NEWS: The future of African real estate

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Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction. The topics in discussion at the recent RICS Africa 2015 summit held in Johannesburg is a testament to that.

MARKET SNIPPET: 27 March 2015

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

Reserve Bank is hinting on taking a more hawkish stance on policy. Find out more in the Market Snippet.

MANAGEMENT: Customers are not always right

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Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right. Finweek contributor Moxima Gama gives tips on how to manage these situations politely.

MANAGEMENT: Tips to keep data safe in the cloud


Having credible cloud software doesn’t mean you can slack on information security. Steven Cohen gives tips for you to protect your business from data security threats.

MARKET SNIPPET: 26 March 2015

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The Central Bank meeting on 26 March 2015 will focus on oil prices, power tariffs and the weakening rand. Read more in the Market Snippet.

MANAGEMENT: Wrapping up retirement funds


Employers, beneficiaries and trustees can avert long-tail risks by liquidating retirement funds instead of simply deregistering funds after all assets and members have transferred out of the fund.

INSIGHT: Which companies benefit from the lower oil price?


The lower oil price appears to be benefiting smaller, SA-facing stocks, according to Andrew Newell of Canon Asset Managers.

BUSINESS: Top three qualities of a good manager

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Managers have the power to make or break a business. Experts say they need three very important qualities to retain staff and run profitable business.

MARKET SNIPPET: 25 March 2015

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

South Africa’s role in emerging markets is taking a turn, domestic challenges are threatening foreign investment.

BUSINESS: Ensure that your franchise remains successful

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South African franchises are confident in the growth prospects. A rejuvenated work environment is essential for the survival and growth of a franchise, says Morne Cronje, head of FNB Franchise.