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Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

Pensioners lose out to ‘greedy’ firms

A recently released report reveals how big players in the pensions industry have benefited by leaving policy holders out in the cold

Important for members to be accountable for their own retirement

Your employee pension is often inadequate for your retirement needs

Retirement fund fracas splits Amcu

Internal battle over control of members’ retirement savings widens rift

RAF, Medscheme marriage under the spotlight

Controversial RAF Project Siyenza has become even more contentious, as links between managers are revealed

Moses Kgosana resigns from Alexander Forbes amid Gupta allegations

The former KPMG chief executive accused of having a cosy relationship with the Gupta family has resigned from his post at Alexander Forbes Africa.

A ‘new wave’ of companies could list on JSE, says Goldman Sachs

A number of private portfolio exits could spark several companies to list on the stock exchange, says the top underwriter of IPOs.

Investing for inflation: Part Two

With-profit annuities provide you with an income for life, together with an annual increase. But will they keep up with inflation?

How to avoid losses caused by power failures

Now that it's official that Eskom will be regularly switching off our power for some time to come, we need to look at measures to prevent loss or damage caused by an interrupted power supply. Plan A, of course, says Gari Dombo, MD of Alexander Forbes Insurance, is to buy a generator.

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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