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FSB Enforcement Committee fines Magnum Opus Investment Managers R50k

Published: Mon, 02 May 16

The Registrar of Collective Investment Schemes (the Registrar) referred a case against Magnum Opus Investment Managers (Pty) Limited (the Respondent) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 5 (1) of the Collective Investment Schemes Act, 45 of ...
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Agri-parks will help our farmers

Published: Mon, 02 May 16

By Gabi Khumalo Making a living in farming is not easy. For many small scale farmers, commercial farming is hard. For small farmers wanting to make a living in the sector, the challenges can almost seem insurmountable.   Many small farmers fail due to lack of support, education and the necessary ...
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Companies invited to participate in dti mission

Published: Mon, 02 May 16

Pretoria: The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is inviting companies to participate in the Trade and Investment mission to Ghana and Nigeria. Companies in the sectors of agriculture and agro-processing, built environment professionals, automotive and auto-components, energy (oil and gas), electro-technical, ...
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10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired

Published: Mon, 02 May 16

            Heidi Duvenage, Head of Department at Sage Talent Solutions                 Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition ...
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Standard Bank SARS Trade data commentary

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 16

“The country’s trade balance for March 2016 came in at a surplus of R2. 9bn from February’s deficit of –R1. 1bn. This was not in line with market expectations. “The economic landscape currently presents numerous challenges for consumers and businesses. The challenges ...
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Latest Enforcement Committee Orders

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 16

The Enforcement Committee of the FSB recently published interesting details of two settlement cases. Magnum Opus It appears that Magnum Opus Investment Managers administered a collective investment scheme without being duly licenced, or being authorised as agents of a registered collective investment scheme. “The ...
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FSB warns the public against TradingBanks

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 16

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public against conducting financial services business with TradingBanks domiciled in British Virgin Islands, purporting to be a registered entity.   TradingBanks is not authorised to render financial services in South Africa and are not representatives ...
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Earthquake in Ecuador: Disaster weighs on the economy already affected by the fall in oil prices

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 16

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company   On April 16, the Pacific coast of Ecuador was hit by a devastating earthquake, the worst in nearly 40 years. The damage is substantial nearly 2000 buildings were damaged and more than 24 000 survivors are living in shelters. The human toll is high: ...
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What business owners can learn from batman

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 16

Today, if Bruce Wayne–aka Batman – was walking among us, he would be the 73rd richest man in the world, boasting an estimated net worth of around $11. 6 billion, says Neo Kgantsi, Portfolio Manager at Sanlam Private Wealth. ” Alfred Pennyworth (valet): “It's not just your name, sir! ...
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The advantages of using rolling returns over a three- to five-year cycle

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 16

With the myriad of data available to investors when selecting which fund best suits their investment profile, it is difficult to know which data point to use. Rolling returns, however, give a clearer track record of how a fund has performed and potentially how it will perform in the future. Brian du Plessis, director ...
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Vanessa Marques adds new dimension to company secretarial services at CGF

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 16

We are excited to welcome Vanessa Marques as the latest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants. Vanessa has a wealth of experience within the company secretarial field which she garnered through her career spent at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (‘JSE’), as well as a host ...
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Ins and outs of Islamic Banking

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 16

It’s been over a decade since some of South Africa’s leading commercial banks introduced Islamic Banking services but despite the progress, there are still numerous misconceptions about this alternate form of banking. CEO of FNB Islamic Banking, Amman Muhammad says South Africa is one of many ...
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Legal audits provide trustees with peace of mind

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 16

Jan Dawid Luttig, Fiduciary Specialist at Citadel Investment Services   In an ever-evolving family trust landscape, complacency and inertia could spell disaster for the best-laid investment and estate planning strategy. Revelations in the latest global scandal unearthed in the Panama Papers has ...
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Vantage Capital provides N$80 million debenture funding to leading Namibian hospitality and property-owning group

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 16

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Vantage Capital (www. VantageCapital. co. za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced yesterday that it has provided a debenture facility of N$80 million (R80 million) to United Africa Group (“UAG”) (www. na), an established hospitality and property-owning ...
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Pros and cons of the new IFRS lease accounting standard

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 16

By Rorisang Mongoato Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. Lessee financial reporting will be significantly affected by a new IFRS lease accounting standard that will be effective from 1 January 2019. The new rules will affect almost all leases of movable and immovable assets save for certain leases such as leases ...
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Crossing borders to procure coal – Coal Baseload IPP Procurement Programme

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 16

By Jackie Midlane, Malibuye Cossie and Raghemah Hendricks  Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. On Wednesday, 20 April 2016 the Minister of Energy issued a determination setting out what bidders can expect to see in the request for proposal under the coal baseload cross border independent ...
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All roads lead to Giyani for Freedom Day

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 16

Pretoria: The town of Giyani in Limpopo will be a hive of activity on Wednesday when South Africa celebrates Freedom Day. Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Acting Director General Donald Liphoko said the day serves as a platform to promote unity and a common agenda of building a united and ...
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SOCs must support re-industrialisation, localisation

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 16

Cape Town: Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says supporting re-industrialisation is critical for state-owned companies as it will help to bolster growth and transform the economy. Tabling the department’s Budget Vote at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the Minister said when it comes to shareholding ...
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How to sell the need for a new business system to your boss

Published: Tue, 26 Apr 16

By Keith Fenner, Vice President, Sage X3 International   If you’re a Chief Information Officer or a line manager in your business, you’ll probably know when your manual business processes and legacy business systems are standing in the way of your organisation’s growth, agility, and efficiency ...
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Eight easy steps to financial freedom

Published: Tue, 26 Apr 16

- Make every step count -   Financial freedom is not based on whether you are rich or not, but rather living within your means. A famous proverb says that the borrower becomes the lender's slave. JOHANNESBURG: As we celebrate Freedom Day this April, why not find a reason to celebrate more ...
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