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Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Three tips for getting business debt under control

Part of building a financially successful business requires going into debt. It's important for small businesses to take out loans so they can have access to the startup capital they need

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

Hanno le Roux
'Junk' status - Weathering the storm

Some of the main areas where South Africans and South African businesses can expect to feel the impact of the sovereign credit rating downgrade and some helpful suggestions for you and your business' finances

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 26 Apr 2017

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system
Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2017

Living in La La Land
Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Need a loan for your new business? Seven things to keep in mind

There are many ways to gather additional capital. Many business owners eventually settle on seeking a small business loan, but there are multiple considerations you'll need to bear in mind before going that route

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2017

The yo-yo world of commodities
The yo-yo world of commodities

While commodities may be on the rise globally, South Africa is a mixed bag

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Apr 2017

Cabinet reshuffle triggers junk status
Cabinet reshuffle triggers junk status

With the dash of a pen, President Jacob Zuma has undone all the hard work of government and business last year to avoid junk status

By Nicci Botha 4 Apr 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

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

Boris Dzhingarov
How to become better at trading in the forex market

Using trading as a financial instrument is not an easy task, it requires a strong foundation in the financial industry. Here's how to become a better trader in the financial world

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Mar 2017

Andreas Antonopoulos
Blockchain is coming, it's just a matter of time

At this point, blockchain protagonists are not regarded as early adopters, but rather the lunatic fringe

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2017

Andrew Torre, Visa president for sub-Saharan Africa. Source:
How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2017

The race for the payments space
The race for the payments space

Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now in a war of adapt or die

By Nicci Botha 17 Mar 2017

Yoco's CEO Katlego Maphai
Yoco raises funding for expansion

South African fintech startup Yoco, which allows small businesses to accept card payments, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding

By Tom Jackson 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently
#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently

I had the pleasure of attending Nedbank's official launch of its new brand repositioning during the first day of Design Indaba. The bank's new tagline challenges clients and society to ‘see money differently'. And this it does

By Ann Nurock 2 Mar 2017

Known as the "Weekend Special", Des van Rooyen held the post of finance minister for all of four days. He is seen here with President Jacob Zuma. Source: Municipal Focus
Will Big Business step up to the plate to push growth?

The country's private sector doesn't usually flex its muscles when it comes to political matters, although it certainly showed its influence following the appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Mar 2017

Peach Payments, Callpay launch EFT payment system for SA e-commerce
Peach Payments, Callpay launch EFT payment system for SA e-commerce

South African mobile payments startup Peach Payments has partnered secure payments solution Callpay to provide automated electronic fund transfers

By Tom Jackson 1 Mar 2017

Personal income tax hike predicted
Personal income tax hike predicted

PwC predicts a 1% increase for all personal income tax brackets except the lowest

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Feb 2017

Insuring your property
Insuring your property

For most of us, our homes are the largest and most valuable assets we will ever have. That it might be damaged or destroyed is an inevitable risk, and one that we need to guard against. For this reason, getting the right insurance is a facet of the property business than can never be overemphasised

By Richard Gray 17 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways leaders overcome a bad economy

A bad economy is often a self-fulfilling prophecy, but there are steps that business leaders can take to overcome the conditions and sustain their interests

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness
#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness

Mining companies and government are equally responsible in their failure to weather the unpredictability of the industry

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot
#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot

People should be buying gold on the back of a strong dollar and a recessionary economic environment

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Source: Tanesco
The changing face of Africa's energy projects

African energy programmes in the face of global political and economic headwinds

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

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

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute. Image source:
#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

(c) Vyacheslav Volkov -
#BizTrends2017: Emerging trends in merchant payments

I recently met with Catharina Eklof and Victor de Koc from Mastercard to discuss some of the emerging trends in merchant payments

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jan 2017

The value blockchain can bring to business
The value blockchain can bring to business

Heralded as “the next internet” due to its revolutionary nature, the blockchain seems set on changing the way we do everything online

By Saurabh Kumar 26 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Where tech is taking us
#BizTrends2017: Where tech is taking us

Technology touches just about every aspect of our lives. Here are some of what FNB's chief information officer, Peter Alkema predicts for 2017.

By Peter Alkema 11 Jan 2017

Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund
Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund

Samsung has launched its Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund aimed at supporting early-stage startups globally

By Tom Jackson 11 Jan 2017

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