BUSINESS: Capitalize on the changing workforce for success

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As more women take up leadership roles and as millennials enter the workforce, it is important for companies to capitalize on these business drivers.

NEWS: SA avoids recession, but economic growth constrained

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South Africa’s economic growth is curbed by energy shortages, lower commodity prices and global uncertainty, according to report by rating agency, Moody’s.

PROPERTY: Inheritance- making the right call for your heirs

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Unless it is held by a trust, property is not an easy asset to deal with as part of an estate. Determine whether property adds value to the inheritance you leave behind for heirs.

NEWS: Economic slowdown affects new vehicle sales

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According to the latest figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa, sales of new vehicles during August declined 8.2%. The slow economic growth combined with interest rate hikes have contributed to the new vehicle sales decline.

INSIGHT: Local start-ups can transform Africa’s seed industry

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Africa’s seed industry is currently dominated by local start-ups and they are well positioned to promote food security and improve livelihoods among marginalised rural communities. However, better access to credit, research facilities and human resources are necessary for the industry to achieve its full potential, writes Prof. Calestous Juma of Harvard University. This article originally appeared in the Conversation.

NEWS: SA’s top entrepreneurs recognised across sectors

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Gil Oved and Ran Neu-Ner, founders and owners of The Creative Counsel were the overall winners of the 2015 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition. The entrepreneurs were chosen due to the success of their business over the past 14 years of operation.

BUSINESS: Reasons for SA’s entrepreneurship dilemma

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Grant Marshbank, COO of VSc Solutions shares five tips for budding entrepreneurs. Southern Africa’s entrepreneurship sector has a subdued rate of emerging business activity. A number of requirements must be implemented to ensure the sustainability of start-ups.

NEWS: Mines escape windfall taxes – dealing with the bonanza

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The Davis Tax Committee has rejected the introduction of new mining taxes such as windfall taxes, surcharges based on cash flows, separate flat royalty charges and rent resource taxes, saying they are not necessary given the existing mineral royalties, which should be retained. This may not seem significant now, given that the mining industry finds […]

INSIGHT: Employment engagement in SA is lacking

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A radical shift is needed to narrow declining levels of employee engagement in South Africa. A 2015 survey on the State of Employee Engagement in South Africa reveals that senior managers do not see the need to improve communication with lower staff structures, while non-managerial employees believe communication is lacking.

MONEY: 5 tips to fix-up your finances

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With National Financial Planning Week coming up, get a head start in fixing your finances in 5 simple ways.