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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

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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

Marius Reitz, SA country manager, Luno
How safe is cryptocurrency investment?

More than $145m in cryptocurrency is inaccessible to its owners, after the sudden death of the 30 year old founder of Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange, Quadrig...

5 Mar 2019

Low-cost digital platform democratises investing
Low-cost digital platform democratises investing

Fintech disruptor CybiWealth was recently invited to present at the Finovate Europe conference in London, where CEO Scott Cooper spoke to industry leaders about the ways in which the company is harnessing the power of technology to break down barriers to entry and democratise investing...

Issued by CybiWealth 5 Mar 2019

Innovative finance for development impact a key focus at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019
Innovative finance for development impact a key focus at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019

The annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference brings together development stakeholders from the corporate, non-profit, government, academic and media sectors to share lessons and innovations for enhanced and lasting impact in development...

Issued by Trialogue 5 Mar 2019

Budget 2019: What it means for the property industry
Budget 2019: What it means for the property industry

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni made his debut National Budget speech in Parliament. Here's what the property experts say about what this means for real estate, South Africa and you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 4 Mar 2019

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Sars turns to payrolls to make up shortfall

Once again, the latest Budget Speech featured a tax revenue shortfall, this time to the tune of R43bn...

By Mariana Stander & Jean du Toit 4 Mar 2019

Dondo Mogajane, National Treasury director general
Finance minister seeks review of public protector report against DG

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has filed papers seeking the review and setting aside of the public protector's findings and remedial action against National Treasury Director-General, Dondo Mogajane...

4 Mar 2019

Petri Greeff, Riscura head of investment advisory and administration
Education and communication are key to understanding retirement default regulations

Following the introduction of the amendments to the Pension Funds Act in September 2017, the deadline to comply with the Act's default regulations is now effective...

1 Mar 2019

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Downgrades, elections and surviving the Zuma era. There's still hope

The latest Budget comes at a difficult time with the elections around the corner, a downgrade hanging in the balance and trying to mop up after nine years of corruption and maladministration...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Mar 2019

Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat
Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat

As technology rapidly evolves to make our lives simpler through ease of communication and automation, so comes the fear of redundancy as more people wonder if they will be replaced by "robots"...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2019

Jonathan Kaiser
The impact of the court of public opinion - good and bad

In the age of social media proliferation, internet sensations are born overnight and reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Intermediaries and insurers have to navigate these turbulent waters with great care...

By Jonathan Kaiser 28 Feb 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Using 4IR to build an inclusive economy

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has challenged black businesses to think about how they can use the Fourth Industrial Revolution to grow the economy in an inclusive manner...

28 Feb 2019

Sekete Mokgehle, head: global commodity finance, Nedbank CIB
The challenges and opportunities of trade finance in Africa

It's common knowledge that, while the African continent offers many exceptional economic opportunities for forward-thinking businesses and investors, doing business in Africa can be challenging...

By Sekete Mokgehle 27 Feb 2019

Photo: Kempton Express
Is NHI going to make the SA economy even sicker?

Concerns raised by the Hospital Association of SA (Hasa) over contradictions in the NHI and the Medical Schemes Amendment that could lead to potential job losses has raised the ire of the national health minister...

By Jasson Urbach 27 Feb 2019

Impact investments focus on projects with social or environmental value. wk1003mike/Shutterstock
Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investments

There's no doubt that the world faces tremendous challenges. There is enough food in our world to feed the hungry - but it's not evenly distributed...

By Suzette Viviers & Stephen McCallum 27 Feb 2019

Extra Smart Shopper rewards for TymeBank users
Extra Smart Shopper rewards for TymeBank users

In conjunction with the official launch of TymeBank today, Pick n Pay has announced that Smart Shopper customers with TymeBank accounts will be able to earn extra points - including rewards outside of Pick n Pay...

26 Feb 2019

Youth prefers digital banking
Youth prefers digital banking

Young people opt for digital modes of banking primarily because of convenience, however an undisputed contributing factor is that digital platforms are part of their always-on connected lifestyles...

26 Feb 2019

How to get your money back in a blockchain dispute
How to get your money back in a blockchain dispute

South Africa has yet to witness a major blockchain-related dispute but such disputes are bound to occur as interest in cryptocurrencies and smart contracts intensifies and transactions involving them become more common...

By Kirsten Bailey and Max Taylor 26 Feb 2019

Predicted change is here
Predicted change is here

Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties, Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop and Dr. Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, all agree that the residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019 in South Africa...

By Lynelle Clark, Issued by Prevance 26 Feb 2019

NDB warns of phishing scam
NDB warns of phishing scam

The New Development Bank (NDB) has warned the banking sector and the public of a fraudulent e-mail scam that requests money transfer requests in the name of the bank...

26 Feb 2019

Report: Financial services are at the bottom on trust
Report: Financial services are at the bottom on trust

The financial services industry was once again the least trusted sector, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer...

26 Feb 2019

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