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COVER: Capitalising on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has fast-forwarded humankind’s daily lives into what a decade ago could only be seen in sci-fi movies. Our lives are integrated with technology in a way that was previously unimaginable – from fitness trackers and smart electricity meters to robots caring for the elderly in Japan.

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LIFE: The success in failure

When it comes to failure our egos are our own worst enemies, writes Moxima Gama. Successful people fail too, but they do not accept it as a verdict. They see it as an opportunity.

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INVESTMENT: Hedge funds poised to take on unit trusts in SA

Hedge funds in South Africa are now classified as collective investment schemes. The change paves the way for South Africa to attract large retail interest.

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ENTREPRENEUR: Create benchmarks for business

Entrepreneurs should be aware of their business’ worth. Kobus Engelbrecht advises entrepreneurs on how to evaluate their business’ value.


MONEY: Students can learn to transform their money savvy

Mechanisms that create a culture of good spending habits in students need to be put in place. Students must learn a new relationship with money, says Charlotte Smit of Eduloan.

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PROPERTY: The real deal on real estate

Finding one’s way through the real estate market can be daunting due to the uncertainties of the current market.


OPINION: How to wreck your career

Annelize van Rensburg of Talent Africa explains how irresponsible behaviour at work could end your career.

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INVESTMENT: Opportunities within business rescue

For a business rescue plan to work, there should be a degree of financial support to assist with the recovery.


PRO PICK – Standard Bank shaping up after turnaround

Standard Bank may have made some mistakes in its growth strategy in times past, but it has learnt its lesson and switched to a focused strategy, writes Portfolio Manager at Momentum Asset Management Louis Chetty.


LIFE: Comrades Marathon insurance tips

Runners should ensure they have adequate insurance cover before they tie their shoelaces to tackle the Comrades Marathon, says Gari Dombo of Alexander Forbes Insurance.


INSIGHT: Where will you be when the interest rate music stops?

It is better to wait for better investment opportunities given the current interest rate.


MONEY 101: The golden rules of debt management

When it comes to debt management there are a few golden tips you should know. Finweek contributor Kristia van Heerden speaks to top certified financial planners who provide a debt cheat sheet.