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How crime is killing small business in South Africa

How crime is killing small business in South Africa

Stats SA’s latest Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS), released this week, shows that South Africans are reluctant to start home business due to fear of crime.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 14 February, 2017
Who will be president of South Africa if no party obtains a 50% majority in 2019?

Who will be president of South Africa if no party obtains a 50% majority in 2019?

With much controversy surrounding the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, legal expert Pierre De Vos assesses the current appointment system in South Africa.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 31 January, 2017
How fake news is driving South Africa’s political agendas

How fake news is driving South Africa’s political agendas

With the rising global trend of fake news and presenting blatant lies as ‘alternative facts’, South Africa is facing its own problems with the truth. Media analysts at BrandsEye break down the data, showing you how unscrupulous agents try to catch you out.

Columns, Media - By Staff Writer | 27 January, 2017
10 things corporates can learn from startups on innovation

10 things corporates can learn from startups on innovation

Roger Norton CEO at startup studio Playlogix.com, looks at what lessons corporates can learn from startups about innovation and what they can do differently to compete better.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 28 December, 2016
Inside Jacob Zuma’s year from hell

Inside Jacob Zuma’s year from hell

Not many South Africans will forget the day that president Jacob Zuma fired former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, and briefly replaced him with a then-unknown ANC back-bencher, Des van Rooyen.

Columns, Government - By Staff Writer | 7 December, 2016
Beware of misleaders who thrive on fear and capitalise on crises

Beware of misleaders who thrive on fear and capitalise on crises

Academic Owen Skae warns that misleaders capitalise on crises and use this as a platform to get into power by promising all sorts of benefits that are never delivered.

Columns - By The Conversation | 27 November, 2016
What to do if you are hijacked in SA

What to do if you are hijacked in SA

Crime statistics released by the South African Police Service earlier in the year showed that cases of hijacking increased significantly.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 27 November, 2016
5 entrepreneurial myths busted – what you think it takes to succeed may be all wrong

5 entrepreneurial myths busted – what you think it takes to succeed may be all wrong

Perry Kamel, senior manager for small and medium enterprises in Africa at Microsoft says that what you think it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur may be all wrong.

Business, Columns - By Staff Writer | 18 November, 2016
The implications of a Trump presidency – and risks for South Africa

The implications of a Trump presidency – and risks for South Africa

The result of the US presidential election was always going to be a second-best outcome for global economies and markets, writes Dr Adrian Saville, chief strategist at financial services company, Citadel.

Columns, Finance - By Staff Writer | 16 November, 2016
Your light bulbs could be playing havoc with your health – here’s why

Your light bulbs could be playing havoc with your health – here’s why

A recent newspaper article under the headline “High street eye test can provide early indication of dementia” highlighted yet another complex connection between the eye and the brain.

Columns - By The Conversation | 22 October, 2016
Why I miss having DStv

Why I miss having DStv

I cancelled my DStv subscription sometime at the end of 2014 when I briefly moved in with a friend while waiting for my newly acquired house to be completed.

Columns - By Gareth Vorster | 14 September, 2016
Popularity of second passports among South Africa’s wealthy

Popularity of second passports among South Africa’s wealthy

Across the globe, interest in second citizenships is growing. This is particularly true for the affluent in emerging market states, where passports are generally weaker than those in the European Union (EU) and the United States (US).

Columns, Wealth - By Staff Writer | 10 September, 2016
How the movement of the rand affects you

How the movement of the rand affects you

Have you ever wondered what causes the rise and drop in commodity prices? Absa explains the importance of the rand and its affect on you.

Banking, Columns - By Staff Writer | 27 August, 2016
Zuma is at the heart of ANC decline – so why isn’t the party listening?

Zuma is at the heart of ANC decline – so why isn’t the party listening?

The results of the 2016 local government election are in and the message is clear: South Africans have had enough of the current political arrangement.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 15 August, 2016
Saving for retirement is not just for old people

Saving for retirement is not just for old people

Life flies by faster than you think so start saving for your future today. Develop a financial plan that suits your personal needs, and then be disciplined enough to stick to it.

Columns, Finance - By Staff Writer | 31 July, 2016
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