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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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Ethical leadership is the cornerstone of good governance says Deloitte

Published: Tue, 26 Apr 16

Recent debacles have reminded us of the potential consequences of an unhealthy corporate culture and the fact that good corporate governance remains the cornerstone of effective and ethical leadership. For example, poor ethical leadership played a significant role in the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland, ...
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Why taking a long-term view is key to successful investing

Published: Mon, 25 Apr 16

By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management   Investors may have had sleepless nights over the past year about the ability of so-called growth investments to ever show positive returns again. They may worry about how they are going to protect and grow their savings. Fund managers who apply a proven valuation-based ...
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SA, Iran to increase non-oil trade investment

Published: Mon, 25 Apr 16

Pretoria: South Africa and Iran have agreed to increase non-oil trade and investment to a billion dollars by 2020. This emerged on Sunday after talks between President Jacob Zuma and Iran's counterpart President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking during the South Africa-Iran Business Council, President Zuma said the ...
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Impact of new lease accounting standard on loan agreements

Published: Mon, 25 Apr 16

By Rorisang Mongoato Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. Corporates often choose to lease long term assets instead of buying them for a number of reasons – there may be tax benefits to leasing the asset and not buying it and leases offer more flexibility in terms of adjusting for technology and capacity ...
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R1.4bn to boost Hawks’ crime fighting efforts

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

Cape Town: Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says the elite crime fighting unit, the Hawks, will receive more resources with a funding of R1. 4 billion. The Minister tabled the department’s SA Police Service and Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Budget Vote in Parliament’s Old Assembly ...
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4 ways saving money is like training for a half-marathon

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

As South Africans, we love our sports, and long-distance running is one of them. If you are a running ‘fundi’, chances are that you are currently in the thick of training for an upcoming race, such as the Slave Route Challenge that takes place on 8 May in Cape Town. Like any avid runner, you probably started ...
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FSB warns the public against Mr Cornelius Petrus van der Merwe

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public against conducting financial services business with Mr Cornelius Petrus van der Merwe and Invest Daily Profit (IDP). It has been brought to the Registrar’s attention that Mr Cornelius Petrus van der Merwe was acting as a financial services provider ...
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Anti-corruption unit results in hundreds of criminal investigations

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

Cape Town: Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says the department’s anti-corruption unit has led to several officials being dismissed and other people being referred to law enforcement agencies for further criminal investigation. The Minister said this when he tabled the department’s Budget Vote speech ...
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Ministers to engage banks on Oakbay matter

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

Pretoria: The Ministers of Labour, Finance and Mineral Resources are to engage the four banks who gave notice to close the bank account of Oakbay Investments, said Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, on Thursday. Briefing reporters following Cabinet’s fortnightly ...
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Dti incentives lead to R57bn investments

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

Cape Town: – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says government’s incentives have helped to leverage R57 billion in investments over the past year. The Minister said this when he tabled the department’s Budget Vote at the National Assembly on Wednesday. Addressing members of Parliament after ...
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Release of arms procurement report to "bring closure"

Published: Fri, 22 Apr 16

Pretoria: Cabinet says the release of the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Fraud, Corruption, Impropriety or Irregularity in the Strategic Defence Procurement Package will bring closure to the matter. The report found no evidence of wrongdoing, bribery, fraud or corruption in the arms procurement ...
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