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#BizFinFocus: Time for central banks to face climate change

Seventy percent of central banks and regulators see climate change as 'major threat' to financial stability, but are split on where responsibility for action lies...

19 Feb 2020

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#BizFinFocus: Reassessing the state of retirement savings

We have a new finance minister and hopefully new energy in government. It is time for the legislators to reassess the state of retirement savings in South Africa and chart their own course...

By Rowan Burger 18 Feb 2020

Mike van der Westhuizen, portfolio manager, Citadel
#BizFinFocus: SA needs a hardcore Budget

A strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country...

17 Feb 2020

David Morobe, executive general manager: impact investment, Business Partners
#BizFinFocus: Read the signs to forge ahead in a gloomy economy

Although the International Monetary Fund gave South Africa's economic growth prospects a downward revision for this year, 2020 could still hold significant opportunities for business owners who know where to look...

By David Morobe 12 Feb 2020

Christian Wiesener
#BizFinFocus: Exploring alternative sources of state income

Times are tough for the South African economy and this is further negatively affecting state finances with a significant deficit of several billion rands every month...

By Christian Wiesener 12 Feb 2020

Patricia Williams, tax partner at Bowmans and Saica Income Tax Act committee member
#BizFinFocus: More taxes needed, but there's little wiggle room

The minister of finance, National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services (Sars) are facing a challenging tax revenue environment...

By Patricia Williams 10 Feb 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
#BizFinFocus: Be prepared for the Budget Speech

South Africans spend more than they earn and with continuing depressed economic growth and a projected tax shortfall of R60bn for the tax year ending March 2020, things are likely to get worse before they get better...

By William Chuma 7 Feb 2020

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Blockchain for travel made simple
Blockchain for travel made simple

Can you imagine whipping out your mobile phone instead of your passport when you travel for business or leisure? If Blockchain has its way, that could become a reality...

By Natalia Rosa 11 Apr 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa's to do list: seven economic policy areas that will shift the dial

South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, seems to have a lot going for him. His early new broom sweeps clean gestures have been incisive and the market indicators are responding well. A plethora of good news has come his way in the weeks since he was sworn in...

By Alan Hirsch 10 Apr 2018

Trevor Manuel, chairman of Old Mutual Group Holdings
Manuel on restoring ethical business leadership

It has become clear that business leadership in South Africa needs a major overhaul, as more and more is revealed about the unethical behaviour of significant brands such as Steinhoff‚ KPMG‚ SAP and Naspers.

4 Apr 2018

Zug, Switzerland
Switzerland at epicentre of cryptocurrency revolution

ZURICH, Switzerland - Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy Alpine nation to get in on the virtual action...

3 Apr 2018

Adrian Hope-Bailie, chief standards officer: Ripple
Exploring the evolution of blockchain

When Bitcoin and cryptocurrency first hit the scene, people really jumped on the bandwagon, thinking they were part of a revolution...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Mar 2018

Aatish Ramkaran, digital architect, Nedbank
Taking blockchain mainstream

It is difficult to believe that in 1992 the internet was little understood; yet today people can't live without it. This is where blockchain has to get to, if it is to be successful...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2018

Marcus Swanepoel, CEO of Luno
Building a new financial system

Existing financial systems are not able to meet the today's world's needs. It's evolving once again - just as money developed from favours to bartering to what it is today,..

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Mar 2018

Naomi Snyman, chair of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium and blockchain lead for Standard Bank
Working together to put blockchain into banking

Banks are grappling with blockchain, applying it to almost everything from digital identity to cross border payments...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Mar 2018

Farzam Ehsani, blockchain lead at Rand Merchant Bank
#BizFinFocus: Where will regulation and blockchain meet?

What has regulators scratching their collective heads right now is understanding exactly what blockchain is, and where it slots in as an asset class...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Mar 2018

Brad Torien, CEO of FMI
Dispelling retirement myths

Although they are usually dealt with as separate entities, risk planning and investment planning are intrinsically linked, as both are ultimately about income protection...

By Nicci Botha 19 Mar 2018

#BAC2018: Interoperability and Big Sky thinking will take blockchain to the big league
#BAC2018: Interoperability and Big Sky thinking will take blockchain to the big league

Interoperability is the key to achieving blockchain adoption at scale, even though this creates competition between currencies...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2018

Andrew Keys, head of global business development at ConsenSys and co-founder of ConsenSys Capital
#BAC2018: Bitcoin is the gateway drug

Bitcoin is just the opening act of blockchain disruption. "It's the gateway drug to the Ethereum blockchain," said Andrew Keys, head of global business development at ConsenSys and co-founder of ConsenSys Capital...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2018

Tricia Martinez, founder of WalWala
#BAC2018: How blockchain can unlock emerging markets

Globally 2.2-billion people don't have access to financial services, mostly in the emerging market. By harnessing the best of blockchain, cryptocurrency and tokenisation, these technologies will empower the underbanked and the unbanked, solving the financial inclusion problem and creating a more equal society...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2018

#BAC2018: Moving from lunatic fringe to mainstream
#BAC2018: Moving from lunatic fringe to mainstream

Last year, blockchain and its proponents were described as the "lunatic fringe". This year, the Blockchain Africa conference reflected just how far and how quickly this technology how come in such a short space of time...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2018

Pieter Zylstra, regional director digital transformation, Middle East and Africa, Orange Business Services
#BizFinFocus: Five disruptions to the African fintech landscape in 2018

Africa is no stranger to financial innovation. Mobile financial wallets have been rapidly adopted by the younger population, with partnerships between telcos and banks set to dominate the future of the mobile payment industry...

By Pieter Zylstra 8 Mar 2018

Chris Skinner
#BizFinFocus: Money is meaningless

In this digital era in which we find ourselves, we are undergoing a massive revolution of humanity which has virtually democratised every aspect of our lives...

By Nicci Botha 5 Mar 2018

Thuli Madonsela, chair of social justice, Stellenbosch University
#BizFinFocus: Thuli Madonsela on the pedestal of hope

Former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, says she has neither the skills nor inclination for political office, but is committed in her role as chair of social justice at the University of Stellenbosch to help "create the South Africa of our dreams"...

By Nicci Botha 26 Feb 2018

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Feb 2018

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