News Clips

News Clips 2019
August
Mail & Guardian, Moving your Money Offshore 02 August 2019

2 August 2019:It has been a depressing news period in South Africa, and it can perhaps be seen as our “winter of discontent”. Read More…

Financial Mail, Global Investing 01 August 2019

1 August 2019:Offshore diversification has always been a prudent approach for local investors to de-risk their portfolios, but the pace and scale of capital flight from SA since 2018 has been unprecedented. Read More…

July
Rapport, Oorsee markte het nog baie fut, 09 July 2019

26 June 2019:Selfs na die langste bulmark in die geskiedenis van die Amerikaanse aandelebeurse glo sommige beleggingskenners daar is nog heelwat fut in oorsese markte. Read More…

June
BDay Prescibed Assets, 26 June 19

26 June 2019:Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel made headlines shortly after his appointment by focusing attention on the ANC’s call for “prescribed assets”. Read More…

Rapport, Is SA op die pad van Zim, 09 Junie 19

9 Junie 2019:Dis moeilik om te verstaan – gegewe die ekonomiese skokke wat die land nou met reelmaat tref – dat seker beleggers nog traag is om buitelandse beleggings te oorweeg. Read More…

Rapport, Staat het plan vir Pensioene, 16 Junie 19

16 Junie 2019:Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa sal na verwagting in die komende week in sy staatsrede hom op pensioenfondse beroep om die sukkelende ekonomie weer aan die gang te help kry. Read More…

Rapport, Tyd van vasbyt is nou verby, 02 Junie 19

2 Junie 2019:Die meeste beleggers is teen hierdie tyd sekerlik bewus daarvan dat hulle te min blootstelling aan buitelandse bates in hul portefeuljes het. Read More…

April
CITIZEN, Unit Trust for Minors, 13 April 2019

13 April 2019:There are so many options in terms of where to invest and what unit trust products to use, but my advice would be for your children to firstly took at tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs). Read More…

March
EIkestadNuus & Paarl Post, Public Servants Retiring early, BEWARE. 14 March 2019

14 March 2019: The decisions we make at retirement are probably the most important and daunting decisions we will ever make, ultimately determining the success of our retirement plan and financial well-being in later years.Read More…

February
EikestadNuus & Paarl Post, Stormy Times Can Lead To Wrong Decision, 14 Feb 2019

14 February 2019: I was at an investment conference last year, and a presenter at this conference, reffered to a painting, which left a big impression on me. Read More…

January
EikestadNuus Top 5 Investment Tips for the Year, 15 Jan 2019

15 January 2019: Many people think they have lots of time to save, for instance for retirement, and sicover too late that they need a few more income earning years. Read More…

News Clips 2018
November
EikestadNuus, Financial Spring Cleaning, 15 Nov 2018

14 Oktober 2018: We are getting to that time of year with the December holidays fast approaching. During this time most of us like to take stock on what we accomplished during the year. Read More…

October
RAPPORT, Bittereinders gaan bitter arm word, 14 October 2018

14 Oktober 2018: Boodskappers van ouds – voor die era van e-posse, selfone en selfs Twitter – het in vrees geleef dat hulle met die oordrag van slegte nuus dalk hul kop kon verboor Read More…

CITIZEN, Time, An Investors Greatest Asset, 06 October 2018

27 Augustus 2018: Have a plan, and stick to it. The most repeated question of recent times is: “What do you think the rand will do in the next few motnhs?” No one has the answer.Read More…

August
CITIZEN, Unit Trust Investment, 27 August 2018

27 Augustus 2018: I am 65 and retired. I could only invest R500 000 in a medium risk equity / unit trust fund with emphasis on growth. My money has been invested since 11/05/2015. Read More…

EIKESTADNUUS, Oumas tree vandag nie meer op 65 af nie, 18 August 2018

18 Augustus 2018: Ons het onlangs die voorreg geahd om ‘n spoggerige geldinsamelingsgeleentheid vir die Newborns Trust Groote Schuur by The Bay-hotel by te woon Read More…

