Andrew Duvenage,managing director, NFB Private Wealth Management.
#BudgetSpeech2019: Dear Mr Minister

Over the years your predecessors have consistently increased the pressure on high net worth individuals in their annual budgets. Currently the top 2% of earners account for between 25% and 35% of South Africa's total revenue...

By Andrew Duvenage 15 hours ago

Craig Pheiffer, chief investment strategist at Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management
#BudgetSpeech2019: Hoping for a great escape

Legendary escapologist Harry Houdini began his career escaping from handcuffs but later went on to dazzle audiences with escapes from large milk cans, his specially designed Chinese water torture cell and buried caskets...

By Craig Pheiffer 1 day ago

Could gas find enthusiasm be premature?
Could gas find enthusiasm be premature?

Referred to as a potential game-changer by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address, the gas discovery off Mossel Bay is believed to attract as much as R1trn over the next 20 years...

1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?
#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?

Franchise business owners are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the 2019 National Budget Speech, as they seek more opportunities to increase their contribution to GDP...

1 day ago

SA's top 10 risks in 2019
SA's top 10 risks in 2019

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) released the fifth edition of its Risk Report: South Africa Risks 2019...

1 day ago

Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?
Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?

The initial consideration behind the sugary beverages levy (SBL) was as a deterrent to reduce lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, but it's potentially evolving into a money spinner for Sars...

1 day ago

Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets
Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets

The financial services division of integrated tourism group Tourvest has acquired the South African assets of global forex provider, Travelex...

15 Feb 2019

The art of forensic investigations
The art of forensic investigations

The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal inquiries, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector...

15 Feb 2019

Why cryptocurrency regulation is essential
Why cryptocurrency regulation is essential

With a recent Luno survey quoting a staggering 74% of South African respondents saying they'd like the option to pay for goods with cryptocurrency, the days of an entirely unregulated system are numbered...

15 Feb 2019

SA expected to reach roll-over agreement with the UK
SA expected to reach roll-over agreement with the UK

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is expected to reach a roll-over agreement with the United Kingdom post Brexit...

14 Feb 2019

Yudhvir Seetharam, head of analyics, FNB Business
CEOs still don't understand big data

Although many business owners and CEOs have introduced big data into their operations, very few know how to use it effectively for a competitive edge...

14 Feb 2019

Mike Brown, Nedbank CEO and Vuyani Jarana, CEO: SAA
Nedbank, SAA expand Voyager Mile programme to cheque cards

Nedbank customers can now earn South African Airways (SAA) with every swipe of their cheque card...

14 Feb 2019

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe. Photo: @GCISMedia/Twitter
SA guns for stake in global exploration budget

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa is positioning itself to get a slice of the global exploration budget in a debate on the State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on Tuesday...

13 Feb 2019

Madelein Grobler, project director: tax at Saica
#BudgetSpeech2019: Tips for Tito

Being an election year, there'll be a second State of the Nation Address (Sona) in June for the new government to present its plan of action for the 2020 financial year...

13 Feb 2019

Zak Sivalingum, FNB regional head, Gauteng East
SMEs can avoid costly foreign exchange risks

Thanks to the volatile nature of global currencies, small businesses which participate in international trade could fall victim to costly foreign exchange risks...

12 Feb 2019

Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?
Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?

While it is one of five megatrends that are set to have an undeniable effect on the world we live in, sustainability extends far beyond the single, albeit very important, issue of climate change...

By Patrick Odier 11 Feb 2019

2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit announces agenda
2019 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit announces agenda

OurCrowd, Israel's most active venture investor, has announced programming for the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, to be held on 7 March 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel...

11 Feb 2019

Dr Binganidzo Muchara
Will the Budget Speech keep the promises of Sona?

President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (Sona) theme was "Following up on our commitments. Making your Future Work Better."...

By Binganidzo Muchara 11 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: It looks like a seminal year for investor confidence
#MiningIndaba2019: It looks like a seminal year for investor confidence

With crucial national elections due in May, a debt crisis at state electricity utility Eskom and the Mining Charter still pending, international investors are keeping a close eye on what unfolds...

11 Feb 2019

Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is eminently qualified to lead the World Bank.
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The World Bank needs deep reforms to reflect a changing world order

The sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the mission of the international financial institution...

By Mzukisi Qobo and Mills Soko 8 Feb 2019

Research reveals cloud tech saves accountants time
Research reveals cloud tech saves accountants time

New research reveals that South African accountants could save up to three hours of work a day by using cloud technology...

8 Feb 2019

Photo: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Financial Matters Amendment Bill progresses through parliament

The Financial Matters Amendment Bill, which includes much needed amendments to the audit legislation, is now officially in the parliamentary process to enact legislation.....

8 Feb 2019

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Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

Transactional sector is about to be transformed
Transactional sector is about to be transformed

This year will be a big one for the next-generation transactional sector, with disruption increasingly coming to market and long-standing challenges being overcome...

7 Feb 2019

Gugu Mjadu, spokesperson for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year
5 investment dos and don'ts for young entrepreneurs

The government recognises entrepreneurship as a key driver of future economic growth in South Africa...

7 Feb 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#MiningIndaba2019: Ramaphosa says collaboration is the key for mining

The mining industry is a key player in the future growth and development of the South African economy, with huge potential for exploration, production and beneficiation...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2019

SONA 2019: Road closures
SONA 2019: Road closures

To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the opening of Parliament on Thursday, 7 February 2019, several roads will be closed in and around the Cape Town CBD...

6 Feb 2019

Richard Rattue, managing director of Compli-Serve SA
9 top tips for better financial compliance

Here are my top tips for compliance in 2019...

By Richard Rattue 5 Feb 2019

The cloud is vital for insurance growth
The cloud is vital for insurance growth

With the number of insurers using cloud computing services tripling over the last few years, those still undecided as to its relevance need to start making a serious investment...

4 Feb 2019

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