PRO PICK – Standard Bank shaping up after turnaround


Standard Bank may have made some mistakes in its growth strategy in times past, but it has learnt its lesson and switched to a focused strategy, writes Portfolio Manager at Momentum Asset Management Louis Chetty.

MONEY 101: The golden rules of debt management


When it comes to debt management there are a few golden tips you should know. Finweek contributor Kristia van Heerden speaks to top certified financial planners who provide a debt cheat sheet.

INSIGHT: Send in the drones


Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, were developed for surveillance and attack in wartime situations. Like other technological advances made by the military, civilian applications are abundant and promising. For conservationists, drones are proving an invaluable ally in the war against rhino poachers.

SPOTLIGHT: Cashing in the Netcare way

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Netcare CEO Richard Friedland’s track record as a businessman and medical doctor, is more than just impressive. Shoks Mzolo speaks to him about Netcare’s expansions and and what makes the team work so well.

NEWS: Famous Brands eyes corporate catering, evening diners

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Famous Brands is in expansionary mode thanks to a sound cash flow, a strong balance sheet and zero debt writes Liesl Peyper.

COVER: Capitalising on the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things has fast-forwarded humankind’s daily lives into what a decade ago could only be seen in sci-fi movies. Our lives are integrated with technology in a way that was previously unimaginable – from fitness trackers and smart electricity meters to robots caring for the elderly in Japan.

MONEY 101: Debt review – your lifeline


When you are unable to pay your debt- it’s important to know what your consumer rights are. You might even have to consider going under a debt review.

ENTREPRENEUR: Bridging the gap between behavioural economics and business


Local start-up, Gravity, seeks to use a combination of learnings from behavioural economics and social psychology to solve business and social challenges. Finweek contributor Jessica Hubbard spoke to founders David Perrott and Sebastian Thompson.

INSIGHT: Banking on the Vaal River


The latest mega city development is Vaal River City. The R11bn project will boost economic activity in Southern Gauteng.

NEWS: Looming battle at the toll gantries


If a proposed tolling project in the Western Cape is implemented, motorists will pay toll tariffs nearly three times higher than the e-toll fees in Gauteng.