Two children, six years apart: how much and where do I save for their education?

Given the short timeline for the older child, it would not be advisable to take an aggressive  approach by investing in equities

Chinese pork output expected to expand again after 2020, says UN report

Production is projected to fall 5% this year as the country struggles to recover from African swine fever, but some say this figure is likely to be higher

SA investors must pay attention to Turkey’s falling credit ratings

Moody’s rationale for downgrading Turkey should be of concern for SA watchers as these are problems that beset SA, one analyst says

LUMKILE MONDI: Mavuso and BLSA will have to get out of the boardroom to create capitalism 2.0

New Business Leadership SA boss Busisiwe Mavuso has vital role to play in heading efforts towards an economic recovery and transformation plan through a pact ...

BL PREMIUM
Business confidence edges higher in June

Sacci says confidence is not at an ideal level, but it could gain momentum if the implementation of policies is made a priority

Landmark ruling stops banks from raiding your accounts

Common law set-off has allowed banks to debit any amount they consider to be validly due to them without notifying you or obtaining your permission

How US’s Prosper Africa plan can benefit businesses on the continent

The programme has been set up to facilitate two-way trade with the vibrant economies of the continent and will work with partners to increase investment, ...

Africa needs to find ‘smart cuts’ to shorten its road to success

The most critical sector is likely to be agriculture, and, paradoxically, experts believe this may mean moving back a developmental stage in order to move two ...

KHAYA SITHOLE: Regulation needed to ensure corporates play by rules

Listing in faraway tax havens allows them to exploit the accountability gap, leading to fiascos such as Steinhof and Tongaat

BL PREMIUM
Jump into the fray to remedy corporate wrongs

Sitting on the sidelines and criticising misdeeds is far less effective than ensuring corrections can be made

SA is lagging in harnessing the power of technology to boost small business

The digital economy could help cut unemployment, but more needs to be done to reduce data costs and democratise the internet, writes Boris Urban

Solar power investment surges to record $9.8bn in Africa

France-based energy think-tank says investment in renewable energy in SA continues to grow

BL PREMIUM
Copyright Bill threatens R12bn in exports to US markets

Contentious Amendment Bill could lead to the Trump administration denying SA preferential access to the US

BL PREMIUM
eSwatini calls for solar power bids to ease reliance on Eskom

The government wants the country to produce 100% of its own power by 2034

SA loses the gold crown to Ghana

The West African country, formally called the Gold Coast, is benefiting from lower-cost mines and friendlier policies

Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.