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How the VAT increase will affect your next braai

The South African braai – a pastime for all seasons. In our diverse nation, this is truly an activity all can relate to. As we edge closer to 1 April 2018 it seems that this delightful pastime will come at an increased cost.  (more…)

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How to deal with an overspending spouse

How to deal with an overspending spouse Most married couples take a “divide and conquer” approach to household tasks and chores. One spouse might handle weekly shopping, the other the garbage and recycling, one might drive the kids to school while the other handles pickup and extracurricular activities. (more…)

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George Radford, Head of Africa at IP Global

England’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ cities shine in latest Global Real Estate Report

Although London holds firm as a sure bet for property investors with rental growth in Greater London expected to increase by a further 16.4 % over the next three years, England’s resilient North has emerged as a strong contender in the property market. The property boom in the North has, in part, been bolstered by […]

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SA drivers are ‘in love’ with their cars: study

A national client survey – by insurer Santam – has revealed interesting and surprising attitudes of drivers towards their vehicles, including emotional attachment and feelings of despondency if dispossessed of their much-loved cars. (more…)

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How women can keep their financial goals on track

Numerous demands on your time and pockets mean that as a woman it’s easy to stray from the path to achieving your financial goals. Christelle Louw, an Advisory Partner at Citadel, offers some practical tips for avoiding common slip-ups and getting your own finances back on track. (more…)

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Land expropriation may cause banking crisis

The past two weeks in South Africa felt like an economic roller coaster. Zuma’s resignation and Mr Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as President of South Africa led to the term ‘Ramaphoria’, and this assisted the ZAR to reach the R11,50: USD1 level, a level last seen in February 2015. The 2018 Budget presented by Minister Mulasi […]

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Understanding your credit for major life events

The first months of the year bring both the promise of new beginnings and the potential for self-improvement. This time of the year is also the perfect time to take control of your finances by setting tangible and realistic financial goals. (more…)

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Investec Bank’s new investment product targets emerging markets

For the first time since the end of the global financial crisis, all of the world’s major economies are growing at once. The IMF is predicting that the world economy will expand by 3.9% in 2018, up from 3.7% last year and 3.2% in 2016. (more…)

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