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Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable
Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stableArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

Dr Andrew Golding 2 days ago

What does entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?
What does entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?Article

For years, we've been told that entrepreneurs are key to South Africa's economic growth and job creation...

Philani Sangweni 3 days ago

Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to know
Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to knowArticle

According to Skoko Sebola, principal at Leapfrog Midrand, buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal...

3 days ago

E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal Mine
E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal MineArticle

South African commodity trading and brokerage house E&T Minerals is one of the companies/organisations bidding for OCM (Optimum Coal Mine)...

Issued by E&T Minerals 3 days ago

New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental management
New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental managementArticle

In line with global trends, the number of South African renters is likely to spike over the next decade, and with this the workload of residential rental management professionals...

3 days ago

Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme
Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee SchemeArticle

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explains
How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explainsArticle

N'Gunu Tiny, founder and executive chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in fintech, blockchain and innovative tech...

Issued by Monetary Library 16 Sep 2020

Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationally
Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationallyArticle

With no international travel permitted during the Covid-19 lockdown, properties in sought-after areas such as Camp's Bay and the Atlantic seaboard are now listed at a steal, says Grant Smee, MD of Only Realty...

16 Sep 2020

No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom either
No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom eitherArticle

The material handling and industrial equipment sector has had to adjust to a quickly shifting landscape as predictions for the industry were quickly turned on their heads, according to EIE Group CEO Gary Neubert...

16 Sep 2020

Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the way
Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the wayArticle

If you're a home seller, you should absolutely not withdraw your property from the market now in the hopes of selling it at a higher price next year...

Berry Everitt 15 Sep 2020

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bank
What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bankArticle

Few industries have been as radically transformed by technology over the past few years as banking...

Ryan Falkenberg 15 Sep 2020

Treasury advisors body launched
Treasury advisors body launchedArticle

A voluntary organisation, the South African Association of Treasury Advisors (SAATA), was recently launched to represent both big and small treasury advisors...

14 Sep 2020

Building the "Wall Street" of Africa
Building the "Wall Street" of AfricaArticle

Wall Street, the historic headquarters of some of the largest US brokerages and investment banks, however, as Africans we can recreate this and build our own "Wall Street" on the African continent...

14 Sep 2020

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?
How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?Article

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

11 Sep 2020

SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEs
SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the health of the South African SMME sector....

11 Sep 2020

Tijsbert Creemers, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group
Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in AfricaArticle

Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

8 Sep 2020

The importance of support when transacting online
The importance of support when transacting onlineArticle

The profits you sacrificed initially will return exponentially, all because you understood and applied the undeniable truths that 'people buy from people' and that clients appreciate it when they are listened to attentively...

Ben Lindeque, Issued by Prepaid24 2 Sep 2020

Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' email
Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' emailArticle

Scammers worldwide have been exploiting people's fears of lost jobs and income during the Covid-19 lockdown by using phishing mails...

Anna Collard 2 Sep 2020

Banks and beer top the 2020 BrandZ™ Most Valuable South African Brands
Banks and beer top the 2020 BrandZ™ Most Valuable South African BrandsArticle

First National Bank (FNB) has been named as South Africa's most valuable brand for the first time, in the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking, released today by WPP and Kantar...

Issued by Kantar 1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you have
Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you haveArticle

Rather than raiding retirement annuities and selling off a valuable property at a fraction of its worth, Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, looks at the benefits of sweating the assets you have...

31 Aug 2020

R4bn River Club development clears major obstacle
R4bn River Club development clears major obstacleArticle

The next step towards a massive R4bn development on the contested River Club site in Observatory, Cape Town, has been authorised by the provincial government...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Aug 2020

Will digital integration kill traditional banks?
Will digital integration kill traditional banks?Article

From online shopping to financial transactions to e-learning - just about all aspects of life are feeling the march of technology advances...

Kobus Badenhorst, 31 Aug 2020

Available tickets for the closing weekend of 2020 Encounters Docci Fest
Available tickets for the closing weekend of 2020 Encounters Docci FestArticle

The 2020 Encounters Documentary Festival - which is being held online - is set to close this weekend. If you haven't seen any of the films being screened, this is your last chance and there are still some tickets available...

28 Aug 2020

Home-buying in the unforgiving 2020 - it's good news if you have your affairs in order
Home-buying in the unforgiving 2020 - it's good news if you have your affairs in orderArticle

They say every cloud has a silver lining and many of us are desperate to discover that glistening edge in 2020 - a year that, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been unlike anything we could have predicted at our December 31st celebrations...

