2023: A rollercoaster for investors

2023: A rollercoaster for investors

By October 2023 the Federal Reserve was 18 months into the steepest hiking cycle in recent memory, and there was increasing evidence that higher interest rates were starting to impact the real economy. The 15-year fixed mortgage rate had breached 7% for the first time...
Keep your property safe this winter

Keep your property safe this winter

South Africa may be marketed as “sunny South Africa” but our winters can be very cold, and we sometimes even have snowfalls in high-lying areas. Here are some essential checks that should be done to keep your property and your loved ones safe during the winter. Stay...
Our youth, our future

Our youth, our future

Our youth are the future of this country, and we need to help them make the most of their talents whenever and wherever we can. We need to develop a generation of young people who can really make a difference to the wider community as well. Safire focuses on investing...
Health is the (only) REAL wealth

Health is the (only) REAL wealth

During a recent workshop, someone asked: “If a loved one is diagnosed with a medical condition for which new (proven) ground-breaking treatment is available in another country, would you willingly give up your life’s savings for your loved one to undergo the...
Counterfeit Card Fraud

Counterfeit Card Fraud

A counterfeit card is a card that is “manufactured” fraudulently and not genuinely issued by a bank. Criminals manufacture counterfeit cards using compromised card data. Generally, stolen bank cards or other cards with a magnetic strip are encoded with the...