Salary increases still the norm in South Africa

Salary increases still the norm in South Africa

The era of big fat bonuses and golden hellos is (at least temporarily) over, in South Africa as well as pretty much everywhere else. But on the salary…

Recruiting on hold as election results are digested

Recruiting on hold as election results are digested

The elections in South Africa have come and gone with no surprises, which is good news. Turnout was high, the electoral machine worked smoothly and the results were…

Are you now willing to pay more tax?

Are you now willing to pay more tax?

If there is anything resembling a certainty right now, it is that bankers high earners will end up paying more tax in the near future. Prior to his…

Risk management specialists wanted in South Africa

Risk management specialists wanted in South Africa

The skills gap in the risk management field is growing, South African recruitment experts say. The financial crisis has been a sharp reminder to banks, insurance companies and…

Bourse Africa looking to recruit commodity derivatives traders

Bourse Africa looking to recruit commodity derivatives traders

Stock exchanges in the Old World are merging, slashing fees and fiercely competing for business. Meanwhile, over in the so-called developing world, interesting developments are afoot in the…

Fears that job cuts will come to South African finance

Fears that job cuts will come to South African finance

Employment opportunities still abound in South Africa and the financial services sector in particular has been sheltered from the global crisis, but there is a looming sense that…

South African banks hiring, but deluged with CVs from Europe and Wall St

South African banks hiring, but deluged with CVs from Europe and Wall St

Expansion into Africa is serving South African banks well and providing significant opportunities for employment. Standard Bank, the continent's largest, has pursued the most active and successful African&

Banks in South Africa only tinkering with layoffs

Banks in South Africa only tinkering with layoffs

The good news is that South African banks, unlike their British or American counterparts, have not had to resort to massive lay-offs. While the local mining companies have…

South Africans still incredibly keen to work in financial services

South Africans still incredibly keen to work in financial services

The global crisis has not affected the financial sector's standing in the eyes of most South African professionals. For the majority, a job in financial services is the…

South Africa needs private bankers

South Africa needs private bankers

Private banking is alive and well in South Africa. "There are a lot of very rich people out here," says Alain Cheenne, managing director of Michael Page SA.…

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