NEWS: SA’s first Professional Services Awards

Winning success

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


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

Office joke

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.

INVESTMENT: South Africans are ready to start saving

Savings 2

According to the latest research by Barclays Africa, Africans are more willing to save than ever before. The youth of Africa would rather invest their money to fund further education than to spend it on flashy consumer goods. Finweek investigates.

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.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: What makes a successful entrepreneur

Innovative Entrepreneurs

People often wonder how entrepreneurs are made. Finweek looks at how a combination of great entrepreneurial traits, education and experience can make for the best entrepreneurs in South Africa.

ECONOMY: Equality in a complex labour environment


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.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why franchises fail


Why do franchises fail? Morne Cronje, head of franchising at FNB, discusses five reasons why many franchisees aren’t successful in this article.

MONEY: The ins and outs of personal credit

Business Failure

Everyone wants nice and expensive things like cars and houses. Very few of us have the money on-hand to purchase these without the help of finance from a financial institution. A person’s credit history or behaviour is very important when trying to apply for loans.