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#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

9 hours ago

Mark Kingon, acting Sars commissioner
Acting Sars commissioner appointment extended

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has reappointed Mark Kingon as acting commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) for a further 90 days, beginning on December 13....

7 hours ago

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Big banks don't cry - but new research shows maybe they should

Though the finance sector has upped the ante on digital innovation, it's still battling to create authentic emotional connections with consumers...

By James Wilson 3 Dec 2018

William Ledward
Volatility brings opportunities in emerging-market debt

Emerging-market (EM) bonds generally weakened during 2018, but less so than some other asset classes...

By William Ledward 3 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Survey: Chartered accountants are still trusted
Survey: Chartered accountants are still trusted

Despite the ethical crisis facing the South African auditing profession over the last year, a global survey shows that chartered accountants are still held in high regard, ahead of other professions where trust is a key element...

3 Dec 2018

Wendy Simmons, audit manager at Hobbs Sinclair
A question of ethics

In this past year, our profession, and in particular, our reputation as independent auditors and chartered accountants, has been subjected to fairly intense scrutiny...

By Wendy Simmons 30 Nov 2018

Penalties for outstanding corporate income tax returns to kick in soon
Penalties for outstanding corporate income tax returns to kick in soon

Sars will soon impose administrative non-compliance penalties for outstanding corporate income tax (CIT) returns...

29 Nov 2018

SAA appears to be in a tail spin. EPA/Udo Weitz
South African taxpayers can't keep bailing out broken airline

R21 billion: that's how much South Africa's beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running.

By Jannie Rossouw 29 Nov 2018

Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries
Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, handed down an interim order requiring the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to pay social grants into accounts chosen by grant beneficiaries...

29 Nov 2018

National Assembly approves MTBPS, Election bills
National Assembly approves MTBPS, Election bills

The National Assembly on Wednesday approved several legislative matters concerning the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) and one about free and fair elections - the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill...

29 Nov 2018

Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering
Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering

Banks are using biometrics (fingerprint identification) to verify account holders.Although this brings greater security to minimise identity theft and impersonation, it has created a loophole...

28 Nov 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

Mashudu Mphafudi, director in the finance & banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Private healthcare is ripe for transformation

It's no secret that a small number of 'big names' dominate the private healthcare and medical aid industries...

28 Nov 2018

Photo: Mozambique Mining Journal
SA urged to invest in Mozambican gas sector

Mozambique presents great opportunities for South African businesses to invest in, said Mozambican Provincial Permanent Secretary of Cabo Delgado Province, Antonio Domingos Mapure...

28 Nov 2018

Ian Matthews, head of business development & special projects, Bravura
Thuma mina. How Ramaphosa must sweeten the pot for the private sector

In his quest to stimulate the country's economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been actively courting the private sector to enter into meaningful partnerships with government by establishing an infrastructure fund...

28 Nov 2018

Ragiema Thokan-Mahomed
Industry bodies unite to close loophole

Six professional accounting bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding to effectively close a loophole that allowed professionals with multiple memberships to evade the consequences of misconduct...

27 Nov 2018

Morocco is poised to knock SA off top investmentspot
SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

Benchmark utility token sale extended!
Benchmark utility token sale extended!

After serious consultation with key partners and stakeholders, Benchmark International has announced that their utility token sale will be extended until 29 January 2019...

Issued by Benchmark International 27 Nov 2018

Andrew Chananie, head of leverage finance, Investec
#EntrepreneurMonth: It's all about shining in the tough times

World markets are incredibly volatile at the moment, characterised by trade wars, increasing US interest rates, and the rise of populist parties in developed and developing markets alike...

26 Nov 2018

SA confident economy will turn the corner
SA confident economy will turn the corner

National Treasury says S&P's latest rating decision on South Africa affords the country an opportunity to demonstrate that it can successfully implement measures to turn the tide on sluggish growth...

26 Nov 2018

New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?
New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?

The Public Audit Amendment Bill will change the DNA of the Auditor-General and help curb poor financial management, but better public sector education is also key, said panellists at an event at the UCT Graduate School of Business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Nov 2018

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago
Sarb hikes repo rate by 25 basis points

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has increased the repurchase rate (repo) by 25 basis points, effective 23 November...

23 Nov 2018

Frank Knight, CEO Debtsource
Bridging the gap with trade credit insurance

Many South African businesses have little or no trade credit insurance protection against the failure of a customer to pay for the goods or services they have received.

23 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation
#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation

Jerusalem has seen an influx of entrepreneurs emerge over the past six years, especially in medical and biotechnology... Here, an overview of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and the 'rockstars' building the startup nation that is Israel...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

AG urged to complete audit bill regulations
AG urged to complete audit bill regulations

The Standing Committee on the Auditor General has urged the Office of the Auditor General to accelerate the completion of the development of regulations to give effect to the Public Audit Amendment Bill...

22 Nov 2018

New audit law to hold accounting officers liable
New audit law to hold accounting officers liable

As irregular and fruitless expenditure continues to soar, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the newly accented Public Audit Amendment Act will empower his office to take measures that will see accounting officers being held to account for material irregularities...

21 Nov 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
Ghost of global financial crisis may come back to haunt investors

Although the markets have recovered well since the start of the global financial crisis (GFC) 10 years ago, investors could still be in for a rough ride...

21 Nov 2018

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA addressing policy, laws to attract investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is addressing policy and regulatory impediments as part of efforts to attract investment into the country...

21 Nov 2018

Tandisizwe Mahlutshana, PPS Investments' marketing executive
Sustainable economic growth needs time

Several economic indicators in South Africa are in the red, headlined by the record-high fuel price breaching R17 per litre. Many South Africans are asking: "when will this end?"

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 20 Nov 2018

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