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Bumble in the Jungle

One can throw stones, make excuses or simply swear or cheer, but the fact remains that the Sharks simply peaked at the right time, while the Stormers did not, on Saturday. Watching the Chiefs out-muscle the Crusaders (despite my prediction that it would be their downfall) I considered the two remaining contenders, and decided there […]

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Paddy the Painter

A painter by the name of Paddy Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to him in the town of Doolin, County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses. One day, a […]

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Let the Master Beware

Is a bank liable when an employee gives misleading investment advice? A recent finding by the FSB’s Appeal Board indicates that this could in fact be the case. Space does not allow us to provide extensive coverage of all the relevant facts, but we do urge readers to study the full document (click on link […]

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New Spot for RE Roundup

From Thursday onwards, we will move this section of the newsletter to a new slot. We strive to keep our articles fresh and newsworthy, and we would hate to be seen to underestimate the intelligence of our readers by regurgitating old news. While we will obviously share any new developments as we have done in […]

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Harsher Measures for Non-Compliance

While this heading may initially raise a collective sigh of exasperation, those who operate within the law should actually heave a sigh of relief. At the FSB’s annual Conference in Cape Town yesterday, advocate Matome Thulare, head of the Enforcement Department, indicated that the time has come to review their policy on transgressors of the […]

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Latest Statistics Encouraging

Earlier this week, there was a discussion on the regulatory exams on Radio Sonder Grense where a broker André, from Cape Town, said that, as far as he knows, the pass rate is between 10% and 15%. He added that, if he does not pass before the end of September, product providers will not pay […]

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Back to the Future

 Bobby Londt reports: Proteas re-writing history The 1st test win was described as one of the most significant wins for the Proteas since re-admission. Reasons may be down to the way it was done. After day one we were all a bit worried, thinking that, if we could salvage a draw, we would have done […]

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Just a wee bit…

Big Jimmy, an extraordinarily handsome man decided he had the responsibility to marry the perfect woman so they could produce beautiful children beyond compare. With that as his mission he began searching for the perfect woman. Shortly there after he met a farmer who had three stunning, gorgeous daughters that positively took his breath away. […]

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Continuous Professional Development

In May we published a series of articles on what can be regarded as phase 3 of the Regulatory Examinations: Continuous Professional Development (CPD). It now appears as if a number of training service providers are jumping on this band wagon to capitalise on the opportunity at the expense of advisors who are keen to […]

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It’s Amla. Who Els?

Bobby Londt reports: After the 1st day of the 1st test few of us would have been so brave as to predict the current situation in the test at the Oval. In my previous post, I mentioned that I thought the difference would be in the batting and so it proved to be, with Kallis […]

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