NEWS: SA’s first Professional Services Awards

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For the first time in South Africa, an award ceremony was held to honour professional services firms and their professionals. The South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held yesterday (30 October 2014) and Finweek has the list of winners right here.

OPINION: Change yourself before you take on the world

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Zelda la Grange served former President Nelson Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013. In this article she talks about her life with Madiba and the valuable lessons she has learned.

MANAGEMENT: Gamification in the workplace

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Gamification, or the use of game-like mechanics in a non-game environment, like a business, has gained popularity in recent years, particularly in the world of marketing and customer loyalty. It can also now be used as a form of management to measure and reward progress in the office.

MARKET SNIPPET: 31 October 2014

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

Investors have pulled approximately $6.5bn out of emerging markets due to declining prices and weak growth. Mabyanine Phiri talks about the effects thereof on the South African economy in today’s Market Snippet.

STEP RIGHT UP: The 6 November 2014 issue

Idris Elba

In this week’s issue of Finweek we look at the declining South African market, stressing where investors should actually be investing. We also talk about the South African brandy label Oude Meester and what Idris Elba has to say about the industry. All this and more, right here.

ECONOMY: Equality in a complex labour environment

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According to labour economist Andrew Levy, organisations will struggle to come to grips with the nuances of new and amended laws and regulations around equal work for equal pay and fixed-term contracts in 2015. Finweek investigates.

NEWS: Dynamic driving course up for grabs

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Fans and participants of the ‘People’s Race’, the Nike Soweto Marathon, stand a chance of attending a Dynamic Driving Course. Glenda Williams investigates.

MARKET SNIPPET: 30 October 2014

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

Mabyanine Phiri talks about Janet Yellen’s speech on labour market conditions and the depreciation of the rand in today’s Market Snippet.

INVESTMENT: Behavioural finance vs traditional finance

Money gold

The role of investor psychology in the market is discussed by Mark Mobius from the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. He talks about behavioural finance against the traditional finance theory in practice.

PROPERTY: Real estate investment trends in SA

Property insurance.

The introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in South Africa in 2013 is already in line with international developments. Finweek looks at the potential of REITs in South Africa.