Monthly Wrap for July 2019
Key Takeaways – Market Developments SA equities, as proxied by the FTSE/JSE All Share Index, gave back 2.4% on a total return basis, despite a marginal gain in global equities. Domestic sentiment was weighed downby banks, life insurers, as well as Eskom’s bailout plans and dismal financial results. SA bonds lost 0.7% as the benchmark R186 bond yield
On the road: the best road trips for the long weekend season
It’s that time of year coming up again when the public holidays flow thick and fast for South Africa. With a country as beautiful as ours, the ideal solution could be a road trip.
Teach your children well
It’s an overwhelming feeling most of us recall vividly – that first job, the first month of rent to pay and the exhilarating yet terrifying knowledge that we have to keep ourselves alive for the rest of the month for the very first time.
What Comrades runners can teach you about how to lead at work
In our modern world of convenience, there is something about marathons. People choosing the hard road, putting their physical and mental endurance to the test, is increasingly rare. With the Comrades season coming up soon, a few surprising parallels emerge for leaders. Read on to see what you can learn about excelling at your business from experienced marathon runners.
Keeping the lights on: how to keep overheads down in an unfair environment
There’s no doubt about it, businesses are getting squeezed from every side like never before. With load shedding back, the rand weakening, land expropriation casting uncertainty on the property scene and the price of electricity increasing, it’s tough to try and keep costs down.
Tracking wheels and meals: have a less stressful tax season next year
Personal Income Tax (PIT) season is often a nightmare rush of catch-up, trying to capture and find invoices, mileage and other expenses! Now that we’re approaching March, start good habits that will make your next tax return that much easier and more rewarding in terms of returns. You’ll be grateful you did… Why everyone hates