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Increase marketing capital through debt consolidation
Increase marketing capital through debt consolidation

It makes sense to decrease your expenses wherever possible. Since you're likely going to have debt starting out, a wise way to do this is through consolidation of that debt

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 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

Boris Dzhingarov
How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
A brief look at the hasty rise of alternative online lending

Alternative forms of lending exist online and they often offer those with poor credit better terms

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments

By Ilse van den Berg 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

Boris Dzhingarov
What are the very best ways to save money for your company?

Every serious businessman in the world understands that money needs to be spent in order to make a profit, but this does not actually mean that you can go all out and expect things to be good

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 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

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

Photo: Sibanye
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

#StartupStory: Avenews-GT
#StartupStory: Avenews-GT

All the way from Israel to Cape Town, our second Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa #StartupStory is that of Avenews-GT - a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology aiming to modernise agricultural trade

By Ilse van den Berg 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

Boris Dzhingarov
Is your industry prone to financial bubbles?

If you're building a business, one of your main concerns should be whether or not your specific industry is especially vulnerable to bubbles - and how to spot one before it compromises your chances of success

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 May 2017

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

David Williams
#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Lance Solms, head of itransact
Keeping fintech and investment simple

You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist

By Nicci Botha 29 May 2017

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

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