July
CITIZEN, Retirement Highlights, 28 July 2018

28 July 2018: When planning for your retirement, you want new ideas to construct an optimum solution Read More…

EikestadNuus, Financial Mistakes to Avoid, 19 July 2018

19 July 2018: Money is something no one wants to waste, but there are certain mistakes most people tend to make Read More…

CITIZEN, Personal Finance Guidance, 09 July 2018

9 July 2018: Life’s little curve balls have a tremendous impact on holistic financial planning. Read More…

FINWEEK, Breaking Bad Money Habits, 05 July 2018

5 July 2018: Not everyone is a natural-born savvy saver, and sometimes just paying the bills and not using your credit card is a win for the month Read More…

FINWEEK, Quickfire Personal Finance, 05 July 2018

5 July 2018: If you do go this route, make sure you keep monthly repayments in mind, as these need to be factored into your monthly budget Read More…

EXPORT & IMPORT SOUTHERN AFRICA,SA fails to keep up with Global Trends, 01 July 2018

1 July 2018: Ten years of wealth destruction under former president Jacob Zuma meant South Africa was one of very few countries that has not recovered after the financial crisis. Read More…

June
CITIZEN, Several Red flags Burden on Economy, 27 June 2018

27 June 2018: Free tertiary education, land expropriation, minimum wages, unbudgeted government staff pay hike Read More…

EikestadNuus Money Is jy op koers vir Finansiele onafhanklilheid, 21 June 2017

21 June 2018: Is jy oppad na finansiele onafhanklikheid? Read More…

May
CITIZEN, What took Trevor so long, 24 May 2018

24 May 2018: If the government expropriates viable commercial land without compensation, the markets will show displeasure Read More…

EikestadNuus Money Market Investment Alert, 17 May 2017

17 May 2018: Don’t channel all your savings into money market investments Read More…

Tax Breaks – Double taxation, lump sums and annuities, 1 May 2018

1 May 2018:Add emigration into the mix, and the concepts seem somewhat unclear Read More…

Personal Finance (Moneyweb) – DIY Financial ‘self-help’ plans, 1 May 2018

1 May 2018: Making a plan and having a great sense of humour keep up the spirits of intrepid investors trying to go at it alone.Read More…

April
CITIZEN, Retirement, LOW RISK may be Dangerous, 30 April 2018

30 April 2018:Fear and anxiety about market vlatility, coupled with a low-growth environment, often drive retirement investors to low-risk investment options Read More…

Citizen (Pretoria Edition) – Important tips for successful estate planning, 23 April 2018

23 April 2018: Many recent tax changes affect estate planning anf the cost of estate administration. Brenthurst’s Rozanne Heystek-Potgieter and I compiled a list of important issues when navigating deceased estate administration. Read More…

March
Rapport, Aandele: Groter bom kan bars

25 Mar 2018: Skaars n kwartaal nadat die Steinhoff bom gebars het dreig nog n beleggingskandaal…Read More…

Citizen, Must I pay tax on foreign income?

19 Mar 2018: Suppose you’re rendering services in SA on behalf of a business base abroad…Read More…

Citizen, Vehicles of investment

12 Mar 2018: Long term successful investment gives you above average returns at acceptable levels of risk…Read More…

Citizen, How do I invest to get a R20 000 income?

12 Mar 2018: Three of the biggest risks someone close to /at retirement faces are longevity, inflation and…Read More…

Citizen, Ferrari versus investments

08 Mar 2018:Some two years ago I was looking for a property investment that was not too expensive …Read More…

February
Citizen, Why Fund of Funds makes sense

17 Feb 2018: A fund of funds (fof) offering is an investment strategy whereby a different selection of funds are held within a singular fund…Read More…

FINWEEK, A good time to go offshore

06 Feb 2018: Despite the rand’s surge over the last 12 months, the JSE wasn’t the best-performing country in investment returns…Read More…

Citizen, 10 things to know about tax-free savings

06 Feb 2018: Despite the rand’s surge over the last 12 months, the JSE wasn’t the best-performing country in investment returns…Read More…

January
Citizen, Emigrate with pension savings?

