SA could achieve 5.4% growth – by 2030

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Taking advantage of its growing working-age population could help accelerate South Africa’s growth to 5.4 percent a year and double per capita incomes by 2030, according to the South Africa Economic Update released by the World Bank earlier this week. (more…)

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Spring clean your finances

September ushers in spring, with the anticipation of new and beautiful things in the air. The month also brings with it National Financial Planning Week (7 to 11 September) and is therefore a great reminder to consult a financial planner and look at spring cleaning your finances. (more…)

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Hedge funds: time to exit or do they still have a place?

The violent intra-day market volatility seen in the past two weeks has caused widespread panic and has undoubtedly seen many investors making irrational and emotionally-driven decisions. These decisions are often sub-optimal and result in the destruction of wealth for the investor. It is times like these when hedge funds can prove their worth by protecting […]

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FedGroup to expand the innovative Iteke learnership programme

Learnership programme partners with industry

FedGroup calls on partners, industry to help advance reach and impact of innovative learnership programme. (more…)

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Reduced tax assessments proposal only applicable for exceptional cases

The 2015 Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) proposes to amend the provisions regarding reduced assessments in the Tax Administration Act (TAA). If promulgated, this would affect taxpayers by reducing the time allowed for them to request reduced assessments through the so-called ‘request for correction’ function on SARS’ eFiling to six months from date of […]

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Challenges of unclaimed benefits

Using technology to ease the administrative burden to insurers (more…)

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Market sell-off comes as no surprise

Over the past few months we have seen markets start to retreat, and the most recent turmoil is a more violent expression of this. While this may come as a surprise to many, we have believed for some time now that the elevated market levels are not sustainable. There has been an all too large […]

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RDR: well-run practices have ‘little to fear’

I recently attended the second annual i3 Summit, hosted jointly by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam, in Johannesburg. One of the speakers was David Burns, head of consulting and market research at NMG UK, who gave us a clear picture of how the RDR had fared in the UK. (more…)

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Why we should all worry about GDP

Earlier this week, Statistics SA released the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for the second quarter.  They weren’t good.  (more…)

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Ruling party faces economic reality

Earlier this week at Luthuli House in Johannesburg, ANC head of policy Jeff Radebe released his party’s 4th National General Council (NGC) Discussion Documents ahead of the party’s 4th National General Council from 9th to 12th October 2015 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. (more…)

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White collar crime on the rise in SA

White collar crime threatens SA companies

Costing South Africa an estimated R930m a year, commercial and white-collar crime is on the rise in South Africa – especially among senior to top management. Just recently, a business was forced to close its doors after its finance clerk stole over R1 million, thereby impacting its productivity and turnover, and ultimately the entrepreneur, as […]

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