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Judges for insurance journalism awards announced
Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced

1 day ago

More than just beaches and sunshine, Mauritius is investment friendly too
More than just beaches and sunshine, Mauritius is investment friendly too

Mauritius may be perceived as the island of sugar cane and beaches, but since independence in 1968, this African country has focused its attention on innovation and development to create an investor friendly environment

1 day ago

Australia bourse to use blockchain in 'world-first'
Australia bourse to use blockchain in 'world-first'

SYDNEY, Australia: Australia's main stock exchange has said it will use blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency bitcoin, to process its equities transactions in a shift touted as a world-first for a major financial institution

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What happens in a typical business day?
What happens in a typical business day?

As a digital-first fintech company, we recently wondered what are some of the main business activities that play out in the time it takes us to process and approve a loan application?

By Trevor Gosling 8 Dec 2017

To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists
To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists

The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, 7 December, days ahead of a climate summit in Paris

8 Dec 2017

Bitcoin surges past $15,000 for first time as concerns mount
Bitcoin surges past $15,000 for first time as concerns mount

LONDON - Bitcoin ploughed past $15,000 to a fresh record on Thursday, triggering a warning the cryptocurrency was "like a charging train with no brakes" and prompting fresh concern about its looming launch on mainstream markets

8 Dec 2017

More than 500 employees have left Sars this year
More than 500 employees have left Sars this year

A total of 506 employees left the South African Revenue Service (Sars) this year, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

By Linda Ensor 8 Dec 2017

Namibian finance minister, Calle Schlettwein. Photo: The Namibian
Namibia slams 'unjust' listing on EU tax haven blacklist

WINDHOEK - Namibia has criticised its listing on a new European Union blacklist of tax havens as unjust and biased, blaming the status on missing a deadline to comply

7 Dec 2017

10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare
10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152

7 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe, European Union Economic Commission for Africa’s executive secretary
Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development

7 Dec 2017

How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions
How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions

The recent matter of The Commissioner for SARS v Reunert Ltd highlights the importance of possessing an intimate understanding of contractual principles when drafting an agreement

By Christopher Renwick 6 Dec 2017

Twin Peaks: Days of silo regulators are over
Twin Peaks: Days of silo regulators are over

The days of silo regulators within the financial services sector are soon ending. Twin Peaks will see the establishment of a dedicated prudential regulatory authority in the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and a new Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

By Lesego Mafadza, Derek Vice, Finn Elliot and Nicky 6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

Tax increases to hit retirement savings
Tax increases to hit retirement savings

We all know tax increases are on its way, the question is which tax types and by how much

By Jerry Botha 5 Dec 2017

Andrew Darfoor, CEO of Alexander Forbes
Alexander Forbes 'back up to scratch'

Alexander Forbes CEO Andrew Darfoor says the financial services company is back in the game and making progress on its turnaround strategy, even as its share price slumped during the six months to September.

5 Dec 2017

Bruce Cleaver, CEO of the De Beers Group
Changing expectations: Diamond traceability

In a world of fleeting connections and disposable luxury, diamonds must stand for enduring value that is grounded in confidence

By Bruce Cleaver 5 Dec 2017

Ag not confident about business conditions
Ag not confident about business conditions

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined by five points to 49 in the fourth quarter of 2017. This essentially means agribusinesses are downbeat about business conditions in the country

5 Dec 2017

SRK's Andrew van Zyl and Marcin Wertz
Mining in Africa: Take a calculated risk

According to the latest World Risk Report, "Africa narrowly avoided the wooden spoon as the riskiest major region"

5 Dec 2017

Gerry Rice, International Monetary Fund. Photo: IMF
Zimbabwe will need international effort to restore economy: IMF

WASHINGTON - It will take a major international effort to restore Zimbabwe's battered economy, and the International Monetary Fund is prepared to help, a fund spokesman said

4 Dec 2017

Photo: BusinessLive
Sanlam washes hands of Naspers dispute

As calls mount for a public inquiry into the controversial relationship between Naspers subsidiary Multichoice and the SABC, insurer Sanlam said it was not in a position to comment

4 Dec 2017

Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss
Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss

SA's big five banks spend millions of rands on advertising, a substantial amount of which is being spent on ads that miss the mark, according to market research agency Columinate, but audiences don't mind an ad that pushes a product or tells a story, as long as it's done well

By Jessica Tennant 1 Dec 2017

Urvashi Ramjee, head of claims management at Old Mutual Group Assurance
#WorldAIDSDay2017: We can't afford to become complacent

While education and better access to antiretroviral treatment (ARV) continues to improve HIV status in South Africa, we cannot afford to become complacent

1 Dec 2017

Ineke Prinsloo, client consultant advisory, Consulta
FSR Act shakes up the financial services sector

The clutter and drama of our regular newsfeed obscured the landmark importance of President Jacob Zuma signing the Financial Sector Regulation Act into law late in August 2017

By Ineke Prinsloo 1 Dec 2017

Court wants details on mooted grant payment methods
Court wants details on mooted grant payment methods

The Constitutional Court wants Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to give reasons - if any - the alternative grant payment systems described in the Auditor General's report are not feasible

30 Nov 2017

Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SME
Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SME

Retail Capital is giving SMEs an opportunity to win a makeover to build their brand with an investment of R250,000

30 Nov 2017

Kele Boakgomo
Adapt or die: Banks need to embrace disruption

The banking industry is in the midst of a wave of disruption. Something that is likely to change anytime soon, and institutions that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle in the years to come

By Kele Boakgomo 29 Nov 2017

Embattled Sars boss knows too much - MP
Embattled Sars boss knows too much - MP

It appears that senior SA Revenue Service executive Jonas Makwakwa is being "protected because of what he knows", says the chairman of parliament's finance committee, Yunus Carrim

29 Nov 2017

Report: Governments own most African infrastructure projects
Report: Governments own most African infrastructure projects

Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects - a common thread emanating from the 2017 edition of the Deloitte Africa Construction Trends Report

29 Nov 2017

Sars head, Tom Moyane. Photo: TimesLIVE
Moyane maintains Makwakwa is cleared to return

After 27 days Sars commissioner Tom Moyane has "broken his silence" on the controversial return of Jonas Makwakwa to the tax collection agency

By Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

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