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What will happen if South Africa is hit with more downgrades

What will happen if South Africa is hit with more downgrades

Helen Suzman Foundation provides a summary of the most recent decisions taken by the credit ratings agencies on South Africa’s credit rating following the cabinet reshuffle in March this year.

Business, Columns - By Staff Writer | 25 May, 2017
6 ways to stretch your electricity budget this winter

6 ways to stretch your electricity budget this winter

Many cost conscious consumers who have converted to prepaid electricity to cut their energy bills, are still spending excessively in winter.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 21 May, 2017
A lesson on investing

A lesson on investing

Investing would be a lot easier if you could predict the future. Failing that, looking at the past is your best option to avoid making the same mistakes, says Louis van Rensburg, a financial planner at PSG Wealth.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 20 May, 2017
5 tips to get your home loan approved

5 tips to get your home loan approved

For many first time buyers, the process of applying for a home loan can often be daunting as they wait eagerly for a positive response from their bank.

Banking, Columns - By Staff Writer | 20 May, 2017
Fibre vs ADSL and mobile data

Fibre vs ADSL and mobile data

The plethora or fibre – and fibre service providers – flooding urban areas, offering FTTH and FTTB) services has rapidly changed the way Internet services are delivered to customers.

Columns, IT Services - By Staff Writer | 13 April, 2017
What businesses need to know about longevity – 2 reasons why companies stay successful

What businesses need to know about longevity – 2 reasons why companies stay successful

Using research from 1,200 companies, financial services company Citadel, has identified two attributes which contribute to the long-term success of a company across geography, industry and time.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 25 March, 2017
7 reasons why you didn’t get the job

7 reasons why you didn’t get the job

You weren’t hired? Don’t take it personally – there are a whole slew of reasons outside your control – and sometimes in your control – why you may have been passed up for the job you wanted.

Columns - By Staff Writer | 19 March, 2017
Is it all over for internet banking in South Africa?

Is it all over for internet banking in South Africa?

Angus Brown, co-founder of eBucks.com and MD of Banking Acumen says that South Africa may have seen the peak of internet banking.

Banking, Columns - By Staff Writer | 11 March, 2017
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
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