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18 Jan 2021
SA failed to get its act together on vaccines: here’s how

By Shabir A. Madhi, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19,…

SA failed to get its act together on vaccines: here’s how

By Shabir A. Madhi, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, the government recently set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 67% of the population – roughly 40 million people. According to the outline of this plan, this would be achieved within 2021. But…

18 Jan 2021
Foreign holdings of nominal SAGBs increase to 35.7% in December

By RMB Research According to the National Treasury (NT), combined holdings (fixed-rate and inflation-linked) of government bonds increased to 29.9%…

Foreign holdings of nominal SAGBs increase to 35.7% in December

By RMB Research According to the National Treasury (NT), combined holdings (fixed-rate and inflation-linked) of government bonds increased to 29.9% in December from 29.7% in November. Nominal (fixed-rate) SAGBs: Investor holdings as at the end of December 2020 are as follows:Non-resident investors hold 35.7% (R791.78bn).Monetary authorities hold 22.6% (R501.79bn).Official pension funds…

18 Jan 2021
Getting to grips with private market investments

Investors put their money in expert hands to grow it through investments in shares, bonds, cash and property. These are traditional investment…

Getting to grips with private market investments

Investors put their money in expert hands to grow it through investments in shares, bonds, cash and property. These are traditional investment types available on the stock exchanges of most public markets. However investors can also choose to invest in alternative investments – available in private markets. This gives them access to investment types that are not available…

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…


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