March 24, 2021

Park any doubts: insurance tips for second-hand cars

In recent months, second-hand car purchases have accelerated as the economic impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns have been felt and travel needs have changed. For […]
March 24, 2021

Tips on what to do if your house or vehicle is damaged by wet weather

Whereas Cape Town gets most of its rainfall over the winter months, Mother Nature can surprise citizens with the odd late summer rainfall. The National […]
March 24, 2021

Gap cover – an essential employee benefit

The  majority of employers in the formal sector maintain medical scheme cover as a compulsory employee benefit for staff where affordability is realistically manageable. This […]
March 24, 2021

Should I Invest When The Market Is High? Dispelling The Buy Low, Sell High Myth

Most investors realize trying to time the market by always buying low and selling high isn’t a realistic endeavor. Yet even with that knowledge, if […]
February 25, 2021

Budget 2021 signals hope for SA taxpayers

Today the Minister of Finance tabled the 2021 Budget, which, according to tax experts at Allan Gray, was more optimistic than expected. “It is important […]
February 25, 2021

The Future of mining: China and the sustainability of commodity consumption

In economic terms, the rise of China over the past few decades has been one of the most significant events to occur in our lifetime. […]
February 25, 2021

Section 12J did not sufficiently achieve its objectives, says NT

The sunset date for  the venture capital  company  (VCC) incentive – Section 12J – which  was  initiated  in  2009  to  encourage  retail  investments  in  smaller  businesses,  will  not  be  extended beyond […]
February 25, 2021

Eight reasons why a retirement annuity is a good idea

For many years retirement annuities (RAs) have formed part of investors’ retirement savings plans. These products have increased in popularity and you should probably consider […]
January 28, 2021

What are the legalities of running a business from home?

There are so many elements impacting on the ‘where’ of work today. Among them are consideration such as: the pandemic forcing companies to embrace work-from-home […]
January 28, 2021

Targeting medical scheme reserves for vaccine funding is NHI by stealth

The proposed bailout of the state by the private sector to help fund the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines is coincidentally a precursor to the impending […]
October 14, 2014

6 tips for tax filing

Cape Town – The SA Revenue Service (Sars) intends collecting nearly R1trn during the 2014 tax season which started on July 1. More than 50 […]
October 14, 2014

Know how to claim short-term insurance

Cape Town – Let’s face it: no one likes filling in forms, and even less so when you have to cope with the trauma of […]
October 14, 2014

Why medical specialists charge so much

Cape Town – In the ongoing debate on what causes the high cost of private hospital and medical care, various issues have been pointed out […]
November 3, 2014

Three ways to stretch your retirement pot

JOHANNESBURG – Planning for retirement is an integral part of any individual’s long-term investment strategy, but this does not mean that planning and managing a […]
December 17, 2014

Why is it so hard to save?

Despite all of the economic doom and gloom in our newspapers, South Africans are buying a lot of new cars. Graph 1 shows that new […]
February 26, 2015

Budget 2015 Overview

      Source: National Treasury