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Revisiting Questions On Fixed Income Funds

By: Terebinth Capital 27 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Written by: Erik Nel, Chief Investment Officer at Terebinth Capital At the recent Glacier Invest Roadshow, a number of important questions relating to fixed income funds were raised, that we didn’t have time to address. In this article, Erik Nel, Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager of the Sanlam Select Strategic Income Fund, responds and delves into the implications…

How To Attract and Keep Sales Talent

By: Regus 27 September 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  Retaining a good sales team is key to any commercial business. We ask Joanne Bushell - leading flexible workspace provider, IWG plc’s MD for South Africa and VP for Sales in Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and Baltics - to share her insights on attracting talent. Recruiting good sales talent is at the core of almost every commercial business…

House Hunting and How To Choose Your Neighbourhood

  When you're trying to find the best places to live, choosing a neighbourhood is almost as critical as choosing a house or apartment. If you're planning on purchasing a home, keep in mind that you're not just buying a house, you're investing in a neighbourhood. The two are synonymous so you need to be extra careful in choosing the…

South Africa’s NHI Bill… What Now?

  On 8 August 2019, the National Health Insurance Bill was introduced in the National Assembly. The bill is designed to provide all South Africans with universal access to healthcare through a single payer system, and in line with s27 of the Constitution, which provides for everyone to have the right to have access to health care services. While universal…

How to Save Money Through Monitoring Your Geyser

By: Meerkat 26 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Did you know that geysers are accountable for more than 50% electricity bill? This means your geyser is the most energy-consuming item you own. Below are some tips to help reduce how much electricity your geyser consumes and in turn reduce your monthly electricity bill. Use an electric geyser Studies have shown that an electric geyser uses less energy…

Medical aid non-disclosures: What you need to know

By: Bonitas 25 September 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to filling out your medical aid application forms. The consequences of non-disclosure can be devastating, from the costly repayment of claims to having your membership terminated. Non-disclosure in terms of medical aid means that the member has not disclosed all the medical information when applying for membership.  Regardless of whether…

Enterprise and Supplier Development Leg of the SAB Roadshow

Kevali Chemicals Immersion in Harrismith, Free State             The Enterprise Supplier Development leg of the SAB Roadshow kicked off on Tuesday, 10 September in Harrismith, Free State.  The Roadshow marks the completion of SAB’s 2nd year of delivering on its Public Interest Commitments made to the South African government. SAB this week hosted a roundtable discussion on the importance of…

Ghana’s Electricity Supply Industry

By: LEX Africa 25 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  This article highlights some of the local content requirements as set out in the Energy Commission (Local Content and Local Participation) (Electricity Supply Industry) Regulations, 2017 (“the Regulations”). In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came into force on 22 December 2017. Prior to the passing of…

Catching the Best Fish For Enterprise and Supplier Development

By: SAICA 25 September 2019 ABC OF BEE

SAICA Enterprise Development partnered with Talhado Fishing Enterprises (Pty) Ltd to address and enhance their B-BBEE compliance in 2019. Talhado Fishing is based in Port Elizabeth and specializes in the fishing and exporting of South African squid. Their major market is Southern Europe, comprising of Spain, Italy, Greece & Portugal. Their objective in fulfilling their Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD)…

Technostress – How Do You Handle it in the Workplace?

By: Genesis 24 September 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Guard against techno-creep in the workplace, or else it can take over your life “Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the…

Avoiding Fish? You’ll Want To Take an Omega-3 Supplement

By: Renewal Institute 19 September 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Fish, particularly the fatty kind, has long been one of the healthiest things you could put on your plate. Alas, due to the harsh realities of climate change, our oceans are no longer a pristine playground for its marine life. Now, roughly eight million pieces of plastic waste make their way into our oceans every single day. As a…

Building Agile Teams For Company Success

By: CONTRACT 19 September 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  “We live in an age of continuous revolution,” says Gus Silber. The South African culture commentator was speaking on a podcast – the new radio. That appeared on YouTube – a new television. Talking about Twitter – which Silber tells us has replaced the newspaper. All these platforms barely existed ten years ago. The interconnected economy necessitates that businesses…