27 Jan 2018: If your emigration might only be temporary, it might be in your best interest to move your pension into a preservation fund…Read More…

Finweek, Smart money moves

18 Jan 2018: Take charge of your financial situation by doing something small every month…Read More…

Rapport, Geografie hoort nie in die portefeulje

14 Jan 2018: In vandag se internasionale konteks het verskillende geografiese liggings meestal relevansie verloor as dit kom by aandele…Read More…

Rapport, Emigrasie en eiendom

14 Jan 2018: Al hoe meer welgestelde Suid-Afrikaners verkoop hul eiendom en diversifiseer hul beleggings…Read More…

Rapport, Beleggingsadvies vir die nuwe jaar

07 Jan 2018: Beleggings, die beste bateklasse en bitcoin is die feestyd tot vervelens om die braaivleisvure bespreek…Read More…

News Clips 2017
November
The Citizen, Why we’re in the mess we’re in.

28 November 2017:It’s the socialist direction we’ve taken over the past few years…Read More…

Rapport, Groot keuse vir die wat buitelandse belegginsblootstelling wil he.

26 November 2017:Die beleggings bedryf val al die afgelope paar maande…Read More…

The Citizen, SA’s financial rot sets in.

15 November 2017:Country has reached the point where it’s time to panic…Read More…

October
Orkaan Zuma tref JSE

04 Oktober 2017:Suid-Afrika se bellegingsopbrengste word vernietig deur ‘n dekade van ekonomiese wanbestuur…Read More…

Orkaan Zuma tref JSE

01 Oktober 2017:Suid-Afrika se bellegingsopbrengste word vernietig deur ‘n dekade van ekonomiese wanbestuur…Read More…

Commercial & Industrial property news, Insights into unlocking your personal wealth.

01 October 2017:How investors should be navigating the uncertain climate…Read More…

September
Hurricane Jacob’s True Cost

28 September 2017:We’re witnessing the true financial cost of Hurricane Jacob Zuma and his ANC cronies on every South African whose wealth is tied up in JSE investments…Read More…

Brenthurst Wealth: More conservative strategy, less aggressive

22 September 2017:Long-term investing: ‘We tell clients if you stay invested, you will actually work through those losses and get your gains again’…Read More…

Practical advice for wealth creation

16 September 2017:The less time you have to save, the less capital you’ll have at retirement…Read More…

The True Cost of your Financial Planner

01 September 2017:Financial planners are usually measured one dimensionally by clients..Read More…

The shocking truth about the JSE

01 September 2017:My comments in last month’s article about regulation 28 and the stranglehold that it imposes..Read More…

August
Daring to be different: Raising the bar in wealth creation.

31 August 2017:The challenging investment environment forced the company
to use daring strategies that paid off and propelled its growth…Read More…

Rapport, Hoekom jou pension so swak vaar.

20 August 2017: Die rubriek van Frans Cronje van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut vir Rasseverhoudinge in verlede week…Read More…

True love, Be smart with money.

01 August 2017:Every time you look at your salary do you wonder where all your hard earned cash is going?…Read More…

July
Finweek, Capital flows to where it is WELCOME.

27 July 2017: Capital flows to where it is made to feel welcome…Read More…

Finweek, 101 Ways to save money.

27 July 2017: The vast majority of South Africans don’t save…Read More…

Citizen, A tax revolt coming soon.

25 July 2017: If SARS can force companies in low-income tax jurisdictions to report salaries payable to SA taxpayers it may result in aggressive tax avoidance measures…Read More…

CITIZEN, Inheritance, Trust for Minors.

