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#BizTrends2021: 3 wide-ranging issues demanding legal attention this year

Webber Wentzel sees three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession. These are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection.

By Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 3 days ago

Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurity

If the South African financial industry can learn one thing from Experian's 2020 data breach, it is this: human fallibility is still the weakest link in the fight against cyberattacks...

By Yash Pillay 3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new year

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

By Andrew Duvenage, 14 Jan 2021

Tap, tap, tap and grow

It has been a year of reckoning: a year that lit a fire beneath online payments in South Africa, transforming e-commerce while creating immense economic pressure...

By Karen Nadasen 22 Dec 2020

Local fintech firm Fundrr wins at CorporateWire Prestige Awards

Local fintech firm Fundrr recently scooped the SME Finance Company of the Year Award in the CorporateWire Prestige Awards. The judges cited Fundrr's personal touch, consistency of reviews and overall attentiveness in their decision...

21 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

IBOR reform has significant implications for SA's financial industry

The planned discontinuation of the London interbank offered rate (Libor) as a benchmark has significant implications across the financial industry, as this is the benchmark for interest rates charged in many countries

By Khurshid Fazel 11 Dec 2020

How we were incredibly surprised by CoolFinance's success in South Africa

Expanding into new markets is not always very easy. We are bringing an exclusive interview with the director of two loan comparators that want to help South African people to pick the right loan types...

Issued by CoolFinance 9 Dec 2020

Sustainability should be paramount in pension fund investment

There is little point in making provision for a comfortable retirement if the society and environment in which you live is untenable...

By Adam Bennot 9 Dec 2020

Get to know the formula to success

Discover fresh financial perspectives and leadership strategies for your financial success...

Issued by Momentum 9 Dec 2020

SA's financial services sector isn't close to transformation. Here's how to fix it

The South African financial services industry, and in particular the asset management sector, is not even close to being transformed enough to reflect the country's population...

By Anthony Govender 8 Dec 2020

Want year-end auditing success? Go digital

Businesses preparing for their 2020 fiscal year-end audits will need to enhance digital capabilities and embrace tools that enable virtual audit procedures and watertight due diligence as they navigate the uncertainties presented by Covid-19...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 Dec 2020

BICS ticks all the boxes for expansion

Edge Growth announced a partnership with Bashumi Instruments and Control Services, also known as BICS, a 100% Black woman-owned Level 1 B-BBEE company...

Issued by Edge Growth 3 Dec 2020

South African festive spending predicted to decrease by 15%

South Africans will each spend an average of R5,673 over this festive season, over and above their usual monthly expenses, according to research conducted by Wonga...

2 Dec 2020

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