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Kwazulu-Natal Law Society supports proposal for a minimum monthly wage

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 17

By Umesh Jivan, President KwaZulu-Natal Law Society   The Council of the KwaZulu Natal Law Society supports the initiative of the Deputy President, Mr Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, in having appointed the national minimum wage panel of experts comprising of Professor Imraan Valodia, Mr Ayabonga Cawe, Ms Mamokete ...
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7 New Year’s resolutions for the long-term investor

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 17

By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management   Last year was a particularly trying one for investors. But while many of us look to the markets when it comes to achieving better investment outcomes, managing our own behaviour better often makes the biggest difference. Research has proven time and again ...
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A convenient truth - fighting climate change turned into a profitable business

Published: Fri, 23 Dec 16

Peter Vanham, US Media Lead, Public Engagement, Tel. : +1 646 592 5907 Renewable energy generation reached a tipping point, data analyses show: the cost of generating electricity from renewable sources in the last 3 years fell to levels on par or below that of coal and natural gas Green project bond ...
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FSB warns the public against Wayne (Zane) Wilson

Published: Fri, 23 Dec 16

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public against conducting financial services business with Wayne (Zane) Wilson. Wayne (Zane) Wilson is not an authorised Financial Services Provider and the public is warned to exercise caution when dealing with this entity. It has been brought to the Registrar’s ...
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Important financial steps for divorcees

Published: Fri, 23 Dec 16

There is no guideline about how to process the emotional rollercoaster of divorce, but divorcees can take control of one aspect: their finances. Now is the time to review changes which must be made to your financial situation, said Alexander Forbes Certified Financial Planner Megan Marks. Contact your Financial Planner ...
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Skills revolution puts Africa on growth path

Published: Tue, 20 Dec 16

Pretoria: Africa’s skills revolution has put more young people in institutions of higher education, which will translate into a workforce that will grow and modernise the continental economy. “The skills revolution means that our young people should be educated and skilled in science, technology engineering ...
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Retaining domestic stability will mean facing challenges for Africa in 2017

Published: Mon, 19 Dec 16

2017 will see policymakers across Africa facing the challenge of how to minimize instability without affecting the economy's ability to raise standards of living, according to the latest report by ICAEW. In report Economic Insight: Africa Q4 2016, the accountancy and finance body highlights the number of potential ...
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Nuclear New Build Programme announced

Published: Thu, 15 Dec 16

By Donovan Brown Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. On 14 December 2016, the Minister of Energy, in consultation with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), published the Department of Energy’s determination notice for the Nuclear New Build Programme (Nuclear Programme). ...
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German Economy in 2017: Stable but not staid

Published: Thu, 15 Dec 16

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company   Development of insolvencies, by sector, in the first eight months of 2016 (year-to-date, in percent), as well as in the total year 2015 (change from 2014, in percent)   Growth of the world trade and German exports between ...
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UK Tax Bill Shows There’s No Need for a Sugar Rush

Published: Thu, 15 Dec 16

Virusha Subban, partner specialising in Customs, Excise and International Trade, and Yonatan Sher, candidate attorney, Bowmans   Less than a month after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2016 budget speech, where he announced the proposed new tax on sugar sweetened beverages, his United ...
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Good opportunities in global equities

Published: Wed, 14 Dec 16

There are currently a number of common beliefs that characterise the prevailing investment environment. “Because global growth has been low there is excess capacity in the system and because of that the conventional view is that global inflation and interest rates are going to stay low forever,” ...
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RiskMap 2017 - Southern Africa: Management of Political Change Will Dictate the Level of Uncertainty for Businesses

Published: Wed, 14 Dec 16

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern Africa in 2017 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Internal political uncertainty across a number of key nations will pose a much greater risk to businesses on the ...
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RiskMap 2017 - East Africa: Political flux threatens stability of business environment

Published: Wed, 14 Dec 16

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across East Africa in 2017 NAIROBI, Kenya: Internal political uncertainty across a number of key nations will pose a much greater risk to businesses on the continent than the ...
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RiskMap 2017 - West Africa: No smooth sailing in the “New normal”

Published: Wed, 14 Dec 16

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across West Africa in 2017 LAGOS, Nigeria: African nations vying to emerge as the commercial gateway for foreign direct investment, offer opportunities but also unknown threats ...
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2016, the year that was

Published: Wed, 14 Dec 16

By Azola Zuma, Chief Executive, Sanlam Investment Management   2016 was a tumultuous year in many respects, with the asset management industry facing a number of headwinds due to increased geopolitical uncertainty and unpredictable shock events such as Brexit in June and Trump voted in as US president-elect ...
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The perils of rushing into bond foreclosure proceedings

Published: Tue, 13 Dec 16

By Aslam Moosajee, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. Banks should be careful about rushing into bond foreclosure proceedings, when the arrears owed are not significant. Instead, the bank should try to engage with the consumer and see if a settlement can be negotiated to prevent foreclosure ...
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Businesses that have the courage to innovate will thrive in 2017

Published: Tue, 13 Dec 16

Johannesburg: The case for innovation and entrepreneurship has never been greater as commercial enterprises prepare for what will be another tough year in 2017, says Standard Bank Commercial Banking. A devastating drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses ...
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PSG Balanced Fund reaches R6bn in assets under management (AUM)

Published: Tue, 13 Dec 16

The PSG Balanced Fund has passed the R6bn in assets under management milestone. The Fund is a fully diversified portfolio that complies with Regulation 28, which means it is suitable for retirement fund investments. The primary objective is long-term growth of capital and a reasonable level of income for investors ...
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Bowmans opens new office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Published: Tue, 13 Dec 16

Pan-African law firm Bowmans has announced the opening of a new office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with effect from January 2017. It will bring the number of Bowmans’ offices in East Africa to three and will be its seventh office on the African continent – the firm already has offices in Kenya ...
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Minister Davies to appeal short-term credit judgment

Published: Mon, 12 Dec 16

Pretoria: Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will appeal the North Gauteng High Court judgment to set aside regulations relating to short-term credit transactions. “Minister Davies will appeal the recent judgment in which the court set aside the regulations … relating to short-term credit transactions ...
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