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Bagaimana Berinvestasi di Bursa Efek Johannesburg Afrika Selatan jauh dan paling berkembang secara ekonomi di negara-negara Afrika, dan, oleh karena itu, kemungkinan akan menjadi pintu gerbang ekonomi benua yang penting untuk masa yang akan datang. Sejujurnya, Bursa Efek Johannesburg (BEJ) sama persis dengan pasar yang paling bullish akhir-akhir ini. Indeks MSCI Afrika Selatan telah tenggelam lebih dari 13 selama 12 bulan terakhir setelah memperhitungkan depresiasi mata uang nasional, rand. Padahal, pasar sekarang berada pada titik terendah dalam hampir dua tahun. Tapi ini berita buruk bagi investor nilai. Jatuh harga berarti semakin banyak penawaran ditawarkan. Kelipatan penghasilan menurun dan imbal hasil dividen meningkat. Dan karena Bursa Efek Johannesburg adalah salah satu yang paling canggih di dunia, investor dapat merogoh kesepakatan ini dengan satu klik mouse mereka. Kemudahan dan kenyamanan pasar membuat tempat yang ideal bagi investor Afrika baru untuk mendapatkan kaki mereka basah. Ini bagaimana memulai. Toko Perbandingan Pialang Saham Afrika Selatan Langkah pertama Anda adalah membuka rekening dengan pialang saham Afrika Selatan. Puluhan pialang saham memfasilitasi perdagangan di BEJ, namun hanya 12 yang menawarkan perdagangan saham online kepada investor perorangan. Platform perdagangan online masih tergolong baru di Afrika, dan mereka tidak perlu berinvestasi dengan sukses di sana, tapi saya merasa lebih nyaman. Jadi, saya membatasi riset pialang saya dengan yang menawarkannya. Saya mengirim email ke masing-masing, menanyakan apakah mereka melayani investor asing, berapa banyak uang yang diminta untuk membuka rekening, dokumentasi apa yang dibutuhkan, dan untuk salinan jadwal biaya mereka. Lima dari pialang mengkonfirmasi bahwa mereka membawa klien asing dan menanggapi pertanyaan saya dalam tiga hari kerja. Saya mendaftarkan mereka di bawah ini dengan jumlah minimum deposit awal mereka, biaya administrasi bulanan, dan perhitungan saya atas biaya perdagangan ZAR20.000 hipotetis melalui masing-masing. Minimum Initial Deposit Biaya Admin Bulanan ZAR50.00 (kira-kira 5.00) atau broker bulanan melebihi ZAR300.00 (kira-kira 30.00) ZAR235.96 (kira-kira 23.00) Seperti yang dapat Anda lihat, komisi dan biaya cukup sebanding di kelima broker tersebut, namun Anglorand membutuhkan deposit yang jauh lebih besar daripada rekan-rekannya. Sadarilah bahwa, bagi penduduk Afrika Selatan, pajak pertambahan nilai ditambahkan ke banyak item di atas. Jika Anda bukan penduduk Afrika Selatan, Anda seharusnya tidak dikenai pajak pertambahan nilai (PPN). Jika Anda melakukan banyak perdagangan, ini bisa menjadi biaya yang signifikan karena berjumlah 14 pialang dan biaya. Jadi, perhatikan laporan trading Anda dan mintalah broker Anda untuk mengembalikan PPN jika harus muncul. Discretionary vs. Non-Discretionary Accounts Perhatikan bahwa beberapa broker ini menawarkan rekening tanpa pamrih. Akun discretionary memberi broker wewenang untuk melakukan perdagangan di akun Anda tanpa persetujuan dari pemegang rekening. Mereka biasanya dikelola dengan cara yang diyakini broker sebagai cara terbaik untuk mencapai tujuan investasi dan tingkat risiko yang dapat diterima yang Anda tentukan. Ini seperti memiliki manajer portofolio pribadi Anda sendiri. Anda mungkin ingin mempertimbangkan pilihan ini jika Anda tertarik untuk melakukan riset investasi Anda sendiri. Saya sedikit aneh, jadi saya lebih memilih akun non-discretionary. Saya ingin membuat keputusan investasi sendiri dan tidak menyukai gagasan bahwa broker bisa membeli atau menjual saham saya tanpa seizin saya. Jika Anda sama sekali menyukai saya, pastikan Anda membuka akun non-discretionary atau 8220execution only8221. Dokumentasi apa yang Anda perlukan untuk membuka akun agar siap memberikan yang berikut ini: Salinan lengkap rincian paspor Bank Anda (yaitu cek yang dibatalkan atau salinan laporan mutasi bank yang mutakhir) Salinan tagihan utilitas baru-baru ini yang menunjukkan alamat fisik Anda (bukan Lebih tua dari tiga bulan) Surat masuk ke broker Anda yang menyatakan bahwa Anda tidak terdaftar di Dinas Pendapatan Afrika Selatan untuk pajak di Afrika Selatan (beberapa calo mungkin memerlukan nomor Jaminan Sosial Anda) Anda juga perlu mengisi formulir atau tiga untuk Broker yang ingin Anda buka akun trading dengan. Ini adalah jadwal untuk apa yang dibutuhkan oleh masing-masing. Anglorand memerlukan penyelesaian mandat perdagangan 12 halaman (hanya enam yang pertama yang diperlukan untuk akun non-discretionary) dan jadwal khusus tiga halaman. Aplikasi Imara SP Reid8217 adalah monster 14 halaman. Untungnya, investor individu yang ingin mengelola akun mereka sendiri dapat melewati banyak bagian. Nedbank, PSG Online, dan Sanlam iTrade semua menawarkan aplikasi registrasi online yang bagus. Temukan Nedbank8217 di sini, PSG8217 di tautan ini. Dan Sanlam iTrade8217s di sini. Cara Mendanai Rekening Broker Anda Setelah membuka rekening trading Anda, broker Anda akan memberi Anda rincian banknya sehingga Anda dapat mendanai akun Anda dan mulai membeli saham. Cara yang paling efisien untuk melakukannya adalah melalui wire transfer. Jika Anda belum mengirim kawat internasional sebelumnya, saya sarankan agar Anda membawa rincian bank broker Anda ke cabang bank lokal Anda dan mintalah mereka untuk memandu Anda melalui proses ini. Mereka akan memastikan bahwa dana Anda tiba dengan aman. Perhatikan bahwa sebagian besar bank AS mengenakan biaya sekitar 25 untuk kabel internasional keluar. Membuat Perdagangan Proses pembuatan perdagangan yang sebenarnya bervariasi bergantung pada broker yang Anda gunakan, tapi dari apa yang saya lihat, platform perdagangan mereka terlihat cukup intuitif. Anda cukup membeli dan menjual saham dengan cara yang sama seperti melalui ETrade atau TDAmeritrade account. Mengumpulkan Dividen Menurut pengalaman saya, mengumpulkan dividen yang dibayarkan oleh saham Afrika Selatan Anda adalah sepotong kue. Jika Anda membeli saham melalui broker online, dividen Anda akan langsung dimasukkan ke akun trading Anda. Anda kemudian dapat memutuskan apakah akan membawa uang kembali ke rumah atau menginvestasikannya kembali ke pasar. Jelas seperti Lumpur Apakah Anda memiliki pertanyaan tentang investasi di Bursa Efek Johannesburg yang telah kita bahas di sini Jika demikian, mari kita lihat di komentar Terkait Bacaan I8217m seorang profesional muda yang ingin memulai investasi di pasar saham. Seorang kolega telah memberi tahu saya tentang satrix dan mereka menawarkan risiko minimum bagi investor. Apakah aman di zaman sekarang ini dengan ekonomi kita yang sangat lemah untuk mulai berinvestasi dan merupakan pilihan bagus bagi pemula seperti saya. Rekan Anda mengarahkan Anda ke arah yang benar, menurut pandangan saya. Satrix menawarkan sejumlah ETF dan unit trust yang membantu diversifikasi risiko Anda sekaligus menjaga biaya tetap rendah. Tidak banyak berita ekonomi besar yang keluar dari Afrika Selatan akhir-akhir ini, tapi penting untuk melihat jangka panjang. Saya menyarankan agar Anda menginvestasikan jumlah tetapkan kecil secara berkala (bulanan atau kuartalan) dalam kepercayaan unit yang terdiversifikasi saat Anda membuat kaki Anda basah. Satrix menawarkan dua trust unit yang terdiversifikasi dengan baik yang mungkin Anda pertimbangkan (satrix.co.zaproductsunittrusts.aspx). The Balanced Index Fund beragam di saham-saham Afrika Selatan, saham asing, obligasi, dan properti. MSCI World Equity Index berinvestasi di perusahaan terbesar di dunia, termasuk Apple, Exxon, Google, dan Microsoft dan hanya memiliki sedikit keterpaparan pada ekonomi Afrika Selatan. Semoga ini bisa membantu dan membuat kita tetap memperhatikan bagaimana keadaan bagi Anda Ryan Ryan Saya punya pertanyaan untuk ditanyakan. Mungkinkah saat berinvestasi di BEJ bahwa seseorang dapat dibayar dari suku bunga investasi bulanan Ryan Hoover mengatakan pertanyaan bagus. Ya, ada beberapa dana yang membayar pendistribusian bulanan kepada investor mereka. Anda dapat menemukan daftar beberapa dari mereka di artikel ini: Selamat berinvestasi Ryan Saya memiliki beberapa saham Afrika Selatan, terdaftar di BEJ, sertifikat dikeluarkan di Afrika Selatan, dapatkah saya menukarkannya melalui broker Kanada? Mereka, tapi saya menduga jawabannya akan menjadi 8220no8221 atau hanya dengan biaya yang sangat besar. Terima kasih. Saham yang dimaksud tercatat di bursa NY. Apakah itu membuat perbedaan Itu mungkin akan mempermudah, dan itu pasti layak untuk ditelepon mereka. Anda mungkin juga memeriksa dengan broker AS, tapi saya kira mungkin Anda perlu bekerja melalui broker Afrika Selatan. Jaga agar kami teruskan tentang bagaimana segala hal berjalan Apa kualifikasi keuangan