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Jua Kickstarter Fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to R30m

The Jua Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2m (R30m). The fund was launched by African industrialist Adam Molai in November 2020 with $1m available for African entrepreneurs...

2 days ago

Good governance tips in challenging times: Simplifying the 16 steps of King IV corporate compliance

We all know how quickly things can literally change overnight, particularly since first hearing about the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns....

By Riana Grobler 2 days ago

A challenging year lies ahead as digital economy evolves

New banking regulations, digital consumers, the eradication of passwords, contactless technology - these are just some of the trends that will shape financial services and payments in 2021...

By Gerhard Oosthuizen 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new year

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

By Andrew Duvenage, 14 Jan 2021

What you should know about the amended South African Exchange Control Rules

On 4 January 2021, the South African Reserve Bank released Exchange Control Circular No. 1/2021 which provides for the long-awaited relaxation of the South African exchange control rules relating to "loop" structures and investments...

By Cor Kraamwinkel, Keith Veitch and Sean Franken 13 Jan 2021

The ultimate easy life insurance guide

Financial goals are one of the top resolutions that most people have on their cards. However, aligning your financial goals could mean getting back to basics such as having life insurance. After all, your life is more valuable than anything...

Issued by MiWayLife 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 trends that will have a major impact on private equity in 2021

Amidst the general chaos of 2020, investors were hit hard. With economies around the world all but shutting down in March, activity ground to a halt...

By Bryan Turner 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

By Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 skills finance professionals cannot go without in 2021 and beyond

The accountancy and audit industries are on the cusp of an automation transformation, guided by the incredible growth of emerging technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI)...

By PJ Bishop 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 strategies to rethink investing in SMEs

Last year proved that SMEs are the backbone of the South African economy. Yet, existing debt, lack of cash reserves, outdated financials, and an inability to operate during the national lockdown, forced almost half of South African small businesses to shut down...

By Kuhle Mnisi 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 wealth management trends to watch in 2021

The Covid19 pandemic has been one of the greatest disruptors in living memory, causing major upheaval across all facets of our everyday life...

By Maarten Ackerman 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Microinsurance ready to reach new heights

Africa is one of the most under-insured continents in the world. Over half of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have an insurance penetration rate of less than 1% and the picture isn't much different across the rest of the continent...

By Marius Botha 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding alpha in the age of Covid-19

In the age of the lockdown restrictions, I'm reminded of the quote by Socrates, who said that "the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ...

By Nema Ramkhelawan-Bhana 8 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

Issued by 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Purpose or profit. It's not a choice

For the past 50 years, the primary role of business in society has been to maximise shareholder return, a consequence of Milton Friedman's seminal article in the New York Times in 1970 in which he stated that "any other use of shareholders money was irresponsible"...

By Mike Middleton 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: What's driving short-term insurance in 2021?

Twenty-twenty came in like a wrecking ball. In February, we were still planning our Easter long weekends. Barely a month later, we were in hard lockdown...

By Ian Sibiya 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Shifting towards a digital - but still human - approach

Relationships change all the time and the one between financial advisor (FA) and client is about to undergo a big shift due to regulatory issues, as well as more ordinary social trends after the Covid pandemic...

By Henry van Deventer 6 Jan 2021

Why spending will be the most important thing to watch in 2021

Here are a few tips that will help businesses properly track and control their spending in the new year...

Issued by SAP Concur 6 Jan 2021

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