Lessons from 2020 to remember in 2021

Who would have thought we would kick off 2021 in almost the same manner as 2020? Even though we were all hopeful that 2021 would start on better footing, numerous countries are still in lockdown, South Africa is fighting against its second surge of Covid- 19...

NATIONAL WILLS WEEK 16 – 20 September 2019

The 16th to 20th of September marks National Wills Week in South Africa. Wills Week is an annual nationwide initiative that invites people to have basic wills drafted free of charge at any of a number of participating firms across South Africa.  You can visit the Law...

Women’s day in August

August is marked as a month for the women of South Africa, particularly the 9th of August.  But what makes this day / month so special? Women’s day in South Africa is a public holiday marking the famous march which took place in 1956 where some 20 000 women marched to...

Is South Africa worth the risk?

We recently attended the Allan Gray Investment Summit 2019 where we were able to glimpse into the investment minds of prominent local and global fund managers, and walk away with some great insights. One of the presenters was Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings. ...

Trump’s trade war: even worse than you think

By Professor Barry Eichengreen, guest writer for the July 2019 Coroconnect THE TRADE WAR between the US and China is not ending anytime soon, notwithstanding the efforts of presidents Trump and Xi to make nice on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 summit. Trump signaled...