D-Day for SA sovereign credit rating

Mar 23 2018 05:45 Jan Cronje Cape Town – By midnight on Friday South Africans should know whether Moody’s has downgraded SA’s sovereign credit rating to junk, or kept the country …

Top South African Property Investment Award Winners

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, has announced today that Growthpoint Properties has taken top honours with the overall IPD Property Investment Award 2015 …

Keep Your Property Longer for Better Returns

The longer you own a property, the more likely its growth in value is likely to approximate the long-term trend line of 9% a year, and deliver a good return …

MARKETING: How Reducing a Database Can Pay Off Big

In the good old days, keeping track of current and potential clients and business partners often involved collecting business cards and adding them to the Rolodex, which you later used …

CONTACT CENTRES: Flightsite Uses Hosted Model for New Travel Contact Centre

FlightSite, a subsidiary of Club Travel, has been in operation since 2008 and is South Africa’s first online travel agency. FlightSite has recently launched its FlightSite Agent platform, which allows …

Is BYOD negatively impacting your employee productivity?: PRODUCTIVITY

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon has exploded in recent years as a result of mobility and the exponential growth in the popularity and the available variety of smartphones, …

Bank confidence softens but remains at strong levels: BANKING

A survey released by Ernst and Young today indicates that banking confidence was marginally softer in the first quarter of 2013. The survey found that confidence was softer in the …

How Reducing a Database Can Pay Off Big

In the good old days, keeping track of current and potential clients and business partners often involved collecting business cards and adding them to the Rolodex, which you later used …

Will Lack Of Foreign Investment Into SA Fuel Petrol Prices‘

The price of fuel and diesel in South Africa has risen in the past 3 months, even though the international traded price of crude oil has dropped. What is the …

An Investment Bubble on the JSE‘

Andrew Dittberner, Senior Investment Manager at Cannon Asset Managers, notes that rising valuation dispersions on the JSE point to a massive investment bubble in certain areas of the JSE – …

Top Tips When Choosing An Independent Financial Advisor

Let’s face it – most of us don’t have the knowledge or experience necessary to navigate the minefield of financial planning, particularly when it comes to risk insurance products such …

South Africa’s Investment Edge in Sub-Saharan Africa

Time to use it or lose it Crunch time has arrived for SA’s position as investment gateway to Africa, with warnings that it must use its competitive advantages or increasingly …

7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward. Yet every investor has his own “rules of thumb” on what makes …

Sustainable Investing is About Bottom Line

Responsible investing should be incorporated into an investors decision-making DNA because improving investment performance and driving profit makes financial sense. Yet as soon as either ‘sustainable’ or ‘responsible’ are used …

Atterbury Develops Vibrant R1,3 Bn Mixed-use Development

Leading property investment and development company Atterbury has broken ground for an exceptional new R1,3 billion mixed-use retail and business development in the Johannesburg CBD. Newtown Junction will comprise a …

Foreign Direct Investment Into Africa Accelerates

Growing optimism and confidence among international and African investors has lead to significant inward investment into Africa over the last decade according to Ernst and Young’s second African Attractiveness Survey. …

Using Surveys to Understand Investment Performance Outcomes

Tracking and reading market dynamics correctly helps trustees and investment consultants understand performance outcomes. Getting a view of market dynamics, however, means consistent tracking over time. For many years Alexander …

The Gold Conundrum

Gold has a very significant place in the history of both the world and finance, so its return to the front pages was always more a matter of “when” rather …