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Connectivity. Communication. Convergence. 768 512 Tamela
Connectivity. Communication. Convergence.

During March 2024, South Africa was plunged into a digital blackout following an internet outage which affected mobile network operators (“MNOs”) and cloud services, impacting Microsoft and other critical platforms (WhatsApp and X!).

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The impact of elections on M&A deal activity 768 512 Tamela
The impact of elections on M&A deal activity

South Africa is gearing up for what many believe will be one of the most pivotal elections post-1994.

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Navigating South Africa’s alternative investment landscape with mezzanine finance 768 512 Tamela
Navigating South Africa’s alternative investment landscape with mezzanine finance

While the world remains divided over whether the global economy will weaken this year, amid inflationary pressures, escalating geopolitical tensions, and social unrest, the aftershocks have extended into global credit ecosystems as both borrowers and lenders adapt to new economic realities.

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Agility: The boardroom imperative 768 514 Tamela
Agility: The boardroom imperative

The past five years have given business leaders a clear indication of how interconnected and unpredictable business, society, and economies are.

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JSE Listings Requirements: Auditor Accreditation 768 513 Tamela
JSE Listings Requirements: Auditor Accreditation

The JSE has now circulated the final amendments regarding auditor accreditation including the removal of the whole of Section 22 (as well as Forms E1-E4), which will be effective as of 4 December 2023.

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Generative AI in the market: What can we learn from the dot.com era? 768 514 Tamela
Generative AI in the market: What can we learn from the dot.com era?

Tamela’s Mezzanine Debt Funds are more than just about financial returns. They are about making a lasting impact on society. Investments made in Mezzanine Debt Fund I have not only delivered returns but have also catalysed job creation, promoted inclusive economic participation, and contributed to economic growth in South Africa.

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Private debt acts as a catalyst for job creation 768 514 Tamela
Private debt acts as a catalyst for job creation

Tamela’s Mezzanine Debt Funds are more than just about financial returns. They are about making a lasting impact on society. Investments made in Mezzanine Debt Fund I have not only delivered returns but have also catalysed job creation, promoted inclusive economic participation, and contributed to economic growth in South Africa.

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More JSE Listings Requirements amendments proposed 768 512 Tamela
More JSE Listings Requirements amendments proposed

Since the last time Tamela covered the topic of proposed amendments to the JSE Listings Requirements, the amendments regarding the Financial Reporting Requirements (mainly dealt with in Sections 3 and 8), the Weighted Voting Share Structure, Free Float and Public Shareholders as well as Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (all mainly dealt with in Section 4) have been promulgated.

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Are interest rate hikes the suitable solution? 768 513 Tamela
Are interest rate hikes the suitable solution?

Yes, if used to combat inflation, suggests the Tamela team in this month’s article outlining the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) approach…

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Tamela Perfect Storm Article
A perfect storm: SA’s energy crisis & political blunders cause rapid devaluation of the Rand 768 513 Tamela
A perfect storm: SA’s energy crisis & political blunders cause rapid devaluation of the Rand

Persistent load shedding and the devaluing of the Rand threaten South Africa’s inflation trajectory, impeding economic growth and requiring urgent action to stabilise the currency and restore investor sentiment. These, together with geopolitical miscalculations, create a perfect storm alienating the country’s major trading partners.

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De-dollarisation – an emerging market perspective 768 512 Tamela
De-dollarisation – an emerging market perspective

The call to move away from the United States dollar (USD) has been brought into focus once again after the Russian Federation announced in March this year that it will be making use of the Chinese Yuan in transactions with its trade partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America, effectively replacing the USD as the dominant international currency for global transactions.

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Who ranks first? 768 512 Tamela
Who ranks first?

As many of you will know, Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”), a financial institution specialising in providing banking and financial services to technology and innovation-based businesses, failed in March 2023.

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