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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:46
Two elephants in the room

The United Kingdom has had a National Health service since the late 1940s. At a time when the South African government is calling for comment on its White Paper concerning the introduction of the countriy's own National Health Insurance system,...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 17:35
Expert advice crucial

In the uncertain and volatile world in which we live, protecting one’s wealth, growing it and finding security and peace of mind often seem to pose significant challenges, especially when it comes to retirement and...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 08:33
Countering China

The US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim economies (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) reached an agreement on the 5th of October in Atlanta on a long-waited trade agreement.
Covering...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 03:16
At the front line

Leaders need to inspire frontline health workers to drive quality improvement in hospitals

It is essential that frontline healthcare staff such as doctors and nurses are empowered to take ownership for...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 14:31
Sad picture

Worldwide, entertainment and media companies are increasingly becoming targets for cybercrime as criminals find new and innovative ways to defeat security measures and controls. The theft of intellectual property or...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 14:30
Reams of work

For most people drawing up a will it is something that they say they will “eventually get around to it”. But even when they do decide to draw one up, it is often done without much research or knowledge.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 14:28
Lives at risk from misuse of medicines

Many South Africans are not aware that inappropriate use of medication, whether it is prescription or non-prescription, can lead to potentially dangerous health complications.

Teresa Kuschke, acting...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 14:25
Critical trends converge

Wade Matterson, Principal and Practice Leader at Milliman Australia, said many similarities exist between South Africa and Australia’s retirement fund industry, and that financial institutions and their fiduciaries in...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 14:23
The under-recognised killer

“Stroke is the fourth most common cause of death and the leading cause of disability in South Africa. The good news for stroke patients, however, is that much can be done to treat and prevent this condition. A...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 14:21
Minor advantage

Beneficiary funds were introduced in January 2009. Yet many pension fund trustees and financial advisers remain unaware or confused about their use and advantages. Fairheads Benefit Services believes that all financial advisers, especially those...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:31
Modern day fortress

South Africans spend millions of rands a year investing and purchasing assets such as Krugerrands, gold, diamonds, collectible coins and art, as well as jewellery. These assets are the primary source of wealth for 13....

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 16:15
Huge development potential

As South Africa’s eastern neighbour, Mozambique is one of our most important trading partners (26% of Mozambique’s imports come from South Africa, and 30% of its exports are to South Africa). South African companies...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 13:20
Summer slump again

Fred Fromm, vice president and portfolio manager, Franklin Equity Group, discusses the recent pullback in oil prices and the prospects of the downturn continuing. He also reveals where he’s finding potential equity opportunities in the...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:22
Work beckons

South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis and the misery that it brings for so many young people and their families. The country has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, according to the World...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:09
Corridors of power

Speaking at the Sanlam Investments Institutional Insights conference in Johannesburg early September, Dr Philippa Malmgren said there is an intriguing standoff taking place between the US Federal Reserve and emerging markets, with the likes of...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 15:19
Special rights

In recent months, China has stepped up a longstanding campaign for its currency (officially called the renminbi [RMB] but also referred to as the yuan), to be included as a part of the composition of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s)...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 14:49
Russian roulette

The Ukrainian government has been struggling for several months to strike a deal with private sovereign bond holders to restructure its debt. Negotiations are at a standstill while the economic and financial situation of the country becomes...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 14:44
Over a barrel

The 6% devaluation of the kwanza by Angola’s central bank (BNA) in June has not alleviated pressure on the national currency, which reached an all-time low on mid-July, losing 18% since 1st January. Like many oil-producing countries, Angola is...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:18
Euro partners

Partnerships between Italian and South African businesses key to making agri-business a wealth driver

18 August 2015 With its population boom and growing need for food, Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:12
Earning above inflation…

Increases in take home pay averaged 8% according to the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index (BDSI) over the last twelve months, with the average take home pay breaking the R13 000 per month mark for the first time...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:02
Broken crockery

China’s recent devaluation of its currency has raised a lot of questions, and as a result, we have seen a near-panic response across financial markets. However, we do not believe that the renminbi’s depreciation is...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 15:19
One stop treatment

In large part due to the adoption of unhealthy lifestyles, South Africans are increasingly falling victim to heart disease, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases, which are leading killers in this country today....

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:34
Infrastructure for a growing economy

With 80% of Botswana’s imports coming from South Africa, we are Botswana’s largest trading partner. Having maintained economic growth above 9% for 33 years between 1966 and 1999, Botswana’s current growth rate is modest at 4.4%. However, it has a...

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:30
Pointing the way

The investment universe can be complex to navigate without a good grasp of what your needs are.

Comments Duane Littler Executive: Business Development at PPS Investments, “To help you sort through the...

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:28
Focused effort

For many people a vital and driving goal – at least monetarily speaking - is the need to be financially secure. This is a translation of personal success to financial success of sorts, which sees your balance sheet...