In the news today: Beware the debt trap, Santam fights fire with wood, and SASSA reviews funeral deductions

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Is a call for cyber crime collaboration realistic?

Amid cyber warfare concerns, prevalence of terrorism and cybercrime, governments call for collaboration between industry and other governments, but is this realistic?  READ MORE

And a happy debt-ridden 2016 to you too

Several forces are creating the perfect financial storm to lead many more South Africans towards cash flow shortages in 2016, Debtbusters CEO, Ian Wason, said.  READ MORE

SA insurance firm fights fire with trees

Santam, one of South Africa’s largest agricultural insurers, has funded a tree-planting project in the Baviaanskloof, in the Eastern Province, to curb land degradation and veld fires.   READ MORE

SASSA reviews funeral policy

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is tightening the screws and reviewing its policy regarding funeral policy deductions on child support grants.  READ MORE

Fire insurance claims climb as drought tightens its hold

The ongoing drought across South Africa has increased the risk of fire and has resulted in a rise in fire insurance claims.  READ MORE

Looking back at the underperforming assets of 2015

Oil and commodities were the world’s worst-performing asset class for the second year running in 2015, pressured by China’s economic slowdown and excess supply. READ MORE