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#BehindTheBrandManager: Sibongile Sibanda of Liberty

Sibongile Sibanda, Liberty's group executive for brand and integrated marketing, believes that the financial services environment is an exciting space for communicators because it exists in highly emotive territory...

By Nicci Botha 20 hours ago

UPDATE: Mminele resigns as Absa CEO

Daniel Mminele, has resigned as chief executive of Absa just 15 months into his tenure over a difference of opinion on strategy with the bank's board...

1 day ago

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

'Make a decision that is right for you!'

Zanele Maduna CA(SA) (28) is currently a senior fund accountant at BNP Paribas in the Jersey Channel Islands but says she is currently transitioning from corporate life to full-time entrepreneurship...

Issued by SAICA 1 day ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Will gold stand up as a safe investment bet in the future?

Gold hit a low of $1,469 in mid-March last year before appreciating to a value of around $2,000 an ounce in August. This was the result of two catalysts...

By Fred Razak 2 days ago

11 digital trends in the insurance industry

Most all players in the insurance sector are digitising - some more seamlessly than others. This phygital (meeting of the physical and digital worlds) trend is becoming omnipotent...

By Kevin Wright 16 Apr 2021

The audit expectation gap explained

In its publication, Closing the Expectation Gap in Audit, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) describes the audit expectation gap as...

By Hayley Barker Hoogwerf 15 Apr 2021

Kennedy Bungane appointed CEO of Africa Bank

Kennedy Bungane has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and an executive director of Africa Bank. His appointment, effective 14 April 2021, follows approval from the Prudential Authority...

15 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat

Earlier this year, Havas announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its chief financial officer (CFO), taking over the reins from Andrea Bottega...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

5 reasons financial services must go digital first

Although the topic of digital transformation has been discussed extensively over the past year, the fact is that it is a critical one that has a significant impact on almost all industries...

By Greg Gatherer 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2021

Shoprite adds free funeral benefit to Xtra Savings rewards programme

The new benefit means that qualifying policy holders' beneficiaries will be eligible to receive a R4,500 Shoprite voucher in the event of a claim...

13 Apr 2021

MTI Ponzi scheme highlights need for crypto regulation

Mirror Trading International (MTI) has been unmasked as what was been termed as the world's largest cryptocurrency Ponzi scam...

By Wiehann Olivier 13 Apr 2021

Fixing SA's tax challenges the Al Capone way

Judge Dennis Davis believes that an Al Capone strategy should be applied to nab those who are not paying their fair share of tax...

13 Apr 2021

Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

6 asset management trends to look out for

The asset management landscape continues to evolve with certain key trends - existing and new - driving the adaption of models and strategies.

By Bernard Drotschie & Stefan Viljoen 12 Apr 2021

One year on: 3 ways in which Covid-19 has impacted the SA venture capital space

It's been just over a year since South Africa went into lockdown. At the time, there was still hope that the country could isolate and contain the disease, allowing economic activity to continue as normal. Few could've forecast the toll the following months would take on our lives and livelihoods...

By Philani Sangweni, Issued by Irvine Partners 9 Apr 2021

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