29/04/2020 Why life insurance is a good investment

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, we’ve been bombarded with reminders of our own mortality. It has reinforced the idea that illness and death can come at any time, and that has some people thinking seriously about life insurance. Many people are not convinced when you tell them that life insurance is a form of…

02/04/2020 Covid-19: Are you Covered?

With South Africa firmly in lockdown, there’s been a flood of questions from clients asking how or if we’ll be conducting new business during the 21-lockdown period. The good news is that we remain open for business. Although the process working remotely may take a bit longer at times, we are committed to guide all…

20/03/2020 Important Covid-19 Statement

With COVID-19 spreading across the world we are seeing major disruption to the global economy. Business operations have shut down to try and curtail the spread and flights have been banned. This is having knock on effects for supply chains and has the potential to lead the world to the point of economic recession –…

25/02/2020 Seven things we need in tomorrow’s Budget Speech

On 26 February, the entire country will be focused on Cape Town and the national Parliament as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the 2020 National Budget. The speech comes after a time of literal and figurative stumbling around in the dark for SA. Over the past five years, the National Budget has delivered a story…

24/12/2019 Happy Holidays!

Thanks so much for your support during the year. May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. Until next time, take care. Jacques

12/08/2019 National Health Insurance Talking Points

“[South Africa faces] serious challenges mainly caused by a skewed healthcare financing system. Without NHI, the burden of disease in the country will not be reduced because the majority of the population – and the section suffering the greatest ill health – will not access good quality healthcare.” – Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health The…

14/06/2019 South Africa, What now?

On 4 June 2019, Kevin Lings, Chief Economist of Stanlib, gave an insightful presentation of South Africa’s current economic and political climate in light of recent elections, and the newly appointed cabinet. He said: “It is now a critical time for SA to lift the growth rate meaningfully in order to tackle the increasing unemployment…

29/03/2019 Trouble brewing?

When commenting on the current economic climate, some investors have said that they will have better luck deciphering the current Eskom load shedding schedule then they will have predicting the performance of the markets. Global markets have experienced a number of years of significant growth. While this is slowing down, there are opportunities for some…

05/03/2019 South Africans could pay more to bury loved ones

With food prices continuing to increase, rising fuel prices and high electricity tariffs – South Africans could see the average cost of burying a loved one rising significantly in the short-term. On average, the cost of a burial is estimated to range between R30 000 and R40 000, but along with the rising cost of…