Pension industry taken to task by regulator

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Many pension funds claim they conform to the Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) principle despite giving customers a raw deal, says Pension Funds Adjudicator Muvhango Lukhaimane in a review of the industry. (more…)

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Don’t simply change your investment strategy

Tandisizwe Mahlutshana, Executive of Marketing at PPS Investments, explains why investors shouldn’t react emotionally when making investment decisions. (more…)

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Can you pay off your bond faster?

Purchasing property is one of the most significant and costly financial decisions you will ever make, especially if it’s your first home, but applying a few financial tips can allow you to pay your bond off quickly which will benefit your future financial security and result in a great investment at a reduced end cost. […]

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Entrepreneurism in a tightening economy

With recent predictions that South Africa’s economic growth is set to slow even further this year, business opportunities and consumer spending will continue to be strained, especially in light of last week’s Monetary Policy Committee stating an unchanged interest rate, but alluding to potential rate hikes later this year. (more…)

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The importance of regular valuing of assets in relation to other currencies

Over the last six months the rand has declined by 23.11% against the dollar and it is probable that this trend will continue particularly if the county’s political uncertainties continue to diminish confidence. (more…)

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Interest rates reprieve – tighten your belt

Earlier today, the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) kept interest rates steady at 7% per annum. (more…)

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Weighing up the option of an electric car

Well-known entrepreneur, Elon Musk, last month announced the launch of Tesla Model 3, a mass-market electric car. While the car will initially be released in the United States, South Africa has been listed as one of the countries where Tesla Model 3 will be released, with the expected arrival date to be 2018. According to […]

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New R3,1 billion Atterbury Property Fund launched

Atterbury Group announced this week that it had launched Atterbury Property Fund, a new real estate growth fund that will become the investment vehicle for the existing and future Atterbury assets in South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius. Louis van der Watt, CEO of Atterbury Group, says: “Atterbury Property Fund will take Atterbury confidently into the […]

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The massive skills shortage in South Africa’s nursing profession has alarming implications for the level of patient care provided

The real cost of the skills shortage in the SA health sector

Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare providers in South Africa. The performance of any healthcare system is directly dependent on the quality of care afforded by these healthcare professionals. Yet in 2015, a report by the University of Witwatersrand revealed that over 60% of nurses admitted reporting that they felt too tired to […]

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April 2016 CPI Eases To 6.2%

  Headline CPI decelerated further in April to 6.2% y/y from 6.3% in March, but was up 0.8% on a month-on-month basis.   Jason Muscat, FNB Senior Industry Analyst explains. (more…)

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SARB will maintain hawkish stance – even if they pause

There is little consensus in the market on whether SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago will hike rates on Thursday. Malcolm Charles and Nazmeera Moola from Investec Asset Management’s fixed income team look ahead to the next MPC meeting. (more…)

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