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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:29
Road Fund consequence

Private doctors are likely to see an increase in malpractice suit possibilities because of pending changes to the Road Accident Fund. The situation, in turn, is ultimately likely to impact on fees passed on to private patients. This is according...

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 02:16
The slow killer

Most of us have heard about the dangers associated with consuming too much salt. However, for all too many South Africans the message does not really seem to have sunk in yet. Perhaps this is not surprising as we use...

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:16
Exchanging information

With the substantial changes to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) taking place, countries across the world are anticipating what this will mean for them and their operating companies....

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 17:27
Check the check list

Holidaymakers need to safeguard their property while they are away this Easter period to avoid the emotional and financial stress associated with returning to a burgled home. ...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 02:16
Old problem

With the threat of recession looming, consumers are bearing the brunt of increasing prices and a weaker rand, leaving them unable to afford basic necessities. In the medical aid sector, such economic pressures often...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 02:16
Lack of awareness

While most people are not aware of the dangers posed to their health by kidney disease, it is a condition that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of South Africans every year.

Speaking on World Kidney Day on 10th March 2016, Dr...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:16

The last year has been extremely difficult for African markets, says St.John Bungey, CEO for Sanlam’s Africa Investments. The strong dollar and collapse in commodity prices have cut a swathe across the continent’s markets and asset prices,...

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 02:16
Early warning

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world and in South Africa, yet it often goes undetected and untreated.

According to Dr Clive Novis, an ophthalmic surgeon at Netcare Optiklin Eye...

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:57
Stay in the market and be rewarded

There is significant evidence to suggest that the SA equity market is expensive, more expensive than it’s ever been in the post-apartheid era. With stock prices at elevated levels and price/earnings (P/E) ratios for some companies looking...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 02:16
Little attention

I’ve been struck during my travels in Continental Europe in recent days how little attention is being paid by investors there to the prospect of the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union (EU). Many European investors seem to think...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 02:16
First import

South Africans, especially pregnant women, should revisit their travel plans and avoid travelling to countries impacted by the Zika virus unless it is absolutely necessary. This was advised by Government Employees...

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 02:16
Fit but unfit

The past two years have seen a significant increase in heart attacks and strokes among those who take part in increasingly popular extreme sports and sporting activities like marathons and triathlons. This highlights the importance of proper...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 14:49
Strategy move

In a joint media statement National Treasury, Reserve Bank and Financial Services Board advise that, following a strategic review of the Group, Old Mutual PLC ...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:55
Per project basis

Employment opportunities in South Africa are hard to come by and with an unemployment rate of around 25%, many people are exploring alternatives to traditional permanent positions.

“The hiring of...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 03:16
Shambling along

The South African government recently published a White Paper on its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, and is inviting public comment. Since 2012 a few pilot schemes were introduced with full implementation planned over three...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 15:10
Bitter pill to swallow

During his highly anticipated Budget Speech (24 February 2016), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced the implementation of sugar tax, effective 1 April 2017. The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, recently...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:42
Last minute decision

29th February 2016 is your last day to cash in investments. If a person is wanting to cash in an investment e.g. shares, unit trusts in the short term, for whatever reason then...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:41
Indirect aim

With South Africa precariously placed on the cusp of a credit rating downgrade, being able to demonstrate to the global credit rating agencies that ‘SA Incorporated’ is solvent and growing has been a key focus of the...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:40
Downgrade dissuade?

The broad reaction of Global Credit Ratings (GCR) to today’s budget speech is that it was a pragmatic approach by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, against a backdrop of subdued economic growth, twin deficits,...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:33
CGT scare

Personal Income Tax
A surprise announcement in the Budget Review was the increase in the CGT inclusion rate for individuals (from 33.3% to 40%), companies (66.6% to 80%) and trusts (66.6% to 80%). This narrows the arbitrage...