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

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 22 hours 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...

23 hours 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 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

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

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

SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector
SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector

"Africa needs to come to grips with owning her future. If there is no plan for the future, then it is quite likely that there is no hope for the future." - Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina...

Issued by Mann Made 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

Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium
Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium

Clover has received a buyout offer from the newly-formed consortium called Milco, which has plans to delist the dairy business from the JSE and expand it across sub-Saharan Africa...

4 Feb 2019

Dean de Nysschen, research & investment analyst, Glacier by Sanlam
Section 12J explained

Section 12J has been introduced to the South African Income Tax Act in 2009 - in an effort to afford small- and medium-sized entities equal access to funding in South Africa...

By Dean de Nysschen 4 Feb 2019

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni. Photo:IFP
What will the budget hold in store for us?

As always, the annual Budget Speech carries trepidation and optimism for taxpayers in equal quantities...

By Nicci Botha 1 Feb 2019

Professor Francis Petersen
Resurrecting SA's mining industry

The concept of mining is relatively simple. Identify a viable ore body, decide on how best to extract it, and put the necessary infrastructure in place to economically extract the valuable mineral (in whatever format) for the end user...

By Francis Petersen 31 Jan 2019

Maria Ramos, pictured here at the 2009 World Economic Forum early in her tenure at ABSA. Copyright World Economic Forum www.weforum.org / Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC-ND
CEO's exit underscores how few South African women hold top jobs

The CEO of one of South Africa's top four banks - Absa - announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role...

By Nadia Mans-Kemp 31 Jan 2019

Dr Adrian Saville, chief executive of Cannon Asset Managers
The question every investor should ask

Most investors' first question is, "How much money can I make?" But the accounting scandal at Steinhoff or business fraud at Theranos - and their subsequent share price collapses - highlight that an investor's first consideration should rather be,"How much money can I lose?"

By Adrian Saville 30 Jan 2019

IFWG releases consultation paper on crypto assets
IFWG releases consultation paper on crypto assets

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), National Treasury (NT), South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) this week released a consultation paper on crypto assets...

29 Jan 2019

Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?
Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest technological solutions in accountancy and finance. Hear how theatre themes are changing the finance function forever...

Issued by Terrapinn 28 Jan 2019

Gerhard Greyling
Open banking and its impact on the financial sector

Digitalisation means that people are banking from their mobile phones, making payments via barcode scanning and even in some cases transacting using cryptocurrency...

By Gerhard Greyling 28 Jan 2019

2019 JSE Investment Challenge open for registration
2019 JSE Investment Challenge open for registration

Last year the challenge attracted more than 22,000 school learners and university students...

25 Jan 2019

SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic
SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic

While even the most positive SA CEOs are reining in their expectations, local CEO confidence has improved in the short and medium term...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices
The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices

The JSE is one of five exchanges in the world to be internationally recognised as a pioneer of a global initiative to enhance corporate transparency, performance on environmental, social and corporate governance...

By Shameela Soobramoney 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story
#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story

What are the key issues and trends related to doing business in Africa in the private equity space?

18 Jan 2019

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