13 July 2017: Inheritance: do we go for a trust for minors?Read More…

Moneyweb, Is this the best investment fund in the world?

10 July 2017: The news that Amazon was looking to take over Whole Foods caused the share prices to rocket, while almost every other retailer in the USA and UK — Wall Mart, Target, Tesco — slumped instantaneously…Read More…

April
Rapport, Vinnig in, vinnig uit…

30 April 2017:Die vele moontlikhede van Suid-Afrika se hertoelating tot ‘n gesaghebbende wêreldwye indeks oor buitelandse investering…Read More…

Rapport, Beleggings in die buiteland het baie sin

16 April 2017: As jy nog nie jou geld in die buitaland belê het nie, is nou ‘n goeie tyd om op the hou uitstel…Read More…

March
Saturday Citizen, Pensioners needs R 20 000 a month

04 March 2017: LIVING ANNUITY: Should last 20 to 25 years depenging on risk…Read More…

January
Saturday Citizen, Woe to the JSE investor

7 Jan 2017: Wall Street has powered ahead in the last 5 years, returning a whopping 91.7% while local investors on the JSE have winkled out a paltry 8.6%…Read More…

News Clips 2016
November
Rapport, Belê R7 m. in oliebolle vir groenkaart in die VSA.

6 November 2016:Geld kan nie alles koop nie, maar kan superryk Suid-Afrikaanse beleggers ver bring, selfs na lande soos Malta, Singapoer, Nieu-Seeland en nou ook Amerika…Read More…

October
Buzz South Africa, Gordhan-NPA Saga Forces Investors To Move $1bn Out Of SA.

20 October 2016:The ongoing Gordhan-NPA Saga seems to be having the dreaded influence on the economy. Reports say SA has seen a substantial outflow of foreign investor money since the beginning of the whole issue….Read More…

The Citizen, Zuma grabs the nuclear option.

14 October 2016:The president seems determined once again put his personal ambitions before the interests of millions of South Africans…Read More…

Last chance for tax dodgers to come clean.

11 October 2016:South Africans are to be given one last chance to come clean and admit to offshore holdings that they have previously not declared…Read More…

Moneyweb’s Personal Finance, There’s a brave new world out there.

01 October 2016:Nearly two years ago Stanlib closed its Science and Technology Fund to local investors…Read More…

September
Genetically advanced children? No wonder it’s the best investment in the world…

20 September 2016: Think about Hollywood blockbuster movies like Gattica and Splice, where healthy, genetically modified children are a standard feature in everyday life…Read More…

Rapport Weekliks, Gordhan groter probleme as wat baie besef.

11 September 2016:Op ‘n moeilike tydstip in die aanloop tot die politieke oorgang van die 1990’s het ‘n voormalige senior Nasionale Party-leier…Read More…

August
Sake Rapport, Geen kitsgeld uit wildbedryf.

21 August 2016:Al blyk daarn min keer te wees aan die gewildheid van wildveilings, die pryse wat vir teeldiere betaal word en die entoesiasme…Read More…

PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY, The future of investing to let.

19 August 2016:Is South Africa’s buy-to-let property market still a sure thing?Read More…

Finweek, Tech takes finance sector by storm.

04 August 2016:Globally, customer expectations are being driven by the slick experience they are receiving from disruptive solutions in other industries…Read More…

FSP Invest, There’s a black cloud of recession threatening your income.

02 August 2016:It’s hanging over your portfolio like a black cloud. It’s threatening your income, your investments and your
financial future.Read More…

July
Business Day, Trend to move south pushes up prices.

15 July 2016:The somewhat tongue-in-cheek word semigration, for South Africans was dreamed up to describe the migration of…Read More…

Citizen Business, Tracker funds not sure thing.