yang Anda miliki Alasan mengapa saya menjawab adalah bahwa Anda menjawab semua pertanyaan dengan benar. Kirimkan saya email Anda yang saya pikir berkomunikasi dengan Anda akan sangat membantu dalam perjalanan saya untuk berinvestasi. Saat ini saya sedang melakukan penelitian tentang investasi dan berpikir bahwa sebagai pemula, kita harus mulai dengan investasi kolektif seperti ETFS atau Unit Trust untuk sejumlah kecil uang sebelum berurusan dengan saham biasa. Menantikan kerja sama Anda. Dee wright mengatakan Jika Anda memiliki saham di perusahaan yang perusahaannya deregister. Bisakah Anda memberi tahu apa yang terjadi dengan uang yang Anda investasikan di perusahaan. Can u pls merekomendasikan baik perdagangan saham pelatih saya dapat menemukan sekitar durban, terpercaya one.really ingin melakukan perdagangan hari Terima kasih atas pertanyaan Anda, Ndumiso. Saya tidak menyarankan perdagangan hari. Ini berisiko tinggi dan stres tinggi. Sangat mirip perjudian. Peluang Anda menghasilkan uang dalam saham adalah yang terbaik bila Anda berfokus pada dasar-dasar bisnis yang mendasarinya. Anggap diri Anda sebagai pemilik, dan belilah bisnis yang menguntungkan, dengan hutang rendah, dan itu mudah dimengerti. Kemudian berpegang pada saham dan biarkan bisnis bekerja untuk Anda. Semua yang terbaik Ryan Ryan, terima kasih banyak untuk posting saya bertanya-tanya bagaimana membuat investasi seperti Obligasi dan CD8217s (jika tersedia) dengan FI8217 berbeda di Afrika8230 Apakah ada institusi yang secara khusus Anda rekomendasikan Apakah ada pialang yang dapat Anda rekomendasikan. Apakah prosesnya sama seperti di sini di AS. Misalnya, kita bisa masuk ke B A (tanpa broker) dan membuka CD atau Bond. Terima kasih banyak atas infonya. Saya menemukan info sementara saya melakukan penelitian tentang investasi saham. Saya ingin mengetahui apakah seseorang memutuskan untuk membuka rekening dengan pialang saham Nedbank, apakah orang memiliki pilihan untuk membeli saham seperti Calgro M3 Maksud saya, apakah hanya membatasi Anda hanya untuk unit trust? Ya, Anda dapat membeli saham Calgro M3 (salah satu saham favorit saya di Afrika Selatan, btw) atau perusahaan lain yang tercatat di BEJ melalui broker seperti Nedbank. Mereka tidak akan membatasi Anda untuk unit trust. Pertanyaan bagus dan selamat berinvestasi Ryan Terima kasih banyak, Ryan. Satu lagi, saya memiliki kepercayaan unit yang saya lacak setiap hari. Suatu hari naik dengan R5 atau lebih. Keesokan harinya lebih rendah. Saya gagal memahami bagaimana cara kerjanya. Katakanlah saya ingin menjual unit saya, apakah mereka datang dengan harga tertentu yang tidak saya ketahui atau saya akan mencairkan saldo yang saya lihat setiap hari saya menyukai situs Anda, Ry. Pertanyaan bagus lainnya, Brenda. Terima kasih Unit trust adalah kumpulan saham dari berbagai perusahaan. Setiap hari bursa saham terbuka, orang membeli dan menjual saham tersebut. Jika berita tentang perusahaan tertentu bagus, harga sahamnya biasanya akan naik karena investor percaya bahwa perusahaan lebih berharga dari perkiraan semula. Dan, jika berita itu buruk, harga saham biasanya akan turun. Ini mirip dengan memiliki seekor sapi atau kuda. Jika tetangga Anda melihat bahwa sapi Anda menjadi sangat kuat, sehat, dan menghasilkan banyak susu, dia mungkin akan bersedia membayar lebih untuk itu. Jika, bagaimanapun, dia melihat bahwa sapi itu menjadi sakit atau kurus, dia tidak akan mau membayar banyak. Kepercayaan unit seperti kawanan sapi. Masing-masing individu sapi (atau berbagi) memiliki nilainya sendiri. Untuk menentukan nilai seluruh kawanan (atau unit trust), Anda menjumlahkan nilai semua individu sapi dalam kelompok. Dan karena perubahan nilai kandang sapi1717 (shares8217) setiap hari, begitu pula nilai seluruh kawanan (atau unit trust). Jadi, ketika Anda menjual unit Anda, Anda akan menjual dengan harga yang diyakini oleh investor sebagai dasar kepercayaan unit Anda layak dilakukan pada hari itu. Menjadi orang Prancis dan tinggal di Afrika Selatan, saya bertanya-tanya tentang dua hal. 1. Mungkinkah memiliki akun saham atau melakukan pengumpulan saham online yang terkait dengan akun bisnis. Idenya adalah memiliki saham melalui perusahaan konsultan saya. Cara menginvestasikan keuntungan perusahaan saya. 2. Mungkinkah melalui broker yang direkomendasikan untuk memiliki saham di pasar lain. Cina, Nigeria, Ghana, Perancis, Amerika Serikat. Terima kasih banyak atas jawaban Anda Hi Ryan, pada daftar persyaratan doc Anda untuk membuka sebuah akun, salah satunya mengatakan, surat yang ditandatangani untuk menyatakan bahwa seseorang tidak terdaftar dengan SARS untuk pajak8217 8230. Saya tidak mengerti apa yang akan terjadi jika seseorang Saya memiliki tax ref no 038 yang terdaftar. Artikel ini ditulis dari perspektif orang non-Afrika Selatan. Jika Anda orang Afrika Selatan dan terdaftar di SARS, Anda hanya perlu menyediakan broker dengan nomor pajak Anda jika diminta. Xforex adalah program untuk spekulasi pergerakan mata uang. Ini melibatkan risiko tinggi dan saya tidak menyarankan untuk memasukkannya ke dalam pendekatan investasi Anda. Jauh lebih baik berinvestasi di saham perusahaan besar dengan harga yang wajar dan menahan mereka untuk jangka panjang. Semoga ini bisa membantu dan membahagiakan investasi Ryan. Saya sangat menghargai bantuan Anda sebagai berikut. Saya membeli saham kepemilikan proteas pada tahun 1973, saya kehilangan sertifikat dan setelah beberapa langkah rumah saya menemukannya lagi. Saya ingin tahu bagaimana cara mengambil cek dividen saya selama bertahun-tahun dan juga bagaimana menjual pegangan saya. Terima kasih atas antisipasi. Tepuk tangan. Alan That8217s tangguh. Seperti yang saya mengerti, Protea Holdings diakuisisi oleh Grup Malbak pada pertengahan 1980an. Malbak akhirnya diakuisisi oleh Nampak sekitar sepuluh tahun yang lalu. Banyak berbagi unbundling terjadi di sepanjang jalan. Sumber terbaik Anda untuk melacak nilai saham Anda dan dividen karena Anda akan menjadi pialang saham lokal. Anda dapat mencoba salah satu broker yang tercantum dalam artikel di atas atau memilih salah satu dari daftar ini. Jika Anda tidak dapat menemukan broker yang bersedia membantu, Anda bisa menghubungi panitera saham Nampak8217s. Rinciannya adalah: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd 70 Marshall Street Johannesburg 2001, Afrika Selatan (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107) Telepon 27 11 370 5000 Telefax: 27 11 370 5487 Hope this helps and please let me know how things work out Hai Ryan, terima kasih atas saran anda Saya akan memberitahu Anda tentang hasilnya. Tepuk tangan. Alan Ryan Hoover mengatakan Terima kasih atas pertanyaan dan ucapan selamat atas apa yang saya kira adalah pensiun Anda Sewaktu Anda merencanakan langkah selanjutnya, pertama Anda harus jelas mengenai biaya hidup rata-rata bulanan Anda. Artikel berikut dapat membantu Anda dengan itu. Bila Anda tahu berapa banyak yang Anda habiskan di bulan rata-rata sebagai pensiunan, saya akan menyisihkan 12 bulan biaya hidup di rekening tabungan di bank Anda. Uang ini harus tersedia untuk Anda dalam satu atau dua hari. Jadi, jika, misalnya, Anda menghabiskan total R10.000 bulan untuk perumahan, makanan, medis, transportasi, dan lain-lain, saya menyarankan untuk menempatkan R120, 000 dalam tabungan atau rekening giro. Selanjutnya, sisihkan uang yang akan Anda butuhkan selama 2 8211 5 tahun berikutnya dalam rekening tabungan atau CD tetap. Capitec Bank memiliki beberapa pilihan bagus di sini: capitecbank.co.zaglobal-onesaverates-and-fees. Jika biaya hidup rata-rata bulanan Anda R10.000, saya akan menempatkan R120.000 dalam rekening deposito 12 bulan, R120, 000 dalam rekening deposito 24 bulan, R120, 000 dalam rekening deposito 36 bulan, R120, 000 Dalam rekening deposito 48 bulan, dan R120, 000 dalam rekening deposito 60 bulan. Dengan dana yang tersisa setelah itu, saya menyarankan untuk berinvestasi pada dana traded exchange (ETF) yang memberikan beberapa pendapatan dividen. Inilah salah satu yang berinvestasi dalam sekeranjang saham dengan pembagian dividen paling konsisten di JSE8217: Ini akan membantu diversifikasi risiko Anda sambil tetap memberi Anda potensi kenaikan investasi di pasar saham. Saya harap ini membantu dan semua yang terbaik untuk Anda Lumela Ryan Ryan Juga ingin memulai investasi dan satu broker mengatakan bahwa biaya perangkat lunak R16 000, dan Jika saya mulai membeli saham sekitar R3000 sebagai lump sum akan berkeliling R900 per bulan yang bisa Dapat membayar hutang saya jika mengatakan bahwa saya mengambil pinjaman 8211 mengatakan kepada mereka bahwa saya tidak menginginkan pinjaman atau kredit Akan dimulai dengan jumlah sekaligus atau debit bulanan. Mohon saran karena saya ingin