ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Economic growth boosted by entrepreneurial development

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Unemployment is one of the biggest factors driving entrepreneurship in South Africa. We look at why opportunity-driven entrepreneurship is required in SA rather than necessity-driven entrepreneurship and how it can be achieved.

INVESTMENT: Considerable returns predicted for Africa

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Africa is commonly referred to as the ‘dark continent’ by investors due to political and economical risks. The opportunities in investment however are expanding beyond South Africa, and it’s happening quickly. With 54 different countries, Africa is sure to deliver considerable returns.

INSIGHT: SOE transformation

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A lot of industries in South Africa are still battling to get to grips with the changes in the modern economy. But today we look at what we can learn from countries like Poland who seem to be growing in the midst of the European recession.

NEWS: Top complaints lodged with the Ombudsman

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The significant increase in complaints received by the Ombudsman over the past few years have been driven by the number of policies sold by the insurance industry as well as public awareness of Ombudsman offices in general. We take a closer look at the complaints data.

MONEY: 10 money questions to ask before you get married

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Getting married has a huge impact on your finances. In the 9 May edition of Finweek, we’ll investigate how the different aspects of your financial life is affected by getting married. In this article, we recommend ten questions you have to answer before tying the knot.

INSIGHT: SA confidence in rand rises

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Approximately 5000 of SA’s professionals are more confident about the outlook for the economy and the prospects for the rand than last year. This is according to the PPS Graduate Professionals Confidence Index. We look at what can be expected.

MANAGEMENT TIP: Protecting your businesses’ data

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In order to protect your company’s data, you’ll need to know exactly what systems to implement and who to trust with it. We examine a few tips on how data can be adequately protected while ensuring for proper access by users.

INSIGHT: SA needs an internal locus of control

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The Insiders event, hosted by Glacier by Sanlam and TIME magazine on the 10th of April consisted of a debate and discussion of key issues pertaining to the economic and political landscape in South Africa. We look at our promising future.

MONEY: Your car can get you a loan

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Over the last year, LAMNA Financial has reported increasing demand for their bespoke, personal asset based lending services particularly from individuals looking to monetize the value of their wheels against access to a short term cash loan. We take a closer look.

AFRICA: Tackling corporate governance

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Over the past 10 years, Africa has managed to rid itself of the image of being a liability, of a continent that mainly featured on the global agenda in terms of humanitarian aid or debt relief. We look at corporate governance in Africa and how it has positioned itself as being a continent of hope.