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Estate planning in South Africa: Essential questions answered

Estate planning is a critical part of financial planning, yet it often gets overlooked. This process involves drafting a will, assigning assets to beneficiaries, and understanding how a deceased estate will be administered. To shed light on this topic, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about estate planning that might assist in helping […]

Rate hikes: Are buyers over-reacting?

Historically, interest rate hikes have had a dampening effect on the South African residential property market, with homeowners reassessing their affordability in anticipation of higher monthly loan repayments. The resultant reduction in home loan applications immediately following an interest rate hike is a reaction from buyers who are hesitant to make a long-term commitment until […]

Top 10 causes of insurance claims

Worldwide and local events impact both business and domestic premiums A fire at a busy warehouse leaves a company struggling to replace its buffer stock; a ransomware attack paralyses a company’s IT systems; the use of industrial adhesives in manufacturing results in a costly product recall. Every day, companies around the globe (together with their […]

Avoid the “chase” following the purchase of a business

When you intend to buy a business from a seller as a going concern, it is important to do your homework in respect of the business you intend to acquire to make sure that no unpleasant surprises await you after the fact. Notwithstanding the obvious research about the good name, the turnover, the customer base, […]

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