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At 50, how relevant is the Krugerrand? At 50, how relevant is the Krugerrand?Date: 25/07/2017

It’s survived apartheid, the shifting fortunes of gold, and still features strongly in our collective psyches ...

Corked or creamy: should you invest in wine? Corked or creamy: should you invest in wine?Date: 27/03/2017

If local wines are fetching top prices at auction, does it follow that wine makes a good investment? Sceptics and believers ...

One on one with … Sipho Pityana One on one with … Sipho PityanaDate: 23/02/2017

AngloGold Ashanti Chairman and ANC stalwart Sipho Pityana needs no introduction. As convenor of the Save South Africa campaign ...

Investing offshore: the case for emerging markets Investing offshore: the case for emerging marketsDate: 06/10/2016

The rise of emerging markets has transformed the global economy. It has also significantly affected the way investors have ...

No strings attached: why the wealthy are renting No strings attached: why the wealthy are rentingDate: 15/09/2016

In this access-and-experience-over-ownership generation, there are more start-ups servicing the rental rather than ownership ...

SA credit downgrade – braced for impact SA credit downgrade – braced for impactDate: 11/05/2016

On 4 December 2015, the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) revised SA’s credit outlook to negative ...

Volatile markets: our perspective on recent falls in equity Volatile markets: our perspective on recent falls in equity Date: 04/02/2016

Equity markets across the world have seen sharp falls, particularly over the past month. At the time of writing, in the UK and ...

SA’s future – negative or positive? SA’s future – negative or positive?Date: 14/07/2015

SA, Nigeria and Kenya are cited as the three most important economies with the potential to be the driving force for the growth ..

Share price increase widens wealth inequality gap Share price increase widens wealth inequality gapDate: 08/04/2015

In the third week of March, global markets reached new highs, only to recede slightly during the last week of the month ...

Think out of the box to construct your portfolio Think out of the box to construct your portfolioDate: 16/03/2015

Just as the sales of clothes are driven by fashions and fads, the performance of assets and asset classes are often driven by ...

Entrepreneurs more than just a virtual reality Entrepreneurs more than just a virtual realityDate: 13/02/2015

I recently bought a copy of Forbes magazine to read on the long flight back home for the first time in years. Gracing the ...

New heights for SA art New heights for SA artDate: 15/12/2014

The Strauss & Co auction produced an overall sale record of R60 million. The sale of a selection of works briefly grouped ...

Oil prices – Are we too blasé about the risks? Oil prices – Are we too blasé about the risks?Date: 17/11/2014

The demand/supply dynamic in the oil markets has altered over the last few years. The energy revolution in the US has gained ...

The independent trustee: Why the big fuss? The independent trustee: Why the big fuss?Date: 13/10/2014

Some offices of the Master of the High Court (‘the Master’) refuses to register newly created South African trusts if there ...

African Bank post mortem: Is there life after death? African Bank post mortem: Is there life after death?Date: 16/09/2014

African Bank’s poor performance has dominated the news recently. It seems the current credit cycle proved too deep for African ...

A bleak outlook for growth A bleak outlook for growthDate: 18/08/2014

Against the backdrop of prolonged strikes in the mining and manufacturing sectors, SA’s growth outlook has deteriorated ...

Leave a lasting legacy: charitable bequests Leave a lasting legacy: charitable bequestsDate: 12/08/2014

Charitable bequests are an easy and effective way to leave a lasting legacy etched in the minds and hearts of others ...

Maintenance obligations: how it affects your Will and estate Maintenance obligations: how it affects your Will and estateDate: 08/07/2014

When does the obligation to pay maintenance to children and former spouses end? This is a vital consideration often overlooked ...

Your Will could be out of date – find out why Your Will could be out of date – find out whyDate: 11/06/2014

You recall signing a Will and the original is at your bank for safekeeping where your family can access it should something ...

Are offshore trusts becoming rare? Are offshore trusts becoming rare?Date: 12/05/2014

Although the principles of a trust established under English law (offshore trusts) have not fundamentally changed since ...

Elections give all South Africans a voice Elections give all South Africans a voiceDate: 06/05/2014

The governing ANC has, just as the National Party had done in the apartheid days, centralised power and undermined the prestige ..

The tide is turning against crony capitalism The tide is turning against crony capitalismDate: 07/04/2014

With pressure mounting on President Jacob Zuma to take some kind of action in response to the Nkandla report, a leader article ...

SA retail shares – clearance sale? SA retail shares – clearance sale?Date: 03/03/2014

Last year we cautioned investors against a premature entry into the retail sector as we expected consumer spending to slow ...

Navigate through 2014 challenges Navigate through 2014 challengesDate: 18/02/2014

Almost without exception we return to the office in the new year with a lot of excitement, only to be confronted with the ...

Adjusting to the falling rand Adjusting to the falling randDate: 10/02/2014

The rand dominated the headlines in January as it hit five-year lows of more than R11 to the dollar against the backdrop of a ...

2014 will be a challenge 2014 will be a challengeDate: 14/12/2013

Markets have had an exceptionally good run globally and locally, with the South African stock market up some 21.6% over the ...

 Trusts for protection: How to make sure it happens Trusts for protection: How to make sure it happensDate: 08/11/2013

Trusts may appear complex, but they can offer a host of benefits ranging from asset protection to estate planning and asset ...

 Don’t overreact in times of political flux Don’t overreact in times of political fluxDate: 17/10/2013

South Africa is in a state of flux, which will probably continue for another year at least. We need to prepare ourselves for ...

Is your Trust compliant? Do the 18-point test to find out Is your Trust compliant? Do the 18-point test to find outDate: 14/09/2013

Treasury has increasingly focused on Trust compliance during the past two years, actioned by SARS with audits on Trust Deeds ...

Foreign assets and your will Foreign assets and your willDate: 03/08/2013

Your foreign assets may be subject to foreign laws with unforeseen consequences for your heirs.

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