Beware of the pitfalls in debt consolidation

Ujuh Reporter Debt consolidation is widely punted as a perfect solution for people facing a cash squeeze. Theunis Kruger, Head of Unsecured Lending at Standard Bank, says although debt consolidation can deliver some immediate...

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A quick guide to maintaining a legally sound will

thumbnail image Ujuh Reporter A very small percentage of South Africans have a legal will. Many of the people who have done wills commit mistakes which render their wills invalid. Jacinta Bassuday, Legal Manager at Standard Trust Limited,...

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Capital Gains Tax will have devastating effect

thumbnail image National Treasury’s proposed plan to raise additional revenue and reduce the budget deficit has seen an increase in Capital Gains Tax (CGT), tax implications for trusts and higher transfer duties on top-end properties among...

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Acting BBBEE Commissioner promise to fight fronting

Ujuh Reporter Companies that misrepresent their Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) status to win government tenders will be exposed, prosecuted and excluded from doing business with the public sector. This was part of...

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