memulai investasi trading di BEJ-saya tidak memiliki hutang dan tidak menginginkannya. Bagaimana software ini bekerja? Tx in advance .. Ryan Hoover mengatakan Khotso, Alina Ho joang saya sangat menyarankan agar Anda tidak berbisnis dengan broker ini. Kedengarannya seperti penipuan. Tidak ada alasan bagi Anda untuk mengeluarkan uang untuk perangkat lunak untuk mulai berinvestasi, apalagi R16.000. Dan, saya akan menjadi tumpul, jika ada yang meyakinkan Anda tentang R900 per bulan dengan jumlah uang lumpuh R3000, mereka berbohong atau tidak tahu apa yang mereka bicarakan. Lari dari broker ini, Alina. Lari Jika ingin memulai investasi. Cara termurah dan paling efisien untuk melakukannya adalah dengan membuka rekening dengan salah satu broker terkemuka yang tercantum di atas. Kemudian, investasikan di ETF yang beragam secara luas, seperti Satrix 40. Ini akan memungkinkan Anda untuk mulai berinvestasi sambil menjaga risiko dan biaya rendah. Seiring berjalannya waktu dan Anda belajar lebih banyak tentang berinvestasi dalam saham, Anda bisa mulai berinvestasi di perusahaan individual. Tapi saran saya adalah jangan pernah, TIDAK PERNAH membayar untuk software 8220trading.8221 Semoga ini bisa membantu dan terimakasih atas pertanyaannya Terima kasih banyak atas infonya, toa leboha Ntate8230 plz mengklarifikasi jika Anda mengatakan bahwa joget tersebut kehilangan 11 sehingga investasi 1000 sekarang Senilai 890 setelah kehilangan 110.-sebuah contoh. Saya berpikir bahwa kerugian atau pengembalian investasi bergantung pada kinerja saham tertentu yang Anda beli dan bukan pada keseluruhan kinerja pertukaran atau lebih akurat bagaimana kinerja bursa secara keseluruhan. Yaitu dampaknya pada investasi atau saham tertentu, ya, ya, jogingnya mungkin telah hilang dari watever tapi saya masih bisa menang jika saya memilih saham yang bagus. Hop u mendapatkan drift dari question.thanks Ryan Hoover mengatakan Great pertanyaan, Mvelo. Anda benar. Ada kemungkinan saham individu dapat meningkat nilainya pada saat bersamaan dimana pasar (rata-rata) kehilangan nilainya. Ketika kita mengatakan bahwa BEJ turun 11, kita mengacu pada Indeks Saham JSE8217s, yang merupakan ukuran kinerja semua saham yang diperdagangkan di bursa. Saya telah dibakar berkali-kali. Saya sudah lelah dengan segala macam skema pembuatan uang. Dari pengalaman saya investasi yang menjanjikan jaminan pengembalian 10 atau lebih adalah penipuan. Investasi yang meminta Anda untuk membeli sesuatu di muka mereka adalah penipuan. Seperti yang meminta Anda untuk membeli perangkat lunak R18000. Anda bisa melakukan analisa fundamental dan teknis dengan situs berita gratis seperti fin24.co.za bloomberg Reuters. Bila Anda memulai sebagai investor, mintalah biaya Anda untuk menggunakan informasi gratis secara minimal di internet setelah Anda mendapatkan beberapa keuntungan yang dapat Anda investasikan dalam apa yang Ryan tawarkan seperti pramuka Saham. Orang-orang percaya saya ada banyak skema ponzi penipuan di luar sana. Terbaru menjadi kipi, upliftingsa. Org. Cukup cari co HYIP di Google anda akan mencari banyak penipuan dengan imbal hasil tinggi. Jika Anda berada di Afrika Selatan, saya sarankan menggunakan easyequities.co.za. Mirip dengan apa yang besar untuk ditawarkan bank dalam hal perdagangan saham online. Perbedaan utamanya adalah tidak ada biaya bulanan dan Anda memiliki akses ke perusahaan yang terdaftar di BEJ. Jika Anda menyukai investasi seperti saya, saya ingin membentuk semacam klub tempat kami berbagi Ide. Saya sekarang hanya fokus pada jangka panjang. E-mail saya: ndlovu2nsGmail Ryan Hoover mengatakan Banyak terima kasih untuk ini, Nhlanhla EasyEquities.co.za memang terlihat seperti pilihan biaya rendah yang bagus untuk memulai trading. Halo Ryan Seberapa cepat setelah melakukan investasi, seseorang mulai menerima dividen yang dibayarkan oleh perusahaan yang terdaftar di JSE Ryan Hoover mengatakan pertanyaan Hebat. Beberapa perusahaan membayar dividen dua kali per tahun (setiap enam bulan), beberapa hanya membayar sekali, dan beberapa tidak membayar dividen sama sekali. Setiap perusahaan memiliki jadwal yang berbeda saat mereka melakukan pembayaran. Foschini, misalnya akan melakukan pembayaran tengah tahun mereka pada hari Jumat, 8 Januari. Pembayaran terakhir mereka akan dikeluarkan sekitar enam bulan dari sekarang. Perhatikan bahwa Anda tidak dapat membeli saham Foschini hari ini dan berharap dapat menerima dividen pada hari Jumat. Dalam kebanyakan kasus, Anda harus tercatat sebagai pemegang saham kira-kira satu bulan sebelum tanggal pembayaran untuk menerima dividen. Jadi, sebelum membeli saham perusahaan, lihat bagian 8220Investor Relations8221 di situs perusahaan tersebut. Ini biasanya akan memberikan informasi mengenai kebijakan dividen perusahaan. Hope this helps and happy investment Berapa persentase seluruh populasi Afrika Selatan yang diperdagangkan di JSE Ryan Hoover mengatakan bahwa itu adalah toughie. Saya akui saya tidak tahu, tapi saya menduga itu adalah persentase yang agak kecil yang langsung bertransaksi di BEJ. Jumlah yang jauh lebih besar, bagaimanapun, memiliki eksposur ke BEJ melalui program pensiun dan tabungan. Charl Badenhorst mengatakan Hi Ryan Tampaknya Anda tidak terlalu tertarik pada perdagangan 828 hari88221. Maafkan ketidaktahuan saya karena saya hanya memiliki saham yang dikeluarkan untuk saya sebagai bagian dari paket pekerjaan saya. Ini adalah pemahaman saya bahwa jika saya berinvestasi untuk jangka panjang saya hanya bisa mendapatkan keuntungan dari pertumbuhan saham selama periode tersebut 8211 mengatakan 5 tahun. Artinya saya hanya bisa menggunakan uang yang saya hasilkan setelah 5 tahun membeli lebih banyak saham dan menunggu 5 tahun lagi agar bisa tumbuh. Saya akan membutuhkan penghasilan utama dengan beberapa uang belanja tersisa pada akhir bulan untuk terus membeli saham. Jika saya tidak memiliki uang ekstra saya tidak bisa membeli8230. Padahal hari perdagangan seharusnya (jika saya melakukannya dengan benar) menghasilkan keuntungan kecil setiap hari yang kemudian bisa saya gunakan untuk menginvestasikan 8211 selama 5 tahun atau melanjutkan perdagangan hari. I8217m Saya kehilangan poin saya akan pensiun dalam 5 tahun dan ingin terus bermain di bursa saham 8211 JSE karena saya adalah warga negara Afrika Selatan. Terima kasih untuk situs pembicaraan yang fantastis. Charl Ryan Hoover mengatakan pertanyaan bagus, Charl. Masalah dengan perdagangan sehari adalah bahwa pada suatu hari saham memiliki peluang 50-50 naik atau turun dalam nilai 8211 seperti membalik koin. Masalahnya adalah bahwa Anda harus membayar komisi kecil kepada broker Anda setiap kali Anda melakukan perdagangan. Oleh karena itu, hanya untuk impas, Anda harus benar secara signifikan lebih sering daripada Anda salah. Hanya beruntung berhasil dalam melakukan hal ini. Ini sangat mirip dengan perjalanan ke kasino. Sebaliknya, bila Anda memegang saham untuk jangka panjang, Anda bertindak lebih seperti pemilik bisnis. Jika Anda membayar harga wajar untuk saham Woolworths, misalnya, dan bisnis yang mendasarinya berkinerja baik, kemungkinan harga saham akan naik dalam beberapa bulan dan tahun mendatang menguntungkan Anda. Apalagi Anda membayar broker Anda hanya dua kali 8211 saat Anda membeli saham dan sekali lagi saat Anda menjualnya 8211 yang membuat biaya Anda tetap rendah. Harga saham terkadang naik dengan cepat ke valuasi sehingga optimis bahwa masuk akal untuk menjual saham Anda setelah menahan mereka hanya dalam beberapa bulan, namun pada umumnya orang harus mempersiapkan diri untuk memiliki saham perusahaan tertentu selama 5-10 tahun untuk memberi diri mereka peluang terbaik untuk Membuat pengembalian yang layak Dalam kasus Anda, Anda mungkin ingin mempertimbangkan untuk berinvestasi dalam saham yang membayar dividen yang konsisten. Beberapa saham yang tercatat di BEJ membayar dividen setiap dua tahun, dan jika perusahaan tersebut menguntungkan, pembayaran dividen sering meningkat dari tahun ke tahun. Dividen ini dibayarkan sebagai uang tunai ke akun trading Anda agar Anda menarik atau menginvestasikan kembali saham baru sesuai keinginan Anda. Semoga ini bisa membantu dan banyak terima kasih atas pertanyaan hebatnya, Charl Hi Ryan Saya adalah seorang wanita muda yang bekerja sendiri, saya tertarik dengan bisnis bursa saham ini, masalahnya bebas hutang, saya berencana membeli rumah di I8217m mana. Prosesnya, masalahnya adalah saya menerima banyak uang sekaligus sebagai konstruksi di gedung I8217m, saya mengerjakan pekerjaan dengan tabungan saya sehingga keuntungan yang saya dapatkan 50 persen itu akhirnya saya menggunakannya dengan ceroboh. Saya ingin menginvestasikan saya mengatakan bahwa saya menghabiskan 20.000 Sebulan tanpa tabungan untuk bisnis, dimana