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Confidence is key to financial equality

When we think of gender inequality in the realm of money, the perennial pay gap springs to mind. It remains a problem. The 2020 Momentum/UNISA Household Financial Wellness Insights report estimates that, on average, women earn around 30% less than men in similar jobs in South Africa. 

The Uber of venture capitalism – invest now

CloudCap is an innovative new investment portal with proven returns of between 18 and 21% per annum, in full compliance with South African financial regulations. It allows you to invest in a range of start-ups and established companies in cutting edge and disruptive industries like artificial intelligence, medical technologies and fintech. 

Urban logistics self-storage a winner in battered property sector

Urban logistics as a subsector has benefited from the surge in online shopping and the demand for ever-shorter delivery times. While the pandemic has driven sustained and unprecedented disruption of property as an asset class, self-storage has emerged as a resilient sub-sector.

Are one-year lease agreements a thing of the past?

Deciding which rental agreement is best for the income you want to earn on your property can be challenging for landlords. As with any successful business, your journey as a landlord should begin with a viable business plan of which your rental contract term is an essential part. 

JSE and FTSE Russell join forces to launch multi-asset index for...

We have once more partnered with FTSE Russell to launch a new multi-asset index solution for the South African market, leveraging the long-standing relationship between the two organisations and the rich base of the existing index offering.

BOOK REVIEW | Millionaire in the Making

Thanks to historically debilitating apartheid laws and a lack of financial education, many South Africans are crippled by generational poverty, inheriting liabilities (like black tax) instead of assets. To change society, we need to convert consumers into investors, spenders into savers, and equip our nation with world-class financial principles.

The rising popularity of micro living

Micro living or micro homes are certainly not a new concept. They have been a growing trend in New York, London, Berlin and various other iconic cities across the globe. Micro-apartments offer smart living, luxury and social spaces at an affordable cost.

Banking and economic environment in the first half of 2021

Operating conditions in the first half of 2021 were better than we expected at the start of the year. This was evident in upward revisions to GDP growth, vaccine rollouts gathering pace and positive developments on key reforms in SA.

Celebrating women leaving a legacy

It’s no secret that women have had to work hard for their place in the working world and have had to overcome several obstacles over the years – not least of which has been this crazy new normal of lockdown, home-schooling, video conferencing, never-ending cycle of meetings and calls - where personal space and work-life seem to have morphed into one.


The chance of a century to end poverty, and how we can seize it. Africa does not need handouts, but positive impulses. It is therefore high time for a paradigm shift: now Europe must invest instead of help, especially since the low interest rates offer the opportunity to make a big difference with a modest investment.


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