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Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:29
Check your safety

According to the International Transport Forum's (ITF) latest Road Safety Annual Report, (published late March 2015) South Africa was ranked the worst for number of road fatalities out of 36 countries – an alarming...

March 2015
Standard guide

Most people understand the importance of a will, but many people overlook a very important element; the appointment of an executor. An executor is someone who you nominate to carry out the instructions of your will...

March 2015
Managing right

When you have been left money by a relative, or someone has put money or property in a trust for you, it’s most beneficial to have professional administration specialists managing the estate. Administrators who work...

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 02:16
Gin and chronic taste

I thought Woolworths was all about healthy food and things like ‘organic’ and ‘free range’ – marketing lingo retailers use these days. But I bought what I expected would be a quality product the other day, a bottle of...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 02:19
Bad table manners

National dietary advice on fat consumption issued to millions of US and UK citizens in 1977 and 1983, to cut coronary heart disease incidence, lacked any solid trial evidence to back it up, and “should not have been...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 02:16
New deal

Using endowment policies as an investment vehicle is usually one of my most difficult “sells” as a Wealth Manager. Barry Hugo of Seed Investments says the moment a client hears the word “endowment”, the hairs on the...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 02:16
Cheers!

According to a recently released study by the Medical Research Council (MRC), alcohol consumption accounts for an average of R300 billion in taxes per year. Comments Lizette Erasmus, Head of Insurance Expertise at...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 02:16
On the radar

Boutique investment management firm, Metope Investment Managers, launched its listed property unit trust on the 2nd February 2015. Metope is a privately owned firm with assets under management of more than R2.4-...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 02:16
Building a future

For several asset classes, 2014 was a race in which everything started to change at the halfway- mark. Domestic equity was first out of the block and beat all other asset classes up to June, but shortly afterwards it...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 02:16
Collaboration the key

Some members of the private healthcare sector regard the introduction of National Health Insurance (NHI) a threat, but that should not be the case, says Dr Mangaliso Mahlaba, Chief Operating Officer of Thebe Ya...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 02:16
Dictating fall

Statistics released towards the end of last year by JSE-listed human capital management group, Adcorp, reveal that South Africa’s labour productivity hit a 50-year low in 2014. This worrying trend comes against the...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 02:16
Retirement data

Africa’s largest automated payments clearing house, BankservAfrica, recently launched its BankservAfrica Private Pension Index (BPPI), the first private pension data series in South Africa and one of the few available...

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 02:16
Frustrating levels

With SA desperate to create jobs and boost the economy, Deloitte Global’s fourth annual Millennial Survey paints a disconcerting picture of rising frustration levels among graduates. These future leaders of tomorrow...

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 02:16
Learning the truth

The cost of education is set to continue to outstrip the general level of inflation, probably going up 10% again this year, as compared to a ruling inflation rate of 5.8%. There is only one solution, and that is to...

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 02:16
Planning a goal

The 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Report estimates that there are about 600 000 unemployed graduates in South Africa. These statistics highlight the challenges that many young professionals face when...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 02:16
Checking up

Many consumers who have had their application for a loan declined, whether it is a short-term or long-term loan, may wonder what the reasons are and how they could improve their chances of being approved.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 02:16
Ways and means

A survey of 120 European institutions has found that pension funds, insurers and asset managers use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for a wide range of purposes and hold them for much longer than commonly thought. One in...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 02:16
Strategic questions

Many CEOs tend to see business continuity management purely within the context of complying with King III and other governance codes. But, says Leigh-Anne van As, Business Development Manager at ContinuitySA, CEOs also need to see how business...

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 02:16
No solid case for solid state

With data volumes continuing to increase at an unprecedented rate, capacity has become a critical criterion when it comes to selecting data storage solutions. On the flip side, the need for increased speed and performance and ‘instant on’ methods...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 03:16
Losing out

Stokvels date as far back as the 1800s, so they are by no means a new idea. However, this seemingly unusual yet highly effective method of saving has recently seen a growing interest among South Africans, largely...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 03:16
Gibraltar exchange gets first fund

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) has just announced its first Fund Listing, Lyford Global Fund Limited on the 22nd January 2015.

Lyford is a self-managed open-ended experienced investor fund, domiciled...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 03:16
Don’t stay in the dark

You know how it goes, just when you have your evening plans all laid out – dinner with friends, an intimate movie with your spouse after the kids have gone to sleep, finally catching up on your reading – the room...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 03:16
Hidden benefits

The change around employer-provided disability income benefits become effective on 1st March 2015.

Many employers have their own group policies to provide disability income benefits to their employees....

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 15:29
Burning costs

December to April is fire season in the Western Cape and according to Working on Fire (WoF) - a broad-based, integrated fire management initiative - it is already the worst fire season recorded in seven years, even...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 13:20
Debts and stocks

The value of South African households’ wealth declined by an estimated R88.5 billion in the third quarter of 2014. According to the Momentum/UNISA South African Household Net Wealth Index, the value of households’ net...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 13:19
Encouraging savings

National Treasury and institutions in the financial services industry are working tirelessly to make a range of tax-free investment products (TFIPs) available to South African investors from March 2015. In these new...