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Opinions / 10-06-24 / Chantal Marx

Chantal Marx | Gold is at record levels – what now?

"A more measured approach is to still consider adding gold to your portfolio now and to then take opportunities into potential weakness to increase your exposure over time. Typically, gold, or similar safe-haven assets (like cash), will make…

Opinions / 10-06-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Azad Zangana | ECB starts to ease, but how far can interest rates fall?

"ECB staff projections for the headline annual inflation rate were raised for this year from 2.3% to 2.5%, and from 2% to 2.2% for 2025. However, the projections for 2026 remained unchanged at 1.9%, suggesting ongoing confidence that policy…

Opinions / 22-04-24 / Dondo Mogajane

Dondo Mogajane | How young South Africans can excel in boardroom positions

"The success of Boards of Directors is dependent upon their objectivity, impartiality, and ability to think critically. As such, it is critical to break older generations' monopoly, allowing young people to cut their teeth at the boardroom table…

Opinions / 04-04-24 / Prince Siluma

Expanding one's philanthropic legacy by including Impact investing in their wealth planning strategy

"Traditionally, investing and philanthropy has served two separate purposes: namely invest to make as much money as you can without regard for its social or environmental impact; and dedicating more of the earnings and asset growth to philanthropy,"…

Opinions / 27-03-24 / Dondo Mogajane

Dondo Mogajane | Choosing to serve at boardroom frontiers

"The benefits of effective governance that board members can bring to the table is truly transformative, both in terms of strengthening strategic planning and risk management, but even in accelerating growth through attracting investments,"…

Opinions / 28-02-24 / Prof. Mark Nasila

Prof. Mark Nasila | What questions should boards be asking about AI?

"Recent research indicates a disconnect between board governance practices and the incorporation of AI within their businesses. Astonishingly, over 86% of companies are already employing some form of AI without the knowledge of their respective…

Opinions / 22-02-24 / Dondo Mogajane

Dondo Mogajane | National Budget delivers temporary reprieve, but danger still looms

"The reality is that the South African economy is simply not growing fast enough to create wealth for our people and turn the tide on lingering social issues, especially as economic growth continues to lag far beyond population growth," says…

Opinions / 20-02-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

South Africa's banks need to get better at cost controls, says banking expert

"Legacy cost-cutting and short-term approaches don't work, but banks and financial services companies can turn around their sub-par cost efficiency through four key operating initiatives," says Kwaku Debrah, a seasoned banking executive with…

Opinions / 08-02-24 / Pierre Romagny

Pierre Romagny | SA banks must be lauded for their globally recognised innovation

"South Africa can teach the world a thing or two about digital banking, evidenced by the fact that the country's financial services landscape ranks second on Oliver Wyman's digital banking index, which was recently updated," says Pierre Romagny…

Opinions / 27-11-23 / Charl Fouché

Charl Fouché | The power of geospatial data to enhance KYC and customer service in banking

"Real-time location analytics stand out as a key component in this new approach. Financial institutions map their customers' data, analyse geographical patterns, and derive valuable insights into their behaviours and preferences," says Charl…

Opinions / 27-11-23 / Ola Oyetayo

Ola Oyetayo | How SMEs can maximise profits through cross-border payments

"Traditional banking institutions often charge exorbitant fees for currency conversion and international transfers. These fees can quickly erode hard-earned profits, leaving owners with less to reinvest in their businesses," says Ola Oyetayo,…

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