BFS Konsult

Thrive in Today’s Market: How Business Advisory Services Fuel Growth

In today’s dynamic business environment, simply offering a quality product or service isn’t enough. Success hinges on strategic planning, sound financial management, and the ability to adapt. Business advisory services bridge this gap by providing the expertise you need to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and achieve sustainable growth. Unlocking financial potential: Expert guidance: Advisors become an […]

Essential Financial Lessons Every Parent Should Pass Down

It’s true; financial literacy is as crucial as academic education, and many of us find ourselves reflecting on the lessons we wish were imparted by our parents. Growing up in South Africa, where economic challenges and opportunities coexist, understanding money management from an early age could have set a solid foundation for personal financial success. […]

What is the Difference Between a Business Consultant and an Advisor?

In South Africa, where businesses often face unique challenges and opportunities, the roles of business consultants and advisors are often crucial. Both consultants and advisors provide strategic advice, but their approaches, areas of expertise, and the nature of their engagement with clients can differ significantly. Business consultant: Strategic expertise and specialised solutions Business consultants in […]

Godongwana Reaches Out to Private Investors

Better-managed PPPs can help South Africa avoid prescribed assets. South Africa may very well be at the brink of a new era, where a greater focus on public private partnerships (PPPs) can help to address the country’s multiple challenges. The ongoing energy crisis, a deteriorating and unreliable logistics system, failing infrastructure, and climate risks—solutions to […]

Three Innovative Approaches to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Retirement planning is absolutely key to your financial well-being, but let’s face it, as those golden years inch closer, a lot of us start to worry if what we’ve saved up is really going to cut it. Sure, sticking to the tried-and-true savings plans is essential, but why not think outside the box a little? […]

Key Considerations Before Borrowing Money in South Africa

Securing a loan is a common approach for financing various personal and business needs in South Africa, from purchasing property to covering unexpected expenses. However, the decision to borrow money requires careful thought and planning. Here are essential factors to consider before you commit to a loan. Assess your financial situation: Evaluate your needs and […]

Silence is Golden in This Year’s Budget Speech

What matters more than the contents of this year’s budget is what has been omitted from it. Its greatest virtues are four days less tax, no NHI, and liberated electricity markets. The budget does not, for instance, provide for two huge burdens promised by the government—the draft electricity plan (IRP2023) and the National Health Insurance […]

Why Honesty Is the Best Policy When Dealing with Your Financial Advisor

The foundation of any relationship with a financial advisor is built on trust and transparency. Clients are expected to share intimate details about their financial lives, similar to how one would discuss health issues with a doctor. This level of openness ensures that advisors can provide tailored advice that accurately reflects the client’s financial health […]

Estate Planning: Preparing for the Digital Afterlife

The emergence of digital ghosts on social media Social media platforms have become integral to our daily lives, but what happens to these digital profiles when a user passes away? Research by Carl J. Öhman, a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, sheds light on this evolving issue. Öhman’s study, titled “Are the Dead […]

The Financial Costs and Benefits of Solar Power

The shift towards renewable energy in South Africa has seen a significant rise in the adoption of solar power. While the benefits of solar energy, such as sustainability and long-term cost savings, are well-known, it’s important to also consider the hidden costs and challenges associated with solar power systems. This balanced analysis aims to provide […]

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