We sat down to share our New Year’s resolutions in January – Steve’s first words were “I’m overwhelmed by our clients expression of appreciation …” and the proverbial penny dropped – once a South African always as South African. This conversation led us to develop a new identity, a new website, and a new look and feel to our communication – 2011, an exciting year!
It’s taken almost three months to get here and we’re delighted to present our version of a proudly South African personality and culture. Our identity has adopted the image of the iconic Nguni cow; this beautiful species is not only unique to our country but also of high net worth in its own right. In all we aim to awaken more than just a hint of lekker when communicating with our clients…
No matter where you find yourself in the world, we bet that in the background your television set is tuned to World Cup Cricket, possibly even rooting for Graham Smith and his boys. At the same time our Rand is in a strong showing arm wrestle with the US Dollar and interest rates are at the lowest in more than 20 years – all presenting challenges
of there own!
Don’t be concerned – ‘n boer maak ‘n plan. To acquaint yourself with our passion, services and skills please have a peep at our new website with comfort in the knowledge that we deliver. no bull.
Last word: In these times of tragedy, our hearts and minds go out to the government and people of both New Zealand and Japan.
Taking Stock March 2011
Tell your friends
We’ve had so many positive comments from clients that we’d like to suggest you tell family or friends abroad how they too could benefit from our services. Please read how you could benefit in return.
ZAR: what next for the Rand
The Rand currently finds itself somewhere between and rock and a hard place. Given the multitude of factors all having some effect on the currency it is hard to predict where the Rand will find itself in the coming months. Notwithstanding diverse political will, contributions from the radiation and economic fallout in Japan, the general state of the world economy and the prevailing credit crunch, emerging market jitters, the positive FIFA World Cup recently held in South Africa, whispers of nationalising mines, an unpredictable oil price, local interest rates and gold’s strength all play a part in the Rand’s potential volatility.
Where does that leave your South African based investment? To get a clear picture of your SA based investment and its current value in the currency of your choice, register your details with usand use our currency converter to do the calculation.
Cricket World Cup
No matter who takes home the trophy, the Cricket World Cup in India has already dished up a few gems. Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien and SA born Ryan ten Doeschate, from the Netherlands, have shown that the the right individual can make big things happen.
A number of South Africans (or former South Africans) around the cricketing globe are playing their part in making this World Cup a memorable one. With no less than four South Africans in their side, England have entertained at every outing. Win, lose or draw they have kept us enthralled. Pakistan’s loss has been SA’s gain as Imran Tahir continues to dazzle with his attacking brand of spin bowling. AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Ryan ten Doeschate have all made their mark. Gary Kirsten has put fire into the Indian team.
Watching Saffers do well, no matter who they play for, still invokes a sense of pride because once a South African, always a South African.
Japan & New Zealand
Our heartfelt sympathies go to those affected by the recent tragic events in Japan and Christchurch. Please use the following links to donate: