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Sanisha Packirisamy, economist, Momentum Investments
Breaking down Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to get her various iterations of her Brexit deal passed to Parliament.

By Sanisha Packirisamy 7 hours ago

Adriaan Pask
Now is not the time to avoid investing

South Africa had its fair share of turbulence in 2018 - from higher deficits and worsening unemployment rates to challenges around land reform and a technical recession in quarter two...

2 days ago

Investment drive making waves in economy
Investment drive making waves in economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa's aggressive efforts to boost the country's stagnant economic growth are yielding results, according to figures released by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb)...

3 days ago

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream
Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

3 days ago

Several bills get green light from National Assembly
Several bills get green light from National Assembly

As the fifth Parliament concludes its work in the next few weeks, it is pushing ahead by passing essential laws which are in line with the Constitution's values...

20 Mar 2019

Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies
SACU, Moz negotiations on Brexit to continue

Negotiations to ensure uninterrupted trade between the Southern African Customs Unions (SACU), Mozambique and the United Kingdom will continue as uncertainty continues over Brexit...

20 Mar 2019

Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa
Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

Bianca Botes, corporate treasury manager at Peregrine Treasury Solutions
Geopolitics and the rand

The geopolitical landscape is a treacherous one, with many global economic powerhouses being exposed to a variety of risks seemingly around every corner..

19 Mar 2019

Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards
Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019...

18 Mar 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in Parliament on March 14, 2019. Corbyn called for the Brexit referendum in 2016 – expecting it to fail. Reuters TV via REUTERS
3 days, 3 key votes - and no end in sight for Brexit

On March 12, the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected - for a second time - a Brexit plan worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May..

18 Mar 2019

Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination
Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

Africa is open for business. With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023, the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination...

15 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem
#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem

Strategic partnerships between payment services are crucial in ensuring that the payment ecosystem is seamless...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo Images
Why the insurance industry needs actuaries more than ever

The insurance industry is gearing up for one of its most radical financial reporting changes in the last two decades, but they are running out of time to interpret and apply these new requirements to their contracts and reporting...

15 Mar 2019

Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam. The country is known for its budgetary problems. Shutterstock
Developing countries would benefit from improved tax collection. What can help

The ability to raise revenues from taxes - called "fiscal capacity" - is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state...

By Roberto Ricciuti & Antonio Savoia 15 Mar 2019

Mark Kingon, acting Sars commissioner
Kingon reappointed as acting Sars commissioner

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has reappointed Mark Kingon as acting South African Revenue Service (Sars) commmissioner for a further period of 90 days....

14 Mar 2019

National Assembly approves Division of Revenue Bill
National Assembly approves Division of Revenue Bill

The National Assembly has approved the Division of Revenue Bill and the Financial Matters Amendment Bill...

14 Mar 2019

Bridget King, director, finance & banking at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
New financial law aligns SA with global markets

The revised draft of the Financial Matters Amendment Bill contains an update of the South African Insolvency Act, aligning it with the new laws that regulate the trading of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

14 Mar 2019

Boring bankers vs sexy fintech
Boring bankers vs sexy fintech

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it, the comedian Bob Hope has been quoted as jokingly saying...

By Dalene Sechele-Manana 13 Mar 2019

Allan Reid, director and mining sector head in the corporate & commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Ramaphosa's sunrise industry starts to shine

Although there are still challenges facing the South African mining sector, regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration could spell a new dawn for the industry...

By Allan Reid 13 Mar 2019

SA, World Bank work to boost investment climate
SA, World Bank work to boost investment climate

South Africa and the World Bank have signed an agreement that will boost the local business environment while also helping to enhance foreign direct investment into the country...

12 Mar 2019

Dr Renate Scherrer
The psychology of ethical behaviour

In a country where unethical behaviour and blatant corruption by political and business leaders seem to be the norm, more and more people are asking what causes it and how it can be prevented...

By Renate Scherrer 12 Mar 2019

Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen
Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen

When it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income, according to the results of Nielsen's new 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report...

11 Mar 2019

Professor Rashied Small, education and training executive at Saipa.
What will the accounting profession look like in 5 years?

The conversation around the future of the accounting profession usually veers to digitisation of the profession or the role artificial intelligence (AI) will play in transforming the practitioner's duties...

11 Mar 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
The cause and effect of behaviour economics

Psychologically, we are programmed to respond well to being rewarded for good behaviour...

11 Mar 2019

Mia Papanicolaou, COO: Striata
3 cybersecurity trends insurers need to know about

The insurance industry is at greater risk than most when it comes to cybersecurity...

By Mia Papanicolaou 8 Mar 2019

The collapse of VBS Mutual Bank in South Africa shows that corruption is endemic. Tiso Blackstar
Why corruption in South Africa isn't simply about Zuma and the Guptas

Corruption in South Africa isn't simply a matter of bad morals or weak law enforcement. It's embedded in processes of class formation - specifically, the formation of new black elites...

By Karl von Holdt 8 Mar 2019

Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach
Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach

Are financial services providers able to cater to the demands of the next generation?...

By Walter van der Merwe 7 Mar 2019

Bridget King
Robust regulations on the cards for crypto assets

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and other regulators issued a consultation paper in January which points towards robust regulations for crypto assets...

6 Mar 2019

Kobus du Plooy, CEO of Celbux
Mobile wallets still have a way to go

Mobile wallets just haven't lived up to expectations...

6 Mar 2019

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