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Consumer price inflation increased by 3.2%

Published: Wed, 21 Apr 21

Consumer price inflation increased by 3. 2% year-on-year as at the end of March 2021, which was greater than the 2. 9% year-on-year increase from the previous month. Inflation breached the lower end of the target band for only one month but has remained modest at the lower end of the band. There were year-on-year ...
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First edition of the Ombudsman’s Briefcase for 2021

Published: Tue, 06 Apr 21

In our first edition of the Ombudsman’s Briefcase for 2021 we take this opportunity to wish you a safe and prosperous year ahead. We face this year with a little more hope having emerged from a second wave of the coronavirus and with the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled-out. In this edition we look at insurance ...
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POPIA 101

Published: Thu, 01 Apr 21

All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Here is a practical guide to the most important aspects   With the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) of 1 July 2021 fast approaching, businesses ...
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Don’t fall for the hype around speculative investments

Published: Wed, 17 Mar 21

In the current market climate where market returns disappoint expectations, investors can easily fall for the hype around speculative investments that promise high yields. However, investors should also be careful not to get caught up in a trading frenzy in fear of missing out on the latest buzzing stocks. While some ...
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SATRIX WINS MORNINGSTAR BEST FUND HOUSE AWARD

Published: Mon, 15 Mar 21

Satrix, South Africa’s leading provider of index-tracking products, has today been named the 2021 Best Fund House – Larger Fund Range in South Africa by Morningstar, a global financial services firm with 35 years of investment research. Satrix, which launched South Africa’s first-ever exchange-traded ...
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Diversification is one of the many effects of oil price volatility on Middle Eastern and African oil producers

Published: Mon, 15 Mar 21

Study on the impact of oil price volatility in the Middle East and Africa   Paris, March 11, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on global GDP growth and global trade volumes has caused a sharp drop in oil prices in the spring of 2020. This price drop, even if temporary, has affected Middle ...
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Local hedge funds industry finding its feet in a regulated environment

Published: Mon, 08 Mar 21

The South African hedge funds industry ended 2020 with assets under management of R73. 27 billion. Statistics released by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) show that assets under management increased by R4. Hayden Reinders, convenor of the ASISA Hedge Funds Standing Committee, says this ...
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Interest bearing CIS portfolios attract record breaking net inflows in 2020

Published: Mon, 08 Mar 21

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry attracted net annual inflows of R213 billion last year – the highest ever in the industry’s 55 year history. As a result assets under management by the local CIS industry increased to R2. This means that the local CIS industry almost tripled its asset ...
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Bitcoin: guidance from an actuary on how to channel your fear of missing out

Published: Tue, 23 Feb 21

As the price of Bitcoin breached US$50 000 (around R740 000) in the past week, the fear of missing out once again hit all-time highs for many investors. According to South African actuary, Imran Lorgat, a sure way of telling that you are about to make an investment mistake is when you are being spurred on by a strong ...
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COFACE SA: Moody's raises the outlook for Coface to “stable”

Published: Wed, 17 Feb 21

The rating agency Moody’s, on 10th February 2021, has confirmed the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength – IFS) for Coface at A2. The agency has also raised the outlook for Coface, which is now stable. Almost one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and the ...
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ADJUDICATOR SLAMS PRIVATE SECURITY SECTOR PROVIDENT FUND FOR NOT TAKING ACTION AGAINST DEFAULTING EMPLOYERS

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

Regulatory compliance in the private security industry remains a sore point as more complaints land on the desk of the Pensions Funds Adjudicator. The majority of the complaints prevalent in this sector relate to non-compliance with Section 13A of the Pension Funds Act whereby employers fail to pay provident ...
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Planning for your child’s education in 2021 – is it really worth it?

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

With schools opening and closing throughout last year and the opening of schools delayed to 15 February this year, it is difficult for parents to plan and make decisions regarding the future of their children’s education. Some parents might consider home schooling as an affordable, perhaps more safe or convenient ...
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ADJUDICATOR RULES EMPLOYER IS ENTITLED TO PENSION DEDUCTION AFTER DOUBLE SALARY PAYMENTS

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

The Deputy Pension Funds Adjudicator, Advocate Matome Thulare, has ruled that an employer was entitled to claim a deduction for double salary payments made to the complainant for over two years. Advocate Thulare dismissed the complaint by a member against his pension fund’s decision to withhold his ...
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Coface Barometer Q4 2020 - An uneven recovery

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

Paris, February 9, 2021 – As it releases its latest quarterly risk Barometer, and its annual County & Sector Risk Handbook, Coface, a leader in credit insurance, highlights an uneven recovery across countries, sectors of activity, and income levels. Although the performance of China and other Asian economies ...
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Your greatest asset is being able to earn - How to protect it when you’re starting out

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

It’s a new year and what an exciting time if it coincides with starting a career. Earning your first pay cheque is exhilarating but at the same time it is easy to fall into the habit of spending it all. As a once-off it is forgivable, but it can be an easy habit to fall into. According to Gavin van ...
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Introducing our new eNews App

Published: Wed, 13 Jan 21

Insurance Gateway is thrilled to introduce our brand new electronic newspaper. The final product is available as both a mobile and desktop application. Our aim with the app was to develop an electronic newspaper that would dynamically reflect and complement our more extensive Insurance Gateway website. The pages are ...
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Investing with style – A guide to understanding investment styles and strategies

Published: Thu, 10 Dec 20

If there’s one thing investors have been reminded of in 2020, it is that investing is certainly not a linear journey. There will be ups and downs and sharp swings in the market’s direction. This movement in financial markets and how drastically they could swing is what is referred to as volatility. The ...
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One crisis invariably leads to a crisis of another kind

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 20

The Covid-19 pandemic is unquestionably a health crisis. That said, just focussing on the health aspects of the virus is too narrow a perspective. There is a lot more going on than a healthcare challenge. If we reflect back to the most recent global crisis - the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008 - we ...
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Debt is a four letter

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 20

Debt is something most people find themselves incurring. And it is not difficult to understand how one gets into debt. We have such easy access to credit cards; retail accounts for furniture, clothing, appliances; and regular offers to apply for small loans. Have you noticed that you qualify for a loan without having ...
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Making a case for offshore investing

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 20

State capture, corruption, land expropriation without compensation. These are all terms that have become part of the South African lexicon and part of our daily reality. According to the recent 2020 Bloomberg Misery Index which ranks major economies by inflation and unemployment expectations, South Africa is ...
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