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Local CIS industry assets closing in on the R2 trillion mark

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

Investors had almost R1. 9 trillion invested with the local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry at the end of December 2015. This represents a healthy increase of around R200 billion from the R1. 7 trillion in assets under management at the end of 2014. The CIS industry statistics for 2015, released ...
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The fund that’s one of a kind

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

By Douw Steenekamp, portfolio manager at Denker Capital Cape Town: The SIM Global Equity Income Fund was launched in September 2012 to offer investors the opportunity to invest in a fund that strives to deliver an attractive and growing annual dividend income stream by investing in global shares. At the same time ...
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RMB Westport launches new Africa property development fund

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

After the success of RMB Westport’s first African real estate development fund, which closed in August 2012, the property development and investment group announced the first close of its second fund, the RMB Westport Real Estate Development Fund II, raising just under $250m. RMB Westport, a ...
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President sets up task team to tackle jobs, growth

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

Cape Town: President Jacob Zuma says a joint task team of government and business executives will be established to focus solely on economic growth and job creation. The President announced this shortly after meeting with CEOs of top companies in Cape Town on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by Deputy President ...
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6 things we should budget for but never do

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

Creating a budget can help you stay in control of your finances, but many people become unstuck because they forget to take account of uncommon but important expenses. In theory, a budget should structure our spending, but human nature causes us to deviate from our plans and many expenses sneak in without being accounted ...
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Futuregrowth Asset Management Economic and Market Review January 2016

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

By Wikus Furstenberg, Portfolio Manager & Head: Interest Rate Process Futuregrowth Asset Management Improved risk appetite and SARB decisiveness assist bond market Towards the end of January, the local bond market received support from a marginal improvement in global risk appetite resulting in an ...
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Claims for intentional deprivation of the benefit of a contract

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

      By Donald Dinnie, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.                   A person who intentionally deprives a third person of the benefits of a contract may be liable for the loss ...
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Tough economic climate calls for government, business partnership

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 16

Cape Town: President Jacob Zuma says the tough economic climate offers an opportunity for government and business to work together to find solutions to bolster growth. The President said this in his opening remarks at the Presidential Investor Luncheon and World Economic Forum review in Cape Town on Tuesday. The meeting ...
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Professional qualifications - an option for Matriculants

Published: Tue, 09 Feb 16

According to news reports 455 825 learners passed the 2015 National Senior Certificate exams marking an increase of 51 952 from the 2014 figure. Of these 166 263 qualified for admission to study towards a degree (Bachelor’s pass) and 183,720 for admission to study towards a diploma. Universities ...
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Can South Africa avoid junk status? (Part 2)

Published: Tue, 09 Feb 16

    Jac Laubscher, Economic Advisor Sanlam Ltd       In the second part of my attempt to answer the above question I will deal with the fiscal situation, as it is generally deemed to be at the heart of any ratings assessment, and look at possible steps that can ...
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Africa the right place for mining investment

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 16

Cape Town: Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, has told mining companies from around the world that Africa remains the ideal destination for investment. Minister Zwane said this when he opened the 2016 Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town, on Monday. “The African ...
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Poor governance and lip-service creates unsustainable organisations

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 16

Article by Terrance M. Booysen It is a fact; since the collapse of so many iconic organisations across the world, the subject of corporate governance has intensified. But have boards and their directors taken the issue of practicing good governance seriously enough, or have they merely paid lip service to ...
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Gobal Crowdfunding Portal launches call for applications to Entrepreneurs In Africa

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 16

An Opportunity for Financing for African High Impact Businesses LAGOS, Nigeria: Access to finance is a challenge for entrepreneurs across the world. In Africa, entrepreneurship and innovation are said to be the key to development. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) are the primary job creation engine ...
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Government Cosatu meet over new tax laws

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 16

Pretoria: Government and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have agreed that an urgent solution is needed to resolve the Taxation Laws Amendment Act stalemate. Minister in Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe met with the leadership of Cosatu on Saturday, 6 February. Minister ...
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Weathering the storm: Marriott’s 6 Investment tips for 2016

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 16

By Duggan Matthews, Investment Professional, Marriott Asset Management   The global investment landscape is in the midst of considerable change, and this has been reflected by unusually volatile markets. Not only have interest rates begun rising in the US for the first time in almost a decade but China’s ...
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Business welcomes Black Industrialists Programme

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 16

The Black Industrialists Programme aims to build a more inclusive economy Pretoria: Business has welcomed the Department of Trade and Industry’s Black Industrialists Programme that is aimed at expanding the industrial base and injecting new dynamism with the inclusion and participation of black industrialists ...
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Investing $1 in promoting trade yields huge results for exports and growth, ITC study finds

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 16

Geneva: Just one dollar more spent on helping companies to develop and improve their export activities and trade can generate an increase of US$ 384 in a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and US$ 87 worth of additional exports, according to a new study published by the International Trade Centre (ITC). ...
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Turning a Deaf Ear to the FAIS Ombud

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 16

There appears to be two kinds of respondents involved in FAIS Ombud determinations: those who attempt to defend themselves, and those who follow a strategy akin to the Lindesfarne song from which the title of this article derives. It is evident that many advisers who do respond to an invitation from the Ombud to state ...
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5 Digital Trends that Will Change Your Life in 2016

Published: Thu, 04 Feb 16

      Kate West, Digital Learning Manager at Shift ONE Digital     The digital space is always shifting, expanding, creating room for more. Our newsfeeds are inundated daily with fresh influxes of ICT-related information, and every week brings new advances ...
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January 2016 market snapshot

Published: Thu, 04 Feb 16

By Shaun Ruiters, head of retail strategy and client solutions at Sanlam Investments Cape Town: As trade opened for 2016, markets stumbled at the starting blocks. Trades in Chinese stocks were suspended after a 7% rout triggered the circuit breaker, as investors responded to fears around slowing GDP growth in China ...
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