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New National Credit Amendment Act – Study highlights negative impacts

Earlier this week, parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry was briefed on the new National Credit Amendment Act. As part of the briefing, parliament received a socio-economic impact assessment study (SEIAS) on how the act will impact banks, government and consumers. The socio-economic impact assessment was conducted by Genesis Analytics. Fin24 reported that the […]

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Have your say on the NHI bill

The Portfolio Committee on Health has called on interested individuals and relevant stakeholders to submit written comments as well as indicate interest in making an oral submission on the National Health Insurance Bill [B11 – 2019]. “The objective of the Bill is to achieve universal access to quality health care services in South Africa in […]

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South Africa’s leading brands – How do financial services providers fare?

WPP and Kantar have published a ranking of the 30 most valuable South African brands. The BrandZ study, which is the only brand valuation ranking to combine company financial data with consumer insight and opinion, reinforces the importance of strong brands. While not immune to difficult circumstances, strong brands are protected from the worst macroeconomic […]

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Understand Financial Crises and gain 8.5 CPD hours

The ultimate objective of the financial advisor is to help clients prepare for the future using the various financial products available. If the financial advisor can minimise the number of traumatic experiences that inevitably occur in the course of the client’s investment journey, it can lead to a stronger client relationship. This task may sometimes […]

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CMS offers Advanced Trustee Training in partnership with GIBS

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has introduced Advanced Trustee training. The training is aimed at medical schemes’ Board of Trustees, principal officers, fund managers and any other scheme personnel who would like to increase their knowledge on the business of medical schemes. According to […]

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Important debt review ruling – Can court release consumer from debt review agreement?

LegalBrief reported yesterday that the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), in a judgment written by Judge Roland Sutherland, has confirmed similar rulings in the Western Cape, KZN and Limpopo divisions, that the High Court does not have jurisdiction to release consumers from debt review. According to a Business Day report the judgment stems from an application […]

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New National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act – Don’t lie on your CV

Claiming to hold a tertiary qualification that you do not have could come with a jail term of five years in South Africa. The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act came into effect recently and aims to prevent South African individuals from misrepresenting their qualifications. Even misrepresenting your qualifications on social media could get you […]

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