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May 3, 2019

DEFY RAMPS UP SA PRODUCTION WITH R1BN INVESTMENT

Through the revival of the Jacobs factory, a total of 75 new job opportunities will be created to manufacture an estimated 500 top loaders per shift. This manufacturing development also serves as a much-needed boost to the local community of Jacobs by undertaking a localisation programme as part of their new investment.

By 2020, Defy is looking to expand their output to include new cooking products such as 60cm built-in ovens and a new free-standing stove, an investment opportunity totalled at R25milion collectively.

Growing local economy

According to Evren Albas, the CEO at Defy South Africa, economic growth in South Africa is a top priority for the company. [...]

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September 5, 2018

IS YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO READY FOR OPPORTUNITIES 20 YEARS AWAY?

Long-term investing requires thinking about what the world may look like in 20 years from now and allocating capital to those areas of the economy that will grow in relevance.

To capture the prevalent investment themes of the next couple of decades requires a different approach, and access is not always easy. Most opportunities, especially in the nascent stages, are not yet listed and therefore only available through private markets.

However, the hard work can be well worth the effort. Many investors such as pension savers have an investment horizon that spans more than a decade, yet their investment strategy does not take into account the high potential long-term [...]

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June 15, 2018

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT – BEST PLACE TO INVEST?

A 22-year-long study started among poor populations in Jamaica in the 1970s by Dr Sally Grantham-McGregor and Christine Powell showed that children whose mothers received weekly home visits for two years by doctors and nurses who helped them engage their babies in play attained higher test scores for reading, mathematics and general knowledge later in life. They stayed in school longer, were less likely to be violent or experience depression, and had better social skills. Significantly, they earned 25% on average more than a control group of similar children.

In a situation in which 50% of South African children who start Grade 1 drop out before matric, and 78% of Grade 4 [...]

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