Avoid emotional investment decisions (video)

Floris Slabbert, interviewed on Die Groot Ontbyt on 26 April, gives us an overview of what has been happening in the market, the gold price and the rand/dollar exchange rate and talks about why investors should avoid emotional investment decisions.     The good news is that the currency has strengthened significantly – its best improvement in…

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Funding solutions required to mitigate procurement risk in small business arena

Black-owned qualifying small enterprises – QSEs – are actively being sought out and supported as suppliers in order to meet scorecard requirements, following the introduction last year of the Preferential Procurement sub-element in the revised B-BBEE codes. With government’s approximately R500-billion annual procurement budget-spend kicking in at the beginning of April 2016, these suppliers are…

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Ecsponent’s Financial Results Interview

Ecsponent Limited recently published its year-end financial results and despite a difficult economic climate the group showed significant growth. Ecsponent has a presence in four African countries, including South Africa, and has recently announced a new asset management licence in Botswana. All this puts the company in a favourable position. The asset management licence will…

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SME funding a key focus for Ecsponent

Start-up businesses are often considered unbankable. Here is how small business owners can benefit from Ecsponent’s SME offering.   With its sights set firmly on niche enterprise development markets, Ecsponent provides funding and expertise for entrepreneurs, while rewarding entrepreneurship, stimulating enterprise development and creating economic exclusivity.   Basically, Ecsponent funds the unfunded by providing working…

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