Personal Finance

Your guide to investing where your heart urges you to

Want to put your money in socially responsible listed companies? This is how the good, bad and ugly stack up.

When the worst happens

South Africans are feeling the effects of the ongoing financial crisis.

Measuring fund manager skills

Think fund managers and names such as George Soros (whose 2013 earnings was in excess of $4-billion) and David Tepper ($3.5-billion) spring to mind.

Creating achievable financial goals

Show yourself the money. Give yourself a sound financial future.

Can we ditch the plastic please?

Loyalty programmes may leave your wallet bulging, but mostly that’s going to be “bulging with loyalty cards”.

Save while you spend

The current economic situation facing South Africans seems dire.

Higher interest rates predicted soon(ish)

The repo rate, the tool with which inflation can be managed, will not change for the next two months.

Rewards programmes revisited

Several petrol price hikes and one interest rate hike in the past few months have left most of us feeling a little tight around the wallet.

Moving money offshore

There are several issues that need to be pondered before deciding to check out of the JSE and go looking for more value in other markets.

Why 10c matters

Can pooling all your 10c together make a difference to your bank account in the long run?

An increase in tax-free retirement savings

The 2011 budget has put provident funds and retirement annuities in the spotlight.

Some balm for tax bites

Professional middle-income earners will feel the squeeze most.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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