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The recent performance of South Africa Inc.

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

      Jac Laubscher, Economic Advisor: Sanlam Limited     The concept of South Africa as a “company” with its own share price may sound strange (it is after all nothing more than a metaphor), but it nevertheless is a useful way of gauging how South Africa ...
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How low volatility can increase your investment risk

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

They always say that when the good times are rolling, you should roll right along. Schalk Louw, Principal at PSG Wealth Old Oak says however that sometimes it’s actually better to listen to the cautious voice in your head than follow the rest of the herd. Investors tend to think that, overall, low ...
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Citadel supports GoKids in charity golf day

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

The fifth Annual Reverse Golf Day was held at De Zalze Golf Club on Friday, 24th March 2017. Jean de Villiers, Head of Philanthropy at Citadel, gives live commentary at the putting competition at the Annual Reverse Golf Day at De Zalze Golf Club   The event was started in 2013 when ...
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Action should be taken against B-BBEE non-compliant companies, says Minister

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

Pretoria: Action should be taken against companies that are found not to be complying with the Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) requirements for transformation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking at a session held by the B-BBEE Commission in Midrand on Friday, Minister Davies said the state ...
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Competition Commission targets more fresh produce agents

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

Pretoria: The Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of fresh produce market agents in Cape Town and Durban. This follows a search and seizure operation carried out at premises of nine fruit and veg agents in Pretoria and Johannesburg fresh produce markets on Thursday, ...
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SARS welcomes investigation into its systems

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

Pretoria: The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed an investigation into its systems by the Office of the Tax Ombud. “The South African Revenue Service can confirm that the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas, has informed SARS that permission has been granted to the Office of the Tax Ombud ...
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R4bn titanium beneficiation a milestone for SA

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

Pretoria: Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the R4 billion titanium beneficiation project for the manufacturing of titanium pigment at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is a milestone for South Africa’s mineral beneficiation. Minister Davies said the project, which will be launched ...
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Tax Ombud to investigate complaints against SARS

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 17

Tax Ombud to investigate complaints against SARS relating to alleged undue delay in the payment of refunds   The Tax Ombud, Judge B M Ngoepe, confirms that he requested, and obtained, the approval of the Minister of Finance to review the alleged prevalent undue delays by the South African Revenue Service ...
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North-West University partners with Standard Bank SA to grow innovators and inventors

Published: Fri, 24 Mar 17

So many great, innovative ideas are usually born from advanced research on a tertiary level. One often hears about these ideas and the benefits they offer, but they seldom hit the market for the everyman to use. The North-West University (NWU) has now partnered with Standard Bank SA to bridge this commercial gap in ...
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Public-private partnerships key for driving entrepreneurship growth through education, says Standard Bank

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 17

According to the newly issued Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A Strategy for Global Leadership Report, South Africa is one of the top countries in Africa for entrepreneurship. The report ranked SA at number two out of 30 countries in the sub-Saharan African region. It also ranked SA number 55 out of 137 ...
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South African telecommunications – drowning out the noise

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 17

By Nick Crail, Fund Manager at Ashburton Investments Spectrum access and industry consolidation are urgent imperatives if ICT is to be used as an effective tool in assisting South Africa to achieve its NDP (National Development Programme) growth objectives. Smartphone adoption has resulted in demand for data growing ...
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Most favoured nation clauses from a competition law perspective

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 17

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? By Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Director at Werksmans Attorneys Most favoured nation (MFN) clauses, also known as price parity clauses or most favoured customer clauses, which appear in vertical agreements between suppliers and distributors, generally ...
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How to dodge a downturn

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

Dr Adrian Saville, Chief Strategist, Citadel   In times of weak economic growth, companies need to be that much smarter to survive and thrive. To understand what is needed to navigate and negotiate changing times and tough conditions, we studied the behaviour and performance of more than 1,200 South African-listed ...
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Don’t be fooled by the bounce back in commodity-linked investments

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

Stick with Multinationals that own the world’s most saught after brands   By Marriott, the Income Specialists   In the face of tremendous geopolitical uncertainty, markets in 2016 were characterised by a rebound in previously out-of-favour currencies, sectors and stocks, while the ...
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Are you using your home loan to its full potential?

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

A home loan is more than just a simple facility to keep up with until your property is paid off. It can be a sophisticated money management tool, if managed correctly. “A pre-paid home loan facility allows consumers to transfer excess funds into their Home Loan, effectively saving on interest while being able ...
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Glacier by Sanlam launches the Glacier Global Stock Feeder Fund

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

In partnership with global asset manager Dodge & Cox, Glacier is bringing investors the opportunity to invest in an actively managed global equity portfolio through the Glacier Global Stock Feeder Fund. The fund is rand-denominated and invests directly into the Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund (USD class), using ...
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Sanguine US Fed waits on Republican fiscal policy decisions

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

              Arthur Kamp, investment economist Sanlam Investments                 Cape Town: The US Federal Reserve’s decision on 15 March 2017 to increase the target range for ...
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Consumer experience and efficiencies: the core focus for the FSB’s transition to FSCA

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

            Advocate Dube Tshidi, Executive Officer at FSB                     It has been said many times that that the only constant is change. This rings true for the Financial ...
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Will the euro have its day?

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

                Arthur Kamp, economist at Sanlam Investments                 The Netherlands general election, held on 15 March 2017, was not expected to rattle markets. And ...
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IRBA Inspections Report shows decline in audit quality

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

Johannesburg: The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) today released its 2016 Public Inspections Report which reflects on key inspection findings recorded over the financial year ended March 31, 2016. The report analyses a total of 20 audit firm and 237 audit inspections based on the formal decisions ...
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