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2018 Budget speech Update

2018 Budget speech Update   The Minister of Finance announced amendments to tax and other legislation that may affect investors. These changes come into effect on 1 March 2018, unless otherwise indicated.   Income tax Individuals and special trusts There were no...

Leadership and Power

Leadership and power is often mistakenly taken for a synonym! The fact is that power is part of the leader's toolkit. In other words, power is a subset of leadership which come in different shapes and sizes. For that reason, it's very important that we all...

The pros and cons of rental insurance

Is Rental Insurance the Solution? The current residential leasing market in the Johannesburg area is softer than I have seen it in the last 17 years that I have owned buy to let property. The banks have eased up on bond finance and some very astute...

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights. Our research shows that while...

Forget about Bitcoin, rather focus on surviving 2018

Unless you’re the gambling type with a significant stash of spare cash to burn, it’s time to tune out the Bitcoin hype and focus on surviving the financial challenges that 2018 will bring. Niel Fourie, Public Policy Actuary at the Actuarial Society of...

We should aim for perfection — and stop fearing failure

Sometimes trying your best isn't enough; when the situation demands it, you need to be perfect. For Jon Bowers, who runs a training facility for professional delivery drivers, the stakes are high -- 100 people in the US die every day in car accidents --...

How to tame temptations

A survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania a few years ago asked respondents to rank their strengths in 24 different skills. Self-control ended up at the very bottom of the list. This is bad news for all activities that require self-control as a...

How can groups make good decisions? [VIDEO]

We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman has been inquiring into how we interact to...