ARTICLES ON Finance and investing

Impact Investing 2021
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

COVID-19: Impact investing’s inflection point

As South Africa marks the anniversary of its first lockdown we reflect on our journey toward a post-COVID economic recovery and how the systemic shift toward impact investing and other financial innovation may point the way to lasting change in the country.

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Posted on 1 April 2021 by Julia Woods Price

Will COVID-19 be the catalyst for the most devastating economic crisis of our time?

COVID-19 erupted in a macroeconomic environment that is a rich cocktail of economic contraction and contradiction. History teaches us that if we don’t pay attention to this — we risk underestimating the magnitude of the crisis that we face.

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Posted on 19 May 2020 by Barry Standish
Why downgrading countries - Media

Coronavirus - an excuse to downgrade African countries deep into junk

A number of rating agencies have downgraded emerging market economies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their actions have raised the question: why do so during a crisis?

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Posted on 3 May 2020 by Misheck Mutize
Small business - Media

How investors can support small businesses through the COVID-19 lockdown

For a small business, twenty-one days may be as long as it takes to close its doors forever. But investors might just have the tools to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Posted on 2 April 2020 by Natasha Dinham
 Widening access to financial services - media
Learning & Development

Widening access to financial services

UCT GSB MBA alumna, Philisiwe Precious Nduli, named as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian in 2018, is passionate about widening access to financial services — and ensuring that those services make the world a better place.

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Posted on 8 August 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
Emerging Market Business

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) can lead SA’s economic recovery

While government has identified DFIs as a key partner in delivering an economic turnaround — these institutions lack capacity and resources to do their jobs effectively. Fixing this will be a necessity.

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Posted on 4 November 2018 by Nicholas Biekpe