INVESTMENT: Hedge funds poised to take on unit trusts in SA

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Hedge funds in South Africa are now classified as collective investment schemes. The change paves the way for South Africa to attract large retail interest.

ENTREPRENEUR: Create benchmarks for business

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Entrepreneurs should be aware of their business’ worth. Kobus Engelbrecht advises entrepreneurs on how to evaluate their business’ value.

MONEY: Students can learn to transform their money savvy


Mechanisms that create a culture of good spending habits in students need to be put in place. Students must learn a new relationship with money, says Charlotte Smit of Eduloan.

PROPERTY: The real deal on real estate

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Finding one’s way through the real estate market can be daunting due to the uncertainties of the current market.

OPINION: How to wreck your career


Annelize van Rensburg of Talent Africa explains how irresponsible behaviour at work could end your career.

INVESTMENT: Opportunities within business rescue

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For a business rescue plan to work, there should be a degree of financial support to assist with the recovery.

PRO PICK – Standard Bank shaping up after turnaround


Standard Bank may have made some mistakes in its growth strategy in times past, but it has learnt its lesson and switched to a focused strategy, writes Portfolio Manager at Momentum Asset Management Louis Chetty.

LIFE: Comrades Marathon insurance tips


Runners should ensure they have adequate insurance cover before they tie their shoelaces to tackle the Comrades Marathon, says Gari Dombo of Alexander Forbes Insurance.

INSIGHT: Where will you be when the interest rate music stops?


It is better to wait for better investment opportunities given the current interest rate.

INSIGHT: Send in the drones


Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, were developed for surveillance and attack in wartime situations. Like other technological advances made by the military, civilian applications are abundant and promising. For conservationists, drones are proving an invaluable ally in the war against rhino poachers.