PROPERTY INSIGHT: Foreign buyers and land ownership

Dr Andrew Golding 2014 (resized)

Foreign buyers of prime residential property have made a welcome return to the South African market. Lured by attractive homes at equally attractive prices, relative political stability, wonderful climate and a currency which is very much in their favour, these buyers hail from across the globe

INVESTMENT: Year-end to-do list for investors


You might be tempted to kick back and relax after a pretty brutal financial year, but Moxima Gama identifies five financial tasks you have to wrap up before getting into the festive mood.

OPINION: Vulnerability hampers global competitiveness

Lynette Ntuli

The continued vulnerability of women and children in South Africa is an obstacle to our global competitiveness, argues Lynette Ntuli in this thought-provoking opinion piece.

INSIGHT: Telkom under Sipho Maseko

Finweek 27 November 2014

When he’s not sacking senior executives and getting into tiffs over license plates, Sipho Maseko’s Telkom is knocking the lights out on the JSE, writes Tina Weavind.

MONEY: 6 tips to keep spending under control this Christmas

Empty petrol

Over-indebted South African consumers should avoid creating new credit accounts to fund Christmas spending, advises Compuscan Frank Lenisa. Here are six tips to help you keep spending under control over the holidays.

MARKET SNIPPET: 28 November 2014

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

The current low oil price is great news for the South African economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

ENTREPRENEUR: Foodpods receives funding following Finweek article

Entrep_Foodpods in Khayelitsha

Following a Finweek article, social entrepreneur Peter Shrimpton received funding to address food insecurity in underprivileged areas. Foodpods provides infrastructure, support and training for small agri-businesses in townships. Mandy de Waal tells the story here.

STEP RIGHT UP: This week in Finweek

4Dec2014 Cover

A water crisis, a chat with Naspers CEO, stuck in a lift with Terence Goodlace, whisky and chai are only a few of the delights you can expect in Finweek this week. Find out more here.

NEWS: Solidarity addresses electricity crisis


The trade union Solidarity made a public appeal to all South Africans to help solve South Africa’s electricity crisis. The union, whch has publically criticised power supplier Eskom in the past, says SA has to unite to solve the problem.

Finweek Quiz #48


From now on, the Finweek quiz will be appearing on a Thursday so it’s accessible when the new magazine hits the shelves. The quiz is now also featured in the magazine. To all the readers who have not done the quiz before, welcome!