June 2020

The importance of income protection in uncertain times

If illness or injury stopped you from working for an extended period, would you be able to survive on savings or sick leave alone? Without your income, would you be able to pay everyday expenses like your bond, rent, groceries or school fees, and take care of your family and financial commitments? If the answer Read More

Career women – success stories….

Celebrating successful women for all their hard work and effort creates a pathway and steppingstone for aspiring women who seek guidance, motivation and inspiration. Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) recently chatted to Aneri van den Berg, Key Account Manager at Genasys Technologies about her journey and career in the financial services industry, how she balances Read More

Understand stress, manage it and be proactive

You are a high-achieving, hard-working professional living and working in South Africa. You would be crazy not to feel a certain amount of stress. As integrative Medical Practitioner Dr Ela Manga, author of Breathe: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout says, “We would not be alive if we did not have the stress response.” Read More

Reasons you can’t take shortcuts on your path to success

So, you’ve got a bunch of friends who keep getting promoted and landing awesome new jobs (with accompanying awesome titles) and you’re feeling like your career is falling behind. You just can’t stop asking yourself how you’ll ever catch up. Remember that old story about the tortoise and the hare? Well, as someone who’s always Read More

Mindfulness: What it is and how to do it

Last year was quite a ride. The world is reeling from the refugee crisis, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States; while closer to home we continue to ride a roller coaster of political instability and economic uncertainty. It seems that there has never been a better time to Read More

Maintenance of a spouse after divorce

Section 7(2) of the Divorce Act empowers a court which orders a divorce to make an order which it finds just, of maintenance by one party to the other for any period of time until the death or remarriage of the party in whose favour the maintenance order operates. Either spouse can be ordered to Read More

For women, saving and planning is often greater and more complex

Women typically face a greater retirement savings shortfall than their male counterparts. A longer life expectancy coupled with lower compensation throughout their lifetime creates a larger financial burden over a longer period compared with the needs of male retirees. In addition to earning less, on average, female workers also spend more time out of the Read More

Common women’s health concerns

Common women’s health concerns If you’re not feeling so great and keep putting off going to the doctor, then this is for you. We’ve listed the most common women’s health issues, to keep you informed. Cardiovascular disease is a women’s health problem too Contrary to common belief, cardiovascular disease can strike women too. Heart disease Read More

Solutions to challenges faced by single moms during a financial crisis

Most people facing financial turmoil frequently suffer from stress, confusion, and loss of confidence. We know that different financial crises affect different sectors of the economy. In the case of the Covid-19 lockdown the sectors heavily affected are restaurants, the travel sector, live-out domestic help, and the entertainment industry. Many of these have a lot Read More