15 July 2016:Conventional widom often earns big rewards, but markets change and that’s when your sure thing can take a massive bit out of your returns…Read More…

Propery Professional, The future of investing to let.

01 July 2016: So far 2016 is shaping up as the year of the financial yo-yo, with economists trailing movements by local politicians and credit rating services…Read More…

June
Finweek, Welvaart met R500 op n slag.

09 June 2016: Geld in die bank beteken nie noodwendig jy is ryk nie. Deskundiges gee raad oor oor hoe jy met die minimum bydraes…Read More…

Citizen Business, Old dogs need new tricks.

08 June 2016: Magnus Heystek says many retirement portfolio plans are not coming together like they used to..Read More…

CEO, Yardstick for growth.

01 June 2016: In the good old days of affordable, constant electricity supply, when fuel cost about the same pe litre as milk, manufacturing was the mainstay of the economy…Read More…

May
Business Day, Insights. Increase in appetite for foreign assets.

19 May 2016: Interest in offshore assets is continuing following strong offshore flows at the end of last year…Read More…

BUSINESS DAY, Various Options make light work of Investing.

19 May 2016: Offshore investing has never been easier with a wide range of options open to today’s savvy investors…Read More…

BUSINESS DAY, Investors shift focus to returns and growth.

19 May 2016: When South Africans were first allowed to invest offshore many people did so as a purely defensive measure…Read More…

Finweek, The reality of retrenchment.

12 May 2016: With an estimated 60 000 employees facing retrenchment over the past year, it would be wise to consider what you would do if you were to lose your job…Read More…

April
Learn to invest with Moneyweb.

28 April 2016: South Africa is facing financial headwinds, such as an imminent ratings downgrade, significant political uncertainty, the worst drought in decades, poor econom-ic growth prospects and a depre-ciating rand.Read More…

SATURDAY CITIZEN, We all got poorer last year

09 April 2016: Jacob Zuma will be remembered for many things – being accused of rape to Waterkloof-gate, Nkandlagate, Nenegate… corruption, cronyism and scandals. Read More…

February
PHOENIX TABLOIB, Time to tighten your Belt

09 February 2016:2016 did not start well for South Africa. The rand hit new record lows, capital flight surged, credit ratings agencies warned of another potential downgrade and growth was slashed. Read More…

SAKE RAPPORT, Emigreer, Ha, dink weer

07 February 2016: Vir die meeste Suid-Afrikaners is emigrasie na gesogte bestemmings soos Britanje, Australië, Nieu-Seeland, end die VSA neusie verby. Read More…

January
FINWEEK, 5 Steps to a healthy relationship with your money, by Buhle Ndweni

21 January 2016: Ever caught yourself in a vicious cycle of spending money as soon as it’s deposited in your bank account, or blowing the budget because you would rather splash out on a good time now only to regret it later? Read More…

FINWEEK, New tax laws will ‘poison’ Zuma’s relationship with workers

13 January 2016: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said it is “deeply incensed and disappointed” to hear that President Jacob Zuma has now officially signed all tax legislation from 2015 into law.Read More…

News Clips 2015
December
YOU, Is your nest egg enough?, by Letitia Watson

10 December 2015: If you save just enough to last for the first 15 years after you retire it means you probably expect to die before you’re 80.
Read More…

WOMAN & HOME, Gifts that Grow

01 December 2015; Art can be enjoyed for years and should hold its value – remember, the fewer editions, the rarer it is, and, hopefully, the more likely it is to make money.
Read More…

November
FINWEEK, Aftrede, by Brian Butchart & Renee Eagar

12 November 2015:”Net sowat 5% van Suid-Afrikaners sit genoeg geld weg vir hul aftrede ” se Brian Butchart, besturende direkteur van Brenthurst Wealth.Read More…

FINWEEK, Retirement Reforms Explained

12 November 2015:”Only about 5% of South Africans save enough money to be able to retire ” according to Brian Butchart, MD at Brenthurst Wealth.Read More…

SAKE 24, (RAPPORT) Aftrede, Dis sleg vir jou gesondheid, Brian Butchart

11 November 2015:”Die hele gesprek oor aftrede het ‘n kopskuif nodig” se Brian Butchart, besturende direkteur van Brenthurst Wealth.Read More…

October
XPRESS TIMES, The Dangers of Ponzi Schemes

30 October 2015: A local businessman has been accused of allegedly running a Ponzi / Pyramid scheme after alleged investors came forward recentlyRead More…

Aftree-inkomste: moet jy vasmaak?

