Lloyd Gedye

Lloyd Gedye is a freelance journalist and one of the founders of The Con.

Unit trusts bonanza

More than R11-billion flowed into unit trusts in the March quarter, as investors remained bullish on prospects for equity markets, figures released by the Association of Collective Investments on Thursday show. This was nearly double the December quarter's inflow. Di Turpin, the association's CEO, said domestic equity funds and asset allocation funds were the most popular destinations.

Mentors help students adjust to campus life

For most first-year students a tertiary study institution can be a daunting place, especially when if they are living on campus, far removed from their families and situated among thousands of students who are mostly, at first, complete strangers. The dean of students at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is someone who has recognised these adjustment strains and decided to do something about it.

Row over ‘mutant’ Aids drug

South Africa is to become the guinea pig for the production and testing of a controversial HIV/Aids vaccine that will be grown in genetically modified (GM) plants. But local environmental activists have warned they will fight the project, for which the European Union has granted 12-million euro (about R80-million) over five years. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=119188">'Conflict of interest' in GMO panel</a>

Tourism for all to share

The tourism industry, a nascent economic powerhouse, is the latest to catch black economic empowerment (BEE) charter fever. It has given itself six months to draw up a BEE charter to ensure more blacks are brought into the industry. Fourteen mandarins have been appointed to lead the process. The future of tourism, it seems, is sunny, but not pale.

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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