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Finweek English Edition - - CONTENTS - JANA MARAIS

e at fin­week want to en­sure that we pro­duce a mag­a­zine that adds value to your life, and one that re­mains rel­e­vant in a chang­ing world.

the past year, we’ve worked hard to re­fine our ap­proach to sto­ries, as well as the pre­sen­ta­tion and lay­out to make our con­tent eas­ier to en­gage with. The re­sults from a re­cent sur­vey have again con­firmed what read­ers want from the mag­a­zine: ar­ti­cles that help you make the right in­vest­ment and fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions, and ar­ti­cles that con­tex­tu­alise and an­a­lyse the busi­ness and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ments that would have an im­pact on your fi­nances and in­vest­ments.

We have there­fore de­cided to change our mag­a­zine ac­cord­ingly. From July on­wards we will be in­creas­ing our fo­cus on in­vest­ment ad­vice, stock tips and per­sonal fi­nance, as well as on global mar­kets and in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. In this week’s is­sue, for ex­am­ple, we fea­ture a num­ber of ar­ti­cles from in­dus­try ex­perts on re­tire­ment (from page 15), and look at the in­ter­na­tional stocks lo­cal fund man­agers deem to be at­trac­tive (see page 37).

At the same time, we are also chang­ing the fre­quency of the mag­a­zine to an al­ter­nate weekly pub­li­ca­tion. This is­sue will there­fore be on shelves for two weeks, with the next is­sue avail­able from 21 July, jam-packed with ex­actly the kind of in­for­ma­tion you want.

The re­vamped fin­week will in­clude more stock tips and views from our reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tors like Si­mon Brown and Mox­ima Gama, as well as in­creased cov­er­age on where lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional fund man­agers are see­ing in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

We are keep­ing most of our reg­u­lar pop­u­lar fea­tures, in­clud­ing our opin­ion pieces by thought lead­ers like Stel­len­bosch Univer­sity’s Jo­han Fourie, in­ter­views with CEOs of lead­ing JSE-listed com­pa­nies, en­tre­pre­neur fea­tures, and our reg­u­lar man­age­ment ad­vice col­umn. Look out for a new col­umn on direc­tors’ deal­ings and com­pany pro­files. We will also be an­swer­ing read­ers’ fi­nan­cial ques­tions.

We trust that you will en­joy the im­proved fin­week, and wel­come your feed­back and sug­ges­tions. You can con­tact me with any com­ments or queries on the fol­low­ing ad­dress: janam@fin­

Mat­ter of fact

In the ar­ti­cle From bar­ley to beer, pub­lished in the 15 June is­sue, we used the wrong pic­ture of bar­ley pro­ducer and Grain SA board mem­ber Richard Krige. Our apolo­gies for any in­con­ve­nience caused. ■

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