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Not Out Of The Economic Woods Yet June brought the news that the local economy had contracted by much more than expected in the first quarter
June brought the news that the local economy had contracted by much more than expected in the first quarter. This certainly dents the “new dawn” narrative that has
04 Jul 2018
ALTIMAX (PTY) LTD Altimax (Pty)Ltd prepare the public sector for impending VAT Change
Previous Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, is now synonymous with one of the most contentious announcements under his reign - the 1% VAT increase shared at the 2018
28 Mar 2018
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
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
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
TRANSFORMING THE FINANCIAL SECTOR: ARE WE ON TRACK? Akona Mlamleli, Head of Transformation at 27four Investment Managers reflects on the challenges and opportunities in changing the makeup of the South African financial sector
Transformation in the asset management industry is moving at a snail’s pace, as was reported in the recently published 2017 BEE.conomics survey. An entrenched oligopoly and
27 Oct 2017 - A. M.
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT It is not unusual to come across the mention of ‘poverty’ and ‘Africa’ in the same sentence. Our Africa’s website states that over 40% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa live in absolute poverty, despite the sharp decrease of worldwide absolute poverty falling from 40% to 20%.
This association of Africa as the poverty-stricken continent is one which is being fiercely contested. Africa will become a prosperous continent, according to the African
13 Sep 2017
WOMEN - TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE Insights from René Grobler, Head of Investec Cash Investments during Women’s Month, South Africa
Over the past few decades women have made incredible strides in terms of wealth accumulation: in the U.S women have overtaken men and now control 51% of all personal wealth in
21 Aug 2017
STANDARD BANK RISING STAR AWARDS Winners of the 6th Annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards Announced!
The Sandton Hilton set the scene for an awards evening to top all others last night – after a long and vigorous process, the winners of the 6th Annual Standard Bank Rising
03 Aug 2017
WOMEN IN FINANCE Driven to succeed
South Africa’s financial sector is one of the most advanced systems in the world and has churned out some of our finest achievers, both locally and abroad, with women
01 Aug 2017 - E. F.




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