National Wills Week – a valuable opportunity to create a lasting legacy

South Africa’s National Wills Week 2019 takes place from September 16-20 to emphasise the importance of drafting a will as part of a comprehensive estate planning process. Wills Week, which is an annual nationwide initiative, encourages members of the public to visit participating institutions to have their wills drafted at no cost. To help South…

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Women’s financial literacy is key to economic empowerment and promoting gender equality

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women who raise us, care for us and teach us. While this annual tradition involves thoughtful words and gifts, we often don’t truly appreciate everything mothers do. They don’t only provide comfort and support, but also usually shape their families’ financial culture, which is one of the…

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Pension money under threat

The possibility that government may interfere with the pension industry will have a devastating impact on the retirement industry and add further pressure on pensioners who are already struggling to make ends meet.   In its election manifesto, the ANC indicated the intention to prescribe to local asset managers to invest in struggling state-owned enterprises,…

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