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Great news for retirement savers as offshore limits increased to 45%

By Earl Van Zyl on 02 Mar 2022

Following announcements in the recent Budget speech, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has confirmed that the offshore investment limits for all investme...

Sticking to the slow and steady path of normalisation, for now

By Thalia Petousis on 28 Jan 2022

At the January meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), South Africa’s repo rate was raised by another 25 basis points (bps) to 4.00%.

The divided Committee draws a line in the sand, but gradually

By Thalia Petousis on 19 Nov 2021

At the November meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), South Africa’s repo rate was raised by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.75%. The recent dissenting...

Can we expect an interest rate hike in November?

By Thalia Petousis on 04 Nov 2021

South Africa should prepare for interest rate hikes given the rising inflationary pressures and global energy shortage currently unfolding. Thalia Petousis...

Understand the new rules around citizenship, exchange control and tax residency

By Carla Rossouw and Jaya Leibowitz on 03 Aug 2021

The concept of “emigration”, as recognised by the Financial Surveillance Department of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), has been phased out, with effec...

How we approach fixed interest

By Thalia Petousis on 26 Jul 2021

Aside from our dedicated local fixed interest funds, being the Allan Gray Money Market Fund and the Allan Gray Bond Fund, we also invest in fixed interest...

MPC rates decision: Where to from here?

By Thalia Petousis on 22 Jul 2021

The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today made the unanimous decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%.

Sitting at the bottom of the interest rate cycle, potentially for much longer

By Thalia Petousis on 21 May 2021

The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted in May 2021 to again keep the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%, its lowest level since the...

How to invest offshore

By Radhesen Naidoo and Thandi Skade on 22 Apr 2021

It is said that home is where the heart is, and for many investors, it is a sentiment reflected in the composition of investment portfolios, often skewed in...

Do South African banks offer value in a COVID-19 battered world?

By Tim Acker on 09 Jun 2020

As South African banks re-evaluate their models to deal with the potential implications of the coronavirus pandemic and take proactive steps to minimise the...

The end of the free lunch

By Mark Dunley-Owen on 17 Apr 2020

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Yet recent times have provided South African savers with something close to this, as risk-free returns from money...

New tax laws for expats

By Carla Rossouw on 03 Mar 2020

The laws around tax for South Africans who live and work abroad have changed and it’s important to work out whether or not you are now expected to pay tax on...

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