Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?
Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?

There's a paradox at the heart of modern journalism and news production: consumers like the convenience of social media as a delivery device for news, but the prevalence of fake news has made it harder for readers to trust and verify their sources.

By Bruce Silcoff 12 hours ago

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Legal cannabis and life cover

In the past, life insurers could outright refuse cover if cannabis use is disclosed during the application process, as is policy for illegal drug usage. But with South Africa's recent decriminalisation of the private use and cultivation of cannabis, many industries will need to rethink existing business practices.

17 hours ago

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African countries need to manage the rising power of credit rating agencies

The rising gap between developmental needs and available financial resources - including poor revenue collection - has pushed sub-Saharan African governments to consider different options to support their budgets.

By Dr Misheck Mutize 17 hours ago

Thuthuka bursary applications for aspiring accountants are now open
Thuthuka bursary applications for aspiring accountants are now open

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund could be your chance of making your dream of becoming a CA(SA) a reality. Applications for the 2020 university intake are now open.

18 Apr 2019

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50 shades of financial privacy

Privacy is widely held as a fundamental human right and is recognised in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in the Constitution of nearly every country in the world.

By Riccardo Spagni 18 Apr 2019

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More than just a pretty place: Mauritius still preferred by fund managers

Not just the ultimate holiday stop, Mauritius is also a preferred jurisdiction for fund managers looking to establish African-focused funds. The island's main competitive advantage is its proximity to the jurisdictions that African-focused funds invest in, but it is also business oriented and regulation friendly, with enviable tax efficiencies. It is known for the high quality of its administrative and professional service providers and is generally less expensive than competing fund administration hubs in Europe and the Channel Islands.

By Michael Denenga & Nicole Paige 17 Apr 2019

Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019
Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019

Industrial property's top performance is comparison to other sectors is likely to continue going forward, according to Tony Bales, industrial property expert at Epping Property, who says that the poor performance of the listed property sector during 2018 was thankfully not a function of a bad industrial property market. "For example, Equites Property Fund, a listed fund specialising in industrial property, has been one of the top performing property funds for the last three years."

17 Apr 2019

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Rekindling hope is the missing elixir needed to fix South Africa's economy

South Africa's election season is underway. But current debates are stuck in a time warp. The country needs to look beyond the familiar nostrums that have held sway for much of its first decades of democracy.

By Brian Levy 17 Apr 2019