FIN TECH: REVOLUTIONISING THE FINANCIAL SPACE South African business mogul and founder of Gunguluza Enterprises and Media Group (new GEM Group) Lebo Gunguluza is making his mark in the financial world. A firm believer in the potential of financial technology, his latest venture was the launch of Azar Digital Bank, the country’s first 100% black-owned digital bank.
Lebo Gunguluza has achieved a great deal during his business career but his journey to success was fraught with many challenges and experiences, which served as the pillars of his
27 Feb 2018 - R. S. / M. J.
INTUIT QUICKBOOKS Accounting made simple
Intuit QuickBooks visited the shores of South Africa over the last week or two, and during their launch event in Cape Town, we managed to catch up with the vice-president, Rich
22 Feb 2018
“SUGAR TAX” “Sugar tax” to be introduced with effect from 1 April 2018
SARS recently confirmed by way of an announcement that it will begin collecting a new Health Promotion Levy, also known as the Sugary Beverages Levy (SBL) or “sugar
22 Feb 2018
THE JSE AND BLACK OWNERSHIP Centuries of colonial domination in Africa, including South Africa, left countries either without their own bourses or stock exchanges still heavily weighted against black ownership
Has the lack of economic and political will delayed the growth of black-owned companies on the JSE? There are several factors, says politician and development economist, Professor
21 Feb 2018
THE R50 BILLION RAND QUESTION Will the Finance Minister increase the VAT rate?
The question on everyone’s lips ahead of the Budget Review is whether the Minister of Finance will announce an increase in the VAT rate,  and if so, what that increase
19 Feb 2018
The interest around cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin being the most famous, has continued to capture headlines worldwide whilst regulators around the world are still struggling to
19 Feb 2018
WHAT DOES 2018 HAVE IN STORE? It’s the time of year when investment and economic commentators gaze into their crystal balls and come up with an outlook for the months ahead. While these forecasts can be both interesting and entertaining, they are too often wide off the mark, and the more precise they are, the more incorrect they tend to be. However, it has to be said that the general outlook at the start of 2018 appears healthier than it has been for a number of years.
But before we get into that, let’s do a quick recap of three important lessons from last year. Don’t overreact to “noise” After much gnashing of teeth,
19 Feb 2018
DIGITAL ECONOMY The flight of crypto
Only a few short months ago, the gossip around the house was still about the neighbours, braais were still dominated by the Springboks poor performances or the Proteas who are on
19 Feb 2018 - R. S.
JSE CONTINUES TO LAG GLOBAL MARKETS As the JSE continues to lag Global Markets, where to now for investors?
Over the past five years, local markets returned just above 75% in ZAR terms, which is comparable to the JSE’s long-term average. However, when taking into account that over
22 Jan 2018
SENDING YOUR CHILDREN TO STUDY ABROAD As a father of three girls, aged between 8 and 13, and with a baby boy on his way, financial literacy and planning for the education of my children is something that is very important to me. Amongst my clients, I have also noticed over the years that it is fast becoming a trend for those who have the means, to send their children to study overseas as they seek to provide their children with the best possible education.
The 2017 Knight Frank Wealth Report found that nearly half of the respondents with clients in Africa (47%) strongly agreed that wealthy families are choosing to send their
16 Nov 2017
PATIENCE REWARDED Barclays Bank Ghana is making waves in the African financial services sector with Patience Akyianu at the helm, taking the institution to new heights through dedication, hard work and innovation
Africa today is seen as the continent of opportunity with the latest technology transforming, connecting and equipping a new generation to embrace the future head on. The banking
07 Nov 2017
ONLINE TARGETING THE AFRICAN YOUTH As Africa’s youth rise in power, companies have a golden opportunity to speak to them online
With over 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. This is according to the United Nations, whose African Economic Outlook
28 Jun 2017
To adapt to a continually changing environment, remain relevant in a technologically transforming world, and further create value for customers, Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM)
08 May 2017
Is the South African government doing all they can to ensure a corruption free South Africa and avoid unnecessary wastage of public funds? Are business leaders doing their part in
18 May 2016
Return on investment Investing in infrastructure, ICT in Africa
Positive returns on investment are almost guaranteed in the infrastructure and ICT sectors in South Africa and Africa, says Deputy President Cyril
13 May 2016

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