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North-West University partners with Standard Bank SA to grow innovators and inventors

Published: Fri, 24 Mar 17

So many great, innovative ideas are usually born from advanced research on a tertiary level. One often hears about these ideas and the benefits they offer, but they seldom hit the market for the everyman to use. The North-West University (NWU) has now partnered with Standard Bank SA to bridge this commercial gap in ...
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Public-private partnerships key for driving entrepreneurship growth through education, says Standard Bank

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 17

According to the newly issued Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A Strategy for Global Leadership Report, South Africa is one of the top countries in Africa for entrepreneurship. The report ranked SA at number two out of 30 countries in the sub-Saharan African region. It also ranked SA number 55 out of 137 ...
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South African telecommunications – drowning out the noise

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 17

By Nick Crail, Fund Manager at Ashburton Investments Spectrum access and industry consolidation are urgent imperatives if ICT is to be used as an effective tool in assisting South Africa to achieve its NDP (National Development Programme) growth objectives. Smartphone adoption has resulted in demand for data growing ...
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Most favoured nation clauses from a competition law perspective

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 17

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? By Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Director at Werksmans Attorneys Most favoured nation (MFN) clauses, also known as price parity clauses or most favoured customer clauses, which appear in vertical agreements between suppliers and distributors, generally ...
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How to dodge a downturn

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

Dr Adrian Saville, Chief Strategist, Citadel   In times of weak economic growth, companies need to be that much smarter to survive and thrive. To understand what is needed to navigate and negotiate changing times and tough conditions, we studied the behaviour and performance of more than 1,200 South African-listed ...
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Don’t be fooled by the bounce back in commodity-linked investments

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

Stick with Multinationals that own the world’s most sort after brands   By Marriott, the Income Specialists   In the face of tremendous geopolitical uncertainty, markets in 2016 were characterised by a rebound in previously out-of-favour currencies, sectors and stocks, while the winners ...
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Are you using your home loan to its full potential?

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 17

A home loan is more than just a simple facility to keep up with until your property is paid off. It can be a sophisticated money management tool, if managed correctly. “A pre-paid home loan facility allows consumers to transfer excess funds into their Home Loan, effectively saving on interest while being able ...
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Glacier by Sanlam launches the Glacier Global Stock Feeder Fund

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

In partnership with global asset manager Dodge & Cox, Glacier is bringing investors the opportunity to invest in an actively managed global equity portfolio through the Glacier Global Stock Feeder Fund. The fund is rand-denominated and invests directly into the Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund (USD class), using ...
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Sanguine US Fed waits on Republican fiscal policy decisions

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

              Arthur Kamp, investment economist Sanlam Investments                 Cape Town: The US Federal Reserve’s decision on 15 March 2017 to increase the target range for ...
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Consumer experience and efficiencies: the core focus for the FSB’s transition to FSCA

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

            Advocate Dube Tshidi, Executive Officer at FSB                     It has been said many times that that the only constant is change. This rings true for the Financial ...
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Will the euro have its day?

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

                Arthur Kamp, economist at Sanlam Investments                 The Netherlands general election, held on 15 March 2017, was not expected to rattle markets. And ...
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IRBA Inspections Report shows decline in audit quality

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

Johannesburg: The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) today released its 2016 Public Inspections Report which reflects on key inspection findings recorded over the financial year ended March 31, 2016. The report analyses a total of 20 audit firm and 237 audit inspections based on the formal decisions ...
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Investors are supporting solutions – and the stats don’t lie

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 17

                Carl Roothman, head of Retail at Sanlam Investments                 Cape Town: ASISA recently released the latest statistics showing which funds, asset classes ...
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Business confidence fails to inspire

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by a minuscule two points to 40 in the first quarter of 2017. This means only four out of every 10 respondents were satisfied with business conditions. Since 2008 the BCI has only been above the neutral 50 mark on four occasions - a pattern consistent with an economy ...
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Consilium Capital SA advances industry transformation with significant empowerment deal

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

Johannesburg: Consilium Capital Partners (Pty) Limited has announced an acquisition of a 51% shareholding in Consilium Capital SA (Pty) Ltd in a self-funded deal, which sees Consilium Capital Partners obtaining full voting rights and an equity stake in Consilium Capital SA. Consilium Capital Partners, a 100% black-owned ...
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Is your business geared for growth?

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

The importance of working capital   Every successful business owner will tell you that ‘cash flow is king’ and effective working capital management is essential for any successful business to survive, as it provides a business with the cash flow to fund its day to day operations. Working Capital ...
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Sara Bux to head CIMA Southern Africa

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has appointed Sara Bux B. Pedagogics, B. Ed, MA, MBA, PhD as the new Associate Director: Southern Africa. Bux joined CIMA on 7 March 2017 and has been charged with the responsibility of driving the long term Southern Africa strategy reporting to the Africa ...
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FSB fines David Melvill R10 000 for Contravening the FAIS Act

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

The Registrar of Financial Services Providers (the Registrar) referred a case against Mr David Melvill (the Respondent) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 7 (1) of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 37 of 2002 ...
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FSB fines Michiel Jakobus Bronn R350 000 plus Costs for FMA Contravention

Published: Thu, 16 Mar 17

The Directorate of Market Abuse (the Directorate) referred an insider trading case against Mr Michiel Jakobus Bronn (Bronn) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 78 (1) (a) of the Financial Markets Act, 19 of 2012 (the FMA) ). The ...
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GEC2017: Make tech revolution work for your business

Published: Wed, 15 Mar 17

Johannesburg: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged businesses to embrace digital disruption and innovation as an enabler of growth. “To succeed, we need to understand that today’s customer is e-astute, internet-savvy and increasingly armed with a smartphone,” Deputy President Ramaphosa ...
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