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Leaving funds to a child in your will

It is routine for a parent to leave assets to their children and/or grandchildren. However, unless stipulated clearly in your will, there are several things that can go wrong which will stop your wishes being carried out as you meant them. (more…)

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Investec Asset Management invests in SJL Group

Investec Asset Management, through its Africa Private Equity capability, has completed the management buy-out of 100% of SJL Group. SJL is the market-leading transport and logistics operator providing fully integrated cross-border services through the Morocco-EU corridor, as well as in Tunisia and domestically in Morocco. (more…)

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Tax Free Investments: What South Africans need

By Jordan Gosling, Tax Consultant, BDO Tax Services. If you are looking to increase your earnings, why not do it without paying tax? Tax free investments as an initiative were implemented with effect from 1 March 2015. This incentive was introduced in an effort to increase the average household savings within South Africa. (more…)

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President Jacob Zuma

No ANC sanction for Zuma

There has been no ANC sanction for President Jacob Zuma, following a cabinet reshuffle and a downgrade from the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s. (more…)

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Ashburton Investments comments on cabinet reshuffle

By Mark Appleton, SA Head of Multi Asset & Strategy. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy have been removed in a broad based cabinet reshuffle. They will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba the incumbent home affairs minister, and Sfiso Buthelezi who currently serves on the joint portfolio committee on finance. Mr Gigaba has a […]

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Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

A new era for South Africa’s Treasury

by Lesiba Mothata, Chief Economist at Investment Solutions. South African President, Jacob Zuma, has decided to remove the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, from their posts. (more…)

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IMF, Treasury, economy, GDP, unemployment, International Monetary Fund

Zuma replaces Gordhan with Gigaba

The most important change is that Malusi Gigaba has replaced Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance while Sfiso Buthelezi has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Finance, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says, following last night’s cabinet reshuffle. (more…)

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Nazmeera Moola

Budget 2017 – Holding the line… sort of

By Nazmeera Moola, co-Head of Fixed Income, Investec Asset Management. Under difficult circumstances, National Treasury produced a Budget very much in line with the October Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), particularly on the expenditure side. (more…)

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