SA’s best performing fund manager Piet Viljoen on what’s hot and what’s not in 2022
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SA’s best performing fund manager Piet Viljoen on what’s hot and what’s not in 2022

Piet Viljoen’s Counterpoint value fund has been the best performing local fund over the last five years, managing to achieve a compound annual return of a shade under 15%. This is a phenomenal achievement, especially against a backdrop that hasn’t always been conducive to his investment style, which is value focused. The interview concentrates on…

SA’s driver’s licence debacle – OUTA’s Duvenage explains what is behind the chaos
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SA’s driver’s licence debacle – OUTA’s Duvenage explains what is behind the chaos

After complaints from many OUTA members, Wayne Duvenage’s organisation took a close look at the reasons for the delay in the issuing of an estimated half a million driver’s licences. The investigation exposed a money-making racket at a government department – where officials are more interested in raking in cash than serving the public –…

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Best of 2021: “To give SA’s poor a chance, BEE needs to be scrapped and replaced” – John Endres

The article was first published on 27 July 2021 With one of the highest inequality rates in the world, South Africa has a long way to go if it is to properly address poverty, hunger and unemployment. As John Endres writes below, nearly half the adult population live on just R1 183 a month, while…

Best of 2021: SA’s rich: where they live, what they studied, how they grow assets – wealth expert
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Best of 2021: SA’s rich: where they live, what they studied, how they grow assets – wealth expert

The article was first published on 06 January 2021 outh Africa has a high number of rich residents – and many of them have studied law on their wealth creation journey. These are some of the fascinating findings to emerge in analysis by New World Wealth analyst Andrew Amoils. He has been tracking High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) for…

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SA’s leadership vacuum post Mandela, de Klerk – Majozi

In an interview with BizNews founder Alec Hogg, former CEO of AngloGold Ashanti Bobby Godsell remarked that South Africa is “cursed with our problems, but blessed with our people”. It’s true, the country is plagued with myriad problems, from load shedding and mass unemployment to government corruption and ineffective leadership. With the recent death of…

No hope for SA’s health system? Budget offers no relief
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No hope for SA’s health system? Budget offers no relief

Expectations were set high before South Africa’s 2021 MTBPS. However, more of the same narrative was delivered. As a result of the state of the country, expectations were high with regard to relieving poverty and inequality. Again, those expectations were not met. It is a known fact that budgets on their own are not the…

SA’s exorbitant tax burden is grossly out of line with the rest of Africa
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SA’s exorbitant tax burden is grossly out of line with the rest of Africa

The issue of brain drain in South Africa has rapidly accelerated over the last few years. The resultant erosion of our country’s skill base poses a serious threat to the economic recovery of South Africa. What makes this reality even more sobering is the fact that skilled South Africans are departing the country despite the onerous pension…

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SA’s GDP numbers come out better than expected, but still below pre-Covid levels

Stats SA released the country’s quarter two GDP figures, which came out better than expected – beating estimates, despite economic activity still below pre-Covid levels. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns saw South Africa’s second largest economic contraction on record, with analysts stating that it may take the country till 2024…

SA’s latest crime stats are “eye-watering,” but need to be put into context – Anine Kriegler
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SA’s latest crime stats are “eye-watering,” but need to be put into context – Anine Kriegler

South Africa’s latest crime statistics show some deeply worrying data – “double digit” increases compared to last year. While the country, sadly, has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous and crime-riddled places in the world, Anine Kriegler says this spike in the crime numbers needs to be put into context. “There were…