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Billions held in impact investments in Africa
Billions held in impact investments in Africa

The 2016 African Investing for Impact Barometer shows that investments that seek to combine financial returns with positive social, environmental and/or governance outcomes are flourishing on the African continent

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 hours ago

From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa
From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa

Over the past three decades, the South African agriculture financing landscape has undergone some significant shifts, the two most apparent of which have been

By Zhann Meyer 2 days ago

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Photo: Fitch
The Mining Charter vindicates the downgrade, says Fitch

Credit rating agency Fitch says the new Mining Charter showed that its decision to cut SA's sovereign credit rating to junk in April was correct

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives
Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives

The DoE and Eskom again did not provide any clarity to investors in the renewable energy sector as to when the power utility will sign PPAs

3 days ago

Accelerate takes development hit
Accelerate takes development hit

Accelerate Property Fund's share price plunged 7.69% to R6 on Wednesday, 14 June

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017

Bonang Mohale, new Business Leadership South Africa CEO
Mohale: “Business is the answer, not the enemy”

South Africa's first years as a democracy saw substantially higher economic growth than population growth

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery
Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery

Moody's recent slew of downgrades that sliced through the country's financial sector and corporates, as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments are “the economic equivalent of the lower decks of the Titanic filling with water”, comments Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty

15 Jun 2017

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Attacq to adopt Reit structure

Capital growth player Attacq plans to become a real estate investment trust (Reit), says the company that owns the Mall of Africa near Midrand

By Alistair Anderson 15 Jun 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

Stor-Age raises dividend after steady growth
Stor-Age raises dividend after steady growth

Specialised real estate investment trust (Reit), Stor-Age grew its dividend 10% in the year to March, following a strong trading performance across its portfolio and the acquisition of Storage RSA in February

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jun 2017

Group Five acted in bad faith, says Allan Gray
Group Five acted in bad faith, says Allan Gray

Allan Gray says Group Five acted in bad faith in advising shareholders

By Mark Allix 14 Jun 2017

Mcebisi Jonas, former deputy finance minister
Jonas: "We need to resist the b*llsh!t"

The current weak economy is not part of a cycle; it is structural and reflects the space in which South Africa finds itself

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Jun 2017

Andre Meyer, former CEO at Life Healthcare
Investors shrug off exit of Life Healthcare chief

It's never a good sign when shares in the company you lead rally on news of your departure

13 Jun 2017

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Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen
Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies

12 Jun 2017

Social media and its role in investor relations
Social media and its role in investor relations

Few companies realise the impact social media has on shaping investors' views

By Noah Greenhill 12 Jun 2017

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AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmers

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers

9 Jun 2017

Jonathan Veeran, partner and deputy head of Webber Wentzel’s mining sector group
Junior mining investment stumbling due to regulatory uncertainty

Regulatory uncertainty, lack of coordinated policy development and a poor administration are to blame for the poor investment climate in the junior mining sector.

9 Jun 2017

Theresa May.
Theresa May's shock defeat threatens further volatility

Theresa May's gamble didn't pay off

By David Zahn 9 Jun 2017

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Responsible marketing essential in capital investment

Investment managers need to be responsible about marketing because they have a duty to act as stewards of investors

9 Jun 2017

PwC report: Top 40 miners back on track
PwC report: Top 40 miners back on track

The world's Top 40 miners recovered from a race to the bottom, with bolstered balance sheets and a return to profitability in 2016

8 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Hedging in foreign trade - Handling forex

If you already know that the value of the currency you are dealing with is going to rise, then hedging is necessary. So, let's look at the forex indicators that will help you cut down financial risks

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2017

It's official: We're in recession
It's official: We're in recession

Figures show the economy contracted by 0.7% during the first quarter of 2017, officially pushing the country into a recession

By Nicci Botha 7 Jun 2017

St John Bungey, chief executive: Sanlam Africa Investments
Looking for African solutions to the SME financing gap

Unrealised growth potential and positive demographics continue to make Africa an attractive long-term investment destination, despite the SME funding gap

By St John Bungey 7 Jun 2017

Body corporates need to protect funds
Body corporates need to protect funds

All sectional title schemes are obliged to have two separate funds: a day-to-day administrative fund and a reserve fund and these funds need to be protected and invested wisely to guard the viability of the property

6 Jun 2017

South African fintech revolution
South African fintech revolution

Newly launched Advicement is an innovative company aiming to bring financial services and sound financial advice to all South Africans through the power of technology and the internet

Issued by Advicement Investment Services 6 Jun 2017

Stefan Rabe, Bounty Brands CEO.
Bounty on track for listing

Bounty Brands, the acquisitive, fast-moving consumer goods conglomerate, has enticed the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to become a strategic investor

By Marc Hasenfuss 6 Jun 2017

Nikita Lalla
Impact of junk status on construction industry exaggerated

Fears of non-payment, rising credit costs and a number of projects being put on hold are some of the perceived threats leading contractors to consider terminating contracts with state-owned entities

5 Jun 2017

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