On the 16th of June 2020, we celebrated Youth Day in South Africa.

On the 16th of June 2020, we celebrated Youth Day in South Africa. Why do we celebrate youth day? June is dedicated to the youth of 1976 who stood up against the Apartheid government and laid down their lives fighting for freedom and the right to equal education. This...

Lockdown Reflections 4

This week’s comment is from Bernadette Rollinson, Client Services Administrator at Southwood Financial Planning. As I put fingers to the keyboard, we are now on day 70 something of the “corona lockdown” and I have to say, as a person who is normally smiling and...

Lockdown Reflections 3

This weeks comment is from Angela Sale, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® at Southwood Financial Planning. When we entered the lockdown period in March, 21 days felt doable and we were thrilled when our daughters decided to move back home for the duration (a decision based...

Lockdown reflections 2

This is the second of regular commentary by members of the Southwood Financial Planning team. This weeks comment is from Megan Crafford, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® at Southwood Financial Planning It is officially week 9 of lockdown.  For many of us though, we have...

Opinion: Counting the economic cost of South Africa’s lockdown

There are two important questions when it comes to assessing the government’s COVID-19 lockdown strategy: How many COVID-19 fatalities can be avoided through the lockdown? And What is the economic, and therefore human, cost of the lockdown? Andrew Lapping, chief...