Should you see a financial adviser?
With World Financial Planning Day happening on 4 October, there is no better time to get your financial house in order. If you have never sought the help of a financial adviser, you may be wondering whether there is any value in seeking advice from an independent professional, or if you should go at it...
Most SMEs have no succession plan in case of business partner's sudden death
Business owners go to great lengths to protect their businesses against theft and other immediate, tangible risks, but risks related to the sudden death, disability or illness of a business partner are often overlooked.
The 'business side' of marriage
With wedding season fast approaching, countless soon-to-be-brides across the country are rushing to pin down the final touches for their special day. However, amid painstaking colour scheme deliberations and last-minute guest list reshuffles, Larry Masson, Financial Adviser at Momentum Consult, warns against walking down the aisle without ensuring financial alignment and protection.
How to stay financially fit in a health crisis
Each year, 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer and, thanks to the focused awareness campaigns that feature on the calendar each year, we’re better informed about the many (over 200) types that exist, as well as their symptoms and treatment. However, what’s less well understood, says Hollard Life Head of product and Technical,...
Croda awarded for green chemistry
Croda International, the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies, has received an NYSCC Award for the Most Innovative Use of Green Chemistry at the Future of Sustainability conference, which took place in February.
How innovators use different tools to deliver on authenticity
27% of consumers want to know the story behind their food and drinks, citing that a story makes a product more real and authentic. A new report from Innova Market Insights highlights the different ways in which these authentic stories are being told. Direct claims using generic on-pack language such as ‘authentic’ or ‘traditional’ has...
Combined TTR and winding resistance tester in one box
The Megger MWA3 Series Transformer Winding Analyser is designed to perform transformer ratio and winding resistance testing in one box quickly and efficiently. It is an advanced three-phase portable transformer test system that reduces set-up time, increases job-site safety and delivers improved productivity versus individual instrument testing. The unit’s light weight (15kg/32 lbs.) and small...
Werum IT Solutions launches a smart biometric authentication solution
Werum IT Solutions has launched K.ME-IN, a biometric authentication solution with Nymi for Werum’s PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The new solution will allow users on the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical shop floor to securely and seamlessly authenticate to systems, devices and machines via a smart wristband. In the future, K.ME-IN will be extended to allow...
New agreement is good news for big brands and the world’s forests
At the recent Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) Conference, an intervention to create a network of certified suppliers was agreed. As consumers increasingly want to buy sustainably sourced products, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and allied industries are issuing a declaration about forest protection and management. This is aimed to assure consumers of good...
Resolution Health’s solvency strengthened as membership grows
Building on the gains of recent years Resolution Health Medical Scheme is poised to enter a new phase of growth and security, having attracted hundreds of new members since November last year in a largely stagnant medical schemes market. All of this was achieved while steadily growing scheme reserves. “With prudent management and a diversified...
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