100 000 Ways to Share Success

100 000 Ways to Share Success

On Friday the 6th of April, we celebrated having successfully paid out 100 000 property finance deals. In celebration of this milestone, a donation of R100 000 has been made to The Reach For A Dream Foundation. This donation will allow us to fulfill the dreams of 30 children who have life threatening illnesses and […]

The Online Swindler

The Online Swindler

With the digital age taking precedence over traditional media, cyber scams have become more prevalent for many individuals in recent years. Despite numerous cybercrime warnings in the business world, many are still falling victim to these scams. According to the The Attorneys’ Insurance Indemnity Fund (AIIF), cybercrime is defined as “Any criminal or other offense […]

The Fraudster Within

The Fraudster Within

It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare: a trusted employee who has been with the company for a considerable amount of time, who has access to the finances and bookkeeping processes, is diverting funds into an alternative account for personal use. And everyone is completely oblivious to it. The question you need to ask yourself is […]

Something for Nothing

Something for Nothing

Frequently these days I am approached by people wanting help with finding employment. Sometimes it’s people wanting to change the course of their careers and hoping I can point them toward a few good contacts or offer some advice. Sometimes it’s people who’ve lost jobs, been retrenched or are being forced to change for some […]

New Paths

New Paths

In 1987, after a visit to the MIT Media Lab, Stewart Brand famously observed, “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” Brand’s research and resulting book examined amongst other of the Lab’s projects, personalized newspapers, life-sized holograms and telephones that chat with callers, […]

Homework

Homework

The quieter spell in January always has me thinking laterally about the year ahead and putting plans in place for projects down the line. One thing I’m very grateful about is that when I’m not travelling countrywide my commute to work takes no more than two minutes, reducing stress in my life, freeing up time […]

Paying Per Day

Paying Per Day

I’m always a big fan of buy-to-let opportunities and the steady, reliable source of silent income they can produce. There are of course some parts of the country and some times of year when this gets even more exciting and property owners can ditch monthly rentals in favour of renting out their properties per day. […]

Go where the Banks Go

Go where the Banks Go

I always find it interesting to talk to people involved in real estate and enjoy the fact that the more views one gets from different perspectives within the profession, the more holistic ones understanding of the market becomes. Almost every week I travel nationwide, and recently I was in Braamfontein chatting to agents from a […]