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Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

2 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 2 days ago

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for AfricaArticle

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management
Shun equities at your perilArticle

The most recent figures released by the Association for Savings and Investments South Africa (Asisa) show a historic influx of investment into local unit trusts over the last quarter...

Anet Ahern 3 days ago

Gavin van Dyk
Seven cures for a lean purse: Age-old money lessons from 1926 that apply in 2020Article

There is much uncertainty in the world today and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the financial and emotional well-being of many South Africans...

Gavin van Dyk, 16 Sep 2020

First digital SA Innovation Summit to host Swiss-South African Pitch Battle
First digital SA Innovation Summit to host Swiss-South African Pitch BattleArticle

The first digital version of the SA Innovation Summit will host the Swiss-South African Pitch Battle on the SAIS2020 Virtual365 Edition stage...

16 Sep 2020

The role of data science in money management
The role of data science in money managementArticle

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution underway, organisations that respond proactively and appropriately to technological changes will gain a competitive advantage...

Shriya Roy 16 Sep 2020

Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!
Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!Article

Investors should not place too much significance to the detailed value projections that often accompany preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) as the basis for production decisions in mining projects...

16 Sep 2020

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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

Reflecting on the future of SA's digital shift
Reflecting on the future of SA's digital shiftArticle

Although it is undeniably difficult to look back to February 2020 while still in the midst of a global pandemic, reflection can, in fact, reveal the many positive developments (and lessons) that the crisis has brought...

Ryan Jamieson 15 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

Capital Legacy Shakes up the home-buyers' market with HomeVantage
Capital Legacy Shakes up the home-buyers' market with HomeVantageArticle

HomeVantage, from Capital Legacy, not only provides a professional, integrated and uniquely comprehensive solution for the home-buyer but also ensures that you get the best rates, offers valuable benefits and, importantly, includes your financial advisor when purchasing one of your biggest investments. HomeVantage will be available from the 1 October 2020...

Issued by Capital Legacy 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

Kondi Nkosi, South Africa country head, Schroders
SA investors expect higher future returns despite Covid-19 shockArticle

Even as Covid-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% - almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%...

14 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

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enough
Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enoughArticle

Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities...

Kevin Mearns 11 Sep 2020

Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder and CEO of Luno
Naspers, RMI sell their Luno stakes to international investorArticle

Naspers and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) have sold their stakes in the South Africa-founded cryptocurrency exchange, Luno...

10 Sep 2020

Eliminating bias is the new frontier of AI innovation
Eliminating bias is the new frontier of AI innovationArticle

2020 is forcing us to confront some hard truths about the world we live in. The Covid-19 pandemic has cast a sobering spotlight on the unsustainable path we are on...

Rudeon Snell 9 Sep 2020

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19
Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has come at a time when societies are already facing many challenges related to inequality, poverty, unemployment, and drought and/or lack of access to water, amongst others...

Lungile Manzini 9 Sep 2020

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continentArticle

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

Timothy A. Wise 9 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewards
Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewardsArticle

Early investors in startups with exposure to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are benefiting from significant revenue growth despite the physical constraints...

7 Sep 2020

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

Traditional contact centres still crucial amid rise in digital channels
Traditional contact centres still crucial amid rise in digital channelsArticle

The rise in digital customer service channels has changed the way people interact with businesses and brands, but that does not mean it is the end for traditional contact centres...

3 Sep 2020

Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?
Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?Article

"A deadly blow to the Chinese tech champion" is how CNN described the sanctions announced on August 17 by the US Commerce Department...

Jean-Paul Michel Larçon 3 Sep 2020

Jessica Phalafala, quantitative analyst at Prescient Investment Management
Harnessing the power of ESG risk premia in systematic investingArticle

Socially responsible investing (SRI) has undergone a profound evolution since its origins in colonial America, where religious groups abstained from investing their endowment funds into anything associated with the slave trade...

Jessica Phalafala 3 Sep 2020

Michael Ridley
Green and social bonds in the light of Covid-19Article

In 2019, 479 green bonds were issued by companies, governments and financial organisations, up from 382 in 2018...

Michael Ridley 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

Covid-19 pandemic triggers demand for residency investment opportunities
Covid-19 pandemic triggers demand for residency investment opportunitiesArticle

As more South Africans and their businesses continue to face the damaging effects of Covid-19 and the tremulous economic landscape, moving abroad is becoming a serious consideration not only for the rich but the middle class as well, says Jean-François Harvey, global managing partner of Harvey Law Group (HLG) Africa...

1 Sep 2020

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Africa needs to do a better job to attract exploration investmentArticle

Africa needs to do a better job of attracting exploration investment as the global competition increases...

1 Sep 2020

Investment health-related research is not adequate. GettyImages
African health research needs support: here's one programme that's workingArticle

African countries bear a disproportionate burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. More than two thirds of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Jude Igumbor 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

5 emerging SaaS trends for your business
5 emerging SaaS trends for your businessArticle

In the past few months, businesses around the world have embraced cloud technology to pivot and survive...

Andrew Bourne 31 Aug 2020

Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partners
Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partnersArticle

With delegate registrations and award nominations now open, the 2020 Africa Brand Summit is set to push several boundaries...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 31 Aug 2020

Accelerating Africa's digital future
Accelerating Africa's digital futureArticle

As a continent with very high potential for growing economies, how can African countries accelerate their digital adoption and leapfrog into a new era of socio-economic prosperity?

Fadi Pharaon 31 Aug 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

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

Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recovery
Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recoveryArticle

Africa faces many challenges on its path to becoming a global economic competitor. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa's development can either be a massive barrier to advancement - or, the spark that lights the fire...

Amrote Abdella 27 Aug 2020

Don't wait! Start your entrepreneurial journey today
Don't wait! Start your entrepreneurial journey todayArticle

The beginning of 2020 may well have seemed like a good time to quit your day job and strike out on your own entrepreneurial journey. Then Covid-19 hit and the world went into lockdown...

Philani Sangweni 27 Aug 2020

Marketers in Latam estimate a period of less than 6 months for the recovery of advertising investment
Marketers in Latam estimate a period of less than 6 months for the recovery of advertising investmentArticle

85% of marketers declare that they have reduced their investment in advertising since the start of the crisis caused by Covid-19, mainly in durable consumption goods, government and NGOs...

Johanna McDowell 27 Aug 2020

Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings
Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy HoldingsArticle

Stanlib Infrastructure Investments has acquired a 10% equity stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings, a R1.8bn privately owned renewable energy developer...

25 Aug 2020

Woza Matrics provides free TV-based support for learners
Woza Matrics provides free TV-based support for learnersArticle

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has launched 'Woza Matrics', a free-to-air television initiative aimed at supporting the matric learners of 2020 following disruptions caused by Covid-19...

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

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

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5 ways hoteliers can fight back in this time of Covid-19Article

When it comes to inter-provincial leisure travel under the recent national lockdown regulations, how quickly will the hospitality industry be able to bounce back?

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

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