The global crisis is just starting to affect Africa

Countries are comparing themselves with their neighbours to see who is flattening the curve first, and there's an obsession with statistics

Covid-19: Unpacking the SMME funding procedure and UIF relief benefit

SPONSORED A government-imposed lockdown can be seen as a force majeure in which an employer is able to implement...

DBSA participates at COP2

The bank provides vital financial backing for green initiatives

You have the power

The need for better retirement outcomes is crucial to the economic growth of Africa and for society as a whole

Institute of Retirement Funds Africa’s (IRFA) conference

Influences that affect the retirement fund ecosystem will be in the spotlight

The theme of the IRFA conference is ‘The Retirement Ecosystem: You Have The Power’

An ecosystem is a complex system of living organisms, their environment and all of their interrelationships in a particular unit of space

The crucial role played by any industry body in the retirement sector

Upskilling is essential, and local industry rates IRFA's contribution highly

Institute of Retirement Funds Africa’s (IRFA) conference

Influences that affect the retirement fund ecosystem will be in the spotlight

New micro payroll

A growing trend is for small business to outsource their human resources function, including payroll -- down to domestic staff. Thus Paxsal Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), a member of the Kelly Group, has introduced a micro-payroll product tailored to small businesses with up to 50 employees.

Pre-integration — a bad idea

There has long been an argument relating to integration, between best- of-breed products and pre-integrated systems, for which one size fits all. The lines are blurring and today you do not have to opt for best of breed or pre-integration -- but the argument hasn't died.

A rebirth

The 50-year-old Pension Funds Act is today a hodge-podge of amendments, guidance notes and interpretations, long in need of consolidation. Reform has been under way several years already and is unlikely to be resolved before 2010. The national treasury in 2006 released a discussion paper on retirement fund reform with wide-ranging proposals on all aspects of retirement savings.

Landmark ruling for insurers

Following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, short-term insurers will be permitted to design and sell medical cover. Since 1998 this market has been all but barred from selling medical cover because of an interpretation of the definition of "business of a medical scheme" by the Council of Medical Schemes.

Press Releases

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

Holistic Financial Planning for Professionals Webinar

Our lives are constantly in flux, so it makes sense that your financial planning must be reviewed frequently — preferably on an annual basis

Undeterred by Covid-19 pandemic, China and Africa hold hands, building a community of a shared future for mankind

It is clear that building a community with a shared future for all mankind has become a more pressing task than ever before

Wills, Estate Administration and Succession Planning Webinar

Capital Legacy has had no slowdown in lockdown regarding turnaround with clients, in storing or retrieving wills and in answering their questions

Call for Expression of Interest: Training supply and needs assessment to support the energy transition in South Africa

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender to support the energy transition

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

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