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#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the world

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintech

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

By Dominique Collett 25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A challenging year anticipated for SA retailers

The circular relationship between retail sales, consumer spending and employment in SA means retailers are unlikely to be able to 'sell' themselves out of the situation in which they now find themselves...

By Tasmika Ramlakan 20 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this year

Three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession, 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 19 Jan 2021

#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

#BizTrends2021: 4 trends that will have a major impact on private equity in 2021

Amidst the general chaos of 2020, investors were hit hard. With economies around the world all but shutting down in March, activity ground to a halt...

By Bryan Turner 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 skills finance professionals cannot go without in 2021 and beyond

The accountancy and audit industries are on the cusp of an automation transformation, guided by the incredible growth of emerging technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI)...

By PJ Bishop 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

By Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 wealth management trends to watch in 2021

The Covid19 pandemic has been one of the greatest disruptors in living memory, causing major upheaval across all facets of our everyday life...

By Maarten Ackerman 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 strategies to rethink investing in SMEs

Last year proved that SMEs are the backbone of the South African economy. Yet, existing debt, lack of cash reserves, outdated financials, and an inability to operate during the national lockdown, forced almost half of South African small businesses to shut down...

By Kuhle Mnisi 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Microinsurance ready to reach new heights

Africa is one of the most under-insured continents in the world. Over half of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have an insurance penetration rate of less than 1% and the picture isn't much different across the rest of the continent...

By Marius Botha 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding alpha in the age of Covid-19

In the age of the lockdown restrictions, I'm reminded of the quote by Socrates, who said that "the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ...

By Nema Ramkhelawan-Bhana 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: What's driving short-term insurance in 2021?

Twenty-twenty came in like a wrecking ball. In February, we were still planning our Easter long weekends. Barely a month later, we were in hard lockdown...

By Ian Sibiya 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Purpose or profit. It's not a choice

For the past 50 years, the primary role of business in society has been to maximise shareholder return, a consequence of Milton Friedman's seminal article in the New York Times in 1970 in which he stated that "any other use of shareholders money was irresponsible"...

By Mike Middleton 7 Jan 2021



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