Week in Review: President Ramaphosa delivers SONA 2020

Global attention remained on the coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases rose and China’s factories try to reopen. Equities were mostly stronger for a second straight week while bond yields stayed unchanged, a sign that investors are cautiously optimistic. In the U.S., Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair, Jerome Powell’s commentary took centre stage, where…

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Death, Tax and more Tax

Unfortunately for South Africans, after death and taxes a third certainty affecting us is our ever-increasing tax rates. With the budget speech around the corner, tax increases are again front of mind. It is no wonder then that our investment decisions are so often driven by an overwhelming desire to save taxes. Enter Section 12J…

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