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.…

Bank by bank bonus reforms, revised and updated

Bank by bank bonus reforms, revised and updated

Several things have changed since we last looked at different banks' different compensation structures a few weeks ago. Here, therefore, is a new list of banks according to…

South Africa’s doors are wide open to skilled foreigners

South Africa’s doors are wide open to skilled foreigners

The severe skills shortage and the relative good health of South Africa's financial system are presenting new opportunities for foreign workers. Those willing to leave the doom and…

Is Standard Chartered the new Goldman Sachs?

Is Standard Chartered the new Goldman Sachs?

Following the warm reception to yesterday's suggestion that HSBC might have Goldmanite qualities due to its ability to turn a global markets profit in a down market, it…

We hear there’s a skills shortage in South Africa

We hear there’s a skills shortage in South Africa

A skills shortage in the financial sector in South Africa is keeping salaries high and forcing employers to offer 'golden hellos' in order to attract experienced staff. The…

Expats flooding back to SA banking

Expats flooding back to SA banking

At first it was a trickle, now it is beginning to resemble a flood. More and more South Africans expatriates, long settled in London or New York, are…

1 741 742 743 744 745 746