The Stage
Increased accountability: the social uprising against government

Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. These were the words of American historian Howard Zinn, and they are very appropriate in South Africa’s current socio political climate where we are seeing mass protests and a general voice of dissatisfaction when it comes to government policies.

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Straight Talk
Prep for change and embrace RDR

It’s always amazing to watch a sportsperson in their prime perform on the world’s biggest stage. Being an Olympic year, a lot of focus will be on Usain Bolt and Mo Farah when the world descends on Rio. But are we aware of what these athletes go through in order to perform the way that they do? Months of gruelling preparation are necessary in order for them to secure gold. The same applies for companies in the financial services industry that want to be ready for the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). There are certain steps that need to be taken to make your practice RDR ready

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Financial education: Too cool for school?

A major issue in South Africa is the level of education when it comes to the financial services industry. Caroline da Silva – DEO of FAIS at the Financial Services Board – points out that 86% of the adult population in South Africa has access to a bank account and savings products. However, she rightly questions whether this necessarily adds value to their lives.

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