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Batseta announces Imbasa Yegolide Awards Shortlist

Batseta today announced the shortlist for the 2017 Imbasa Yegolide Awards. (more…)

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SARB expected to remain in rate-cutting cycle

Weak economic growth, heightened political uncertainty and a potential fiscal fallout will make for a very cautious South African Reserve Bank (SARB) monetary policy decision on Thursday. (more…)

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Securing your income in shaky times

Losing your source of income due to retrenchment is a daunting reality that many of us face. The retrenchment process can often be long and drawn out, taking both an emotional and financial toll. “Unfortunately, due to the current tough economic environment South African businesses find themselves in, retrenchment is a possibility that managers and […]

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How to enable positive customer outcomes and build a sustainable practice

Financial planners should be regarded in the same professional light as doctors and accountants. This is according to the Financial Planning Institute of South Africa’s 2016 Financial Planner of the Year Award winner, Bruce Fleming. Fleming was speaking to a room full of financial advisers at the Old Mutual Advice For Life Series, Old Mutual’s […]

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How active is your passive strategy?

The term “passive”, when used in conjunction with an investment strategy, has been known to breed the common misconception that index tracking is system generated and, thus, an approach relatively devoid of active decision-making, says Kingsley Williams, Chief Investment Officer of the indexation capability for Old Mutual Investment Group’s Customised Solutions boutique. The reality, however, is […]

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How does a weakening rand affect me?

By Sore Cloete, Senior Legal Manager at Old Mutual. What’s in the news? Over the past week, the rand has weakened against all major currencies, hitting a seven-week low against the dollar on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Though blame was placed on the ANC’s proposal to nationalise the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), the underlying reason […]

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Empower yourselves now to avoid retirement cliff: Old Mutual

With the South African economy in recession and households under increasing financial pressure, South Africans need to urgently review their financial situation and consider adjusting their lifestyles. (more…)

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Brain injuries: Heads up for the costs of recovery

Head injuries can result in damage to the most important part of the central nervous system – the brain – and can irrefutably impact on one’s health, well-being and ability to work. With World Head Injury Awareness Day on 20 March, South Africans are reminded to be mindful of how to reduce these accidents, and […]

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