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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…
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…
Retired South Africans who own homes but are cash-strapped may now apply for a loan, or “reverse mortgage,” suggested in a recent policy paper by the World Bank as a way to supplement pension income. Lending company, Water Financial, led by financier and former COO of twenty20 bank, Chris Loker,…
Ithala SOC Limited is a financial services provider that cares about the wellbeing of ordinary South Africans, as a responsible and a caring corporate citizen, Ithala has responded to the needs of its communities as they fight the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of the Coronavirus and subsequent National Lockdown resulted…
Landlords of office buildings have been hit hard by the global Covid-19 pandemic. While many companies are able to continue working from home, unfortunately, some businesses have not survived through this tough time. South Africa’s commercial property sector faces a potential longer-term threat from this work-from-home model shift. With the…

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