Get the inside track with Glacier by Sanlam and TIME

Glacier by Sanlam and TIME will host the third of [THE INSIDERS] discussion forums at The Table Bay Hotel on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Former DA Leader Tony Leon, Public Investment Corporation CEO Elias Masilela and EY’s Director of Strategy & Innovation, Michael Lalor, will debate some of the challenges and opportunities currently facing investors […]

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Personal tax consequences for South African executives on foreign boards

By Hanneke Farrand (Director: Tax at ENSafrica) and Chris van Wijngaarden (Taxand Netherlands) South African companies are increasingly looking to global expansion to build their capabilities and expand their operations into foreign jurisdictions. Where South Africans serve on the boards of foreign companies and render services to foreign entities, they typically do so in terms […]

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Strategies to boost lifestyle and retirement plans

Money, purpose, family, work, health, lifestyle and where we want to live are the key drivers for the 45- 50+ generation. Planning through the next phase of your life helps enormously to ensure success in all these areas – and what better place to get a head-start on that journey than at the Retirement Expo? […]

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Travel insurance tips

When you are about to go on holiday the last thing you tend to think about is something going wrong. You leave behind everything that is familiar to you, your home, parents, loved ones and doctors. Will you be able to afford to pay for those unexpected expenses? Taking out travel insurance can protect you […]

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Emerging markets powerhouses China and India

Q&A with  Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group CHINA Do you expect the Chinese economy to slow down further? The Chinese economy grew 7.5% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013, in line with the government’s growth target for the year. Although the Chinese economy may be growing at a slightly slower […]

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Tips to avoid rising home burglaries

Home robberies have increased by 3.6% over the last year, according to the 2012/2013 South African Police Service Crime Statistics. As a result, it is important for homeowners to ensure they implement precautionary measures to protect themselves against this increasing crime. This is according to Christelle Fourie, Managing Director of MUA Insurance Acceptances, who says […]

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Denial and retirement savings insanity

Simon Pearse, CEO of Marriott, the Income Specialists, looks at the chasm between retirement needs and retirement provision and suggests how industry players can remain relevant in a changing regulatory environment. Denial entails ignoring or refusing to believe an unpleasant reality. Typical examples of denial are responses to chronic illness, depression, addiction, financial problems, job […]

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QE is dead! Long live QE! From the American contrarian

Mark Wynne-Jones, portfolio manager in Investec Asset Management’s Value team, believes the Fed’s decision not to taper is motivated by a still lacklustre US economy Conveniently timed shortly before this month’s FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City published a paper* looking into the ins and outs of large scale asset purchases, or […]

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Commercial crime increase threatens SA’s economy

This morning (19 September)South African Police Services Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced a 0.6% increase in commercial crime for the period April 2012 to March 2013; the previous year – 2011/2012 – saw the only decrease in reported commercial crimes since 2004/2005. “Year on year statistics show a continued upward trend in the number of commercial […]

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The cost of education – making your sums

By Nico Coetzee, Executive: Business Development at PPS Investments One of the most important goals we can save towards is our children’s education. With a realistic estimate of South African university fees currently sitting at between R35,000 and R50,000 a year (excluding living expenses), most of us will need to save in advance to finance […]

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