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#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

Corrie Bakker, head of strategy and business development for Africa at PayU talks about what we can expect in the payment provider front in 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

By Faith Ngwenya 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance
#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance

The Fourth Industrial Revolution isn't the future - it's the present...

By Adrian van der Merwe 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test
#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test

The writing of disintermediation has been appearing on the wall for a while now. It's a real phenomenon, enabled by technology...

By Riaan Bekker 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay
#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay

The 2019 election year brings the normal risk of some tax populist decisions, including much higher social grants. This will add to the fiscus' pressure, desperate for additional tax revenues...

By Jerry Botha 10 Jan 2019

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Veeam
Hyper-availability is the key to success for fintechs

African fintech startups have enjoyed a massive wave of investment in the last two years. But if they don't deliver on shareholder expectations, they may well go the way of the Dot.Com bubble...

By Kate Mollett 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

By Justin McCarthy 9 Jan 2019

Nasreen Saunders, CEO & founder of Umphakathi weAfrika
#BizTrends2019: Bitcoin - changing money since '09

On 9th January, Bitcoin - that mystically cryptic medium of exchange of invisible money (cryptocurrency) directly to another person (peer-to-peer) - turns 10...

By Nasreen Saunders 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trade and finance go hand-in-hand in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Trade and finance go hand-in-hand in 2019

With the expansion of the internet, most businesses now compete on a global scale. For local companies, however, this brings additional challenges...

By Dr Greg Cline 7 Jan 2019

A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet
A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet

This week, we did what many South Africans do - we went out for a meal with friends. Turns out we were in tune with our 'supermaltese' powers as a new survey reveals that the islanders are Europe's keenest restaurant spenders (and consumers of hotel accommodation, but that's another story)...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 14 Dec 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound

A truism set to music in the Kander & Ebb musical "Cabaret" is that money makes the world go round...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 7 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

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Big banks don't cry - but new research shows maybe they should

Though the finance sector has upped the ante on digital innovation, it's still battling to create authentic emotional connections with consumers...

By James Wilson 3 Dec 2018

#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation
#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation

Jerusalem has seen an influx of entrepreneurs emerge over the past six years, especially in medical and biotechnology... Here, an overview of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and the 'rockstars' building the startup nation that is Israel...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

By Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

Standardbank team announced as the country’s most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands.
Local banks shine at inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Awards

Standard Bank was crowned the country's most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands when it launched at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: Indie 'Mullets' campaign strips away the bullsh*t
#NewCampaign: Indie 'Mullets' campaign strips away the bullsh*t

Indie's new 'Mullets' campaign seeks to convince millennials that its insurance premium is something to care about...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Oct 2018

Tito Mboweni, South Africa's recently sworn in minister of finance, delivered the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement this week. Image source:
MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidence

Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Oct 2018

#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands
#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands

The 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Awards saw iconic South African brand, Koo, awarded the Consumer Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix. In the business category, another local brand, Discovery Health, was awarded the Business Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Oct 2018

Tax invoice corrections and the Admin Laws Amendment Bill
Tax invoice corrections and the Admin Laws Amendment Bill

To err is human and mistakes are sometimes made on tax invoices. The draft Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2018 proposes the inclusion of a new section 20(1B) dealing with errors to tax invoices...

By Graeme Palmer 23 Oct 2018

What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?
What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?

Just a few weeks into his tenure Minister, Tito Mboweni, will deliver his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 24 October...

By Nicci Botha 16 Oct 2018

Regulations keep IFAs awake at night
Regulations keep IFAs awake at night

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe one of their greatest challenges now and over the next five years is regulations related to the industry...

By Nicci Botha 15 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?

If you already have a yacht and two airplanes, guess what the latest status symbol is? Russian oligarchs already know the punchline - a Maltese passport - but it's no laughing matter (and it's certainly not cheap either)...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 12 Oct 2018

Andries Rossouw, partner at PwC
Report outlines the highs and lows of SA mining

Precious metals and regulatory uncertainty are dragging down the South African mining industry, in stark comparison to a positive global market...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Oct 2018

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Recession-beating tips for customer retention

Stats SA recently announced the news of a second quarter fall of 0.7% in the Gross Domestic Product, and that this has officially plunged us into a recession. What should be of concern to companies is the burden of such a recession on consumers....

By Wynand Smit 5 Oct 2018

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading

Second quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data showed slower year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter...

By John Loos 28 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

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

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

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