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Insurers needs to be digitally-savvy
Insurers needs to be digitally-savvy

Insurance has long been associated with cumbersome, paper-based, manually driven processes. That is no longer good enough...

9 Jul 2019

Philippe Burger, Annabel Bishop, Prince Mashele, Dawie Roodt and Max du Preez
How can we fix the South African economy and create jobs?

President Cyril Ramaphosa's post-election State of the Nation Address was criticised as being heavy on dreams and light on the practicalities of delivering on his rallying cry of economic rejuvenation and jobs for the millions of South Africans who are unemployed...

By Nicci Botha 9 Jul 2019

Grobank appoints new CEO
Grobank appoints new CEO

Grobank is pleased to announce the appointment of Bennie van Rooy as CEO with effect from 1 July 2019...

Issued by Grobank 8 Jul 2019

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6-point checklist to keep you compliant

Regulations governing the financial services sector are being overhauled. Below is a six-point checklist to ensure you don't fall behind in compliance...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jul 2019

Groundbreaking initiative to encourage growth within the insurance industry
Groundbreaking initiative to encourage growth within the insurance industry

A groundbreaking initiative between the Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG) and the Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS) has attracted significant attention from school-leavers eager to embrace a successful career in insurance...

Issued by Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences 8 Jul 2019

Working together to create a skilled and high-functioning workplace
Working together to create a skilled and high-functioning workplace

The newly appointed CEO of Fasset, Ayanda Mafuleka CA(SA) is passionate about using her position to better the lives of South Africans by steering the organisation's strategy towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Quality Education (SDG 4), Decent Work (SDG 8) and Strong Institutions (SDG 16)...

By Roberta Coci, Issued by SAICA 5 Jul 2019

Coronation shines light on unseen spending this Savings Month
Coronation shines light on unseen spending this Savings Month

To mark National Savings Month this July, Coronation is on a mission to inspire South Africans to scrutinise their saving and spending habits...

Issued by Coronation 5 Jul 2019

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Report notes no significant changes in levels of transformation

There has been no significant change in the levels of transformation in the South African economy with black ownership declining to 25.2% in 2018, says a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission report...

5 Jul 2019

Deirdre Phillips, partner at Bowmans
Pension funds must check whether a dependant is still dependant before paying out

Who gets the death benefits is the issue at the centre of most pension fund disputes in South Africa...

By Deirdre Phillips 5 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy
International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

Trump's about face on China. What it means for SA
Trump's about face on China. What it means for SA

The simmering US China trade war is constantly in the world's news headlines, with President Donald Trump's surprise turnaround this weekend after discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20...

By Mike Haworth 4 Jul 2019

Debate about SA Reserve Bank’s mandate must be done in a more considered manner, informed by evidence. Shutterstock
Evolution of ANC economic policy sheds light on squabble over the central bank

The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies...

By Imraan Valodia, Robert van Niekerk, Vishnu Padayachee & Derek Schrier 4 Jul 2019

Sars to host roadshows to discuss new customs legislation - book now
Sars to host roadshows to discuss new customs legislation - book now

On 1 July 2019, in communication addressed to external stakeholders, the Sars confirmed that it would be embarking on roadshows to discuss the new customs legislation, from 22 July to 1 August 2019...

By Busisiwe Vilakazi 3 Jul 2019

Desiree Goodwin
Financial emigration - Is it the answer for expats working abroad?

Emigration lawyers and consultants have noted a significant increase in the number of South Africans applying for financial emigration over the past two years...

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 3 Jul 2019

Nigel Green, founder and CEO of the deVere Group
Fintech is the new normal

More than half of banking and financial services customers around the world use fintech products and services, according to a new global poll...

3 Jul 2019

Using tech to enhance the future of cash flow management
Using tech to enhance the future of cash flow management

Cash flow is the main concern of 59% of local small and medium enterprise (SME) owners...

3 Jul 2019

Gavin Ralston, head of official institutions and thought leadership at Schroders
Alternative investments offer better returns

Alternative investment can offer better returns at lower risk by introducing greater choice to a client's portfolio than traditional asset classes...

3 Jul 2019

CIMA Africa announces 2nd CGMA Conference to take place in Cape Town
CIMA Africa announces 2nd CGMA Conference to take place in Cape Town

Business leaders and accountants will gather to understand the opportunity digital disruption brings to the transformation of finance capabilities in Africa...

Issued by CIMA 2 Jul 2019

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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know them

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them,become truly mainstream...

By Robert Herian 2 Jul 2019

Nomsa Motshegare, chief executive officer of the NCR
High Court rules in favour of the NCR on common law set-off

The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled in favour of the National Credit Regulator (NCR) against Standard Bank that the common law set-off does not apply to credit agreements subject to the National Credit Act (NCA).

2 Jul 2019

How does data quality underpin success in a changing and disrupted banking environment?
How does data quality underpin success in a changing and disrupted banking environment?

The banking industry is currently in a state of flux. Traditional banks have to contend with new competitors unburdened by legacy technology or business models, making them far more agile and responsive...

By Gary Allemann 1 Jul 2019

Ghana has, since independence in 1957, regularly turned to the IMF for financial assistance Shutterstock
Why Ghana is likely to go on needing the IMF - however difficult the relationship

The relationship between Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is, to many Ghanaians, a difficult one. Most Ghanaians are of the view that the country should divorce itself from the international body...

By Priscilla Twumasi-Baffour 1 Jul 2019

‘It’ll never catch on!’ NIKS ADS
Libra: Facebook's cryptocurrency will not help the billions of people currently excluded from banks

When Facebook unveiled its new digital currency libra, it explicitly said the initiative was intended to address the problems faced by the world's unbanked...

By Kamini Gupta 1 Jul 2019

The cost of waiting for tomorrow
The cost of waiting for tomorrow

We say it with deep conviction on how much we may love something or someone when it's still new, but along the way, we take those things for granted...

Issued by MiWayLife 28 Jun 2019

Tax victory for SA subsidiary with Dutch shareholder puts Sars in a pinch
Tax victory for SA subsidiary with Dutch shareholder puts Sars in a pinch

After a taxpayer with a Netherlands shareholder scored an unexpected court victory against Sars, the big question for similarly affected corporate taxpayers is: Would it be best to apply now for a dividends tax refund or rather wait and see what Sars does next...?

By Robyn Berger and Esther Geldenhuys 28 Jun 2019

Policy uncertainty depreciated rand in first quarter - Sarb report
Policy uncertainty depreciated rand in first quarter - Sarb report

The rand depreciated in the aftermath of the national elections due to policy uncertainty and the larger-than-expected contraction in the domestic economy in the first quarter of 2019...

28 Jun 2019

How technology is changing the banking industry
How technology is changing the banking industry

Technology has changed - and is still changing - many industries, but none more so than financial services...

28 Jun 2019

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Non-profit companies: get your PBO application right

There are tax benefits for registering a non-profit organisation as a public benefit organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), whether such organisation is a non-profit company, trust or association...

By Graeme Palmer 28 Jun 2019

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu
Audit shows sorry state of municipalities' finances

The large majority of the country's municipalities are in a worse financial state than ever before, with only 18 of the 257 getting clean audits for 2017/18...

27 Jun 2019

Pavlo Phitidis, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Aurik Business Accelerator
New economy rising - are we ready?

The one sure thing in the world's economies today is that problems are getting broader, deeper, more significant and will become more prevalent. The question is, are we equipped to navigate the new problem-driven paradigm?

27 Jun 2019

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