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Opinions / Columnists / 17-07-24 / Dondo Mogajane

Dondo Mogajane | Tshifhiwa Matodzithe’s allegations and affidavit

"I categorically deny that I have ever received corrupt monies or bribes. I proudly served with distinction, honesty, loyalty, and humility as a dedicated public servant for 23 years, the last five of which were as Director-General of National…

Opinions / Columnists / 26-06-24 / Vis Govender

Vis Govender | Weather insurance evolution on par with rise in adverse climate events

"Leading the way in adapting to these severe weather patterns and a changing insurance industry is the idea of parametric insurance, which offers a simple, customised, and proactive approach to protecting businesses in this new era.," says Vis…

Opinions / Columnists / 05-06-24 / Brian Harris

Brian Harris | Helping the emerging workforce access quality, affordable private healthcare

"Entry-level medical aid options such as hospital plans are often ideal, but with the reduced premium comes an increased likelihood of medical expense shortfalls, as well as co-payments and sub-limits. This is where gap cover is an invaluable…

Opinions / Columnists / 17-04-24 / Glenn Hickling

Glenn Hickling | What drives susceptibility to insurance fraud: the repercussions

"KwaZulu-Natal emerged as the hotspot for fraudulent claims, with Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, and the Western Cape closely trailing behind. Despite efforts to combat fraud, the industry still suffered a significant loss of R77 million due to…

Opinions / Columnists / 06-03-24 / Carl Roothman

Carl Roothman | National budget and the impact on 2024: the year of sustainable Investments

"South Africa and Africa urgently need to tackle critical challenges such as energy, food and water security. We all need to share responsibility for safeguarding our resources and bolstering resilience in our most vulnerable communities," says…

Opinions / Columnists / 22-02-24 / Dondo Mogajane

Dondo Mogajane | National Budget delivers temporary reprieve, but danger still looms

"The reality is that the South African economy is simply not growing fast enough to create wealth for our people and turn the tide on lingering social issues, especially as economic growth continues to lag far beyond population growth," says…

Opinions / Columnists / 14-02-24 / Dondo Mogajane

Dondo Mogajane | Treasury to walk a tightrope in the upcoming Budget Speech

"SA may end up on a road that leads to the IMF's door, asking for a bailout. This must be avoided at all costs. Now is the right time to rein in spending where possible, better manage our debt and cost to service obligations, and improve government’s…

Opinions / Columnists / 14-02-24 / Fred Hume

Fred Hume | SONA promises are not enough

"In his State of the Nation (SONA) speech, the President gave the nation many reassuring words about how the country’s port and freight problems would be resolved. However, his comforting messages about the loadshedding burden being lightened…

Opinions / Columnists / 16-01-24 / Taurai Craig Museka

Taurai Museka | Understanding bid security in procurement

"Bid security, also known as a bid bond, is a financial guarantee provided by bidders to the client during the procurement process, and also serves as a form of protection against bidders who may withdraw their bids prematurely or refuse to…

Opinions / Columnists / 14-12-23 / Velmah Nzembela

Velmah Nzembela | Ten tips to nurture financial literacy in your kids during the school holidays

"With the school holidays upon us, now is an opportune time to embark on this essential journey of teaching our children about money management and financial responsibility," says Velmah Nzembela, Chief Marketing Officer at Assupol Life.

Opinions / Columnists / 14-12-23 / Denay Valjee

Denay Valjee | Plan to holiday when you retire

"Most people save for their retirement by investing in retirement funds, through which they receive an income in retirement (known as an annuity) that mirrors a salary. Once retired, a more effective way of saving for holidays may be to put…

Opinions / Columnists / 24-11-23 / Henri Le Grange

Six critical pillars advisers must know to guide customers through early pension savings

"Advisers face the challenge of understanding this new system and effectively communicating its intricacies in the run up to its launch. With every customer’s dream of a secure retirement at stake, it is paramount to ensure they can navigate…

Opinions / Columnists / 10-11-23 / Lindi Monyae

The power of purpose: leadership insights from some of SA’s top business minds

"Approaching each day with a purposeful attitude is a journey with many challenges. It requires being authentic, deliberate and constantly mindful of our intentions and goals. But given the direct correlation between being purposeful about our…

Opinions / Columnists / 27-10-23 / lebohang Tsotetsi

Lebohang Tsotetsi | Are you a good driver? Probably not

"Perhaps it is time that each of us on the roads looked in a mirror. We can all contribute in a million of individual ways, through a major re-awakening to our responsibilities to each other. A fundamental shift in attitudes to road safety and…

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