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#JSESheInvests2022 contributes to building fearless women investors

Published: Thu, 11 Aug 22

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is helping women to take control of their investment journeys by fearlessly building their financial prosperity at this year’s #JSESheInvests 5th annual conference. The JSE is bringing together accomplished female entrepreneurs, experts, and inspiring leaders in finance ...
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FIMBank and Finverity partner to offer global SCF and factoring solutions to mid-market companies

Published: Tue, 26 Jul 22

Finverity, the mid-market supply chain finance platform focused on emerging markets, and FIMBank, a leading provider of trade finance, factoring and forfaiting solutions, today announced the launch of a strategic partnership to improve supply chain finance (SCF) and factoring solutions to mid-market companies globally ...
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Satrix lists ETF on the JSE that targets smart cities

Published: Tue, 26 Jul 22

South African investors who are looking for an opportunity to invest in smart cities need to look no further following the listing of the Satrix Smart City Infrastructure Feeder Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) today. This ETF tracks the performance of companies that invest in infrastructure ...
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Redressing Mine Closure Liability through the ESG lens: Emerging ESG Risks

Published: Thu, 14 Jul 22

By Merlita Kennedy, Partner & Tobia Serongoane, Associate from Webber Wentzel   Reducing mine closure liabilities with ESG in mind Mining companies are under increased pressure from regulators, investors, and communities to ...
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Abuse of Employee Tax Incentive exploits the most vulnerable in our society – unemployed youth

Published: Fri, 10 Jun 22

Abusive Employee Tax Incentive schemes (ETI) marketed by unscrupulous training providers has done massive damage to the training and development industry, leaving many businesses hesitant to revisit the many social and economic benefits of ETI incentives, but most crucially, exacerbating the plight of millions of ...
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Can I get the Municipality to Pay for Damage caused by Potholes?

Published: Thu, 09 Jun 22

There are not many hazards on the road loathed as much as that of the dreaded pothole. Whether the pothole is small enough to swerve out the way of or big enough to simply shred your tyre no matter what decision you make, undoubtedly potholes are a constant point of contention within all communities in South Africa ...
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JSE secures major secondary listing from Australia’s Southern Palladium

Published: Wed, 08 Jun 22

In a major boost for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s efforts to attract international companies for a secondary listing on the bourse, shares in Australia’s Southern Palladium Limited (Southern Palladium) began trading today. “This listing coincides perfectly with the strong appetite ...
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Tips for choosing a financial adviser

Published: Wed, 01 Jun 22

Whether you’re getting married, divorced, become a parent, property owner, landed the job of your dreams, starting your dream business or retiring life happens. With these changes, you’ll face varying degrees of financial responsibility. That’s why it’s important to keep tabs on your ...
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CIS assets remain above R3 trillion despite a turbulent start to the year

Published: Tue, 24 May 22

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry reported net inflows of R28. 1 billion for the first three months of this year. This brings the total net inflows for the 12 months to the end of March 2022 to R70. 7 billion, according to the CIS industry statistics for the quarter and year ended March 2022 released ...
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"Intentional" investing highlighted at recent AVCA conference

Published: Thu, 12 May 22

The AVCA conference in Senegal highlighted a number of themes, such as the effects of Covid, intentional investing and inclusivity   It was a wonderful experience connecting in person with members of Africa's private equity (PE) industry again at the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) conference ...
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National Treasury has increased the foreign exchange limits to 45%. What can we now expect?

Published: Tue, 29 Mar 22

National Treasury increased the allowance for retirement funds to invest offshore from 30% to 45%, and simultaneously collapsed the 10% African allowance. This is a big change for the asset management industry, which excluding Africa in the first twenty-five years of democracy had moved its offshore allowance ...
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PPS Investments: MPC Commentary

Published: Thu, 24 Mar 22

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to increase the repo rate by 25 basis points to 4. 25%, marking the third consecutive 25 basis point increase since the low of 3. 5%. The decision was split among the MPC members with three members preferring the 25 basis point increase and two motivating that a 50 basis ...
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Is inflation a sleeping giant?

Published: Tue, 15 Mar 22

The sleeping giant is a group of flat-topped hills in Ontario, Canada that looks like a giant lying on its back. Local legend says that the giant was turned into stone when the silver mine it was protecting was discovered. Sleeping giants, which can be likened to inflation, have an unrealised potential that can awaken ...
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Hedge fund industry grows assets to R86.93 billion in an environment of fund consolidation and regulatory constraints

Published: Mon, 14 Mar 22

The South African hedge fund industry ended 2021 with assets under management of R86. 93 billion. This represents a healthy growth in assets of R13. 66 billion over the 12-month period. The annual hedge fund statistics released today by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) show that the ...
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Local CIS industry celebrates R3 trillion in assets under management

Published: Mon, 14 Mar 22

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry reached the R3 trillion milestone in the fourth quarter of last year, finishing 2021 with R3. 14 trillion in assets under management. Sunette Mulder, senior policy adviser at the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA), says this was achieved ...
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Life insurers well capitalised despite historic pay-outs of R608 billion in 2021

Published: Mon, 14 Mar 22

Policyholders and beneficiaries received claims and benefit payments worth R608 billion from South African life insurers in 2021, the highest ever paid in a single year. The payments included claims against life, disability, critical illness and income protection policies, as well as retirement annuity and endowment ...
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South Africa’s National Budget Speech 2022

Published: Wed, 23 Feb 22

On Wednesday 23 February 2022, the Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana presented his inaugural Budget Speech to the Members of the National Assembly. The stated objective of the 2022 Budget is to respond to South Africa’s immediate needs and to build for the future. The better than expected tax collections ...
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PFA Dismisses Claims For Death Benefits To Be Paid

Published: Wed, 16 Feb 22

In a case that illustrates the devastation of employers’ failure to keep up to date with contributions, two complainants - a daughter and a son - have failed in their respective bids to get risk benefits to be paid when their parents passed away. The deceased were members of the funds by virtue of ...
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The tax burden on annuitants: spread, not lightened

Published: Tue, 15 Feb 22

The latest move by SARS to require the withholding of PAYE from annuity payments at an "Effective Tax Rate" as required in directives issued to payers of annuities may help some annuitants to plan their finances but may disadvantage others. SARS issued IRP3e tax directives in terms of paragraph ...
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ASISA announces closure of Fundisa

Published: Tue, 08 Feb 22

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has announced that the Fundisa education unit trust fund will no longer accept investments from the end of September 2022 with the aim of closing the fund by the end of March 2023 subject to regulatory requirements being met. The Fundisa fund has been ...
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