Magnus Heystek looks into his crystal ball: Where will the JSE head in 2014?

The JSE has had a stellar run over the last few months, but it can’t rise forever. Heading into the new year, the stock market will face some major headwinds, including the threat of Fed tapering, and potentially continued rand weakness. Brenthurst Wealth’s Magnus Heystek reckons that Fed tapering, which is almost certain to kick … Read more

Former Google exec Stafford Masie on the future of Banking, Michael Jordaan, mobile wallets and Mxit

It’s been my privilege to engage freely and often with Stafford Masie and the subject of much of this discussion, former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan. Stafford’s journey from modest surroundings in Eldorado Park near Johannesburg to rubbing shoulders with tech giants Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and, of course, his immediate boss … Read more

Massively overpriced life insurance, fraudulent Garnishee Orders, toothless Regulator – all in microlending crusader Dave Woollam’s crosshairs

Dave Woollam is a man on a mission. The former CFO of African Bank is determined to bring honesty and integrity into the microlending industry, a sector where massive malpractice exists. One of the examples he quotes in this interview is where a person who borrowed R20 000 from a microlender ended up paying premiums … Read more

How this company plans to become the biggest tech firm in Africa

Business Connexion has reported steady growth over the years, but it’s ambitions are much larger than it’s current trajectory. In fact, the company has plans to be the biggest tech firm in Africa, and is pursuing an aggressive acquisition-led growth strategy in the continent. It is particularly active in Nigeria, and has plans to expand … Read more