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A tarred minefield

Road-safety messages tend to be disseminated only during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas.

Transport road map

The consensus among most industry players is that the "road versus rail" rivalry that characterised the transport sector seems to be receding.

The move away

A change in thinking among the investor community towards offshore diversification is becoming increasingly evident, writes David Jackson.

An enticing option

Since 1995 South African investors have been legally able to invest a portion of their assets offshore and over a period since then offshore investmen

Crucial catalytic converters

A look at the key area of catalytic converter manufacturing --the industrial cornerstone of beneficiation in this country.

Value-added challenges

To excel in jewellery manufacturing, SA needs more than raw materials, writes David Jackson.

Sustaining development projects

The Industrial Development Corporation aims to develop a vibrant entrepreneurial junior mining sector in South Africa and the rest of the continent.

The need to step up

Without the necessary skills our raw materials aren't worth as much as they could be, writes David Jackson.

Invoice financing to raise capital

Raising working capital is seen as the ultimate challenge for most small and medium business enterprises particularly in their early development.

Make each decision count

Innovative financing and business solutions can often make a difference in making or breaking a business, writes David Jackson.

Focus on safety for patients

Initiatives are under way to ensure patient safety in health facilities. An upcoming congress will focus on minimising adverse incidents at hospitals.

Claims exceed contributions

A significant and worrying development in the escalation of healthcare costs is that medical aid claims are now outweighing contributions.

Shake-up on the cards

New legislation will make healthcare affordable for every South African, writes David Jackson

Spreading the cost

Cross-subsidising the elderly and sick with younger and healthier members is a bedrock principle of South Africa's medical scheme legislation.

Debit cards boosted by NCA

The rising popularity of debit cards complements the traditional credit card market.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

Press Releases

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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