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Managing finances during Covid-19
Managing finances during Covid-19

Covid-19 walks into the room and leaves many of us breathless, a terrible reality that we cannot simply wish away. One thing is clear, the pandemic has exposed the many cracks within the system and our lives that we believed were working well.

Issued by MiWayLife 1 day ago

Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline
Everyone needs to plan for the next disaster

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, and with any luck, will be in our rear-view mirror before too long. However, there are lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson, is that even households need to do scenario planning, where they make assumptions on what the future is going to be and how their environments might change, and properly plan for the next disaster. This is an inevitability, as there's even an extremely high risk of a second wave of the virus

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Akinwumi Adesina leads a bank that has the USA as its second largest shareholder. CGIAR/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC-SA
Independence is at the heart of the African Development Bank's ability to be effective

Independence is a cardinal pillar for organisations that are set up to deliver a public good. Their success depends on it.

By Kalu Ojah 1 day ago

Webinar: Don't blame SA's booming illegal cigarette trade on lockdown alone
Webinar: Don't blame SA's booming illegal cigarette trade on lockdown alone

A subject of furious debate during the lockdown is the ban on tobacco products. In a webinar held by PSG today, Jacques Pauw, author of the gripping The President's Keepers, told viewers the lockdown is only part of the reason the illegal cigarette trade in South Africa is thriving.

10 Jul 2020

Compare Forex Brokers launches first ever forex brokerage calculator
Compare Forex Brokers launches first ever forex brokerage calculator

In the past, it has been almost impossible to work out brokerage when forex trading. This was solved with a calculator taking into account spreads, commissions and more.

By Justin Grossbard, Issued by Compare Forex Brokers 9 Jul 2020

Proposed amendments to FICA schedules
Proposed amendments to FICA schedules

On 19 June 2020 the Minister of Finance, in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 38 of 2001 (FICA), published proposed amendments to Schedules 1, 2 and 3 for public comment. The proposed amendments will align FICA with the current International Standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as well as recent legislative amendments.

By Seshree Govender and Nonjabulo Mthembu 9 Jul 2020

How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouse
How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouse

While many view Mukuru as a technology company, its business is centred around helping people at a very personal level. From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005 to an African fintech giant in 2020, Mukuru's journey has been one of turning challenges into opportunities for innovation - continuously motivated by a desire to improve the daily lives of its loyal customers.

By Sandy Rheeder 9 Jul 2020

Tarryn Sankar, head of listed credit, Futuregrowth
Interconnectiveness sets the tone of post-Covid responsible investment

What started off as a public health crisis in the form of Covid-19 is really started to bear down as a significant economic crisis. Yet, there is a theme of interconnectiveness that runs across climate change, virus pandemics and responsible investing. "We see this manifesting on a number of different fronts," Tarryn Sankar, head of listed credit, Futuregrowth, said.

By Nicci Botha 9 Jul 2020

Growthpoint named overall winner in Investment Analysts Society awards
Growthpoint named overall winner in Investment Analysts Society awards

Along with being voted leader in communication and financial reporting in the property sector category, Growthpoint was also named the overall winner of the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa (IAS) Excellence in Financial Reporting and Communications Awards 2019.

9 Jul 2020

Craig Baker, CEO, MiWay
Past, present and future: all the ways Covid-19 has changed insurance

The Covid-19 pandemic has radically changed the insurance landscape, and will probably continue to for years to come. These changes range from how financial services and insurance businesses operate, what factors are considered in deciding who gets cover and how much, and how people protect themselves against risk in the future.

9 Jul 2020

Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tills
Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tills

Customers can now make cash deposits directly into their own bank account at any Pick n Pay till point, anywhere in South Africa.

8 Jul 2020

Bernard Agulhas, former CEO, IRBA
How to restore confidence in the auditing profession

The auditing profession finds itself in a state of crisis. In discussing how and why this happened, the lessons learnt and the required response during his presentation as part of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Bernard Agulhas, former chief executive of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) answered six questions.

8 Jul 2020

Ombuds report shows how to save on insurance
Ombuds report shows how to save on insurance

The latest Ombudsman for Short Term Insurance (OSTI) annual report makes interesting reading from a consumer perspective, especially the insights it provides on the most common reasons for claims rejection.

7 Jul 2020

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