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The Rand’s rapid fall against the US Dollar has serious implications for consumers when it comes to the sums insured on motor and household insurance policies.  South Africa’s volatile exchange rate has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as substantial outflows from the South African bond and equity…
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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 14:58

Opinion: Investing during the pandemic - the year unexpected

Written by Moloko Ramashapa
OPINION PIECE – TRENDS FOR 2020CONTRIBUTOR: DANIEL KIBEL, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR CM TRADING 5 August 2020 INVESTING DURING THE PANDEMIC – THE YEAR UNEXPECTED  Daniel Kibel, Founder of CM Trading, shares his insights on what the investment landscape has revealed in 2020 – “The Year Unexpected”. “When it comes to global markets…
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 14:00

ACA launches webinar series on critical role of human capital

Written by Veruska D'Onofrio
As part of its #ACACaresCovid19 initiative to address various issues affecting the marketing, advertising and communications sector, the ACA will be launching a series of webinars. The series is aimed at helping the industry understand the human capital function and the myriad layers of which it is composed. The inaugural…
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 13:09

Even a pandemic can’t keep women down

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By Mosima Selekisho* Director at Signium Africa -  www.signium.co.za  August 2020  The 9th of August 2020 marks a very different National Women’s Day for South Africa. This year, our attention is squarely focused on a global health disaster that threatens millions of lives. Yet, for all the obvious negatives, some good is…
Tuesday, 04 August 2020 14:23

The thin line between saving lives and sustaining livelihoods

Written by MyPressportal Team
The coronavirus pandemic has presented the South African government with innumerable challenges, having to balance between saving lives, rescuing an ailing economy and ensuring that the livelihoods of its citizens are protected. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that unemployment has risen to 30.1%, leaving more than 7 million South Africans…
One of the major challenges in South Africa is that a digitally signed Will is not legally recognised and this means that many people die without a properly executed Will. Legal technology start-up QuickWill believes it has delivered a game-changing solution to financial advisors looking to overcome this challenge. According…
Working from home has become the ‘liquorice’ of the corporate world, dividing the fans from the critics. Irrespective of personal feelings toward telework, employees have had to conform ‘virtually’ overnight. Those who love it are thriving in their environment however, there are many who are still battling to cope. Some…
The rating action follows a reduction in the South African country and insurance sector risk assessments. The South African country risk score was lowered to 7.0 from 7.5 previously, in a market alert released on the 27 May 2020. Click here to access the link. On 4th June 2020, the South African…
Saturday, 01 August 2020 13:55

Adopting high-potential SMEs

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Why waste a good crisis? This is a question being asked of 6 high-potential South African entrepreneurs who have recently been selected as part of a new SME support initiative to help small businesses establish a foot-hold while the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The “Adopt-An-SME” initiative driven by…
Online meetings have become a huge part of our working lives; and can be just as daunting as in-person meetings. The past few months, our careers’ success has become highly dependent on making a great impression, virtually. Jason Brooks, Managing Director at Cube Workspace shares some fundamental tips of how…
Opinion by Samantha Varela, Senior Legal Risk Advisor of Professional Risks at Aon South Africa First do no harm - Primum non nocere There is overwhelming pride and joy in graduating with a medical degree after years of pure dedication, passion and hard work, to achieving the ultimate dream of finally becoming…

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