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ICYMI MONEYWEB'S BEST OF 2021

Moneyweb's top content of 2021.

The most popular stories on Moneyweb in 2021

21 Dec 2021 /  Adriaan Kruger
Our health, our money and cryptocurrencies attracted the most attention, as well as news about Eskom … and a story of vindication following unjust and unlawful treatment by Sars.

Below, see our top picks for 2021:

The top read articles 2021.
Jan
45

Rupert responds to Swiss Covid-19 vaccination uproar

22 Jan 2021 /  Suren Naidoo
After newspaper report claims billionaire jumped the queue in Switzerland before national vaccination drive began.
Feb
22

Woolies prepares for a food fight

26 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty
As competition at the top end of that market intensifies.
Mar
76

How much Eskom wants to charge normal households, and those with solar

31 Mar 2021 /  Moneyweb
If you want access to the grid, prepare to pay fixed monthly charges …
Apr
47

Anatomy of a bitcoin scam that’s hit at least four South Africans

6 Apr 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan
TJ Naidoo of Durban got pulled into a bitcoin scam on Facebook. It started small, then quickly spiralled out of control.
May
28

New driver’s licence card to be introduced this year

24 May 2021 /  Roy Cokayne
Along with a bouquet of measures designed to 'kill queues' at testing centres.
Jul
37

Meet the 29-year-old South African unravelling the multi-billion-rand Africrypt theft

28 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan
Hamilton Cheong, who grew up in the Magaliesberg, is helping law enforcement authorities in several jurisdictions uncover where the money went.
Aug
19

Dis-Chem founders start cashing out billions

25 Aug 2021 /  Moneyweb
Three transactions will net the family as much as R5.5bn….
Sep
57

Hilton College matric student solves multi-billion dollar crypto puzzle

30 Sep 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan
Homing in on one way in which crypto holders lost billions, Matthew Wilson came up with a solution.
Oct
UPDATE
40

Zimbabweans ask Gauteng High Court to declare them permanent residents

20 Oct 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan
Not an unexpected move as their exemption permits granted by Home Affairs expire in December.
Nov
2

Sars incorrectly recalls refund from a taxpayer’s bank account

22 Nov 2021 /  Barbara Curson
And is unable to say why.
Dec
7

More driving licence headaches for motorists

15 Dec 2021 /  Roy Cokayne
Machine producing driving licence cards has been broken for three weeks.
The top podcasts and radio interviews of 2021.
Jan
33

Updated policy results in mass exodus of WhatsApp users

11 Jan 2021 /  Nompu Siziba
The issue tends not to be security of the contents of messages, but that of one’s personal data: Arthur Goldstuck, World Wide Worx.
Feb
1

Buying vs renting in the current property market

9 Feb 2021 /  Nompu Siziba
Rhys Dyer – CEO of ooba.
Mar
9

A cunningly alternative way to put away that tax-free R36 000

3 Mar 2021 /  Simon Brown
'ETFs will give me very good, strong capital gains over the long term, because that's where and how I'll be saving the most tax’: Nerina Visser – director, etfSA.
Apr
16

What’s going on with the Road Accident Fund?

29 Apr 2021 /  Nompu Siziba
‘I'm … struggling to reconcile what I see in the press every day versus the reality that we're seeing in our business’: Elad Smadja – CEO, Taurus Capital.
May
14

New aircraft developed in SA set to revolutionise business travel globally

3 May 2021 /  Nompu Siziba
Pegasus Universal Aerospace founder and CEO Dr Reza Mia describes the development of the Pegasus Vertical Business Jet, which combines and enhances the characteristics of a helicopter with the luxury, range and speed of a business jet.
Jun
11

Discovery under fire for ‘unethical clawbacks’ from medical practitioners

14 Jun 2021 /  Nompu Siziba
The allegations are that ‘finalised’ medical fund payments are being interrogated months after settlement, while further payments for services to patients are blocked: Professor Birgit Kuschke – Department of Private Law, University of Pretoria.
Jul
9

Unions to consider latest offer in public sector wage negotiations

5 Jul 2021 /  Dudu Ramela
Unions feel threatened and are not going to budge; temperatures are quite high: Chris Jacobs – director at OIM International.
Aug
16

Mandatory pension system proposed by government

19 Aug 2021 /  Fifi Peters
Among other things, ‘those who contribute to the fund today will have a percentage of their contributions being used to fund those already in retirement’: Johan Gouws – head of advice, Sasfin Wealth.
Sep
3

The investment case for MultiChoice

3 Sep 2021 /  Simon Brown
Chantal Marx from FNB Wealth and Investment on the R65.5 billion tax bill as well as the company's risks and growth opportunities.
Oct
3

Why Telkom will no longer offer Netflix on its video service

12 Oct 2021 /  Simon Brown
‘For us it's really about driving broadband connectivity, understanding that...more and more customers are wanting to take up a streaming services’: Wanda Mkhize – Executive Smart Home and Content, Telkom.
Nov

GEPF reaches R2trn milestone

10 Nov 2021 /  Simon Brown
‘We've got a bias to investing in South Africa Incorporated, so we look at it as a secondary focus area after taking care of our members, pensioners and beneficiaries...The fund will continue to thrive as well’: principal executive officer Musa Mabesa.
Nov
1

We are closing the taps on theft — De Ruyter

22 Nov 2021 /  Ryk van Niekerk
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter discusses evident power station sabotage along with personal threats received against himself and his family.
Dec
5

