Should you be looking at a tax-deductible Section 12J investment?

Section 12J (Venture capital investments) came into operation on 1 July 2009, and in the current market environment, alternative investments are attracting a lot of attention. Venture capital companies (VCC) that operate under Section 12J of the Income Tax Act may offer the potential of attractive returns and can also under Section 12J give investors an upfront deduction of their […]

Are retirement annuities still useful?

Retirement annuities are often misunderstood and many people, or their parents, have had bad experiences with them in the past. This sentiment often relates to the investment performance and possibly also the charges related with these products. Some facts need to be considered before you discard this very useful investment vehicle for yourself. When talking about financial planning and investments […]