Gareth Stokes

Getting to grips with your scheme’s lingo

Co-payment This is the portion of any medical expense for which you are liable. The amount varies from one scheme to the next and between options.

Making healthy medical aid choices

South Africa's healthcare landscape is divided between a public and private- sector.

Navigating the risk and return minefield

Your retirement hinges on an asset manager's ability to balance risk and return

Getting to grips with asset management philosophies

Every gain or loss reflected on your retirement annuity or unit trust fund statement is underpinned by an asset management philosophy.

Managing assets is important

Millions of South Africans- supplement their employer-linked pension funds via additional contributions to retirement annuities and unit trusts.

Offshore equities offer pockets of value

This year will go down in history as a year of extreme stock market volatility.

How much is enough for the golden years?

Ask a stakeholder in the retirement provisioning space how much you should contribute to your retirement fund and they'll probably say 15%.

Beating the market again

Investors quickly forget about the losses they suffered in the previous stock market crash.

Choosing the right asset manager

Options are abound for investors looking to save, writes <b>Gareth Stokes</b>.

Retirement rules need reform

People struggle to save because of easy withdrawal rules.

Stand up for your country

South Africans aren't saving enough and the situation is not getting better.

Boosting short-term savings

When it comes to short-term savings it seems our voracious consumption culture has confined 'saving for a rainy day' to history.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

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The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences