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Through the strategic investment, Standard Bank has launched a mobile application, powered by Nomanini, which offers underserved informal retailers financial services for the first time CAPE TOWN, 27th August 2019—Nomanini, the pioneering fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, has today announced a $4m funding round led by Standard Bank,…
Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:27

Spring clean your business the Marie Kondo way

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By Donna Torres, Director of Small Business at Xero It’s official, Spring is finally here – the days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and that means we’re all starting to get our mental energy, motivation and mojo back. But it also means spring cleaning: tidying up the…
Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event, and this year one African fintech is planning on making waves there. Taking place in London from 23-26 September, 9,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts, 600 speakers, and more than 100 fintechs will focus on shaping the future of the…
Over the past decade, economic growth in the SADC region has been more sluggish than leaders have hoped for. In 2018, the region set a GDP growth target of 7%, but only achieved 3.1%. Given the region’s high youth unemployment rate, the need for the kind of growth that creates…
September is national Oral Health Month which is the perfect time to pay extra attention to your oral hygiene routine.  Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums can play a role in decreasing your risks of health issues such as a heart attack, stroke and poorly controlled diabetes. …
Revolving her career around her passion and strength has led Barbara Lombard on a diverse journey through the ranks of various local and internationally recognised organisations. A journey that has culminated with her as the Executive Director, and a Non-Executive Director of boards and Boards Committee member of 21st Century,…
Leading law firm Webber Wentzel's Christo Els has been re-appointed to serve a second five-year term as senior partner after an uncontested election. As a leading mergers & acquisitions lawyer, he will continue to combine his work with clients and his role in leading the firm. Commenting on his re-election, Els said: "It is…
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:07

Business can transform SA and thrive

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Strive to own a small part of something extraordinary and not a large part of something ordinary It is not uncommon to hear business people in South Africa ask what they can do to deal with the myriad of deep and structural challenges that plague this beautiful land. The answer…
Wentzel Wentzel received the coveted African Law Firm of the Year award at the 2019 African Legal Awards on Friday, 6 September 2019. This award recognises legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, client care, employee development and commitment to corporate social responsibility. In addition, the Webber Wentzel Linklaters Alliance won African…
Women typically face a greater retirement savings shortfall than their male counterparts.  A longer life expectancy coupled with lower compensation throughout their lifetime creates a larger financial burden over a longer period compared with the needs of male retirees. In addition to earning less, on average, female workers also spend…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 15:31

Top tips to Spring clean your insurance

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Spring has sprung and with it comes the time-honoured ritual of cleaning out the cobwebs and getting ready for a new season.  It’s also the perfect opportunity to divert some of that enthusiasm into tidying up your home and motor insurance policies, ensuring that you have the best cover in…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:01

Modern Marketing Expo Kicks Off Next Week

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Are you in the business of helping brands to be seen? To be noticed? To be inspired? Then the Modern Marketing expo is for you. The expo is coming up next week – taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. It is an opportunity to see the most innovative promotional,…

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