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Can you pay off your bond faster?

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

Purchasing property is one of the most significant and costly financial decisions you will ever make, especially if it’s your first home, but applying a few financial tips can allow you to pay your bond off quickly which will benefit your future financial security and result in a great investment at a reduced ...
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Calculating Investor Relief for failed Investments

Published: Wed, 25 May 16

We are seeing a substantial increase in the number of Sharemax related determinations from the FAIS Ombud. Most of these relate to complaints lodged in 2010 in the wake of the collapse of what some twisted minds would term the “Cruella the Villa” collapse. The latest one concerns a widow who invested the ...
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Current approaches to off-grid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

Published: Tue, 24 May 16

The PwC report - Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all - says a new approach is needed. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification ...
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Saudi Arabia Growth Projected at 1.2% from 5.2% Average

Published: Tue, 24 May 16

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company     While South Africa’s political relations with Saudi Arabia are strong, economic and trade ties should be reviewed and revitalised President Jacob Zuma said during his state visit to Saudi Arabia. Zuma is looking ...
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Federal Reserve proposes to limit termination rights for certain contracts of global systemically important banking organizations

Published: Tue, 24 May 16

By Terry Arbit and Jason Lews (US)  Norton Rose Fulbright The Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) has issued a proposed rulemaking to require “global systemically important banking organizations” (“GSIBs”) and their subsidiaries to limit their counterparties’ ...
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What smart technology will really mean for business

Published: Mon, 23 May 16

By Keith Fenner, Vice President Sage X3 International   Smart technology (IoT), is simply about connecting devices, but while the focus has been on technology that facilitates the creation of smart households, its business applications are endless. According to BI Intelligence, it is projected that by ...
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Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Inaugurates Large Corporation Group to Boost Manufacturing

Published: Mon, 23 May 16

The event was sponsored by global digital industrial technology company – General Electric (GE) LAGOS, Nigeria: The Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (http://www. ManufacturersNigeria. org) has inaugurated its Large Corporation Group, which will amongst other things come up with policy recommendations ...
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SA and Cuba to strengthen relations

Published: Mon, 23 May 16

Pretoria: International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will co-chair the 13th Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) with his Cuban counterpart Marcelino Medina Gonzàlez, in Pretoria today. “South Africa is a beneficiary of Cuba’s on-going assistance in support of the ...
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Centre opened to support SMMEs in bio manufacturing sector

Published: Fri, 20 May 16

Pretoria: Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has opened a bio-manufacturing centre that aims to support small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria. The centre, named the Bio-Manufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC), ...
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Cartel activity legislation welcome, but may drive cartels underground

Published: Fri, 20 May 16

The business world thrives on a bit of healthy competition, but companies who decide to take the market into their own hands by using cartel conduct will find themselves in very hot water. According to the amendment to the Competition Act that came into effect on 1 May 2016, the directors or managers who are aware ...
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Does inflation impact all South Africans equally?

Published: Thu, 19 May 16

By Arthur Kamp, Investment Economist at Sanlam Investments Cape Town: SA’s consumer price inflation (CPI) figure was released this week, showing a slight slowdown to 6. 2% for the year to end of April 2016. But do all South Africans feel the pinch equally? The poor and the rich experience different inflation ...
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Nampo’s 50th anniversary holds clues for agricultural sustainability

Published: Thu, 19 May 16

Innovation, networking, strategy development, and resilience have created the southern hemisphere’s largest agricultural event   Nampo’s 50th show, taking place this week, offers pointers to sustainability for all stakeholders in the agricultural sector. So says the Head of Agribusiness ...
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Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment

Published: Thu, 19 May 16

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa today. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty. This is confirmed by PwC’s Africa Business Agenda survey, ...
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Harith General Partners invests in NOVO Energy

Published: Thu, 19 May 16

Harith General Partners has invested in NOVO Energy, a power and technology company that specialises in supplying alternative fuel technologies and services in Africa. Harith, the South African based fund manager, purchased a significant shareholding at NOVO Energy through its US$435m second Pan African Infrastructure ...
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European fund managers rank SA’s brokers

Published: Thu, 19 May 16

Announcing a new category in Financial Mail Ranking the Analyst survey & Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards   Johannesburg: For the first time, this year’s Financial Mail Ranking the Analysts survey will include a category that evaluates the performance of South African institutional brokers, ...
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MAS Real Estate

Published: Wed, 18 May 16

By Richard Colburn Sanlam Private Wealth At the time of writing, MAS Real Estate – also known as MAS – was trading at R21. 88 on a yield of 3. 34%. MAS is currently trading at a ~13% premium to its net asset value per share (NAVPS) of 118. Future growth is expected due to the completion of hotels ...
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Laurium Capital Hedge Funds Approved by Regulator

Published: Wed, 18 May 16

Laurium Capital, the independent boutique asset manager, today, Thursday 18th of May 2016, announced the approval of its Market Neutral and Long Short Funds as Retail Hedge Funds by the regulator under the Collective Investments Schemes Control Act (CISCA). This has kick-started a well thought out project plan to ...
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The Momentum Growth Enhancer gives you unrivalled certainty while enhancing your growth potential

Published: Wed, 18 May 16

Caution has been the norm when it came to investment approaches, but Momentum is challenging this convention with a new innovative product that provides a secure return on your investment whilst simultaneously ensuring unlimited upside potential. With the introduction of the Momentum Growth Enhancer, caution has been ...
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Bill Gates to deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Published: Wed, 18 May 16

PRETORIA, South Africa: The Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with the University of Pretoria, is delighted to announce that Bill Gates will deliver the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 17 July 2016, the eve of Mandela Day. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address the theme ...
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Still very real deficit in SA savings environment, Index finds

Published: Wed, 18 May 16

The latest results of the Investec GIBS Savings Index reveal a net figure for 2015 of 63. 0, down from 63. 4 for the first half of 2015. Launched in January 2016 to provide the real facts around SA’s national state of savings, the index score paints a subdued picture of the country’s ability ...
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