The Stage
Football and insurance square off in salary war

We sit and watch football matches almost every weekend and are entertained by the moments of sure brilliance, or are heartbroken by moments of pure stupidity. While South Africa is one of the most passionate sporting nations in the world, everyone is an armchair critic. We all look at what top sportsmen are earning and we think: “jeepers that is a lot of money to be paid for playing sport.” Or, “I would do a lot better than that for his salary.” We are also quick to criticise footballers when they complain that they are playing too much sport.

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Straight Talk
Has South Africa lost touch with financial common sense?

In August the Financial Planning Institute (FPI) held a Financial Planning week to highlight the need for financial advisers in South Africa. The need for financial advice to be made available to the greatest sector of the population has been a goal of the FPI for a long time.

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Featured story
The FSB wants to become the industry’s new best friend

There have been some troubling comments from industry regulators and watchdogs which point to the fact that there are a number of issues within the industry which need to be worked on.

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