• Investing in the time of COVID-19

    As 2020 began, investors were hoping for a year of better global growth and corporate earnings, but that was before COVID-19 arrived. The virus will not only have an impact on how we live, but also on how we invest.

    13 Jan 2021
    ABSA PMI declines further in December 2020

    The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined further to 50.3 index points in December 2020, down from 52.6 in November.…

    ABSA PMI declines further in December 2020

    The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined further to 50.3 index points in December 2020, down from 52.6 in November. This is the lowest level since July 2020. The reading just above 50 index points suggests that growth is levelling off in the manufacturing sector after solid month-on-month gains were…

    12 Jan 2021
    Steven Nathan steps down as CEO of 10X Investments

    After 15 years at the helm, 10X Investments’ founder and CEO Steven Nathan has resigned, effective 31 December 2020, in…

    Steven Nathan steps down as CEO of 10X Investments

    After 15 years at the helm, 10X Investments’ founder and CEO Steven Nathan has resigned, effective 31 December 2020, in order to pursue other interests.  This is according to a statement issued today. The statement says: In line with 10X’s succession plans, the company’s Executive Chairman, Henk Beets, will assume responsibility…

    12 Jan 2021
    Rule 19 – how it affects advisers and the industry

    By Schalk Malan, CEO of BrightRock In September 2019, Rule 19 of the Policyholder Protection Rules underwent critical changes impacting…

    Rule 19 – how it affects advisers and the industry

    By Schalk Malan, CEO of BrightRock In September 2019, Rule 19 of the Policyholder Protection Rules underwent critical changes impacting insurers and financial advisors. The changes in relation to the termination of long-term policies brought about the inclusion of the Replace Advice Record (RAR), which applied when policyholders were replacing…

    12 Jan 2021
    Santam agrees to settle Covid-19 Business Interruption claims, but there’s a catch, says ICA

    Santam’s “Stalingrad strategy of deny, delay, defend continues – latest actions suggest that legal certainty is no longer the objective,…

    Santam agrees to settle Covid-19 Business Interruption claims, but there’s a catch, says ICA

    Santam’s “Stalingrad strategy of deny, delay, defend continues – latest actions suggest that legal certainty is no longer the objective, but they are in fact trying to take advantage of vulnerable clients who are desperate for funding“ Specialist public loss adjuster, Insurance Claims Africa, says it is unsurprised but disappointed…

    12 Jan 2021
    Lessons from 2020

    By Nthabiseng Moloi, Head of Marketing and Brand at MiWay Insurance As we turn the page on an unprecedented year, now…

    Lessons from 2020

    By Nthabiseng Moloi, Head of Marketing and Brand at MiWay Insurance As we turn the page on an unprecedented year, now is as good a time as any to put the events of 2020 into perspective, and to reflect on some of the positive take-outs from the past twelve months. While…

    11 Jan 2021
    Last chance for SA expatriates to come clean with SARS

    South Africans living or working abroad can no longer avoid the long arm of SARS. Under pressure to meet its…

    Last chance for SA expatriates to come clean with SARS

    South Africans living or working abroad can no longer avoid the long arm of SARS. Under pressure to meet its revenue quotas, the tax authority has started auditing the country’s non-compliant expatriates in earnest. “We have been warning expatriates that this was coming and now that it’s here, the time…

    11 Jan 2021
    Investment resolutions for a new world

    By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management The importance of human emotions in investment decision-making is firmly established. It is…

    Investment resolutions for a new world

    By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management The importance of human emotions in investment decision-making is firmly established. It is often said that the drivers of stock market returns are fear and greed, and this is especially true in the current environment. In fact, perhaps the best investment resolution you…

    08 Jan 2021
    Heads must roll at the Land Bank: Agri SA

    Agri SA believes that the Auditor-General’s damning report on the status of the Land Bank’s financial sustainability necessitates an urgent…

    Heads must roll at the Land Bank: Agri SA

    Agri SA believes that the Auditor-General’s damning report on the status of the Land Bank’s financial sustainability necessitates an urgent intervention. The organization says that whoever was responsible for the financial loss of R2,8 billion must be held accountable and that this and many other challenges have compelled the AG…

    08 Jan 2021
    Bonitas welcomes collaboration for Covid-19 vaccine roll out in SA

    On the 7 January, 2021, the Health Ministry announced that South Africa has an estimated 1.25 million healthcare workers who…

    Bonitas welcomes collaboration for Covid-19 vaccine roll out in SA

    On the 7 January, 2021, the Health Ministry announced that South Africa has an estimated 1.25 million healthcare workers who are an urgent priority in terms of Covid-19 vaccinations. A million dosages of the vaccine will be received in January and a further 500 000 in February through the Serum Institute…

    07 Jan 2021
    SARS is aware of your offshore assets

    By Jean du Toit, Head of Tax Technical at Tax Consulting SA The days where SARS shuts its eyes to…

    SARS is aware of your offshore assets

    By Jean du Toit, Head of Tax Technical at Tax Consulting SA The days where SARS shuts its eyes to taxpayers’ offshore holdings are thing of the past. SARS is finally utilising the Automatic Exchange of Information regime to pin down taxpayers who have not disclosed their offshore interests and…

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    10 Sep 2020
    How too much choice is draining your brain

    By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments From the words of Francis Scott Key…

    How too much choice is draining your brain

    By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments From the words of Francis Scott Key that dubbed America “The land of the free”, which stuck, to the unforgettable Mel Gibson monologue where an army of painted Scots were willing to trade their lives for the…

    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.

    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.


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