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Compare Forex Brokers launches first ever forex brokerage calculator

In the past, it has been almost impossible to work out brokerage when forex trading. This was solved with a calculator taking into account spreads, commissions and more...

By Justin Grossbard, Issued by Compare Forex Brokers 2 days ago

Proposed amendments to FICA schedules

On 19 June 2020 the Minister of Finance, in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 38 of 2001 (FICA), published proposed amendments to Schedules 1, 2 and 3 for public comment. The proposed amendments will align FICA with the current International Standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as well as recent legislative amendments...

By Seshree Govender and Nonjabulo Mthembu 2 days ago

Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

By Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020

South African banks need to do more to ensure financial inclusion

An analysis of financial inclusion in South Africa shows that affordability limits poor households' access to formal financial services...

By Velenkosini Matsebula & Derek Yu 3 Jul 2020

Unpacking the FSCA's mandate as a conduct regulator

South Africa is known globally for having an efficiently run, well-regulated and stable financial services industry. And the enterprise tasked with regulating this robust sector, the FSB, was largely successful - which begs the question: why change this regulator to the FSCA in 2018?

By Kedibone Dikokwe 2 Jul 2020

SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economy

E-commerce is providing a ray of hope for the local economy with transactions hitting a record high in May and June...

30 Jun 2020

Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implemented

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020...

By Johan Botes and Kirsty Gibson 24 Jun 2020

How well are default regulation strategies holding up in the new normal?

The fallout from Covid-19 is disrupting most sectors and the retirement fund industry is no exception...

23 Jun 2020

Protection of Personal Information Act sections come into effect

The Presidency has announced the commencement of certain sections of the 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act...

22 Jun 2020

Sanral to professionalise its finance division with world class professional accounting designations

Having started to professionalise its finance team with suitable accounting, finance and business skills, Sanral can rest assured knowing that this decision will in the long run enable them to recruit, develop and retain staff who will tackle the complexities of financial management in the public sector with great aplomb...

Issued by SAICA 12 Jun 2020

Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill to be tabled in Parliament

Cabinet has approved the tabling of the Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill, 2020, in Parliament, National Treasury has announced...

12 Jun 2020

SA's retail credit market and the impact of Covid-19

The credit industry is affected by the decrease in retail activity which in future could see access for consumers to traditional banking and finance-related products being impacted...

By Jaco van Jaarsveldt 11 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

Standard Bank partners with Sefa to assist spaza shops

Standard Bank has partnered with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency to help spaza shops purchase stock through government funding...

4 Jun 2020

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