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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..

1 day ago

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..

2 days ago

Brand South Africa and InvestSA embark on an investment promotion roadshow
Brand South Africa and InvestSA embark on an investment promotion roadshow

Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry's InvestSA will be embarking on an investment promotion roadshow to Switzerland, Germany, France and India from 19-30 March 2019...

Issued by Brand South Africa 1 day ago

The IFC wants to hear from small businesses in South Africa - take the survey!
The IFC wants to hear from small businesses in South Africa - take the survey!

In collaboration with Kantar, the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is asking small business owners in South Africa to share the challenges and opportunities they face through an online survey...

Issued by Kantar TNS 2 days ago

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

First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to be launched in May 2019
First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to be launched in May 2019

The Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa - a first-of-its-kind short course in foreign investment law on the continent - could help investors make the most of increasingly attractive opportunities in Africa...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Janina Slawski, principal investment consultant at Alexander Forbes Investments
6 major investment decision shapers in 2019

Smart beta, alternative investments, risk management, sustainability, big data and technology, and China as a disruptor in international asset management are the most dominant themes impacting investors in 2019.

By Janina Slawski 25 Feb 2019

Gugu Mjadu
Budget promises to boost SMME eco-system

Plans to make legislative changes to the ambit of the Department of Small Business Development will go a long way to making the entrepreneurial eco-system more conducive for the formation and growth of SMMEs...

25 Feb 2019

Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi
Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi

This year's Africa Shared Value Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 23-24 May 2019, at the Radisson Blu Hotel...

25 Feb 2019

South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs
South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass...

By Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass 25 Feb 2019

Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of play
Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of play

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announced in his Budget Speech that the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) - aka sugar tax - will be hiked from 2,1 cents to 2,21 cents per gram of sugar per 100ml...

By Elly Irving 25 Feb 2019

R5.5bn zinc mine for SA
R5.5bn zinc mine for SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday officially open the R5.5bn investment zinc mine in the Northern Cape, the Presidency said...

25 Feb 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
IPP tender process is fair, open and transparent

The tender process and the awarding of renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) contracts have no room for favouritism...

25 Feb 2019

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni preparing to deliver the budget. EPA-EFE/Elmond Jiyane
South Africa's budget was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn't a good thing

This year's South African budget gave allies of the market as much as they could expect - and labour and the left about as much as they currently deserve...

By Steven Friedman 22 Feb 2019

Response to the 2019 Budget Speech
Response to the 2019 Budget Speech

Similar to the 2018 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) this budget was very closely watched with many hoping for clarity on the future direction...

By Nico Esterhuizen (FCCA), Issued by ACCA 21 Feb 2019

Africa's business revolution
Africa's business revolution

Africa offers exciting possibilities for companies looking to access new growth markets in a constrained global economic climate...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Feb 2019

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