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Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

Part IV: Breaking the mould — A blueprint for the future government

This is the last article in a four-part series on radical Cabinet reform

Lottery withstands weak economy and encroaching illegal operators

The National Lotteries Commission has, by reviewing its operations to protect stakeholders combatting unlawful lotteries, disbursed billions

Highlights from the Financial Year

The NLC has over the past year focused on establishing strategic partnerships with a variety of partners

Are tax-free savings accounts worth it?

It would benefit most South Africans to service their debts first

Understanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts

The TFSA was designed to encourage a savings culture

​Tax-Free Savings Accounts: the nitty-gritty

On average, investing in a TFSA saves 1% a year in costs compared to other investments

Regulatory changes will ramp up appeal of tax-free savings accounts

From March 1 South Africans can seamlessly transfer money between tax-free accounts

What are the savings statistics in South Africa?

All stand to benefit from TFSAs, but they really work best for novice investors

Take the first, simple step to financial wellbeing

Tax-free savings accounts strike a chord with many South Africans

​Make your money work for you

A reminder to consider the tax efficiency of certain savings vehicles

How to get SARS to subsidise your retirement

Investing in a retirement annuity delivers some tax relief on your contributions

Bank, treasury face off over director

He declared his job with Land Bank Insurance when his family company won a contract

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

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

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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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