Janice Roberts

Janice Roberts

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06 Aug 2020
Why SA’s ruling party cannot move away from corruption

South Africa recently received a loan of about R70bn from the IMF that will form part of the government’s R500bn…

Why SA’s ruling party cannot move away from corruption

South Africa recently received a loan of about R70bn from the IMF that will form part of the government’s R500bn stimulus package intended to alleviate the hardship brought on by the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The announcement triggered unease in several quarters, especially among civil action organisations like…

13 Apr 2020
Investors should keep a reasonable investment allocation outside of SA

MoneyMarketing asked Roland Gräbe, the head of Tailored Fund Portfolios at Old Mutual Wealth, about offshore investments in the COVID-19…

Investors should keep a reasonable investment allocation outside of SA

MoneyMarketing asked Roland Gräbe, the head of Tailored Fund Portfolios at Old Mutual Wealth, about offshore investments in the COVID-19 environment and what form a global market recovery will take.

13 Apr 2020
SA’s Proposed Covid-19 Disaster Management Tax Relief

The National Treasury recently issued the draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill (Bill) for public comment by 15 April. The…

SA’s Proposed Covid-19 Disaster Management Tax Relief

The National Treasury recently issued the draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill (Bill) for public comment by 15 April. The draft Bill, together with its explanatory memorandum, provides clarity with regards the tax relief measures President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 23 March.

13 Apr 2020
Absa executive directors and prescribed officers forego 33% of pay for three months

The rapid spread of COVID-19 infections across the world is the most serious public health challenge the world has faced…

Absa executive directors and prescribed officers forego 33% of pay for three months

The rapid spread of COVID-19 infections across the world is the most serious public health challenge the world has faced in decades.

12 Apr 2020
Timing the market or time in the market?

During market lows, potential investors may be apprehensive about entering the market, opting for a wait-and-see approach before investing in…

Timing the market or time in the market?

During market lows, potential investors may be apprehensive about entering the market, opting for a wait-and-see approach before investing in a certain stock or product. For those who are already invested, it can be incredibly difficult to resist the temptation to get in or out of an investment in anticipation…

11 Apr 2020
Finding investment opportunities among the many COVID-19 risks

With many countries around the world in lockdown as they try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the…

Finding investment opportunities among the many COVID-19 risks

With many countries around the world in lockdown as they try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the global economy is facing an unprecedented situation of balancing health against financial livelihoods.

11 Apr 2020
How to live long and prosper

Sherwin Govender, Business Development Manager at Glacier by Sanlam, outlines some of the challenges retirees face when planning their retirement…

How to live long and prosper

Sherwin Govender, Business Development Manager at Glacier by Sanlam, outlines some of the challenges retirees face when planning their retirement income and how a blended solution can significantly change the outcomes.

11 Apr 2020
FirstRand leadership team to forego 30% of April, May and June salaries

FirstRand Limited today announced that the group’s CEO, COO and CFO, and the CEOs of its largest businesses, FNB, RMB…

FirstRand leadership team to forego 30% of April, May and June salaries

FirstRand Limited today announced that the group’s CEO, COO and CFO, and the CEOs of its largest businesses, FNB, RMB and WesBank, will forego 30% of their salaries for three months.

10 Apr 2020
Lockdown: SACCI suggests ‘staggered’ return to business

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), wishes to commend President Ramaphosa on his leadership and management of…

Lockdown: SACCI suggests ‘staggered’ return to business

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), wishes to commend President Ramaphosa on his leadership and management of this crisis, in an attempt to flatten the curve of the infection rate of this Covid 19 pandemic.

10 Apr 2020
When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved…

When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved to be most enterprising in acclimatising to challenges as they arise.

10 Apr 2020
COVID-19: Prescient’s view from China

At Prescient, we don’t usually comment on anything other than quantitative factors, the interpretation of data and what our models…

COVID-19: Prescient’s view from China

At Prescient, we don’t usually comment on anything other than quantitative factors, the interpretation of data and what our models are telling us. We believe that investments should be based on research and facts, and that emotions are counterproductive to successful investment decisions.

09 Apr 2020
COVID-19 wreaks havoc with advisor books globally

As the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown forces the globe into an immediate and extreme digital age, financial advisors need to urgently…

COVID-19 wreaks havoc with advisor books globally

As the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown forces the globe into an immediate and extreme digital age, financial advisors need to urgently adjust their models if they want to survive.

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