Top female execs can address SA’s gender pay gap

Christelle Colman

By Christelle Colman, Chief Executive Officer of Europ Assistance South Africa.

 As we enter August, which is celebrated as Women’s Month, I am often reminded about the gender pay gap which is still a very big issue – not only in South Africa, but globally. (more…)

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Investing offshore for sustained quality returns: is the approach justified?

  By Clyde Rossouw and Neil Finlay, Investec Asset Management. Selecting an offshore equity manager is daunting and the apparent simplicity of a passive strategy often seduces investors. Getting broad exposure to difficult-to-outperform global equity indices at low cost is often used to justify the allocation.  We argue that a long-term active approach, with low […]

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Emira lays the groundwork for positive performance

Emira Property Fund has reported a total dividend of 143.18 cents per share for its full-year ended 30 June 2017. It delivered results in line with market guidance and made significant strategic progress that has cleared the way for its return to positive growth in distributions. (more…)

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‘Gender diversity on boards doubled in organisations with female leadership’

Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards, despite continued efforts to improve boardroom gender diversity. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication explores the efforts of more than 60 countries to promote boardroom gender diversity, and reveals that women hold just 15 percent of board seats worldwide. […]

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FNB on online banking misconceptions

Overcoming reluctance to digital banking channels

Despite a 33% increase in the number of customers using the FNB Banking App, who earn less than R300 000 per annum, some customers in this segment are still reluctant to take advantage of digital banking channels due to certain barriers and misconceptions. (more…)

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How third-party motor insurance works

Approximately only a third of the vehicles on the South African roads are currently insured, according to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA). This poses a huge risk to those motor vehicle owners who only have a third-party motor insurance policy in place because there is about a 65% chance that they will not […]

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4AX appoints new executives to its management team

4 Africa Exchange (Pty) Ltd (4AX), South Africa’s second fully-fledged and operational exchange, is pleased to announce two new executive appointments to its management team. (more…)

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‘Court decision on SARB must be welcomed’

The Court decision yesterday affirming the constitutional mandate of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) to ensure price stability in the interests of balanced and sustained growth in the SA economy is welcome, says Prof Raymond Parsons, economist at the NWU School of Business and Governance. (more…)

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Fires cost SA businesses millions annually

South Africa loses millions of rand to fire each year. The past fire season has seen thousands of people displaced from their homes as a result of fires in the Knysna area while acres of vineyards were destroyed in the Western Cape in January, decimating revenues within the wine industry. (more…)

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Sanlam to acquire 30% of fintech disruptor EasyEquities

Purple Group (PPE) and Sanlam Investment Holdings (SIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanlam Limited, are delighted to announce that SIH has entered into agreements to acquire a 30% stake in First World Trader Proprietary Limited, trading as EasyEquities. (more…)

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It’s a buyers’ market for house sales

Pros and cons of a joint home loan

At some stage in life everyone aspires to have a home of their own, but circumstances such as not earning enough income to qualify for a bond can often come in the way. Fortunately, banks do allow individuals to apply for home loans jointly to be able to realise their dreams. (more…)

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This year’s Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 24 and 25 August 2017, will unpack and examine the latest in developments and potential opportunities for the African real estate sector. Read more