dan bagaimana saya memulai selain bank broker yang bisa membantu dalam jangka panjang, juga saya ingin berinvestasi untuk anak saya berumur 15 tahun juga untuk jangka panjang karena saya ingin dia untuk Mulailah bisnis di 21 yrs.i tidak tahu apa-apa tentang ini please help.but situs anda sangat bagus terima kasih sebelumnya saya di S outh Africa saya dan suami saya kami ingin berdagang dengan Jse tapi kami menemukan broker yang tidak dapat diandalkan. Kami berinvestasi dengan salah satu broker Jse November 2014 tidak ada pernyataan saat kami google kami cant mendapatkannya lagi. Bantu kami tolong Ryan Hoover bilang I8217m maaf mendengarnya, Tshedi. Saya akan mulai dengan melaporkan situasi Anda ke Divisi Regulasi Pasar JSE8217 di surveillancejse.co.za atau menghubungi mereka di 27 11 520 7000. Mereka harus bisa memberi saran tentang cara terbaik untuk melacak dana Anda. Saya ingin berinvestasi di Jose untuk pertama kalinya. Saya tidak punya cukup pengetahuan untuk mencari investasi R20000 dan hal lain yang saya inginkan dari orang Zimbabwe apa yang saya butuhkan, pertanyaan lain adalah bahwa saham tersebut dibedakan dalam bentuk saham biasa atau saham preferen. Dengan bergabung dan berinvestasi di perusahaan yang terdaftar, apakah Anda membeli saham di perusahaan dan menunggu omset atau melakukan trading secara pribadi Ryan Hoover mengatakan Sebagai investor, Anda akhirnya memutuskan kapan Anda ingin menjual saham Anda. Ini mungkin saat Anda yakin harga yang ditawarkan lebih tinggi daripada harga saham secara intrinsik, ketika Anda melihat peluang investasi yang lebih baik di tempat lain, atau saat Anda membutuhkan uang. FXstreet Trading South Africa oleh safx 17 Jan 2016 Artikel 4 Komentar A Daftar perusahaan forex trading terbaik di Afrika Selatan. Sebelum daftar kami, kami harus mencantumkan kategori yang berbeda: Kursus Perdagangan Forex Terbaik di Afrika Selatan Pelatih forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Pedagang forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Broker forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Platform forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Perangkat lunak forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Terbaik Forex robot Kursus trading forex trading terbaik di Afrika Selatan Karena saya menawarkan kursus forex, saya akan sangat bias dalam kategori ini dan oleh karena itu saya hanya akan mencantumkan kursus forex yang saya sadari yang dapat Anda lakukan di Afrika Selatan SAFX 8211 Ini adalah Kursus kami dan mencakup semua yang anda butuhkan. Trader Pasar 8211 Market Trader menyediakan kursus di Forex dan Saham Global Forex Institute 8211 Saya belum melakukan kursus ini, Anda dapat menghadiri seminar gratis untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut. Belajarlah untuk Perdagangan 8211 Greg Seckers Program (dahulu Knowledge to Action) Pelatih Forex 8211 Riaan adalah orang yang hebat dan memberikan jalan yang bagus. Pelatihan Forex 8211 Saya belum pernah melakukan kursus ini tapi sudah lama ada (Midrand) Ini adalah kursus forex yang bisa saya pikirkan dari atas kepalaku. Google menemukan mor tapi waspadalah terhadap pose, mintalah mereka untuk mencatat riwayat kinerja dan memeriksa ulasan di internet sebelum melanjutkan. Pelatih forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Anda mungkin menemukan kategori ini sangat dekat dengan yang sebelumnya tapi sebenarnya dua hal yang berbeda. Karena perdagangan online sangat mirip dengan olahraga dimana Anda memerlukan pelatihan, sangat penting untuk melakukan kursus dengan pelatih yang baik. Karena saya adalah seorang pelatih sendiri, saya belum pernah melakukan pelatihan dari perusahaan yang disebutkan di atas. Lalu mengapa saya menyebutkan kategori ini? Sederhana saja. Mintalah pelatih Anda untuk menelepon Anda. Anda akan segera tahu ada tidaknya sinergi antara Anda dan pelatih Anda. Tanyakan beberapa pertanyaan tentang isi dan proses trading. Anda bisa melakukan ini dengan semua pelatih dan memilih yang paling Anda sukai. Pedagang forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Sekali lagi saya akan bersikap bias karena saya belum melihat orang lain dengan hasil konsisten yang sama seperti saya. Saya akan mengakui bahwa mungkin ada pedagang yang jauh lebih baik daripada saya tapi saya belum bisa bertemu dengan mereka. Jika Anda mendapatkan sejarah perdagangan dari perusahaan pelatihan pedagang, tanyakan apakah mereka ingin mendapatkan hasil yang diverifikasi oleh auditor. Jika mereka mengatakan tidak, dengan alasan apapun, Anda tahu bahwa hasilnya palsu. Broker forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Ketika datang ke broker forex sulit untuk mengatakan karena mereka semua memiliki penawaran yang berbeda. Jika Anda ingin bermain aman saat memilih broker Anda daripada memilih salah satu dari dua broker terbesar di dunia yang hadir di Afrika Selatan. Pasar Saxo dan IG Markets merupakan broker internasional yang besar. Cari tahu lebih lanjut tentang ini untuk melihat suite mana yang terbaik. Platform trading forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Hal ini tergantung pada kebutuhan Anda. Favorit saya adalah MetaTrader 4 karena saya sudah terbiasa melakukannya. Namun ada sejumlah platform. Lihatlah broker yang berbeda untuk melihat platform perdagangan apa yang mereka tawarkan. Bagi yang belum tahu platform trading adalah software yang anda gunakan untuk mengeksekusi order jual dan beli dari PC atau perangkat Mobile anda. Perangkat lunak trading forex terbaik di Afrika Selatan Ketika saya mengatakan bahwa perangkat lunak perdagangan berarti perangkat lunak yang membantu Anda memutuskan apa yang harus dibeli dan dijual dan kapan harus membeli dan menjual. Ada banyak penyedia layanan yang mengklaim memiliki perangkat lunak mereka sendiri namun seringkali hanya umpan dari tempat lain. Pada SAFX kami menyediakan perangkat lunak berpemilik terbaik untuk SA. Mudah digunakan dan sangat akurat. Di sana Anda memiliki informasinya, kami harap ini membantu jika Anda menginginkan lebih banyak informasi mengenai topik yang dibahas jangan ragu untuk menghubungi kami kapan saja. Metatrader 4, juga dikenal sebagai MT4, adalah platform perdagangan yang banyak digunakan untuk perdagangan CFD. CFD meliputi forex, saham, indeks logam dan banyak lagi instrumen perdagangan. Platform trading adalah aplikasi yang Anda gunakan untuk melakukan transaksi trading Anda, yaitu di mana Anda membeli dan menjual. Metatrader 4 platform adalah platform perdagangan yang paling populer di dunia dan ditemukan di sebagian besar negara. Hal ini lebih unggul dari kebanyakan platform lainnya karena kegunaan, skalabilitas dan kemampuan untuk berintegrasi dengan mudah dengan perangkat lunak lain. Berikut adalah daftar alasan mengapa Metatrader 4 adalah platform yang paling populer. Kemudahan penggunaan Charting Capability Indicators Custom Code Konsumsi memori rendah Mobile Friendly Automated Statements investor Akses Beberapa Instances Kemudahan penggunaan Metatrader 4 Metatrader 4 tidak memerlukan banyak pelatihan untuk Anda pahami. Meski ada seperangkat alat yang sangat komprehensif, sangat mudah untuk diperdagangkan dengan hanya menggunakan beberapa tombol. Antarmuka tampak luar biasa saat Anda memulai tapi menjadi sangat akrab dengan sangat cepat. Seluruh platform diatur dengan cara yang sangat logis dan kemudahan penggunaannya menjadi jelas saat Anda berlatih selama beberapa hari. Kemampuan Charting Metatrader 4 Tidak banyak, jika ada, platform yang melampaui kemampuan charting dari platform Metatrader 4. Platform dilengkapi dengan sejumlah alat preloaded yang menjadi dasar pengalaman trading. Alat perdagangan yang ditemukan di metatrader 4 mencakup alat gambar grafik, aplikasi fibonacci yang berbeda, indikator tradisional dan custom. Grafik dapat dipersonalisasi dengan memilih warna yang berbeda dari setiap elemen pada grafik. Anda memiliki 3 jenis grafik secara default, grafik garis, dan grafik candle stick. Anda bisa mendapatkan custom graph seperti renko form penyedia pihak ke-3. Ada rentang waktu yang ditentukan dari 1 menit sampai 1 Bulan namun hal ini juga dapat dimodifikasi dengan menggunakan Produk Pihak Ketiga. Ini benar-benar terlalu banyak untuk disebutkan dalam satu artikel. Minta daftar broker dari email160 dilindungi untuk membuka akun demo dan lihat sendiri. Indikator adalah representasi visual dari rumus matematika. Indikator ditampilkan baik di bagan perdagangan itu sendiri atau di bagian bawah grafik. You get thousands of different types of indicators, some more effective than others. There are 2 groups of indicators. Traditional indicators and custom indicators. Traditional indicators come preloaded on the MT4 platform. These