Drones to be used by insurers?
Drones to be used by insurers?

Given how data provides a competitive advantage, insurers can use drones to enhance the quality of information around policies and claims and aid in improving decision-making...

2 days ago

Repo rate unchanged
Repo rate unchanged

Consumers will breathe a sigh of relief after the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

3 days ago

Alfred Ramosedi
Getting the balance right: Board members, skills and influence

The importance of influential board members, with a diversity of skills and experience, cannot be underestimated. They have the power to determine the rise and fall of companies through their influence and leadership...

3 days ago

Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development
Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development

To deploy global investment on a significant scale, Africa needs to develop the domestic conditions to absorb the much higher levels of global real estate investment currently considering Africa...

3 days ago

New financing mechanism protects against climate change
New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks...

3 days ago

Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?
Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?

#Newswatch: It's not necessarily a death knell. There's speculation on potential positive outcomes following Naspers's announcement that it will unbundle MultiChoice to shareholders early next year and separately list the company on the JSE...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

Chartered accountants and 4IR
Chartered accountants and 4IR

Blockchain, bitcoin, data analytics, process automation and artificial intelligence are but some of the other new areas where technology is having an impact on the role of accountants and auditors...

19 Sep 2018

Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?
Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?

You can already use bitcoins to buy everything from pizza to a manicure, but could virtual currencies become a standard trading resource to purchase real estate...?

By Chantalle Bell 18 Sep 2018

Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending
Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending

South Africans are under financial pressure, as indicated by the latest consumer confidence data...

18 Sep 2018

Mark Kingon, acting Sars commissioner
Nene extends Kingon's stint

Acting South African Revenue Services (Sars) chief executive, Mark Kingon, will hold the position for a further three months, after Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene extended his stint...

18 Sep 2018

Yolanda Naudé, Citadel head of fund research and portfolio manager
Time for Ramaphosa to knuckle down and fix the economy

The gloss of Ramaphoria, when the rand R11.55 to the US dollar in late February, has worn off...

17 Sep 2018

New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession
New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession

The ambition of the newly formed African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (Afiaar) is to build a credible institution which will instil the much-needed confidence in the accounting and auditing profession...

17 Sep 2018

Lionel October, director general of the dti
Intra-African trade remains a priority

Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said...

14 Sep 2018

Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Public founders Pepe Marais and Gareth Leck were announced as 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year at this year's Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners. This just off the back of being announced Loeries 2018 Agency of the Year...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Sep 2018

Victor Zuma and his wife Beverly Msibi lost their home after it was repossessed over a R6,000 outstanding debt. Archive photo (2015) by Ciaran Ryan
Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday, 12 September, that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices...

By Ciaran Ryan 14 Sep 2018

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Argentina, Turkey, Indonesia - why it's too early to speak of contagion in emerging markets

Turkey, Indonesia and Argentina have all seen their currencies experience huge drops in recent months. Similarly, stocks in India, South Africa, Mexico and others have taken a hit...

By Alain Naef 14 Sep 2018

FairPlay's fight for VAT-free chicken picks up support in Parliament
FairPlay's fight for VAT-free chicken picks up support in Parliament

Chicken emerged as a favourite to be VAT-exempted for the support of South Africa's poor, when stakeholders presented their responses to the Woolard Panel of Expert's report in Parliament yesterday...

13 Sep 2018

Anton Meyer
Execs still unprepared for liability risks

Stakeholders have made their voices heard in recent years, resulting in more companies and their directors facing litigation...

13 Sep 2018

National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers
National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers

The National Assembly on Wednesday adopted the long-awaited National Credit Amendment Bill, which aims to address and prevent over-indebtedness of consumers...

13 Sep 2018

Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions
Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent Chinese loan that was given to state-owned entity, Eskom, comes with no conditions...

12 Sep 2018

Policy specialist, Theo Venter
Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SA

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

By Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Nhlanhla Nene, finance minister
Technical recession could affect tax collection

With the recent announcement by Statistics South Africa that the country is in a technical recession, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says this may affect tax revenue collection.

11 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Claudette Steynberg, product manager at SilverBridge
Making mass customisation work

Mass customisation can balance the growing trend of products and services tailored to meet a customer's needs a with traditional business models...

10 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

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#YouthReport2018: Generation jobless and the high inequality economy

Explaining concepts like the 'missing middle' and various African economic myths and misconceptions, Professor Haroon Bhorat shared the harsh economic realities of growing up in South Africa today, at the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2018

EPA/Nic Bothma
To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

The one percentage point increase in South Africa's value added tax (VAT) rate, which was implemented in April this year, has raised important questions about how the tax system can and should address inequality...

By Imraan Valodia & David Francis 7 Sep 2018

SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding
SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018

Zweli Mkhize, cooperative governance and traditional affairs (CoGTA) minister
Multiple probes to hold VBS perpetrators accountable

CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize says a number of investigations have been launched with the aim of bringing those responsible for unlawfully investing municipal funds with VBS, to book...

7 Sep 2018

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