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Young wealthy people are ditching philanthropy for impact investing


 

Traditionally, when high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) want to make a difference in the world, they put their money into philanthropic endeavours. But philanthropy has limits. While philanthropically-funded organisations do good work, they often battle when it comes to scale and efficiency. As a result, a younger generation of HNWIs is flocking to impact investment instead. […]

South Africa is heading for a credit rating downgrade to junk status


 

Eskom continues to pose a great threat to South Africa’s economy, making it likely that South Africa will be downgraded to junk status in the coming months. The recent load-shedding, that is affecting the entire country, is a clear indication that the problems faced by the power utility are far from over. Over the years, […]

Ghosn’s Presumption of Guilt is Déjà vu


 

He was furious from the moment he started to speak at his press conference.  He had been held for 400 days in Japan – at times in solitary confinement, at times under house arrest.  Then he staged a daring departure to Lebanon, via Istanbul, which sounded a bit like a James Bond thriller.  According to him: “I did […]

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South Africa is heading for a credit rating downgrade to junk...

Eskom continues to pose a great threat to South Africa’s economy, making it likely that South Africa will be downgraded to junk status in...

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South Africa is heading for a credit rating downgrade to junk...

Eskom continues to pose a great threat to South Africa’s economy, making it likely that South Africa will be downgraded to junk status in...