include indicators such as MACD, Stochastic, RSI, Moving Averages and many more. Custom indicators are indicators that have been created by coders using unique or custom formulae. These indicators come in very handy when you are analysing charts and market cycles. Good indicators are often used independently to make trade decisions and many traders are totally reliant on the indicators for their success. At SAFX we code our own highly effective indicators. The Metatrader 4 comes with a very user friendly coding platform which allows people with coding knowledge to build different kinds of software. This makes the MT4 platform easy to integrate with other software. There are thousands of coders that specialise in coding in the MT4 coding language called MQL (Meta Quotes Language). You can code simple indicators to highly complex trading robots that take decisions for you and trade on your behalf. If you can think it you can code it in MQL and that is one of the main reasons why metatrader4 is so popular. Low PC Memory Usage The Metatrader 4 as with its default settings and state does not take a lot of PC memory. It download and installs quickly and also opens and runs quickly once installed. As mentioned in the previous section there are complex robots that can be built on this platform and if you run these complex codes it does affect the speed of the metatrader 4 platform. Mostly however it runs easily and smoothly. Metatrder 4 is mobile friendly. There are MT4 apps for most mobile devices that allow you to use the core functionalities of the MT4 platform on your mobile device. This makes it easy to trade while travelling and and also to check your trades on the move. You can use standard indicators and other trading tools but unfortunately this does not allow custom indicators for now. The MT4 platform sends you daily statement if there is activity on your account and monthly statements. You can easily view your trade history and go through your trade performance trade by trade. The statements can also be used as trade logs to see where you are making mistakes and to assess whether there are pattern that are either beneficial or hinder your trading. Investor accounts on the Meta Trader 4 platform allows an investor to login to the trading platform in a sort of view-only mode. The investor can look at all trades and orders and progress on their account but they cannot open or close trades or orders. It makes it great for transparency without risk. You can have many different instances open on the same device and across different trading devices. This allows you to trade different strategies and accounts from the same device. You can have a currency account, an indices account and shares account and trade them all at the same time. The Metatrader 4 is a great platform. Download a demo version today and go through the functions for yourself. Free courses often dont have the same quality as paid for courses as is the case with most products. In forex trading you will often find that free courses are watered down versions of professional courses. There is one stand out free forex course on a website called Babypips. Babypips has an excellent free forex trading course which you can access through this link. babypipsschool. The content is better and easier to understand than most commercial currency trading courses and covers everything you need to know. The course is well setup in terms of structure where a general education structure is used from kindergarden to university. Complete the modules in order for the best results. The one thing thing that Babypips does not offer is 1-on-1 training which I believe is vital to trading success. What I would suggest you do is complete the free babybips course and see if you think online trading is for you. If you want to go further have a look at the SAFX products and services on safx.co.za. It is really important to get professional 1-on-1 lessons before you start trading live as forex trading is much like playing a sport. You can read up on rules and strategies but need a coach to show you how to execute what you have learned in a practical way. You can have a look at our complete course options. Trading takes a bit of time to learn but the most important part is practice which takes a lot of self-discipline. There are a few steps you need to start with trading forex. Find a good forex broker that is local. Open a demo trading account. Familiarise yourself with the brokers trading platform. Get education to understand the forex trading concept. Get a professional trading coach with professional trading software. Practice until profitable If you follow these steps and combine it with a proper forex trainer you will be trading profitably in no time. The trick as mentioned earlier is to get education with proper 1-on-1 coaching. Without 1-on-1 coaching you will not be successful I can guarantee it. As with all products you get some that are good, some that are bad, some that are average and very few that are great. With forex trading this could have a huge financial bearing. If you want to do a forex trading course in Johannesburg do not settle for mediocre, do the course that will pay for itself over time. Forex trading is not difficult to learn just like soccer is not difficult to learn, the steps and rules are easy but you need a good coach to make you successful. What should you look at when considering a forex trading course Is the person who compiled the course a successful trader Does the company providing the course have a certified track record of performance Do you really get 1-on-1 training or do you just get emailed links to videos Does the company code their own proprietary software Will you get webinars and live trading sessions Does the company offer testimonials to prove the effectiveness of the product Has the company been in business for longer than 5 years If the answer to any of these questions was no then steer clear. Number 2 on the list is probably the most important. You should only take currency trading lessons from a successful professional trader. The only way to really be sure is to request audited trading results for at least 12 months. At SAFX we can very confidently answer yes to all the questions above. Not only are we the best course provider in the market but we also offer our courses at very reasonable rates. If you are looking for the best forex trading course in Johannesburg you have come to the right place. Here is what we cover in our forex trading course. Module 1 8211 An overview of the forex trading market. Module 2 8211 Forex trading in South Africa with emphasis on Johannesburg. Module 3 8211 Selecting the correct forex trading broker. Module 4 8211 Opening and examining live and demo accounts. Module 5 8211 Selecting your instruments. Module 6 8211 Opening your first trade. Module 7 8211 Setting a stoploss and take profit. Module 8 8211 SAFX Trading System Software Module 9 8211 Putting it all together. Module 10 8211 Your first live trade. Once you have completed these training modules you will have access to our live online trading room where you can watch us do trades and see all the trades we have open. We also have weekly webinars to go through our trading strategies and some advanced forex trading course material. Well that is a really difficult question to answer but I will try to give you some idea of what to expect. As more and more make you rich quick schemes hit the market the perception of trading shares becomes warped. Although most people know these products to be scams they still remember the figures they were given and somehow store this information as fact. The difficulty comes in when you try to prove that trading shares is not as profitable as some people think it is because there are many examples of companies that have grown 10,000 and when this happens there is proof that you can become a millionaire overnight when trading. The reality however is that the chance you will correctly pick one of those shares or get the timing right is highly improbable. Does this sound familiar It should. At a casino many people become millionaires, most dont. So you really should not base your belief on a stock exchange on the best possible scenario, neither should you base it on the worst possible scenario although you should be aware of what the worst possible scenario is. So what is an average return from the stock exchange and how can it be determined The best indicator to look at is indices within the stock exchange. In South Africa the best index to look at will be the JSE Top 40 Index. This shows the performance of the top 40 companies listed on the JSE. Many asset managers and fund managers use