INSIGHT: Strong overseas leisure demand lifts performance

money road

An increase in business performance as part of South Africa’s tourism industry has been recorded through high levels of leisure demand overseas. This is according to the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index.

INSIGHT: Emerging vs developed market challenges


For any business to enter a new market can be risky and terrifying. Finweek looked at opportunities presented by the nascent African e-commerce industry and ways for companies to position themselves for success in emerging African markets.

NEWS: IMF projects global recovery


The International Monetary Fund forecasts global growth to rise from 3% to 3.6% in 2014 and to accelerate to 3.9% in 2015. We take a closer look at the global projected growth for the future.

INSIGHT: Nigeria’s dominance of the African continent

Dave Mohr

To measure overall economic activity, statisticians calculate gross domestic product (GDP). In Nigeria’s case, GDP calculations were done until recently using 1990 as the base year. The economy has changed substantially since then and only 33 sectors were covered in the calculation. The rebased GDP estimate now includes 46 sectors.

INVESTMENT: Time to tighten your belt – and drink less cappuccino


Finweek takes a look at a few interesting pieces written by Finweek contributor, Garth Theunissen. Today, he talks about the unchanged repo rate as explained by Governor Gill Marcus recently. We take a look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Your SME’s credit rating

Lee Bromfeld

Due to economic pressure, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make credit decisions when you’re a business owner. We look at a few factors that may help you to ensure the credit eligibility of your business.

TED Tuesday: The strangeness of scale at Twitter

TED Tuesady

Del Harvey, who heads Twitter’s safety team, is tasked with the job of keeping users safe. Although the vast majority of activity on Twitter is unlikely to harm users – the sheer scale of the social network, where millions of Tweets are fired every three hours, means that a 1 in a million chance happens 500 times a day. For Harvey, these odds aren’t good.

MONEY: Choose your medical scheme wisely


Understanding the difference between health insurance products and medical scheme cover is of grave importance. We look at why it’s wise to choose the appropriate form of cover for your family.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Your business and new VAT regulations

Fingers crossed

According to Deloitte, the long anticipated VAT amendments on internationally supplied Internet services to SA, will be enforced from 1 June 2014. We examine the details.

MONEY: Understanding STC credits


Shareholders can save significantly due to accumulation of credits by the Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) regime. Companies now only have one more year to use their STC credits.