08 October 2015:Die meeste mense neem aftreeprodukte uit met die hoop dat hul spaargeld na aftrede voldoende maande-likse inkomste sal bied…Read More…

Should you fix your retirement income?

08 October 2015:Most people take out retirement products with the hopes that their savings will provide sufficient monthly income once they retire… Read More…

FINANCIAL PLANNER, Exceptional Care for Clients

01 October 2015:The financial services industry in South Africa is one of the most efficient and admired sectors of the economy and as a result, one of the most competitive.Read More…

The Value of being an FPI Approved Professional Practice

01 October 2015: The aim of an FPI Approved Professional Practice is to provide professional financial planning for their clients and to assist them in meeting those financial goals.Read More…

September
Citizen: Trampled by the herd

29 September 2015: Are our economists speaking their minds or just speaking up their books? Certainly, their forecasts have a poor track record.Read More…

Platforms en bronne vir die verkoop van oorsese eiendom

‘n Mens sou ‘n lang lys van redes kon gee waarom Suid-Afrikaners in belang van hulle gesin se finansiële toekoms oorsee wou belê Read More…

August
SATURDAY CITIZEN: House Prices, 5

August 2015:Property is not the largest investment the ordinary person will ever make – as the industry likes to claim.Read More…

July
BUSINESS DAY: Rise of uber-wealthy

30 July 2015:THE high net worth client market offers both opportunities and challenges. Read More…

BUSINESS DAY: Beyond SA’s borders

30 July 2015:THE stocks in the all share index have done extremely well for investors over the past 13 years, and from 2001 to 2014 – except for three years 2002, 2008 and 2011 –Read More…

FINWEEK: Savings ideas

2 July 2015:Renee Eagar from Brenthurst shares ways to SAVE MONEY.Read More…

June
FINWEEK: Retire in Style

11 June 2015:As alles goed gaan, sal jy waarskynlik die laaste 30 jaar van jou !ewe nie werk nie.Read More…

April
FINWEEK: Loosing your job

 24 April 2015:Wat sal finansieel met jou gebeur as jy jou werk verloor? Sal jy in staat wees om jou uitgawes te dek totdat jy weer ‘n inkomste verdien?Read More…

March
FINWEEK: How to invest an unexpected windfall

20 March 2015: We are often paralysed by the idea of investing, but becoming a successful investor starts long before y ou make your first investment.Read More…

INVEST SA: Insights from Industry Leaders

1 March 2015: In almost 35 years of reporting on, and thereafter advising on investment markets, I cannot remember the first day of the new year being filled with more uncertainty and ‘Black Swan’ events as the present. Read More…

February
THE CITIZEN: Don’t let debt become your Stalingrad

 4 February 2015: There cannot be many households in the world that have a living link to Stalingrad, one of the most brutal and savage battles of World War 2 between the Germans and the Russian troops. Read More…

FINESSE MAGAZINE: Testament ‘n uiters belangrike document

Feb 2015: Die idee van ‘n testament opstel is tegnies en emosioneel oorweldigend. Richus Nel, van Brenthurst Wealth Management, gee raad om die bul by die horings te pak.Read More…

January
SUNDAY TIMES: Biotech Gems

25 January 2015: Biotechnology sits at the very edge of the scientific envelope and backing this kind of research with your own money is not for the fainthearted. Read More…