Investment Landscape

  • 11 Mar 2019

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    Choose the risk that’s right for you
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    To beat inflation and grow wealth over the long term it’s necessary to also look at non-bank investments, such as unit trusts. But which fund should you choose?
  • Aloe Plant
    24 Feb 2019

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    A bitter-sweet Budget for investors
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    South Africa’s 2019 National Budget had hidden personal income tax hikes but at least capital gains tax was not hiked. What does the Budget mean for investors?
  • Sanlam Intelligence
    21 Feb 2019

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    SOEs leave SA in dark debt till 2024
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    The core message from Budget 2019 is that SOEs have become such a drag on the fiscus that it is difficult to place South Africa’s government finances on a sustainable path.
  • 18 Feb 2019

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    Budget 2019: Beyond the crossroads
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    Investment economist Arthur Kamp takes stock of the main income, expense, and balance sheet items that Minister Mboweni needs to address in the 2019 Budget Speech.
  • Sanlam Intelligence
    12 Feb 2019

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    Tax relief and your RA
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    SARS rewards you for contributing to a retirement fund now so your older self does not become dependent on the state in retirement. Since 2016 you can contribute up to 27.5% of your total annual income to a retirement fund and pay significantly less tax. We often get the question: how does the tax relief on contributions to an RA work? We’ll show you with a few examples how your RA contributions affect your tax bill.
  • 6 Feb 2019

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    February - make or break for your tax plan
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    Taking stock of your finances at the start of February can make or break your tax plan for the year ending 28 February. Now is the ideal time to spot the gaps where you haven’t yet fully used all of your tax-free allowances, whether it’s via a retirement annuity (RA) or a tax-free savings account (TFSA). But which one should you use? RA or TFSA?
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