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Schedule of FSB Communications

Please see below the schedule of planned presentations by the FSB for the rest of 2012. Copies of the satellite broadcasts are availablefrom us. Those that are not televised, requires you to register on the FSB website. Bookings methods: Access the website and book on the FSB’s electronic booking system – www.fsb.co.za Contact the FSB […]

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Job Losses in the industry

As the final date for completion of the regulatory exams draw near, we experience an increase in calls from candidates, anxious about what will happen if they do not make it. Let me say, at the outset, that we do not have all the answers. Many of these readers wrote more than once and failed […]

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Regulatory Exams and National Qualification Levels

I always pity the poor people who enter this “industry of abbreviations”, and have to try and decipher what language it is that we speak. Hopefully the discussion below of an often asked question will aid understanding of the relationship between REs and NQFs. Please advise the NQF level of the RE 5/RE1? My colleague […]

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Our special Woman’s Day story

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president’s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged […]

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Calls for Stricter Enforcement

The news about yet another investment scheme which appears to have gone belly up, raised calls from the industry and the media for preventative measures to be implemented. Personal Finance reported over the weekend on the purported Ponzi scheme posing as a hedge fund run by Herman Pretorius which ended in a fatal shooting of […]

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Direct marketers face Heavy Fines

The days of unsolicited SMSs, endless calls and annoying e-mails from direct marketing companies trying to sell unwanted products are numbered, says a Saturday Star report. Direct marketing companies that use your personal information, such as contact details, without your consent, face harsh penalties, which include imprisonment or hefty fines of up to R10m, and […]

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National Women's Day

From Wikipedia: National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa on 9 August. This commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass”, special identification documents which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era. On […]

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Intent, Injuries and KP

Bobby Londt reports: The 2nd test ended in a draw, but as draws go, this was one of the more lively ones seen in recent years. Credit must go to both captains for positive decisions to make something out of the last session. The game could quite easily have petered out in a bore but […]

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Alviro and Kevin entertain

Bobby Londt reports: Sublime batting has been the topic of most conversations at the second test. Two centuries, to be exact – one by our own Alviro Peterson and the other by their Kevin Pietersen. Both were remarkable achievements as both were under some pressure to deliver. Kevin rated his ton as in the top […]

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Women’s Day Special

No doubt there are some jokes one cannot share on this special day. As part of our educational drive, I will publish some stories to show what is not acceptable. Marital Bliss My wife was screaming at me: “Leave!! Get out of this house!” she ordered. As I was walking out the door she yelled, […]

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