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GIBS offers two new business programmes in Africa
University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)...
Anglo Gold signs Obuasi Gold Mine re-development deal in Ghana
AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to announce that it has...
Investec Bank’s new investment product targets emerging markets
For the first time since the end of the...
State Owned Entities (SOEs) pose risk to South Africa’s fiscal position
SOEs have a crucial role in maintaining the basic...
Argility Technology Group announces Indaba Mobile acquisition
Argility Technology Group has announced the acquisition of Indaba Mobile...
AngloGold Ashanti full year production rises by 4%
AngloGold Ashanti achieved guidance for the fifth straight year...
South Africa committs to intra-African investment
South Africa remains committed to intra-African investment, declares Lerato...
South African Finance Minister launches online budget data portal
Malusi Gigaba, South African Finance Minister officially launched the...
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund commits $200 million in loans
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), suppliers of debt...
How South Africa’s change in Leadership may affect #2018Budget
The recent change in South Africa’s leadership, following the...

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World Economic Forum 2018 – How to harness the youth dividend

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

World Economic Forum 2018 – How to harness the youth dividend

World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos which starts tomorrow, is a meeting of international businesses and global political leaders to discuss politics, economics and social factors and strategise on how to better shape the world’s future. Many of these global leaders will be over 50 years old, however, those who are most affected by the decisions

World Economic Forum 2018 – impact for South African Investors

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

World Economic Forum 2018 – impact for South African Investors

It’s that time of year again where more than 2500 of the world’s top leaders including heads of state, central bankers and representatives from most of the world’s top companies converge on the little town of Davos...

A beginner’s guide to sectional title insurance

Friday, January 12th, 2018

A beginner’s guide to sectional title insurance

Sectional title insurance can be a little confusing and, as a new owner, you may be tempted to just assume your body corporate has you covered. While this may be the case, understanding the extent of your...

Why its vital to finance women-owned SMEs in the global supply chain

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Why its vital to finance women-owned SMEs in the global supply chain

There is significant evidence that women are the glue that hold their families, communities and even local economies together all over the world. What I find enlightening is that this impact is particularly keenly felt in emerging...

Depression costs South Africa ZAR232 billion

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Depression costs South Africa ZAR232 billion

Depression costs South Africa more than ZAR232 Billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity either due to absence from work or attending work whilst unwell, the IDEA study of the London School of...

Pension funds – should they be financing infrastructure in Africa?

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Pension funds – should they be financing infrastructure in Africa?

Infrastructure as an asset class can provide a distinct addition to African pension and investment portfolios and is increasingly being considered. In principle, the asset class presents a compelling natural “fit” to the longer-term liability profile of...

Consumers need to plan ahead for funerals

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Consumers need to plan ahead for funerals

Consumers who do not plan ahead for funerals could find themselves overspending in a last minute effort to give their loved ones a dignified send off.  Lee Bromfield, FNB Life Chief Executive Officer says losing a loved...

How to comply with Nigeria’s payroll regulatory environment

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

How to comply with Nigeria’s payroll regulatory environment

Many business managers and entrepreneurs think of running the payroll as a simple matter, what could be hard about paying your employees the right amount of money on payday and giving them a payslip? But the Nigerian...

South Africa exits short lived technical recession

Monday, September 11th, 2017

South Africa exits short lived technical recession

South Africa exited a short-lived technical recession after posting positive growth in the second quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP), a broad measure of economic activity, rebounded by 2.5% in real terms in the second quarter, after declining...

Bell Pottinger – when ethical conduct falls by the wayside

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Bell Pottinger – when ethical conduct falls by the wayside

South Africa has recently been gripped by salacious revelations out of what has become known as the #GuptaLeaks, a reference to the influential Gupta family from India, accused of using its proximity to South Africa’s politicians, particularly...

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