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The money market trap

To the general public money market unit trust funds are safe and secure; a conservative, yet sensible investment that protects capital. This is a half-truth, as safety and security come at a cost. The cost? Inflation. The money market is … Continue reading

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SMMEs and BBBEE Firms – Government Wants To Do Business With You

The government spends over R500 billion annually on goods and services. Promises have been made for several years that government would promote small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Government has also promised to help emerging Black business through its Broad Based … Continue reading

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Are we headed for junk status or only tax increases?

“We have to show that we will stick to our undertakings on consolidation, but on the other hand we have got to be very mindful that fiscal consolidation in the absence of growth does damage growth further.”  (Finance Minister Pravin … Continue reading

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Will The Mooted Minimum Wage Be Good For The Economy and For You?

For several years there has been considerable pressure put on government to institute a national minimum wage. The Deputy President has been heading a panel on this topic and in principle government, business and the trade unions have agreed to … Continue reading

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Could we be headed for a tax revolt?

“The greater the level of corruption, the less we will have tax integrity and the greater the possibility of a tax revolt” (Judge Davis, Chairperson of the Davis Tax Committee) There is no doubt the mood in the country has … Continue reading

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