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Regard Budler, Managing Executive at Momentum Corporate Client Solutions

Changing the shape of group disability insurance

Group disability insurance in South Africa is highly commoditised. When purchasing group disability insurance, decisions are largely driven by price in many cases. While premiums for this highly-valued employee benefit have increased over the last two years, in order to unlock the real value of group disability benefits, employers and their financial advisers need to […]

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Fee-free higher education for poor students

In December 2017, former President Jacob Zuma announced fee-free higher education and training for students from families whose income is less than R350 000 a year. (more…)

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BUDGET 2018: VAT increases by one percentage point to 15%

The Treasury today proposed in its Budget Review 2018 that VAT increase by one percentage point to 15%. (more…)

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BUDGET 2018: Main tax proposals include a VAT increase

Treasury expects a revenue shortfall of R48.2 billion in 2017/18. (more…)

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BUDGET 2018: SA faces R48.2bn revenue gap

Despite an improved outlook, government still faces a revenue gap of R48.2 billion in 2017/18, which feeds through to the outer years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). This is according to the latest Budget Review published by National Treasury today (more…)

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BUDGET 2018: Eskom needs to cut operating costs

The National Treasury in its Budget Review 2018, says SA power utility, Eskom, needs to cut its operating costs.  (more…)

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BUDGET 2018: Economic growth outlook improves

SA’s economic growth outlook has improved in recent months, following a year marked by recession and policy uncertainty, the Treasury said in its Budget Review today. (more…)

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AI: Top Trends To Look Out For in 2018

In his 2017 forecast, Scott Zoldi, analyst for big data analytics, artificial intelligence(AI) and cyber security company, FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation), suggested that we were “just at the beginning of the golden age of analytics, in which the value and contributions of AI, machine learning (ML) and deep learning will only grow as we accept […]

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