Fiona Zerbst

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.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it