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Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment
Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment

The Protection of Investment Act of 2015, which was activated by a notice published in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July, has been criticised nationally and internationally...

16 Jul 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Vision 2030 winners announced
Vision 2030 winners announced

The annual Vision 2030 Awards honour the achievements and share the success stories of organisations, enterprises and individuals that actively demonstrate alignment to the South African government's Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve the milestones set by the National Development Plan (NDP)...

Issued by Topco Media 27 Jun 2018

A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card
A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has swapped over one million social grants beneficiaries to the new South African Social Security (Sassa) card which is being issued by Postbank...

27 Jun 2018

And the best digital bank of 2018 is...
And the best digital bank of 2018 is...

According to modern insights agency Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report, FNB has been named the best digital bank by owning both the 'best mobile banking' and 'best internet banking' categories...

26 Jun 2018

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad
Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 20 Jun 2018

Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space
Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space

Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market, by 2020 the region will have more than half a billion mobile subscribers to date...

19 Jun 2018

David Munro, CEO: Liberty
Liberty refused hacking ransom demand

One of the South Africa's largest financial services firms, Liberty, refused to pay the ransom demanded for client data after the company's IT system was hacked...

18 Jun 2018

CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda
CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda

Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis know all about price comparison, having been the team behind pan-African platform CompareGuru...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jun 2018

Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise
Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise

#Newswatch: Absa tweeted out an offensive poll on 'black tax', outraging numerous clients, many of whom have since threatened to leave the bank and move to Nedbank and Capitec...

15 Jun 2018

Lizl Budhram, head of advice at Old Mutual Personal Finance
4 practical ways to help your clients stay on track

Financial advisers have a critical role to play in tough economic times by guiding their customers through the noise and uncertainty to achieve their financial aspirations...

14 Jun 2018

Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene
Creating a framework for an inclusive financial sector

South Africa needs a financial sector that serves all and not just a privileged few, and therefore it is vital that there is a strong oversight framework in place...

5 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

Lindiwe Miyambu, African Bank’s group executive: human capital
Current digital skills training doesn't cut it in the financial sector

When it comes to digital skills and the future skills needed for the workplace, the current training of potential employees for the financial sector in the higher institutions of learning is lacking...

31 May 2018

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Does microfinance really alleviate poverty? The 34-billion-dollar question

Despite around US$34 billion in fundingand numerous microfinance initiatives to help entrepreneurs in the world's poorest countries, informal moneylenders and predatory loan sharks continue to thrive...

By Frithjof Arp 29 May 2018

Private sector should take the lead in financial inclusion
Private sector should take the lead in financial inclusion

Everyone deserves equal access to financial products and services that can improve their current financial knowledge, daily habits and future opportunities...

28 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun

If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 25 May 2018

Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women
Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women

Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses...

By Sara Niner 24 May 2018

Cheree Dyers, CEO of Prescient Investment Management
Stereotypes hinder diversity in the fund management industry

Gender, racial and social perceptions continue to deter many candidates from pursuing a profession within the fund management industry...

23 May 2018

Govt will comply with Concourt order on social grant payments
Govt will comply with Concourt order on social grant payments

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu says the department will continue to comply with the Constitutional Court order to ensure that millions of beneficiaries continue to receive social grants...

10 May 2018

Treasury to host public financial management conference
Treasury to host public financial management conference

Finance Deputy Minister Mondli Gungubele is expected to address the second Public Financial Management (PFM) Conference that will get underway in Johannesburg today.

9 May 2018

Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative
Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative

Mastercard, with Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA, has committed to donating 1.2-million meals to South Africans in need...

8 May 2018

Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking
Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking

The Orange Group's new investment fund for Africa, Orange Digital Ventures Africa, has invested in API platform Africa's Talking by helping raise $8.6m alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital...

3 May 2018

Vumela funds Giraffe - A game-changer in the recruitment industry
Vumela funds Giraffe - A game-changer in the recruitment industry

The Vumela Fund has announced an exciting new equity investment in Giraffe - an automated high-volume recruitment start-up, using mobile technology and matching algorithms...

Issued by Edge Growth 20 Apr 2018

Source: AGCO Corporation
Partnership provides financial solution for Zambian farmers purchasing farm machinery

A retail finance partnership between AGCO, Zambia Limited and the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) have been launched at AgriTech. The partnership will provide retail financial solutions for farmers purchasing machinery from AGCO's Massey Ferguson brand...

19 Apr 2018

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story
Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa's land reform process...

By Mnqobi Ngubane 17 Apr 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions
Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Fortress to rebalance portfolio mix with focus on logistics properties
Fortress to rebalance portfolio mix with focus on logistics properties

Fortress REIT plans to grow its logistics-focused properties to two thirds of its total portfolio by 2020...

11 Apr 2018

Dr Andy Schmulow, senior advisor: Datta Burton & Associates
Twin Peaks changes financial services landscape

The Twin Peaks regulations will not only have authority over every South African business that offers a financial product or service, but also offer far more protection to consumers...

5 Apr 2018

Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?
Are state-owned entities catalysts for economic reformation?

Topco Media's vision is that by 2030 state institutions are well-run and effectively coordinated, managed by professionals committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services, and working for economic growth and reduced poverty and inequality...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Mar 2018

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