Issued by Irvine Partners 28 Aug 2020

Kelello Nkadimeng
The struggle for the RDR to find its regulatory footingArticle

The Twin Peaks regulatory model (Twins Peaks) was implemented in April of 2018, fundamentally changing the South African financial regulatory system into two regulatory streams...

Kelello Nkadimeng 28 Aug 2020

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Covid-19 is an opportunity for brands to enhance their positioningArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has perhaps presented an opportunity for brands to enhance their positioning and product delivery. As German theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein said "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity..."

Malesela Maubane 26 Aug 2020

Aubrey Chauke
New capital opportunities for tomorrow's coal sectorArticle

Despite huge advances in clean coal technologies, abundance of coal in the SADC region and Southern Africa's vast energy needs, and the reality that coal will remain an important element of South Africa's energy mix well beyond 2040...

Aubrey Chauke 26 Aug 2020

When will blockchain's time arrive?
When will blockchain's time arrive?Article

Measuring whether a new innovation delivers on its promise is always tricky...

26 Aug 2020

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Using agriculture to help boost job creation, investment in MozambiqueArticle

Brazilian investors have expressed interest in Mozambique's agribusiness, given the agro-ecological potential and the promising opportunities that the country offers in this sector.

25 Aug 2020

Bongiwe Mbunge, partner at Mazars South Africa’s advisory division
Banks' strategies lack integrated ESG criteriaArticle

Banks around the world have not yet fully integrated environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) into their strategies...

25 Aug 2020

Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platform
Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platformArticle

Europlaw Group, situated in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, now offer project funding through our newly established escrow banking platform with the assistance of our preferred bankers...

Issued by Europlaw 25 Aug 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SA
Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SAArticle

Social distancing is changing the way we do business and until we can 3D print all we need at home or the office, the delivery of goods still needs to be physically transported, delivered and accepted by the customer....

24 Aug 2020

Despite rising use of tech during lockdown, property sees minimal disruption
Despite rising use of tech during lockdown, property sees minimal disruptionArticle

The estate agent versus proptech disruption debate was recently explored during a Let's Talk Property webinar hosted by Real Estate Investor and eLan Property Group...

24 Aug 2020

Adriaan Pask, CIO, PSG Wealth
Is the tide turning for emerging markets?Article

Headwinds caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have made investors reconsider the traditional risk-return dynamic of asset classes...

Adriaan Pask 24 Aug 2020

Addressing the changing media landscape Citilites Amplified
Addressing the changing media landscape Citilites AmplifiedArticle

To address the changing market needs, JCDecaux analysed one of the most sought-after and trusted media solutions in the market: Citilites...

Issued by JCDecaux 24 Aug 2020

Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!
Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!Article

Nike continued its winning streak with its sixth win in a row as the Overall Coolest Brand at the 16th annual Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, announced online on 21 August 2020. The winners span 71 categories and are based on the outcome of research conducted by Yellowwood.

21 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplaceArticle

Every year, 21 August marks World Entrepreneurs' Day. The purpose of this day is to create awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto space
#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto spaceArticle

As one of Paxful's brightest young leaders, Tugba Abadan is helping the global next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

Are we looking at 4IR for the customer communication game?
Are we looking at 4IR for the customer communication game?Article

The Forth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterised by an array of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, while also disrupting the way in which businesses communicate...

Douglas van Wyk 20 Aug 2020

Experian downplays data breach
Experian downplays data breachArticle

Experian South Africa has downplayed a data breach, in which it handed over the personal information of as many as 24-million South Africans and 793,749 business entities to a suspected fraudster, as an "isolated incident"...

20 Aug 2020

Carrie Norden, tax specialist, Allan Gray
The taxman cometh, so be preparedArticle

The Supplementary Budget delivered by the minister of finance in June showed that a projected shortfall in tax revenues is expected to be around R300bn for the 2020/2021 fiscal year...

19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemic
Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemicArticle

The ability to quickly reconfigure strategy, structure, processes, people and technology toward value-creating and value-protecting opportunities is key to survival...

Morne Cronje 17 Aug 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Offering a helping hand
#OrchidsandOnions: Offering a helping handArticle

FNB: excellent advertising campaign must be backed up with action; dismal marketing failure by Nikon SA draws loud, angry response...

Brendan Seery 14 Aug 2020

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