Riaz Gardee: Bill Gates – The emperor has no clothes

2016-07-22 19:33

A chartered accountant says Bill Gates, the world's richest man, delivered a lacklustre Nelson Mandela lecture to a packed audience in the poor township of Mamelodi.

Learning from history – when wealth accrues to public office, disaster follows

2016-07-18 17:36

England's disease, said Benjamin Franklin, was a system which made public office the way to wealth and privilege, creating “avarice” in those wanting and occupying such positions.

INFOGRAPHIC: Where SA's richest people live

2016-06-13 07:50

Camps Bay is likely the most exclusive suburb in SA, while the most exclusive suburb in Joburg is Sandhurst, according to the South Africa 2016 Wealth Report.

Ronnie Apteker: Money Truths – A mover not a shaker

2016-06-02 22:15

Ronnie Apteker argues that the motivation behind making money doesn’t lie in the money itself, but rather the thing you do when making it.

Hundreds of $ millionaires ditch SA for Mauritius

2016-05-05 11:21

The strong growth in millionaires in Mauritius has been driven by strong economic growth and secure ownership rights and as such has become a major retirement destination.

Rich man, poor man

2016-04-22 06:46

The rich and the poor often point fingers at one another. So are the poor all lazy and the rich all thieves? Not so fast, says Susan Erasmus.

Seven lessons to guide your investment plan

2016-03-31 15:39

Graham Tucker, manager of the Old Mutual Balanced Fund, discusses seven lessons investors should consider when making decisions.

Investing in offshore property

2016-02-29 19:31

Factors like the poor state of the economy, a downgrade risk and rand weakness mean many high net-worth South Africans are considering other ways of investing.

Super rich ditching SA - report

2016-02-29 06:56

Last year was a particularly bad year for SA millionaires, according to the latest South Africa 2016 Wealth Report by New World Wealth.

Wealth of 62 richest same as 3.6bn people combined

2016-01-18 12:48

The global economy is broken and failing the majority of people, with the richest 1% owning more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to a report.


SA households slightly richer than late last year - index

2016-07-22 07:44

Despite a negative economic growth in the first quarter of 2016, SA households are slightly better off than in the last quarter of 2015, according to a wealth index.

Clem Sunter: Middle class angry at super wealthy

2016-07-08 20:30

The middle class is angry with the super wealthy and when the middle class gets angry things change, warns scenario planner Clem Sunter.

How well do you understand your death benefit?

2016-06-07 10:02

Understanding your retirement fund death benefits is important - you have to be aware whether your lump sum will be subject to tax or estate duty.

World's most expensive rough diamond sells for $63m

2016-05-09 10:43

Lucara Diamond has sold a 813-carat jewel for $63m, making it the most expensive rough gem on record and raising the prospects for the sale of the Lesedi la Rona.

SA's super rich increases, rich declines - report

2016-05-01 21:00

The number of so-called ultra-high net worth individuals - or super rich - in South Africa has increased by 18% since 2007, according to a report.

Wealthy in the spotlight with Panama Papers leak

2016-04-05 07:54

The money-washing business will not be eliminated until banks, law firms and other enablers are held accountable and pay for facilitating such illegal actions, says an expert.

Mauritius the home for the wealthiest in Africa

2016-03-16 13:40

New research reveals that the inhabitants of Mauritius are the wealthiest in Africa, while the poorest live in Zimbabwe.

National minimum wage could narrow wealth gap

Implementing a moderate national minimum wage could narrow the gap between rich and poor in South Africa. This is according to scholar Christiaan Meiring who won the 2015 Nedbank Old Mutual Budget Speech competition in the undergraduate category.

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BY THE NUMBERS: 62 people own as much wealth as half the world combined

Oxfam has released a report detailing the breakdown of wealth and inequality in the world. They have revealed that 1% of people own more wealth than the remaining 99%. Watch for all the statistics.

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World's wealthiest end year poorer after tough 2015

2015-12-30 10:32

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Africa's richest Aliko Dangote will end the year with dented fortunes as market declines knocked 49 billionaires off a daily wealth index.

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