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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…

Opinions / Columnists / 27-10-23 / Nirdev Desai

Nirdev Desai | Beware the scarcity mindset

Despite these headwinds, there are many investors who are achieving successful outcomes, who exhibit an abundance mindset, and who find positives to focus on amidst society’s problems. Without proper context, these investors may be seen by sceptics…

Opinions / Columnists / 20-10-23 / Daniel Schroeder

Protect your business with proper care of roof-mounted PV Systems

"Rooftops on industrial and commercial buildings can turn out to be an excellent location to convert sunshine into electricity since you do not have to occupy valuable green space," writes Allianz Commercial Senior Risk Engineer Daniel Schroeder

Opinions / Columnists / 13-10-23 / Kelly Joshua

Kelly Joshua | Addressing South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis

Innovative new curricula options and independent impact investment in schools can play a vital role in addressing skills imbalances, argues Kelly Joshua, Head of Education Investing for Old Mutual Alternative Investments.