South Africa is known for sunshine, vuvuzelas, safaris and Madiba. A small country, in global terms, at the tip of the vast African continent that lures millions of tourists every year. That is not all that the nation known for the first heart transplant and turning coal into fuel is regarded for. Finweek takes a look at a number of these concepts and products that are standing SA in good stead overseas.
In the third episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock focuses on making that pay cheque work for you. Financial Journalist Maya Fisher-French in this episode discusses how to build an emergency fund to see you through unexpected events that weigh down your pockets.
Nigeria has displaced South Africa as the continent’s economic powerhouse and in April Muhammadu Buhari was swept into power by an electorate fed up with graft and corruption. Despite its infamous 419 scams and Boko Haram terrorism, scores of South African companies see this as the African growth story of the next decade.
VW has admitted to fitting its diesel vehicles with a “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards in the US. Finweek journalist Glenda Williams investigates the repercussions for the German carmaker.
Nobel Prize laureate and one of the world’s top economists, Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University warns that the New York Stock Exchange may be on the brink of a bear market. His past predictions have been accurately fulfilled. His secret weapon, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-Earnings ratio indicates that investors should take caution.
A commercial property broker is under no contractual obligation to undertake a due diligence analysis on behalf of a purchaser. The seller is responsible to conduct due diligence and the purchaser is expected to take up any discrepancies directly with the seller.
Your employees are the product of your brand. It is important to create a working environment in which people are happy and fulfilled. Staff retention is not only about remuneration, it includes the holistic development of employees.
Reports released by the National Credit Regulator indicate that consumers have been cautious about their spending in the second quarter of the year. One of the trends observed indicate that there has been a marginal uptick in mortgages credit extension.
In response to the latest crime statistics, recently released by the South African Police Services, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, Santam, has said collaboration and partnerships between the Police and a host of business stakeholders is crucial in the fight against crime.
It is often said that South Africa is the most unequal society in the world. Conversation Africa’s Business and Economy Editor Andile Makholwa put a few questions to Haroon Bhorat, Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. This article originally appeared in The Conversation.