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Households more prudent about credit

Job creation is needed to create "new" consumers, so economic activity is boosted without an increase in household debt.

Insurance implications if you don’t register your SIM

If you use a SIM card to communicate with security companies and electronic gates at complexes, register and be safe.

How to avoid the pain of a frozen bank account

Consider including an immediate needs benefit in your policy -- but beware any exclusions.

Are you insured for a house fire?

Have you had your property valued recently? And did you accept the valuation or second-guess it and insure accordingly? If so, beware.

Your favourite magazines go digital

Magazine subscriptions make a great gift and an online subscription means no postal hassles.

Last chance to Rica

Register your cellular, data or other SIM card before June 30 or have it blocked.

Multi-asset ETFs invest in equities, bonds and cash

Two new ETF products could woo both the slightly risk-averse retail and institutional investor.

1Lifedirect lets you buy life insurance on your cellphone

A simple policy you can administer conveniently on your cellphone could usher in a new generation of insurance purchase.

Insurance ‘fronting’ for your children is not a good idea

Insurance fronting is not only foolish -- it is also fraudulent.

ETFs perform well but investors are cautious

Satrix INDI 25 comes out tops while NewFunds eRAFI INDI 25 also performs strongly.

Baffled by life-insurance terminology? You’re not alone

Help is at hand if you're confused by the admittedly complex terminology in long-term life insurance policies.

National Credit Regulator wins high court case

Is South African Fraud Prevention Services operating as a credit bureau? If so, it should be registered as one, says the NCR.

Jargon Buster: Letters of Authority

Anne Klein, senior manager: private clients at Maitland and a member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa, demystifies Letters of Authority.

What you need to know about insurance claims and excess

What accident excess are you liable for and what is cumulative excess? What should you watch out for?

Nine tips to keep your credit score healthy

Only 53.3% of credit-active consumers in South Africa are in good standing. Is your credit record clear?

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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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'

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

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