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Mines Minister suspends implementation of reviewed Charter

The Chamber of Mines advises that the Minister of MineralResources has given a written undertaking that the Minister and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), will not implement or apply the provisions of the 2017 Reviewed Mining Charter in any way, pending judgment in the urgent interdict application brought by the Chamber of Mines. (more…)

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President Jacob Zuma

An hour in SA politics is a long time

Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi’s lectures are always a pleasure to listen to – and the one he gave at the annual Nedgroup Investments Treasurer’s Conference last week was no exception. (more…)

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Ian Scott of Grant Thornton recommends a neutral financial advisor for family-owned businesses

Family-owned businesses can thrive with the correct guidance

While South Africa is well known for its inherently entrepreneurial culture, too many promising family-owned businesses do not reach their potential due to a lack of objective external input and independent advice. (more…)

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Henley and Partners on second citizenships

Second passports ‘no longer just talk’

The recent credit downgrades by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s ratings agencies, and the potential effects of junk status, has wealthy South Africans seriously reviewing the available options for diversifying their personal interests and investment assets beyond the country’s borders. (more…)

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Europ Assistance on potholes and tyre damage

City of Johannesburg lauded for ‘declaring war’ on potholes

Herman Mashaba, mayor of Johannesburg, recently revealed his plans to alleviate the city’s pothole problem by awarding R88 million to address the pothole repair backlog across the city. The Johannesburg Road Agency has also launched a new mobile app called Find & Fix, to allow citizens to quickly and easily report road related defects like […]

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Macron to fight yet another battle

European stock markets responded to Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections with only moderate enthusiasm – and no relief rally. Perhaps one can assume that his win had already been factored in.  Or maybe it’s because the markets are waiting for France’s parliamentary elections next month. (more…)

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Financial inclusion remains ‘a work in progress’

On the surface, South Africa appears to be financially inclusive compared with other emerging markets: 70% of adults, for example, have a transaction account. However, it’s not nearly as inclusive as most mature markets, and serious and stubborn gaps remain, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group. (more…)

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Alma Nielsen- National Manager - Claims and Underwriting - LR

Telematics in vehicles – Big Brother isn’t watching you

The European insurance market introduced telematics about ten years ago and South Africa followed suit by introducing it into the local market. The insurance industry then faced the challenge of overcoming the stigma that telematics will become a ‘big brother’ initiative to spy on its clients. This is according to Alma Nielsen, National Manager Claims […]

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