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Momentum/Unisa South African Household Index Q4 2018 – R449.8 billion of household’s net wealth wiped out

The Momentum/Unisa South African Household Index of Q4 2018, found that 6.3% of households’ real net wealth was wiped out over the course of just one year. This is the largest reduction households suffered since the Great Recession when 15.6% of their real net wealth disappeared between Q1 2008 and Q1 2009. Fin24 reports that the Household Index […]

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South African fintech in 2019 – What can we expect?

According to Wikipedia financial technology, often shortened to FinTech or fintech, is the new technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. It is an emerging industry that uses technology to improve activities in finance. In an earlier Personal Finance article, Dominique Collett explores the South […]

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South African best banks – Digital agility key to success

Forbes recently partnered with market research firm Statista to measure the best banks in nearly two dozen countries, including South Africa. The banks were rated on overall recommendation and satisfaction, as well as five sub dimensions, namely trust, terms and conditions, customer services, digital services and financial advice. Between 5 and 60 banks were identified […]

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POPI and social media

The purpose of the POPI Act is to ensure all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing another entity’s personal information by holding them accountable should they abuse or compromise personal information in any way. Linda Graham from FinCommunications recently questioned how the rules of POPI apply […]

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Bok Rugby Beter

Die meeste van ons sukkel nog om die impak van Saterdag se oorwinning oor die All Blacks reg te verwerk. Van die meer sober gedagtes wat sedertdien aan die lig gekom het, is dat ons weer nie in die tweede helfte kon voortbou op ‘n stewige fondament nie. Die All Blacks het 12 punte aangeteken, […]

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Africa – Economic freedom is improving in SSA

The Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal released the 2014 version of the Index of Economic Freedom on January 14. Globally, this measure of economic freedom is improving, with the global average freedom score reaching an all-time record of 60.3 out of 100 (where 100 is best). The global average score increased by 0.7 points […]

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You can't fudge experience

New Zealand/Australia The Aussies only made one injury enforced change to the team. Ewen McKenzie (Pictured above) explained his thinking as follows in the NZ Herald: “You can’t fudge experience and I know this group learned a great deal from last week and will be much better for the experience on Saturday night,” McKenzie said. […]

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Taking Stock of Springbok Rugby Part 1

After watching the All Blacks literally “blitz” the Boks in the 2nd half of Saterday’s test – a “home” game for the Boks AND at high altitude (something that used to be a distinct advantage for SA teams when playing international visitors), I felt the urge to share my views. Following Saturday’s drubbing, I’m sure […]

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