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Pay the piper and play the tune

We all know of the famous legend of the Pied Piper of Hamlin and how he exacted revenge on a town when its mayor refused to pay him. This legend gave birth to the proverb: He who pays the piper plays the tune. While this proverb may be open to interpretation, a popular way of looking at it is that if you pay homage to the piper you will be left in peace to go about your business. This is more applicable today than ever before.

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Cool heads will prevail in a beleaguered economy

Thursday 31 March 2016 saw a landmark day for the country’s democracy. The Constitutional Court found President Jacob Zuma in contravention of the Constitution and the court ordered him to pay back a portion of the money spent on non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. While a lot of focus has been on this issue, the country is still battling to avoid an investment downgrade, which could have significant impacts on the country.

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Playing devil’s advocate

Clients are the most important asset in the financial services industry. They are fiercely guarded by insurers and brokers alike as they are vital to economic activity. This is an issue that has always been a central theme in the industry, whether the economy is booming or is in trouble. Companies and brokers will therefore be relentless in the defence of their clients.

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