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20 November 2017: During his 2017 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, announced figures that surprised even the most bearish of f...

In this edition...

  • Our current concepts of retirement and employee benefits are under fire

  • Beware! The FSB can replace the board of your pension fund!

  • What d...

To invest in an economy of over 1.3 billion people, a GDP of US$21 trillion and an all-powerful, all-seeing Communist government, you need to look at things a little diff...

Alexander Forbes launches a new innovative business, Alexander Forbes Empower with a mission to empower customers to achieve better outcomes through developing a lifelong...

2017 Old Mutual Corporate Disability Monitor reveals a rise in poor lifestyle and stress induced diseases problems.

The dawn of the digital revolution is shaping the way w...


Namibia - Weak credit extension growth

  • The Private sector credit extension (PSCE) growth moderated in September to 5.2% y-o-y from 5.9% y-o-y in August


Can Gigaba halt the plan? Does he want to?

Whisper the thought, hoping perhaps in vain that finance minister Malusi Gigaba isn’t already contemplating it, that he does hav...

The rise of global populism and its impact on the world economy is an undeniable reality. What is happening in the sociopolitical landscape that businesses operate in? Do...

We are often asked about trusts, what their purpose is and how they function. A trust is essentially a contract between the Founder and the Trustees who undertake to mana...

08 November 2017: While globalisation has raised levels of prosperity, the distribution of this new wealth remains largely unequal. A result of this mounting imbalance in...

Derek Smorenburg CEO & Founder of SAIFAA is inviting all Independent Financial Advisors to consider attending the next set of Living, Life & Hybrid Annuity “Crisis” Forum...

Investors often tell us they are very concerned about the current economic, market, political and socio-economic environment in South Africa and the rest of the world. At...


The table below is a reflection of the performance of various African countries’ indices and some benchmark indices in US$ and local currency terms t...

November 7, 2017

The conduct of a pension fund, its chairperson and its administrator have been forwarded to the Financial Services Board (FSB) by the Pension Funds Adjudicator for remedi...

November 6, 2017

The Financial Services Board (FSB) warns the public to act with caution when dealing with Family Assist Cover, an entity purporting to be registered as a financial servic...

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