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The demise of the chequebook

The use of cheques has fallen about 80% in the past decade as consumer habits shift and digital payments continue to gain traction

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

CSA suspends Thabang Moroe ahead of crunch meeting

Under-fire Moroe is asked to take a backseat as the body desperately tries to get its house in order

A Resilient Visionary: Poetic Expressions of David Koloane at Standard Bank Gallery

Koloane played a huge role in creating opportunities for black artists

Swings and roundabouts for jobs in banks

Although one independent evaluation shows that some banks have been shedding jobs, other banks are hiring

You too can win on the JSE

Low fees are attracting investors to a range of listed exchange-traded products

Cashing in on climate change by investing in renewable energy

The financial sector must recognise that including environmental, social and governance concerns in its allocation decisions can be good for business

Makhanda: No more lullabies

The National Arts Festival offers space for reflection about our fractious global moment

Forex cartel case drags on

The Competition Commission has 40 working days in which to redraft its case against banks

Anti-coal lobby happy with Standard Bank vote on disclosing carbon emissions

Lobbyist are happy with the results at Standard Bank’s first shareholder resolution on a climate-related issue.

Bank branches off from the poor

Standard Bank’s decision to close branches and push its app excludes low-income households and the informal sector

Can Eskom keep lights on in a low-carbon economy?

The ANC’s head of economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana, told Carte Blanche viewers that some South African banks refused to put money in coal.

Retail focus for banking’s phoenix

The African Bank, which relied on unsecured lending, has diversified its product offerings

Mantashe to face Zondo commission

ANC to make submissions regarding evidence from the country’s big four banks and Barbara Hogan, the former public enterprises minister

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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