the JSE top 40 as their main investment instrument. This includes the major banks in South Africa. The growth of the top 40 over the last five years is shown in the table below: As you can see, there is quite a change year on year and although all the results are positive they still fluctuate quite substantially. So if you would like to work out what a compounded investment would have made over the last five years simply do the following: Initial deposit x X x X x X Total Value of the Investment The Profit Total Value of Investment 8211 Initial Deposit. Using an initial deposit of R20,000.00 would have totalled a profit of X over the last five years. It is very important to note that this is what would have happened had you invested 5 years ago. There is no guarantee that this trend will continue as there is no guarantee that the Top 40 will carry on growing. We can look at past performance as an indicator but it is a rough guide to what is possible and by no means an accurate prediction tool. As with all investment there is always risk involved and it is your responsibility to fully understand the risks and also be aware of the worst case scenario should everything go against you. It is wise to start trading shares with money that you can afford to lose, therefore protecting yourself from financial ruin if there is a company crash. In conclusion, if you invested in the top 40 JSE companies over the last 5 years you would have made X on your investment had you not sold any of your shares over the last 5 years. What can you expect going forward I am not brave enough to take a guess but it is always a good idea to look at indices before you look at individual stocks because your risk is spread over a large portfolio. This is a question I get more often than I should and the answer, if you want a yesno answer is no it is not a scam. The reality is however that there are a lot of scams associated with and connected to forex trading. Why is forex trading such a target for scams It is basically because of its accessibility. Anyone with a computer, internet and a trading account can have access to the forex market. A lot of people use impressive looking graphs and figures to lure people into giving away their hard earned cash to get a piece of the market. If for is so synonymous with scams is it a wise idea to trade it Well luckily there are ways to avoid being scammed in forex trading. Never pay your money into an individuals account. If you want to start trading you will open your own account with a forex brokerage. You will pay money into this account ONLY. You are the only person that should be allowed access to this account. Make sure the forex brokerage you use is FSB regulated. 2. Do not purchase software without a certified track record. If trading software truly works you will be able to get a certified track record from the software provider. Make sure the track record is certified by a large auditing company such as KPMG of Price Waterhouse Coopers or something similar. If the software provider cannot provide this stay away. 3. If it seems to good to be true it DEFINITELY is. If someone has found the secret to trading which can meek you a billionaire why would they share it with you Are they a billionaire Trading can be very profitable but if it was that easy to become a millionaire why is anyone still working for a salary Do not believe people when they promises you the stars and the moon. Forex trading should be seen as a business. Yes you can become successful but you will not become a millionaire over night. 4. Make sure your provider has a FSB license. Although this is not a requirement for software or education providers, you can be sure if you do use FSB regulated entities you will be covered up to a certain extent. It is important for the provider to have some affiliation to a regulating or regulated body. If they do not it means they could be anyone from the street. 5. Make sure they have a physical office and visit it if you can. This is one of the best ways to spot a scam. If the company selling you a product does not have an office it means they have not been in the market for long. If you can go to their office do so as it will tell you a lot about the size of the company as well as the value of the product. If you use these 5 simple steps you will be able to separate the scams from the good products. Always do a bit of research before jumping into something. So in conclusion, no forex is not a scam, it is however your responsibility to avoid scams associated with forex trading. Starting in a field you have very knowledge of can be very daunting especially if it means that you could lose considerable amounts of money. Of course you could also make a considerable amount of money but you need to know how. Trading forex in South Africa is unique as there are different laws that we have to abide to than the rest of the world. Forex or currency trading has its benefits as well as a few cons which should be considered before delving in. Lets have a look at this in the form of lists: You can lose your total investment. There is a lot to learn before you can start trading online. You need an internet connection. The forex market is very volatile. There are many scams surrounding the forex market. You have to find a good regulated broker. You can lose your total investment when trading forex. As the most popular way to trade forex is through trading CFDs (Contracts for Difference) it involves using leverage to trade. Leverage allows you to trade considerably more amounts than your initial deposit and although this might sound great and can be used to your advantage it also greatly increases your risk. Using leverage incorrectly could cause you to lose your entire investment in a matter of seconds. There is a lot to learn before you start trading. Although most providers claim that you can learn how to trade currencies within a very short period of time, you can really only start trading properly after learning and acquiring quite a large range of skills. Learning not only includes literature but also, and probably more important, a lot of practice time. Most people are not aware that they have to practice for at the very least 3 months before you start trading live. You need an internet connection for online trading. As the name suggests it is an online activity. You need a good internet connection to be able to trade effectively as this affects your slippage (transaction speed). If you are offline you cannot open or close trades and therefore if you have a bad connection this could really negatively influence your trading. The forex market is volatile. The forex market is not really volatile when trading on 1:1, but as almost everyone trades forex at a leverage of greater than 1:50 it changes the market into the most volatile tradeable market. Currencies fluctuate mostly because of news and economic events that have influence on the country or countries to which the currency is connected. As there is so much news and economic activity the currency market is an every changing animal with ebbs and flows that are as unpredictable as the sea. There are a lot of scams in the forex market. Currency or forex trading is extremely accessible as you only need an internet connection and a small investment to start trading. This has made the forex market a target for scams and scam artists. For a seasoned trader it is very easy to pick up which products are scams and which are not but as in most cases in life if it sounds to good to be true it most probable is. You have to find a good forex broker that is regulated in South Africa Probably the most important first step to trading is finding a good broker that is regulated in South Africa. Again, as in the previous section, it is easy to do if you know what to look for but if you are new to the market it could be difficult to decide which broker to chose. SAFX will help you with a list of the best forex brokers in South Africa. Let us now look at the Pros list for online trading: You can trade a large amount with a small investment. It is very easy to start. There is great software available. It is the biggest market in the World Commissions in forex are very small. You can manage your risk. You can trade from anywhere in the world. The forex market is the most liquid market in the world. How much do you need to trade forex This depends on the broker you use but in most cases it is R5000 or even less. The even bigger advantage is that most brokers give you a demo or dummy account to practice using their platform software without risking your own money. This gives you a great opportunity without you having to risk 1 cent of your money. So in summary