Moneyweb Holdings is a public company whose shares are listed on the Alternative Exchange ("Alt X").
It is an integrated media company focusing on producing independent, high quality investment information. Roughly half of the company's revenues are generated by its Internet properties; the balance is divided almost equally between radio and print.
The company's flagship local Internet brand is Moneyweb.co.za, South Africa's dominant online source of investment information. The flagship has sub-brands Marketingweb.co.za (a joint venture), which serve sub-sectors of its broad target market. Around half of the online revenue is generated by the company's international brand Mineweb.com, the dominant global source of mining-related news. Headquartered in London, Mineweb.com has offices in New York, Perth and South Africa.
Moneyweb Holdings produces South Africa's leading radio business programme, SAfm Market Update with Moneyweb, an half hour long live show broadcast in prime time every weekday evening. It is broadcast from Moneyweb's studio at its Melrose Arch, Johannesburg offices. The programme is broadcast nation wide on SAfm (104 - 107fm) between 18:00 - 18:30.
Moneyweb's vision is to continuously add value for the community it serves by providing top quality, timeous and independent investment information. The community comprises primarily high net worth individuals - or those who aspire to be - who use it as a source through which to increase their wealth. They rely on it for education, recommendations and updated information about investments, including the share market and unit trusts. All online services are provided free of charge.
Moneyweb offers independent thinking and the very best possible content, providing precisely the kind of service demanded by its discerning, well educated and high earning readers. That helps to give advertisers a vehicle which they are able to use to get their message across to this extremely hard-to-reach community. Revenue raised from banners, sponsorships, merchant listings and special advertising sections is reinvested in the content, helping to attract greater loyalty and grow the community, thus closing the virtuous circle.
The rights and privacy of those who use Moneyweb are given the utmost respect. As a matter of policy, information provided by visitors is treated as strictly confidential and used only to develop a global profile of the community for advertisers. Moneyweb abides by the following privacy policies:
Personal information is only gathered with your consent.
Information supplied by you is used for personalisation, identification, and communication.
We guarantee, unconditionally, that your personal information will never be sold or made available to any third party, including advertisers.
You have the right to view your personal information at any time.
Moneyweb's credibility as an independent investment service is dependent on the personal integrity of its staff. In order to place that integrity beyond any possible doubt, Moneyweb is publicising its rigorously applied policy regarding share transactions.
Moneyweb's editorial staff is required to adhere to a policy that ensures that their reporting is not affected by personal interests. Moneyweb writers may not buy or sell shares in any JSE listed company within two weeks of writing a story related to that company or related shares. Editorial staff may not accept special investment opportunities that are not available to the ordinary public.
No one outside the permanently employed editorial staff is privy to stories to be posted on any Moneyweb media property. Registered subscribers may have access to certain stories before they become generally available. Subscribers are not required to pay for such content.
Outside contributors are required to disclose their investment interests where appropriate.
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