PROPERTY INSIGHT: Foreign buyers and land ownership

Dr Andrew Golding 2014 (resized)

Foreign buyers of prime residential property have made a welcome return to the South African market. Lured by attractive homes at equally attractive prices, relative political stability, wonderful climate and a currency which is very much in their favour, these buyers hail from across the globe

OPINION: Vulnerability hampers global competitiveness

Lynette Ntuli

The continued vulnerability of women and children in South Africa is an obstacle to our global competitiveness, argues Lynette Ntuli in this thought-provoking opinion piece.

MONEY: 6 tips to keep spending under control this Christmas

Empty petrol

Over-indebted South African consumers should avoid creating new credit accounts to fund Christmas spending, advises Compuscan Frank Lenisa. Here are six tips to help you keep spending under control over the holidays.

MARKET SNIPPET: 28 November 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

The current low oil price is great news for the South African economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

NEWS: Solidarity addresses electricity crisis


The trade union Solidarity made a public appeal to all South Africans to help solve South Africa’s electricity crisis. The union, whch has publically criticised power supplier Eskom in the past, says SA has to unite to solve the problem.

OPINION: CEO vacancies create a new wave of Turnaround Kings

Mosima Selekisho, Director of Talent Africa's Executive Search division and head of Research Department

Finding executive leadership who are willing to take on the risk of an ailing company is not always easy, but these so-called Turnaround Kings are willing to risk great and public failure in exchange for great rewards.

MARKET SNIPPET: 27 November 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

Oil, gold, silver and palladium declined overnight. Mabyanine Phiri investigates.

OPINION: Bigger asset managers less flexible


While investors might be tempted to entrust their assets to bigger asset managers, Alex Funk argues that these firms can’t offer the same agility as smaller managers.

MONEY: 8 ways to live below your means

Sughendree Reddy_v2

It can be so tempting to blow your entire salary within the first few weeks of the month, but setting aside a little money at the beginning of the month is the easiest road to financial freedom. Here are 8 ways to get there.

AFRICA: SMEs still reluctant to operate on the continent

Route 360 Kayamandi Tours LR 7

While many reports highlight growth opportunities and investment potential across the African continent, a recent report found that SMEs are still reluctant to tap into this vast market.