Early access to retirement savings in South Africa is a risk: here’s why

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a financial strain on businesses, households and individuals. It’s leading more older adults to retire early, according to recent research. This means retirees could be making increased claims on social security benefits. The pandemic pressures are one reason that South Africa’s National Treasury annou...

By Bomikazi Zeka 3 months ago

Flaws in South Africa’s approach to tenure of directors of companies

Shareholder activists in South Africa have disapproved of lengthy tenures for directors on boards of listed public companies. They have exerted pressure on long-serving directors to resign. Boards with many long-serving directors are regarded as entrenched, hence the rising calls from activists that they should be refreshed. Di...

By Rehana Cassim 4 months ago

JP Business: Planting The Seeds Of Success

These trying times have shown us that we matter – we’re not only doing gardens but changing people’s lives. Green-fingered aunt-and-niece team Dinah Kgeledi and Lesego Seloane are carving their way in an industry dominated by men: landscaping. And they say the Covid-19 pandemic has shown them to be resilient and able to “pivot a lot” –...

By Phumzile Mavimbela 4 months ago

South Africa’s troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, to pose questions to the power utility’s CEO, André de Ruyter. Anton Eberhard: The performance an...

By Anton Eberhard 4 months ago

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