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  • Gold mining companies' broken promises results in unprecedented legal action
  • Every year, between 1,500 and 2,000 miners apply for compensation from mining companies for lung diseases like silicosis and tuberculosis. These diseases are direct a result of the mine workers coming into contact with dangerous chemicals in the mines. In 2003, the gold mining industry promised that by 2013, there would be no new cases of silicosis among workers exposed for the first time ... ››› more
  • [16 June 2016]
  • Don't let the “hottest tip” of the year leave you penniless
  • Yesterday I got an unexpected SMS from my cousin in Cape Town. She told me about a friend who sent her the “hottest” investment tip of the year so far. She asked me to urgently check my email to confirm this, because she only had a few hours to buy into the share. When I checked the email, I got a bit of a fright. She wasn't the only person in the thread. More than 300 people received ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2016]
  • About the company: Sun International Ltd [JSE:SUI]
  • Sun International has resorts, hotels and casinos across South Africa, southern Africa, Nigeria and South America. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Sun International Limited Short name: SunInt Ticker: SUI Sector: Travel & leisure – travel & leisure Five top facts about Sun International Fact #1: Sun International employs over 11,000 peopl... ››› more
  • [29 July 2015]
  • Is trading single stock futures for you?
  • Trading single stock futures appeals to many would-be traders because of their gearing aspect. This is all thanks to trading on margin. By putting down a small deposit to trade a large number of shares, you can multiply the gains of their price movements. But this gearing also multiplies your losses. So is single stock futures the right financial instrument for you? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [20 March 2015]
  • Amplats sues the AMCU for damages
  • Yesterday, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) announced that it was suing the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). The legal bid sees Amplats seeking damages from the AMCU over the strike action affecting its platinum operations. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Anglo American Platinum has said that it’s “suing a trade union for damages and losses,” report... ››› more
  • [17 February 2014]
  • Anglo settles with 23 miners over silicosis claims
  • Yesterday, the lawyer representing 23 miners who contracted silicosis revealed a settlement with Anglo. This case began in 2004. The settlement is the first of its kind in SA. Let's take a closer look at what went on… Anglo American South Africa “settled a lawsuit brought by miners who claimed they contracted silicosis while working” for the company, reports Fin24. Anglo said “the deal b... ››› more
  • [26 September 2013]
  • Cut your legal costs by sticking to these easy to follow strategies
  • One thing you can be sure of - besides death and taxes - is you'll need the services of an attorney at one time or another. Not because you want to, but because you need to. But legal costs can be high. Read on to find out how you can cut your legal costs… The fees lawyers charge for their services can be very high. And the fees you pay can significantly drain your savings. Three fool proof... ››› more
  • [23 August 2013]
  • Manage your investment risk: Make sure you do your own research!
  • Before you risk a cent on the stock market, it's so crucial that you do your own research! Don't listen to anyone's advice without checking the facts. Here's what you should do… You wouldn’t buy a car, a house or a new TV just because a mate said it was a good buy, would you? No. You’d look into it. You’d compare it to others in the market, explains Francois Joubert in the Resource an... ››› more
  • [01 August 2013]
  • Use these four strategies to prevent a lawsuit from stealing your wealth
  • The United States is, undoubtedly the most litigious society in the world. But judging by daily news reports, you'll notice South Africa is fast catching up. People are filing lawsuits left, right and centre. In fact, trend analysts around the world believe you run the risk of being sued at least three times in your life. Don't let it happen to you. Read on to discover four expert strategies that'... ››› more
  • [18 April 2013]

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