ENTREPRENEUR: Should your business move sales online?


Companies reportedly gain 44% in order value by going online. And global B2B online retail is projected to reach nearly R85tr by 2020. Could your business also benefit from e-commerce?

INVEST DIY: Company boards and conflict of interest


The recent Curro/AdvTech debacle got Finweek contributor Simon Brown thinking about the role of boards and directors. And specifically: What happens when a board makes an important decision that its members may be in conflict with?

NEWS: SUVs rising in popularity


People carrier, status symbol, paraphernalia hauler, protection provider. The reasons for the spike in the popularity of the SUV are plentiful, writes Glenda Williams.

COVER: Mining meltdown- can a turnaround save the sector?

his article originally appeared in the 6 August 2015 edition of Finweek. Click on the image above to download.

Mining companies have announced billion-dollar write-downs, mine closures and thousands of job cuts – but the continuing decline in metal prices means the sector, the world’s worst performer since 2011, remains an “industry in reverse”. Finweek unpacks the reasons behind the “bloodbath” and factors that could result in a turnaround.

LIFE: All-new Volvo XC90 – A polished 7-seater SUV


Founded in 1927, Volvo is world renowned for making cars that not only look good, but are safe too. In this week’s Finweek, our contributor Glenda Daniels, writes about the latest XC90 SUV.

MONEY: Saving- Take advantage of rich pickings offshore


Saving in offshore investments is no longer complicated. Portfolio manager, Schalk Louw explains how the investment world has opened up in the past two decades.

MONEY: Give your child a sound financial literacy base


Actively investing for your children or with them, can teach them sound financial concepts that will be valuable when they embark on their financial journey, independently as adults. Finweek contributor Justine Olivier speaks to experts who advise on how to start and which investment and savings vehicles to use.

COVER: Iran- Opportunity beckons

This article originally appeared in the 30 July 2015 edition of Finweek. Click on the image above to download.

Multinational companies and trade ministers are scrambling to build relationships with Iran, the second-largest economy in the Middle East, after a historic nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers was reached in the middle of July. For some South African companies, the deal also opens up opportunities.

ENTREPRENEUR: Turning water-birthing into a valuable business

Founder and Director of Genesis Clinic, Jude Polack (Picture: Papi Morake)

Journalist-turned-businesswoman Jude Polack is the founder and director of Genesis Clinic, a maternity hospital specialising in water births. It has recently been acquired by South Africa’s third-largest healthcare services company Life Healthcare for R30m.

COLLECTIVE INSIGHT: The people you’ll meet in investment

Founder of Focus Consulting Group, James Ware

Asset management is a talent business and, like professional sport, you need top talent. Jim Ware, founder of Focus Consulting Group and author of several books on investment leadership, unpacks the anatomy of the investment world.