The legal implications of a vaccine mandate

2 Dec 2021 /  Fifi Peters
The key issue is whether vaccinations can be made mandatory for people entering a public place: Michael Evans – partner, Webber Wentzel.
Dec
1

‘Mr President, come see what we’ve done at Waterfall City’

7 Dec 2021 /  Suren Naidoo
That’s the call from Giles Pendleton, chief development officer of JSE-listed Attacq Limited, master developer of the new ‘smart city’ rising from the ground in the middle of Gauteng.
The advisor views of 2021.
Jan
4

The only financial tip for 2021

18 Jan 2021 /  Costas Souris - Quality Group SA
For you, your family, and your business to pursue with hyper-focus, here's one financial tip that will power you forward.
Feb

The impact of Regulation 28 on your retirement funds

9 Feb 2021 /  Eric Jordaan - Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd
Regulation 28 essentially limits asset managers’ allocations of retirements savings to certain assets classes.
Mar
4

A pyramid scheme by any other shape

23 Mar 2021 /  Craig Torr - Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd
Many schemes go to great lengths to avoid being identified as pyramid schemes by using circular or floral diagrams in their marketing material.
Apr

Retirement’s top 10 stress factors

15 Apr 2021 /  Craig Torr - Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd
And how to deal with them.
May

10 things to know about divorce and your retirement funds

24 May 2021 /  Devon Card - Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd
Before contemplating divorce, couples should first seek to understand the impact that it will have on their retirement savings.
Jun
1

Succession: Transferring your wealth to the next generation

21 Jun 2021 /  Devon Card - Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd
Succession planning should take place holistically and with a view of your entire estate – both local and offshore – to ensure that no conflicts, confusion, or omissions occur.
Jul
1

Retrenched before retirement age? Keep the following in mind

7 Jul 2021 /  Wouter Fourie - Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers
Following from the previous article, we look at some of the key considerations if you are facing early retirement due to retrenchment.
Aug
1

Retirement: Things to consider in the final year before retirement

20 Aug 2021 /  Wouter Fourie - Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers
Many busy executives, or people who are deeply engaged in their work – like CEOs and company directors – suddenly wake up to the fact that they are in the final stretch before retirement.
Sep
1

Approach retirement villages with caution (part 1)

3 Sep 2021 /  Wouter Fourie - Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers
Retirement villages come in various shapes and forms with varying costs, depending on ownership structure, location and services offered.
Oct
1

Reasons to avoid retirement

5 Oct 2021 /  Martin de Kock - Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers
Considerations for people nearing retirement age.
Nov

Assets that won’t attract estate duty

4 Nov 2021 /  Gareth Collier - Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd
And how they can be incorporated to reduce tax in one’s estate.
Dec

The secret weapon of retirement annuities

10 Dec 2021 /  Okkie Slabbert - GraySwan Wealth
How a disallowed contribution can benefit an investor at and during retirement, and the beneficiaries of the estate at the time of death.
The reader questions of 2021.
Jan
11

Should I keep my emergency fund in my bond?

26 Jan 2021 /  Thulisile Nkomo
Or are there better investments I could make?
Feb
13

Is it a good idea to invest in the SA property market?

24 Feb 2021 /  Elke Brink
On a valuation basis property does show upside potential, but there is a large degree of uncertainty.
Mar
23

What can I invest R158k in to receive R5k income monthly?

16 Mar 2021 /  Stephen Katzenellenbogen
Of three options on what to do with your RA funds, a life annuity would give you the highest probability of income certainty – but not at the required level.
Apr
2

Under the new pension regulations, can you borrow money from your provident fund?

15 Apr 2021 /  Toy Meyer
You can borrow funds to buy a property, renovate a property, pay off a housing loan, or to guarantee a housing loan. You cannot use the funds for any other purpose.
May
3

Is it possible to get back my retirement fund that was attached by Sars?

6 May 2021 /  Rick Briers-Danks
You are entitled to request reasons from Sars regarding the deduction and to object to those reasons if you feel they are not valid.
Jun
9

With R800K, what monthly income can I expect if I want an income until I pass on?

2 Jun 2021 /  Michael Haldane
And will the balance fall away when I pass on?
Jul
32

What could a South African do with R500k in a money market account?

27 Jul 2021 /  Elke Brink
Until the interest rate situation changes in South Africa, I would strongly reconsider any cash exposure.
Aug
8

What can I invest R500k in to get R5k a month and still keep my investment as is?

18 Aug 2021 /  Alwyn Smit
In the current environment, the best match with your requirements would be either a ‘variable income’ or a ‘multi-asset income’ unit trust fund.
Sep
24

How much do I need to invest to receive a monthly income of R10k over 10 years?

21 Sep 2021 /  Elke Brink
After 10 years, the initial amount should still be available.
Oct
11

What are the tax implications of our mom giving us our inheritance out of the sale of her property?

21 Oct 2021 /  Craig Turton
Capital gains tax and donations tax need to be considered.
Nov
3

Should I invest in a fixed deposit account or unit trusts for my child?

4 Nov 2021 /  Tanya Joubert
Consider interest, flexibility and tax.
Dec
2

At 35, would a five- or 10-year RSA Retail Bond be a good investment?

2 Dec 2021 /  Marius Fenwick
Retail bonds are good solutions for retired individuals who need the income and who receive additional tax rebates.

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