Section 12J concessions terminating – Industry responds
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Industry expresses disappointment at termination of Section 12J tax concessions
National Treasury announced in its 2021 Budget that the Section 12J tax incentive, introduced in 2008, will not be extended beyond its sunset date at the end June. What was National Treasury’s objectives of this decision and how did the industry react?
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FSCA issues second crypto health warning
The FSCA is concerned with the increasing volume of crypto assets related losses suffered by financial consumers in the past months and urges the public to be extremely cautious and vigilant when dealing with cryptos for any financial services business. The FSCA also discourages such investments by retirement funds until regulation has been finalised to safeguard investors.
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Parental obligations towards children's rights
The rights of young humans in terms of the obligations on their parents and guardians to ensure that their little ones are protected long after the parents are gone are very important. Moremadi Mabule, Head of Wills at Sanlam highlights 5 things parents need to know when choosing a guardian for their children.
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Investing for education amidst the uncertainty of a pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic has added another layer of complexity when it comes to investing for education, with many parents focusing on the short term, rather than on the long term. In view of the stark reality of the rising costs of education, how can parents prepare today to afford their children’s future primary, secondary and tertiary education fees?
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Money Smart Week 2021 - Help educate your client
Money Smart Week South Africa runs from 22 and 28 March 2021 and aims to motivate and empower South Africans to become better educated about their finances. Some of the topics to be unpacked throughout the week includes building resilient businesses, being aware of scams and fraud, unclaimed pension funds, responsible use of credit, the importance of retirement and funeral planning, how to budget and why they need to draft a will.
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Wealth Managers: GTC national offices. GTC, one of South Africa’s leading advisory practices (formerly Grant Thornton Capital), has several vacancies for wealth managers. As a consequence of the counselling requirements of Section 36 of the Pension Funds Act, GTC is required to provide financial advice to numerous members on an ongoing basis. GTC seeks wealth managers to fulfil this advisory role. These positions are in each of the GTC offices around the country and accommodate financial planners with varying degrees of experience and expertise.
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POPIA Specialist: Moonstone Compliance, Stellenbosch. We have a position for a POPIA Specialist. The successful candidate will be appointed as a specialist regarding regulatory compliance and risk management as it pertains to the POPI Act. They will be responsible for the development of a POPIA regulatory compliance service offering, and the building and maintenance of our POPIA client base.
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Student Acquisitions Administrator:Moonstone Business School of Excellence (MBSE), Stellenbosch. We are looking for a candidate who will be responsible for implementing the MBSE Sales Strategy for inbound sales activities, establish contact, develop, and maintain relationships. To qualify for this position you will need a Grade 12 certificate, Call Centre or tele service experience and must have the ability to interact with clients and communicate effectively.
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