Maya Fisher French

Chasing returns is for losers

Studies have shown that investors are paying a high price for switching between funds.

How to lower the costs of retirement

Restructuring the way we save for retirement could halve our costs and a new model that changes preservation rules will dramatically reduce charges.

Retail resources in race for returns

Fund managers are divided over South African retail shares, which have outperformed resources by 20%.

South Africa gets bond bonanza

Inclusion in Citigroup's world government bond index has resulted in big fund inflows, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Managers invest in the environment

Hard-core capitalist brings R200-bn muscle power to the field of sustainability. Maya Fisher-French reports.

Time is eroding nest eggs

Weak returns, longevity and consumption could leave youngsters worse off than their forebears, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Unearthing hidden pension costs

The treasury's new adviser, David McCarthy, wants to counter threats to the retirement industry, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Child savers are royally fica’d

Fica, a response to money laundering, is having a criminal effect on childrens' products, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Dark days ahead, warns finance guru

A well-known author has warned of high-debt states solving their widening deficits through predation. Maya Fisher-French reports.

All savings plans are not created equal

Reform is needed to simplify products for which the returns are barely worth the investment, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Treasury takes aim at savings costs

Compulsory fund preservation and simplifying products are among the options highlighted in the treasury's discussion document.

Get them while they are young

The key to being financially savvy and literate has been revealed: Teach your children about money matters from an early age.

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