Regulation 28 and the growth of your RA

2017-02-23 13:16

There was much debate in 2011 when Treasury decided retirement annuities also have to comply with some regulations of the Pension Funds Act. But in turbulent times this factor is often a blessing in disguise.

Government to spend over R200bn on economic growth

2017-02-22 15:02

Spend on economic affairs will be prioritised to develop infrastructure, industry and job creation, according to the National Budget.

Best-kept secret: Direct shares in your retirement annuity

2017-02-20 11:06

There are tax benefits if you structure your retirement annuity in a certain way, explains finweek contributor Schalk Louw.

Going green is hard for SA investors

2017-02-19 06:44

Angelique Ruzicka offers advice for investing in green companies or funds that embrace prudent ESG principles.

Riding the volatility wave

2017-02-15 14:11

During volatile times, it is essential that investors keep their cool and stick to two fundamental aspects of investing, writes Citadel regional head, Nic Horn.

SA economic growth reliant on EU trade relations

2017-02-13 07:08

Trade with the European Union is still key for the growth of the South African economy, chickens aside, government has said.

JSE reacts to competitor exchange judgment

2017-02-12 13:01

The JSE is open to competition in the market, but not at the extent that new entrants will drive down the excellency for which South Africa’s financial markets are known.

Investing in retirement funds

2017-02-08 12:41

Would-be investors are faced with an array of often confusing products from the financial services industry. Does investing in retirement funds offer a solution?

SA has failed to share economic growth - Zuma

2017-02-07 14:20

Despite an improved economic outlook, SA is not growing fast enough to reduce challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment, says President Jacob Zuma.

New fund targets empowering junior SA mines

2017-02-02 18:31

A new investment fund targeted at empowering junior mines which traditionally struggle to access capital has recently been launched.


How to determine if a stock with a high P/E is offering value

2017-02-23 11:50

So is that share with the high price-to-earnings ratio actually going to be worth it? ?Simon Brown discusses another benchmark that would help to measure a stock’s price.

The ins and outs of doubling up on shares

2017-02-21 15:30

So you’re already holding a specific share via an exchange-traded fund or unit trust. Is it a good idea to buy the share on its own too? Simon Brown advises.

Unleash South Africa's business spirit, dear Minister

2017-02-20 05:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should structure fiscal policy to improve business confidence and boost investment, says economist Lesiba Mothata.

How to spot the next big share

2017-02-16 11:01

Investors often think the best way to find the next Capitec is by looking for a brand new company in an emerging sector, but this is not necessarily the best strategy.

Whom should you trust in the investment world?

2017-02-13 16:15

As investing is a complex field, DIY investors often depend on the views of the myriad experts in the sector when making decisions. But how do you figure out who’s trustworthy?

Cape Wine Auction raises record R22.3m

2017-02-13 06:41

The recently held Cape Wine Auction has raised a record R22.3m, surpassing the target of R15m.

Failed JSE appeal paves way for ZAR X launch

2017-02-10 13:48

South Africa's newest exchange says it will start operating before the end of February, after an appeal against its licence was dismissed by the Financial Services Board.

Keep calm and invest in mining in Africa – expert

2017-02-08 12:30

Cool heads and decisive leadership will ensure that mining investors who take the right risks in Africa will get satisfactory returns, says an expert.

How to boost your investments in 2017

2017-02-03 10:09

Start with these five steps to ensure that you manage to stick to your financial resolutions this year.

Policy 'slowing down' SA's gas to power projects

2017-02-01 19:01

According to industry players, there is funding available for gas to power projects, however policy is proving to be an obstacle which could drive away investment.

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