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SA’s Top 40 companies continue to lead integrated reporting pack – but for how long?

Published: Mon, 24 Aug 15

South Africa’s Top 40 companies listed on the JSE have been leading the pack in their financial reporting initiatives for many years. However, this mantle may be at risk if they don’t start innovating and making decisions in an integrated manner, according to a report released by PwC today. While many ...
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AFC receives US$50 million from the Islamic Development Bank for project financing

Published: Mon, 24 Aug 15

The funds will be used to finance projects located across the numerous African IDB member countries LAGOS, Nigeria: Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (http://www. africafc. org) is pleased to announce its acceptance of a US$50 million 15 year line of financing, with a 13 year six month repayment period, from the ...
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Ask Afrika ranks the top consumer industries

Published: Fri, 21 Aug 15

South Africans love to eat, drink and be merry in a challenging economic climate The top three industries out of 19 industry sectors according to loyal usage by South African consumers as ranked in the Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ survey are Drinks, Restaurants and Fast Food, and Foods. This is followed by Travel ...
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Angola to host Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central African Banks

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 15

Adebayo Vunge, The Director Institutional Communications Office of the Ministry of Finance, Luanda LUANDA, Angola: From 27–28 August in Luanda, the Republic of Angola will host the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks, the African Caucus, with the aim of strengthening ...
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Risky Contracts

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 15

      Dr. David Hillson, The Risk Doctor Partnership     Many people view a contract like a suit of armour. It is there to protect you against uncertainty, and the thicker it is then the better you are protected! But relying on a strong contract for protection can ...
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More work is required in eCommerce space to ensure that the law keeps pace with technological developments: PwC Tax

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 15

The Davis Tax Committee’s (DTC) First Interim Report on VAT focuses on a number of key challenges inherent to VAT in South Africa. While the report makes a number of recommendations, it includes a substantial section on the application of VAT in the electronic commerce environment. “We welcome the recommendations ...
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Sustainable farming critical to food security in SA

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 15

It’s been said that Agriculture forms the foundation of developing economies, contributing to gross GDP, food security, social welfare, job creation and ecotourism. However, the long-standing health of South Africa’s agricultural sector depends on the sustainability of farming methods. These farming methods ...
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China’s Future Currency Fluctuations Unsure

Published: Wed, 19 Aug 15

By Rocky Tung at Coface, the international credit insurer The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) surprised the market by lowering the benchmark exchange rate from 6. 1162 to 6. 2298 (approximately 1. 9%) per dollar on Tuesday August 11. The currency continued to depreciate in the following days, leading to ...
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Building a financial legacy as a teen in three steps

Published: Wed, 19 Aug 15

For most teens the term ‘financial planning’ is a foreign concept better left to the distant world of adulthood. But according to Peter Dempsey, deputy CEO of the Association of Savings and Investments South Africa (ASISA), it is critically important that teens are taught the importance of spending responsibly ...
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Bad Investor Behaviour?

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 15

Lizé Visser, Head of Sales, PSG Wealth Investing is a science with exact methods but often unpredictable outcomes. Like any science or precise skill, there is always the possibility of human error. When a biologist tries genetically modifying a grape vine the result is unpredictable but not necessarily catastrophic ...
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Returns by db x-trackers show value of offshore exposure

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 15

The value of offshore investment diversification – especially during a period of Rand weakness – has been underlined by returns achieved by db x-trackers, the range of exchange traded funds (ETFs) linked to some of the world’s biggest developed markets. The db x-tracker fund linked to the Japanese ...
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Complaint to ICASA against SA Post Office drags on and on and on

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 15

Some eight months after a formal complaint was lodged on 11 December 2014 by a concerned group of specialist magazine publishers with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), the matter is dragging on and on, without an end in sight. The complainants ...
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Tips for SA as old world order slips away

Published: Mon, 17 Aug 15

            Dr Parag Khanna, leading geo-strategist and best-selling author The second annual i3 Summit, hosted by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam, was held in Sandton recently. Speakers sought to answer the question, ‘are we facing a social, ...
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Cross listing of Exchange Traded Funds on African exchanges

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 15

Investors to gain exposure to shares listed on Johannesburg, Kenyan and Nigerian stock exchanges. JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa: There is a move afoot that will lead to improved liquidity on Africa’s exchanges. This move will see increased cross listings of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) on the larger exchanges ...
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The FAIS Ombud and Prescription: Likelihood of Financial Prejudice

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 15

We discussed the importance of when a client’s right to lay a complaint with the FAIS Ombud expires in last week’s Moonstone Monitor. To recap: a client has three years to approach the Ombud with a complaint. The starting date of this period is the date by which the complainant became aware, or ought reasonably ...
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Draft Board Notice regarding reporting of transactions in listed securities concluded outside of an exchange

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 15

FSB issues a draft Board Notice for comment regarding reporting of transactions in listed securities concluded outside of an exchange. The FSB has published on its website a draft of a Board Notice that it intends to issue relating to the reporting of transactions in listed securities concluded outside of an exchange, ...
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FSB provisionally withdraws Ntinga’s licence

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 15

The Registrar of Financial Services Providers (“the Registrar”) has received some queries regarding the activities of Ntinga Health and Financial Services CC, trading as AQNO Trading and Investments (“Ntinga”). These queries seemed to suggest that Ntinga was operating a “Ponzi” ...
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Hilton Worldwide agrees first hotel to open in Botswana

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 15

Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone Will Begin Welcoming Guests In 2017 Offering The Perfect Gateway To Renowned Game Reserves As Well As A Bustling Trading Environment Botswana & McLean,VA -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Fleming ...
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African power utility sector shines bright about the outlook ahead: PwC report

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 15

Fifty one senior power and utility sector executives from 15 African countries took part in PwC’s Africa power & utilities survey. Survey finds companies and sector stakeholders optimistic about a range of key African electricity issues. 96% say there is a medium or high probability that load shedding will ...
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National Survey: CGF’s governance training rated tops

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 15

Article by CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd In an independent South African Corporate Governance Climate Survey (‘the Survey’) conducted by De Facto in April 2015, CGF Research Institute (‘CGF’) was ranked by one-hundred and forty business leaders as the leading organisation in the provision ...
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