you do not need a cent to start practicing and a small amount to start trading. It is very easy to start. As we mentioned earlier there is a higher learning curve than most people think, it is however by no means difficult to get going. What you need is an internet connection, a trading device in the form of either a PC, tablet or smartphone, a trading platform, this is the software that allows you to execute trades, and a strategy or system. There are many strategies and systems, have a look on the safx.co.za website for more information on trading strategies and trading systems. There is great software available. A few years ago you basically had to be a mathematician to take advantage of technical indicators and other trading tools as you had to work out values with complex formulae. Nowadays you are able to take advantage of tools and software that have made the process of decision-making in online trading much easier. At SAFX we have developed a number of trading tools and software that will aid you in your decision making process. It is very important to watch out for scams when it comes to software as there are many products out there that just do not do what they promise. For peace of mind have a look at our products or let us assist you to determine whether or not a product is suitable or not. Forex is the biggest market in the world. There are a huge amount of currencies and currency combinations, or what most people refer to as currency pairs, that you can trade. The forex market has an estimated daily trading volume of roughly 5 Trillion Dollars. Yes that does mean that 5 Trillion is moved in the forex market everyday. How much commission do you pay to trade forex Well to be quite frank this depends on your broker but mostly the commissions payable i forex is in the form of a spread. A spread just means that if a dollar is worth R14 the broker will sell it to you at R14.03 and the R0.03 would be the commission. It depends on the currencies that are traded. Your most traded currencies are the cheapest. In most cases the EURUSD pair would be the cheapest and a good indication whether the broker is competitive or not. You can manage your risk. As we said earlier forex trading can be risky and you can lose your entire investment. It is very important to note however that you can take full control of your risk and how much you are comfortable with. You determine your risk on every trade and you can trade forex very safely if you have a good risk management system in place. You can trade currencies from anywhere in the world. As you only need a trading device with an internet connection and a forex trading account you can trade from anywhere in the world. You do not have to be stuck in an office. You can literally trade forex while travelling the world. You obviously would have to learn to do so properly beforehand but it is a real possibility. Have a look at our trading education packages at safx.co.za What is liquidity in trading The forex market is the most liquid market in the world, this simply means when you are ready to buy you can do so at the click of a button and when you are ready to sell you can also do so at the click of a button. When trading shares you need shares available to buy and when you want to sell there has to be a willing buyer on the other side. In forex this is not the case. You buy when you want and sell when you want. We hope that was helpful information for forex trading South Africa . The simple answer is yes. It is however important not to look at the simple answer but to look at the probabilities and reasons why some people make money from trading forex and others dont. Most studies claim that 95 of people fail when trading forex, this surprises me as I have worked in the industry for a long time and I have found the figure to be closer to 99. This figure is extremely important as it puts an emphasis on the scale of skill required to be a successful trader. Most trading products are sold as easy to use and no experienced required. The harsh reality is that most of these trading tools and software is the reason that the figure above is so high. Lets use a simple example to illustrate. You have never made a fire before and prior to your first time of making fire you seek instructions to do so. You find instructions online by paying 99 and you are sent a how to make a great fire pdf to your email. The PDF instructs you to do the following. Get yourself a box of matches. You have a fire. The flaws in this method are obvious, if you do not see them let me point them out. How do you know that the person that has written the PDF actually knows how to make a fire The instructions are vague. e.g what matches and what type of wood should you use It is a potentially dangerous situation and yet no safety advice or the potential of disaster is mentioned. All this applies to forex trading products. They are usually sold by people who cannot trade. The instructions are vague so that it can be defended when you make a loss. The potential of losing your capital is either understated or not mentioned at all. As with fire, forex trading is a very powerful thing when used correctly. You can make a lot money trading forex when you trade correctly. When it is used incorrectly you will lose all your money. Most people reading this article will fail. The reason is most often greed. Start slowly and take the least amount risk possible and work your way up. If you do not go about it this way then the answer is simple. No you cannot make money from forex trading. So how do you make sure you will not fall victim to poor products and bad trading habits That answer is really simple, use only trading products from SAFX, South Africas ONLY proper forex trading software and tools. At SAFX, Forex Trading South Africa . we have been trading forex for over 10 years now and there is probably no one more experiences in this field in South Africa. We have learned the hard way, through trial and error, and we have come up with some of the best forex trading software and systems available in the world today. We teach traders to trade for themselves and we have been doing so for the last 5 years. We are not your flashy over-the-top forex training company, we teach you what works and let our software speak for itself. Steps to learning forex trading : Open a Demo Account with a FSB Regulated Broker Learn how to use your trading platform properly. Learn how to buy and sell forex. Learn how to use a Stop Loss and Take Profit Learn money management. Get trading software. Trade and withdraw profits regularly. Open a Demo Account with a South African Forex Broker This seems easy enough and it is. There is one catch, make sure the broker is registered with the Financial Services Board of South Africa (FSB). A demo account is 100 free, make sure that you are not charged for opening a demo trading account. A demo account is a dummy account, this allows you to trade with all the same tools and pricing but with dummy money. It is very important to start making profit on a demo account before you attempt to trade on a real account with real money. Learn how to use your trading platform properly. At SAFX we stick to the MT4 platform as we know it inside-out. A trading platform is the application that you use to buy and sell forex over the internet. It is extremely important that you understand the functions of your platform prior to trading live. At SAFX we provide 1-on-1 training on the MT4 platform and our proprietary software. If you do not have the money to purchase our product or if you do not qualify for our financing there are tons of resources online. These are sometimes scattered and confusing but you should be able to get the basics by looking around. Learn how to buy and sell forex. This is simply a function of the trading platform. It is very important that you can do this quickly and correctly and it needs you to practice a lot. It might seem very simple but remember that at some point you will be faced with a high pressure situation that would require speed and accuracy. The only way to make sure you are ready for this is to buy and sell as many times as possible till you can almost do it in your sleep. Learn how to set a Stop Loss and Take Profit A stop loss or SL allows you to limit the loss you are willing to take on a single trade. A take profit or TP is the profit target. Both these levels can be and should be set for every trade. When a trade reaches either of these levels it closes automatically in either a profit or loss. As in the previous section, it is very important to set these levels quickly and accurately and therefore takes a lot of practice before you get them absolutely perfect. Learn Money Management Money management is probably THE most important aspect of trading. Money management is where you determine the amount that is risked on every trade. If you use proper money management you will be successful, if you do not use proper money management you will fail, it is as simple as that. Money management is the combination of Stoploss, Take Profit and Lot Size. This is a very in-depth topic which we cover fully in our training programme. You are welcome to google more on money management to see its importance in trading forex. Get Trading Software There is a lot of trading software out there. They all promise riches and they all promise success. 