Video: Why it pays to be a member of the GEPF

As a financial journalist I am increasingly concerned about misinformation provided to members of the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) by unscrupulous financial advisers. Some advisers use fear tactics, telling members that their funds will be stolen or mismanaged by the government. Many GEPF members have been convinced by financial advisers to resign before retirement […]

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How to pay less tax using Section 12J

By Zane De Decker, MD Flyt Property Investment. Did you know that an investment made into a Section 12J registered fund qualifies for a 100% tax refund? What that means, in simple terms, is that 100% of what you invest is deducted from your taxable income by SARS via the Section 12J scheme.  This is […]

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Sole proprietor vs private company: which should you choose?

Many South Africans have recently found themselves feeling the need to venture into business outside of the formal, corporate framework. Reasons for this vary, from being retrenched from a salaried position to having to supplement employment income with another income stream. Most new business ventures start out as sole proprietorships, the simplest form of business […]

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GERALD ON RADIO 2000: Escaping the bite of a Loan Shark

Bongani, Nala and Gerald tackle a caller question on dealing with informal lender debt, commonly referred to as loan shark. Can you escape the vicious circle of high interest.

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What is the tax benefit of an RA?

A reader asked: “I am 38 years old and I am not happy with the returns on my Retirement Annuity (RA). I am considering scaling down my monthly contributions and rather investing the money offshore myself through a stockbroker. What are the tax differences once I reach retirement? Would I pay more tax drawing down […]

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MONEY TALKS S1 EP5 : Money and Love, whats love got to do with cash? ENGLISH/SHONA

Pilot shows. Light hearted money discussion with music. Money and Love

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