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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:23
How to cope

Sandra is a successful, capable and well-adjusted individual, except for one fact: she is 35 and living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.
Considered one of the most common childhood...

May 2013
Then and now

“At Cannon Asset Managers, we have always believed that the price you pay for an investment is the most important determinant of your investment return,” explains the company’s Geoff Blount. “Buying a good firm at a...

May 2013
SAICB investigates

In the month of March 2013, The South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) opened two new cases, bringing the total number of cases under investigation to 41, and amounting to approximately R530 million.

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May 2013
Trust your instincs

By familiarising yourself with vehicle cloning schemes and understanding the tools of the trade, you can avoid becoming a victim of this costly crime when shopping for a used car or truck. ...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 08:49
Equivalent basis

The Credit Rating Services Act 2012 came into effect on 15th April 2013.  It ensures that South Africa has legislation in place on an “at least” equivalent basis with international regulatory requirements and in...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 08:44
Struggling to cope

As South Africa struggles to cope with a ballooning deficit on the current account (2012 = -6.3%/GDP from -3.4%/GDP in 2011) and a sticky unemployment level of around 25% (narrow definition) and concomitant labour...

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:13
Cash flow profile

When deciding how and where to invest, it is crucial to understand a company’s cash flow strength, which relates to its ability to pay dividends. Although auditors do their best to provide financial statements that...

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:12
Furnishing information

An important issue that arises when a taxpayer is approached by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) with a request to provide information, is the extent of his information gathering powers....

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:10
More from less

The demand for food in South Africa has increased substantially in the past decade and this trend is expected to continue. The increase has been driven partly by 9.7% growth in population from approximately 46.2...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:32
Malice aforethought

While the founders of South Africa’s Constitution could not have foreseen the tension that social media would create for rights to privacy and to freedom of expression, a recent court ruling brings clarity to the...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:30
SATIB appoints

Specialist Southern African insurance broker SATIB has appointed international health insurer InterGlobal to underwrite and administer its Aloe Healthcare Insurance plans. The Aloe Standard and Comprehensive plans are...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:29
Danger for doctors

Healthcare practitioners should be cautious when concluding designated service provider (DSP) agreements with medical aid schemes if the possibility exists that the quality of patient care is dictated by the agreement...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:27
Free annual check

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has mandated that consumers be able to access one free credit report per year. A credit report provides a snapshot of a person’s credit accounts, repayment records, and how well...

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 13:14
Wrong mix

An independent survey conducted by True South Actuaries & Consultants (www.truesouth.co.za) and commissioned by FMI Income Protection Specialists (www.fmi.co.za) in March 2013 revealed that the South African...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:48
Mediation misfire

“The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has done its best over the years to limit legal representation in cases before it and thereby limit legal costs orders in favour of successful parties...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:47
Tree of stupidity

That soothing cup of rooibos tea that so many of us enjoy was big news a few years back. Remember when an American company announced it had a US trade mark registration for the name Rooibos, and that it would be able...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:45
Close-knit partners

Bestmed medical scheme says it has recorded significant percentage growth, compared to all open medical aid schemes in the country. In 2006, the scheme occupied the 16th position, and has since experienced consistent...

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:21
Sneak attack

Medical schemes could drive down total healthcare costs by establishing “aggressive fraud detection systems”. This way schemes could save up to 20% on fraudulent or over-charged GP and pharmacy bills and as much as 10...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:54
Dispelling myths

The South African banking sector is not as compelling from a valuation stand point as the large US banks. This is according to Paul Whitburn, portfolio manager at value based asset manager, RE:CM, who says that...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:53
Building confidence

Despite spending cuts made to its budget the Government continues to remain focused on construction through the National Development Plan.


Brian Africa, Marketing and Business Development Executive...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:51
Dying legacy

Historically, if a debt owed by a person to a creditor was reduced or discharged for no consideration, or for a consideration that was less than the amount by which the face value of the debt had been so reduced or...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:49
Safer schools

SANTAM recently announced that it has partnered with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Department of Education in Mpumalanga, to promote safer schools and quality education in the province. Over the...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:12
Customer satisfaction

Santam came out on top in the annual South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi). More than 1 200 South African consumers weighed in their views and gave the short-term insurance industry an average satisfaction...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:10
Wealth of knowledge

The Board of Directors of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance has appointed Edite Texeira-McKinon as Deputy Ombudsman with immediate effect. Edite is an admitted attorney, having obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:08
Protect and guide

Auto & General Insurance has added ‘Errors & Omissions’ cover to its Business Insurance product suite. The solution provides cover of up to R50-million to protect businesses against claims by a client for an...