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JSE guidance on effective communication with investorsArticle

The JSE has identified focus areas for listed companies to consider when raising capital to weather the Covid-19 crisis, including the amount of information they need to disclose...

Colin du Toit & Elodie Maume 11 hours ago

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 3 days ago

As the SA Reserve Bank steadies, low rates continue to spur confidence in agriculture
As the SA Reserve Bank steadies, low rates continue to spur confidence in agricultureArticle

The Sarb considered risks to both growth and inflation as balanced, and signalled no intention to make further cuts for the remainder of 2020. However, in the second half of 2021 we may see the first round of hikes...

Paul Makube 3 days ago

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms
Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market boomsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

Samuel Seeff 3 days ago

NCOP approves Covid-19 Tax Bills
NCOP approves Covid-19 Tax BillsArticle

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill...

3 days ago

Business advice from serial entrepreneur, Catherine Wijnberg
Business advice from serial entrepreneur, Catherine WijnbergArticle

Many businesses are reverting to pre-lockdown levels of activity, while others still are seeking new entrepreneurial avenues to supplement existing incomes or replace those lost due to the coronavirus crisis...

3 days ago

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 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

Shiraaz Joosub, healthcare sales executive,T-Systems South Africa
Sustainable interoperability is key to quality integrated public healthcare in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner...

Shiraaz Joosub 16 Sep 2020

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for businessArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

15 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

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3
Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3Article

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

Mponeng Mine
AngloGold Ashanti's sale of SA mines a done dealArticle

The sale of AngloGold Ashanti's remaining South African mines is scheduled to close on 30 September 2020, when the buyer, Harmony Gold will assume full ownership and operation of all assets and liabilities that form part of the transaction.

14 Sep 2020

Financial statements to undergo a facelift
Financial statements to undergo a faceliftArticle

Financial statements are a mechanism that can be used to hold management accountable for the resources entrusted to it by shareholders, writes Bongeka Nodada, Saica project director: financial reporting...

Bongeka Nodada, Issued by SAICA 11 Sep 2020

Capital Legacy shakes up the life insurance market with MyCover
Capital Legacy shakes up the life insurance market with MyCoverArticle

MyCover is life cover that has been designed as an extender benefit to the core product, the Legacy Protection Plan that accompanies your will to meet your financial estate planning needs, covering the costs of executor, conveyance and testamentary trust fees as well as other upfront and monthly expenses that arise when you pass away...

Issued by Capital Legacy 10 Sep 2020

Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property market
Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property marketArticle

Speaking during a recent PSG Think Big series webinar, Estienne de Klerk, CEO of Growthpoint Properties, said, "Commercial rentals haven't gone mad; rates and taxes have...

10 Sep 2020

#StartupStartAgain: Did I learn from the past?
#StartupStartAgain: Did I learn from the past?Article

With the ravaging effects Covid-19 has had on the economy, the only choice for many entrepreneurs was to start again. But, did they learn from the past?

Allon Raiz 9 Sep 2020

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural AfricaArticle

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

R100m Covid-19 grant funding set aside for smallholder farmers
R100m Covid-19 grant funding set aside for smallholder farmersArticle

The fund will be made available to existing Land Bank smallholder farmers; this includes the banks farmers who are serviced through the bank's intermediary partners...

7 Sep 2020

New tax bill: Taxpayers could be criminally liable for honest mistakes
New tax bill: Taxpayers could be criminally liable for honest mistakesArticle

Section 34 of the draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 proposes to amend section 234 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (TA Act), to remove willfulness (intention) from the range of acts that constitute an offence...

Kyle Fyfe 7 Sep 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problems
#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problemsArticle

Bronwyn Williams highlights her key learnings in Lionel Shriver's The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 and Edward Snowden's Permanent Record to emphasise that as we submit to further infringements on our privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of movement in the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, we must ensure that emergency measures designed to fight a temporary crisis do not become a permanent feature...

Bronwyn Williams 7 Sep 2020

Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill them
Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill themArticle

It was not until high levels of unemployment ensued in the 1930s that policymakers in the UK and US started to pay attention to Keynes' powerful argument for active demand management...

Dr Sitsabo Dlamini 4 Sep 2020

Comair confirms publication of a business rescue plan
Comair confirms publication of a business rescue planArticle

The turnaround plan is focused on rationalising operating costs and growing ancillary revenue...

