Thalia Holmes

How to compare investment fees

It’s a matter of deciphering the acronyms, but the crouton in the financial alphabet soup is the EAC

The finance minister details a plan to ‘rebuild the ancient ruins’

​It’s not often that Bible verses and Dickens are quoted in the same speech, especially when the speech is to outline the medium-term budget

Mboweni targets water crisis

The finance minister has vowed to tackle rampant corruption and municipal dysfunction

High fees erode your investments

New middlemen mean today’s investors are paying more fees than previous generations

Online tax hurts the poor

Shutting down mobile and internet services is costing several African countries millions of dollars

Fees can reduce retirement savings

Small differences in fund management fees can be an investment killer in the long term

Africa is fertile ground for fintech

With so many unbanked citizens and alternative approaches to money, there’s plenty of room for innovation

In for a penny, in for a pounding

Although the individual increases are not large, they add up to a real squeeze.

Eskom rewards bosses for fine job

The lights are going out but the power utility defends its generous pay to its executives.

Political risk claims lower in 2014

State insurer Sasria saw an increase in profit last year despite platinum workers downing tools for five months.

Litigation centre comes of age

Nicole Fritz and Priti Patel's young institution has recently scored major victories in protecting the rights of people in Southern Africa

Investors barred from savings party

Hedge funds are being excluded from the treasury's plan for a tax-free savings account.

Latest

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

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

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