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HOTEL TOPS IN SERVICE

An awards ceremony that took place in The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg revealed winners in the hospitality industry. Protea Hotels by Marriott® was named as the winner in service excellence in the hotel industry as measured by the 2017/2018 Ask Africa Orange Index benchmark. Runners up were Sun International in second place and City Lodge in […]
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MAKE YOUR INVESTMENTS GROW

Cape Town – The continuous devaluation of the rand is making local investments, irrespective of how good they are lose value over time in international terms, according to Dave Elzas, CEO of global financial services provider Geneva Management Group (GMG). For this reason, investors should be looking to invest in hard currency and hard assets […]
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AIRBNB’S FOCUS ON AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG — U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official said on Tuesday. Airbnb has shaken up the market for travel accommodation, competing with hotels by allowing people to rent out their homes or apartments, either in full or […]
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LOVE THE WINELANDS!

It’s easy enough to spend an entire weekend tasting your way through the many wine farms and restaurants in the Western Cape’s winelands. From Stellenbosch through to Paarl and Franschoek, the various farms each provide their own unique experiences and histories, but the area has more than just this to explore and experience, especially now […]
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ARE TRUSTS STILL EFFECTIVE?

As a result of recent legislative changes, the tax structures some financial planners had set up solely to assist their clients avoid or defer donations tax and estate duty might no longer be effective. Section 7C of the Income Tax Act, introduced by the 2016 Taxation Laws Amendment Act, in particular, is already making the […]