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 (and others not so much Fintech, but still make interesting reads) picks of the week:

Carel’s pick:
Investing is a Human Right
“I spent a portion of my Human rights day in a room full of beautiful, talented and courageous women who were together to share their experiences of what being a modern woman looks like. The challenges that we are faced with all ranging from health issues, child maintenance issues, social media and investing,” says Emperor Asset Management brand manager, Lungile Msibi.

Colin’s pick:
The gig economy celebrates working yourself to death
Short-term contract work and freelancing may seem glamorous and super-lifestyle oriented, but the gig economy can be pretty exploitative…

Josie’s pick:
Doug Laburn, insurance ninja
Doug Laburn joined Lombard in 2010 and took on his role as head of Partnerships in 2014. Doug has extensive experience across the supply chain and insurance industries, and holds a B Eng (Stellenbosch) and MBA (Oxford).”

Kurt’s pick:
Carel wants you to trade
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Neo’s pick:
South Africa’s 10 greatest business people of all time
Top 10 business people (to look up to) in South Africa’s history who have had the greatest impact on the country, and the world.

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