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Inseta extends discretionary grant funding deadline

Inseta has extended the deadline for companies in the insurance and related sectors to apply for discretionary grant funding for 2022/23 from 31 March to 13 April. Applications will be accepted at Inseta’s discretion and are subject to the following conditions: A company’s core business must fall within Inseta’s scope. Applicants must have submitted a […]

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‘Geopolitical tensions shouldn’t mean diluting your offshore exposure’

Diversification, including offshore diversification, and other basic long-term investing pillars should not be disregarded because of volatility caused by geopolitical events, says Kondi Nkosi, the country head of asset manager Schroders in South Africa. Many money managers and investors would have jumped at the opportunity to increase their offshore allocations after it was announced that […]

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Life insurers ‘well capitalised’ despite paying out R608 billion in 2021

Policyholders and beneficiaries received claims and benefit payments worth R608 billion from South African life insurers in 2021, the highest paid in a single year, according to statistics released by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (Asisa). Asisa said that despite these historic pay-outs, “the industry remains well capitalised and in a strong […]

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Political messaging, juggling spending demands, and the outlook for SA bonds

Jeff Schultz, senior economist at BNP Paribas South Africa, provides the following perspective on the Budget. He discusses: What the ANC hopes the Budget will achieve politically. The outlook for government revenue and spending. Why BNP Paribas remains positive on government bonds. Emulating the prudent approach to future revenue gains displayed in November’s Medium Term […]

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