Business Review 2018 – 20

WesBank has introduced DebiCheck: a debit order where the customer is asked to electronically approve the first debit order deduction. This should put a brake on those who allegedly abuse the system of payment. Take a look: Reference   Spin: Momentum was surprised at...

Business Review 2018 – 19

Botswana has been rated the best African country for safari travel. Considering that one does not have to pay for long-distance flights, this should be an option we should seriously consider.   SWMBO received a brochure from Sanlam advising that that insurer will be...

Business Review 2018 – 18

Our PMI is reported to have shown the steepest decline in private sector economic activity in fifty-one months; falling to 46.9 points. There are green shoots here and there but, generally speaking, it is hard to keep faith.   I have a very interesting video which...

Business Review 2018 – 17

An interesting aside on tax bracket creep, is a BankservAfrica note which says that, if inflation is considered, the average annual growth of South African salaries after tax and expenses has only been 0.5% for the past five years.   Cesa reports that the confidence...

Business Review 2018 – 16

Oops! The SA Arms and Ammunition Dealers Association says that the SAP had allowed its computer program software licences to expire and has not implemented the promised electronic interface system between its firearm registry and firearm dealers. The result, so says...

Business Review 2018 – 15

Coca-Cola is reportedly in talks with a Canadian marijuana producer to develop health-focused beverages that will ease inflammation, pain and cramping… Surely someone should be doing field tests in Margate?   Durban has been named the fifth wealthiest city in Africa...