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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

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Personal financial habits everyone should follow

It's a touch economy right now, and many people may feel like their money is outside of their control...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Dec 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Boris Dzhingarov
How you can save money

Whether you have bad shopping habits, compare your lifestyle to others or don't have any financial saving goals, saving money is just as important as living your version of the highlife...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
What are the very best ways to save money for your company?

Every serious businessman in the world understands that money needs to be spent in order to make a profit, but this does not actually mean that you can go all out and expect things to be good...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind...

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Pravin Gordhan
Gordhan's out

South Africans woke up to find President Jacob Zuma had achieved his endgame and ousted Pravin Gordhan...

By Nicci Botha 31 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Redressing inequality in SA through skills development and entrepreneurship
Redressing inequality in SA through skills development and entrepreneurship

Inequality emerged as a major theme at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, and remains a pressing concern globally and in South Africa...

By Ryan Ravens 1 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up...

By Sharon Snell 8 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Bruce Whitfield, Justice Malala and Clem Sunter at Deloitte's State of the Nation breakfast. Photo: Terry Levin
Going, going Gordhan

Amid a cliffhanger of a week of political manoeuvring and social unrest, Justice Malala focused on reasons to be cheerful...

By Terry Levin 17 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Political commentator, Aubrey Matshiqi, paints the political scene facing South Africa
Will he stay, or will he go?

Ask anyone in South Africa what their most burning political question of the moment is, and it will invariably be: "When is Zuma going?"...

By Nicci Botha 22 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The benefits of managing and adjusting your personal finance life

When you read the average personal finance conversation on the internet, there is a lot of talk about creating a plan and sticking to it...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Applying for a loan as an expat
Applying for a loan as an expat

There's a good chance that you'll have to spend some extra time and effort getting a loan in a country you weren't born in. But don't let that stop you. Here are some ways to make the whole process go a lot easier...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Arthur Kamp
Mini-Budget 2015: More restraint needed

In tandem, the slowdown in economic growth and a higher than expected increase in government's wage bill continue to make it difficult for the National Treasury to balance the books...

By Arthur Kamp 22 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Choosing your business' fiscal year
Choosing your business' fiscal year

When starting a business, you will need to elect when your fiscal year starts and ends...

By Sophie Baker 21 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Maintaining your reputation while making decent profits from M&A
Maintaining your reputation while making decent profits from M&A

The average tenure of an accountancy practice client has been declining steadily. However, many practices have not built this reality into their strategic planning or their day-to-day assumptions...

By Dr Mike Sweeting 11 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Budgeting process a vehicle to improve business results
Budgeting process a vehicle to improve business results

As we approach the end of February, many companies are either busy with or have just completed their dreaded budget cycle. Quite often people do not see this as a rewarding experience...

By Johann Koegelenberg 12 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Vision 2030 requires leadership and courage
Vision 2030 requires leadership and courage

Cape Town's socio-economic challenges cannot be overcome through narrow, sectarian politicking.

By Chris Whelan 12 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile payment methods support socio-economic development
Mobile payment methods support socio-economic development

Mobile money has fast-tracked socio-economic development in emerging markets and, promoted freedom of choice and enterprise development, but how long before regulations throttle financial inclusion?

By Desere Orrill 17 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Forward-looking SARB backs its forecasts
Forward-looking SARB backs its forecasts

The general expectation was that the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) would hold interest rates steady. After all, domestic demand is soft, credit extension growth has been modest and the core inflation rate has been stable at 5.3% for the last four months of data up to December 2013.

By Arthur Kamp 30 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Economic outlook - hoping for business as usual
Economic outlook - hoping for business as usual

If we can get back to "business as usual" soon in the United States, then the damage from the fiscal impasse can be limited. Should that be the case, then Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 1,6% is forecast for the US in 2013 from 2,2% last year with expectations of a pick-up into 2014 of 2,3%.

By Craig Pheiffer 17 Oct 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Craig Pheiffer
Global and South African economic outlook

Revisions to global growth expectations for both 2013 and 2014 have been to the downside in recent months as economic data releases have generally printed at or below expectations. In the multi-speed economy that is the world economy, some news has been positive, but in aggregate, global demand has moved along at a pedestrian pace.

By Craig Pheiffer 17 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Helene Vermaak
Financial agility will help combat the doom and gloom

We are living in a perilous time financially. The fuel price is constantly rising, the Rand seems to be weakening daily and an interest rate hike is imminent.

By Helene Vermaak 9 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Andre Krause
Physical disability shouldn't leave financial scars

South Africans are under-insured for disability in general, with a staggering 60% of the necessary disability cover not in place, according to a survey by True South Actuaries & Consultants, which was conducted in March this year. Income earners everywhere are hard hit when disability strikes - and yet the mix of life insurance products sold remains far from appropriate.

By Andre Krause 9 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Anton Ressel
Choosing the right business support solution

The welcome recognition by the government and other role-players that the SMME sector is indeed crucial to our collective growth and survival as a nation has had an interesting side-effect.

By Anton Ressel 12 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

It's about the state of sub-Saharan Africa, not the world
It's about the state of sub-Saharan Africa, not the world

One of the key structural drivers of economic performance is economic openness, which measures the connectedness and mobility of economies and which comes about through international trade, capital flows and the movement of information and people. Achieving higher economic openness is a positive force in play that holds great promise for the subcontinent.

By Dr Adrian Saville 5 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Heinrich Louw
New proposals on recharacterisation of hybrid debt instruments

The National Treasury (Treasury) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released certain proposed limitations on excessive interest deductions for public comment.

By Heinrich Louw 10 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Market cycles - investors should set a firm foundation
Market cycles - investors should set a firm foundation

"You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was uncertain on 10 September, 2001. It was uncertain on 18 October, 1987, you just didn't know it." Warren Buffett.

By Samantha Matthew 3 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Tendani Mantshimuli
A glimmer of hope: local economic update, February 2013

The final months of 2012 held a glimmer of positive news for the South African economy but there are still serious concerns for policymakers.

By Tendani Mantshimuli 5 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

No interest rate change predicted
No interest rate change predicted

The SARB MPC meeting started on Tuesday afternoon (27 March 2012) and the results are expected this afternoon. A week or so ago, the governor created a stir in the market with some remarks that she made regarding inflation.

By Tendani Mantshimuli 29 Mar 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Defining your financial goals for 2012
Defining your financial goals for 2012

Most businesses are created, at least in part, to make money, and financial achievement is an important way to measure the success of a business.

By Anna Malczyk 17 Feb 2012

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