3 Sep 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately
Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediatelyArticle

Eskom has been ordered by the high court to restore full maximum electricity supply to several areas in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces immediately...

Tania Broughton 2 Sep 2020

Leila Fourie, CEO of the JSE
JSE is bouncing back from Covid crisisArticle

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has proved itself remarkably resilient during the global Covid-19 crisis...

2 Sep 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measuresArticle

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

1 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

Financial trouble looms for sectional titles with levies in arrears
Financial trouble looms for sectional titles with levies in arrearsArticle

According to Andrew Schaefer, MD of property management company Trafalgar, scores of sectional title (ST) schemes and home owners' associations (HOAs) are going to be in financial trouble soon if owners don't start making up the levy payments deferred...

31 Aug 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

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

Afropolitan Woman Money Forum Webinar: Managing Finances During the Pandemic
Afropolitan Woman Money Forum Webinar: Managing Finances During the PandemicArticle

Join Kaya FM for a Women's Month webinar, which will be taking place on Monday, 31 August 2020. The Afropolitan Woman Money Forum: Managing Finances During the Pandemic...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 28 Aug 2020

Virtual Jungheinrich Annual General Meeting: "Jungheinrich will emerge strengthened from the coronavirus crisis!"
Virtual Jungheinrich Annual General Meeting: "Jungheinrich will emerge strengthened from the coronavirus crisis!"Article

"Jungheinrich will emerge strengthened from the coronavirus crisis", said Dr Lars Brzoska, chairman of the Board of Management of Jungheinrich AG, at the company's Annual General Meeting...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 27 Aug 2020

Time to upgrade your ERP solutions?
Time to upgrade your ERP solutions?Article

For too long, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have included inferior native dashboards that offer few of the benefits of true business intelligence...

Mich Martins 27 Aug 2020

Dr David Masondo, deputy finance minister
Treasury to consider budget cuts, increase revenue collectionArticle

The South African government will implement departmental budget cuts and bolster revenue collection to stimulate economic growth...

27 Aug 2020

5 lessons learned navigating the coronavirus crisis
5 lessons learned navigating the coronavirus crisisArticle

Empathy, humility and generosity, along with preparedness and quick action, helped ViaData, a software provider to the hard-hit tourism and travel sector, through the last few months. Managing director, Craig Byren, talks us through their top five lessons...

Craig Byren 26 Aug 2020

Impact of the "new normal" on tax enforcement in transfer pricing
Impact of the "new normal" on tax enforcement in transfer pricingArticle

The unusual business conditions of the Covid-19 outbreak will require a more flexible approach from tax authorities when analysing transfer pricing in the 2020 year of assessment...

Joon Chong and Karen Miller 26 Aug 2020

Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunities
Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Like most industries, the retail sector has had to transform radically, not only to survive the current situation, but also to ensure that it remains viable and sustainable into the future...

Tasmika Ramlakan 26 Aug 2020

Justin Floor, fund manager, PSG Asset Managment
Looking beyond the corona crisisArticle

Over the past few months, the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak has shifted. In the early days, governments around the world hoped that by acting decisively, the outbreak could be put behind us swiftly...

Justin Floor 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

How pre-qualifying for a home loan can support your offer to purchase
How pre-qualifying for a home loan can support your offer to purchaseArticle

There is a misconception that a 'pre-qualification' on a bond means you are guaranteed that a bank has approved a home loan up to a certain amount. This is not true. Nondumiso Ncapai Head of Product for Absa Home Loans explains...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 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

Now's the time for contrarian investments
Now's the time for contrarian investmentsArticle

Investment markets move in cycles. Sometimes, opportunities abound to acquire the businesses we love to own: higher quality companies that are out of favour and hence cheap. Now is such a time...

Philipp Wörz 19 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

By H18 Upliftment, CC BY-SA 4.0,
5 ways coronavirus is deepening global inequalityArticle

Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world...

Kunal Sen 19 Aug 2020

How to cut expenses from your budget
How to cut expenses from your budgetArticle

Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient Group, relates a story from many years ago, before he acquired all of his current financial wisdom...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 18 Aug 2020

A home repossession is a last resort for Absa
A home repossession is a last resort for AbsaArticle

One of the emerging fears of those whose financial status has been seriously impacted by lockdown, is having their home repossessed by the bond holder...

Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 17 Aug 2020

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