accountants and 4IR
Chartered accountants and 4IR

For the accounting profession, the disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) began in the early 90s with the launch of desktop accounting software like Pastel and Quickbooks and has subsequently progressed to many of the 'cloud accounting' solutions that exist today. Blockchain, bitcoin, data analytics, process automation and artificial intelligence are but some of the other new areas where technology is having an impact on the role of accountants and auditors.

19 Sep 2018

Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?
Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?

Although cryptocurrency has been around for quite some time now, it is still a relatively new concept in South Africa and, to a degree, quite foreign for some. The idea of no physical money and no set currency is quite daunting. There are quite a few options as an investment, but bitcoin is perhaps the most well-known.

By Chantalle Bell 18 Sep 2018

Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending
Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending

South Africans are under financial pressure, as indicated by the latest consumer confidence data. The recently released results of The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted in collaboration with Nielsen, reflects a 5-point decrease in South African consumer confidence to 90 in Q2, 2018.

18 Sep 2018

Mark Kingon, acting Sars commissioner
Nene extends Kingon's stint

Acting South African Revenue Services (Sars) chief executive, Mark Kingon, will hold the position for a further three months, after Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene extended his stint.

18 Sep 2018

Yolanda Naudé, Citadel head of fund research and portfolio manager
Time for Ramaphosa to knuckle down and fix the economy

The gloss of Ramaphoria, when the rand R11.55 to the US dollar in late February, has worn off, and disappointing economic growth figures and a sharply weaker currency reveal deep-seated structural economic challenges that remain.

17 Sep 2018

New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession
New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession

The ambition of the newly formed African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (Afiaar) is to build a credible institution which will instil the much-needed confidence in the accounting and auditing profession.

17 Sep 2018