CN&CO Fin-blog recap for the week ending 7 October 2016

Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Carel’s pick:

EasyEquities is SA’s top tax-free savings account – again!
EasyEquities has clinched the number one spot of ‘Tax Free Savings Account and Online Broker’ at the Top Stockbroker Awards 2016.

Colin’s pick:

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us
Sygnia has launched a unit trust that invests in companies with exposure to the technologies that are driving the fourth industrial revolution.

Rob’s pick:

The death of the degree
“When the #FeesMustFall campaign first emerged in October last year, the battle lines were drawn. A year later, it’s obvious that this is going to be a protracted war. However, as tensions escalate and protests become more violent, I have a nagging suspicion that while the students are fighting the right war, I’m not sure that they’ve picked the right battle.”

Yusuf’s pick:

Should You Write as a Designer?
“Few designers know this, but writing is and should be a huge part of the design process. Writing IS Design.”

Gabbi’s pick:

Java developer is the most sought-after skill in the country
“Job search engine Adzuna recently conducted a study to find out what are the most sought-after skills in the country, and ‘Java Developer’ topped the list. It’s also not that surprising to find an incredible amount of jobs in the technology space.”