Latest articles on Savings Month

Investing for the long term

In May this year, social networking company Facebook held its initial public offering - considered the biggest in internet history.

Turning South Africa into a nation of savers

Financial experts believe that savings is a mindset that, once instilled, will see people put away more of their hard-earned money for retirement etc.

How savings empower us

South Africa has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the world's most economically unequal countries.

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.

Saving with insurance

July 2011 National Savings month serves as a reminder to us all to review our financial plans and afford savings the priority it deserves.

Retirement is the test of saving

You must save for short-term emergencies and 'big ticket' items such as household appliances and holidays.

Another take on ‘time is money’

There is no such thing as "get rich quick".

Savings alternatives for SA’s un-banked

Over the past decade, banks and life insurers have created a range of products for the low-income market.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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