The message from central banks

The message from central banks

This month saw several Central Bank meetings take place. Bank of Japan, Swiss National Bank, Bank of England, South African Reserve Bank, and the Federal Reserve were a few. Of these the most closely watched by investors was the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve...
SURPRISES – Most people like them, right?

SURPRISES – Most people like them, right?

The book “Surprise” by Tania Luna and Leeann Renninge argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives….. EXCEPT if it has anything to do with TAX! Today I am referring to Individual Tax – Your payslip and eventually your...
Are you building a village?

Are you building a village?

It takes a village to raise a child. The meaning of this proverb is that it takes the involvement of an entire community of different people interacting with children, for a child to grow and develop in safety. The entire village will look out for the children,...
it’s not (just) about the ivory

it’s not (just) about the ivory

The South African Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, reported on 31 July 2021 that 249 rhinos were poached in South Africa during the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021. The Kruger National Park saw the most poaching activities....