99.9 of the trading software out there is useless and will lose you all your money. If you do not believe us you are welcome to try them but I guarantee you will lose all your money within 2 weeks. SAFX is the ONLY South African provider of tested and proven forex trading software, it is as simple as that. buy software elsewhere and lose all your money. Cukup bilang. Once you have learned how to properly use your trading software on your demo account it is time to step up and open and fund a live account. Always start with a small amount that you are prepared to lose. Trade for one month and withdraw the entire amount. This sounds like a strange thing to do but it works. Now redeposit the original amount into your account and do the same process over and over and over. So you want to learn how to trade shares but you are not sure where to start First of all you need to decide which share you want to trade. You get such a large number of stock exchanges that you will need to narrow down what exactly it is you want to trade. If you want to trade local south african shares you would be looking at the JSE. Johannesburg Stock Exchange. If however you feel that the rand will carry on weakening then it would be wiser to trade another stock exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange or the Australian Stock Exchange. Let us say that you would like to trade the New York Stock Exchange, where would you begin If you take into account that you probably do not know too many of the companies listed on the NYSE it would be wise to trade the whole stock exchange as an index. Trading an index allows you to take part in a stock exchange without having to do research on each company that you trade. Two well known indices (indexes) are the SampP 500 which is the top 500 companies by Standard and Poors and the JSE Top 40 which is the Top 40 companies on the Johannesburg stock exchange. You can buy these as a unit where they are already combined spreading all the risk out over these companies as a whole. How effective is it to trade indices Well it is very simple to trade indices, you just buy and wait. As to how effective, well the answer is simple, most large Fund Managers and Asset Management Companies only trades indices and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) for their clients and very rarely buy or sell shares in single companies. So the answer is that it is probably the safest and most effective way to start trading the market. Find a FSB Regulated Broker Make sure they offer indices. Deposit a Small Amount to Start Buy an Index and Sell when you have Made a Profit Request a withdrawal from your broker. In South Africa there are various ways to get involved with the stock stock exchange. The fist thing you will require is to get a broker which allows you to buy and sell shares online. The whole stock exchange system has been made electronic. This allows buyers and sellers to transact from the comfort of their own homes by means of a trading device which could be a phone, tablet or PC. The only catch is that you will require an internet connection. Types of Stock Exchange Brokers Direct Share Brokers 8211 You get brokers which allow you to buy and sell physical shares. This allows you to hold onto a share which makes you a shareholder of the company which you purchased. You can sell the shares when you like but there has to be a willing buyer. This type of trading is the traditional way of trading shares and the advantage is that you actually own a part of the company in which you invested. CFD (Contract for Difference) Brokers 8211 These type of brokers focus on the price of a share rather than the physical share itself. You buy or sell the price not the share equity. This is also called spread-betting and as you are speculating on the price it could be seen as closer to gambling than trading. The advantages of trading CFDs vs Physical Shares are great though. You do not require a willing buyer to sell a CFD. If the price is right you sell the CFD back to the broker and take your profit. The commissions on CFDs are far less than that of buying physical shares. You can use leverage on CFDs. this allows you to trade a lot more than the initial invested amount by a sort of lending structure called leverage. Lastly and very importantly you can go short with CFDs. This means if you predict the fall of a share company correctly you can make a profit although the stock falls. In South Africa we have many stock exchange brokers and stock exchange platforms. You really need to do your research before choosing a broker. These steps may help. Always select a FSB regulated brokerage. Start with a small amount. Do 5 trades and request a withdrawal. If you were able to follow these steps chances are you will be ok. If you have any issues with a broker it is very important to report them to the FSB so that other people do not go through the same problems as you. Once you have an account open with a Stock Exchange Broker you will require training. Some training is free with the broker, this often just covers the basics. Use google to find stock exchange courses that are of value, make sure to do proper research before jumping into a course and lastly remember that trading shares will not make you a millionaire over night no matter what anyone says. So you want to start trading forex and you reside in South Africa Here are the steps you need to follow. This is your choice of course but there are a few minimum requirements to look at when choosing a broker, you will start by searching for FSPs or Financial Services Providers that are registered and in good standing with the FSB. Once you have found a list you need to look at the platforms trading software each broker provides. If you are purchasing a product from a developer make sure to ask which platform their software is compatible with. Lastly, give the broker a call and ask a few questions. The questions need not be technical, the way in which the questions are answered will give you a good idea of the company you are dealing with. Do a course amp get trading tools. With all the crap out there it is difficult to decide which education software providers are legit and which are not. To get around this ask for a track record in the form of a statement or even better investor login details. If the firm does not want to give you a track record it means they either don8217t have one or don8217t have a good one. Why would you hide something that proves you are good at what you do. This will very quickly narrow down your options. Open a demo Trading Account Open an account with the broker you chose in step 1. Make sure to start with a demo account for you to practice on while learning your trade. Do not get pushed into trading on a live account before you are ready. Remember that the broker does not make any money on a demo account so they will push you to open a live account as soon as possible. Make sure you are profitable for at least 3 months running before trading live. Yes this sounds like a long time but remember your hard-earned money is at risk. Stick to the 3 month rule, it will do wonders for you. If you are unable to make profit for 3 months running it means you are not using the correct system, do ore research and use another tool until you pass the 3 months rule. Open a Live Account Here it gets interesting. So you have prepared yourself and have become confident in your system. The first thing that happens on a live account is you get a brain shutdown. Why does this happen Well its simple, you can for the very first time see YOUR money move up and down with the markets. It is very important to stick with the system you used on demo, including relative lot sizing and risk protection. These are the steps 8230 in a nutshell. This process took me well over 5 years before I really understood what I was doing. There are also much better courses and software tools then when I started out. It is very important not to confuse trading and gambling. Make good decisions and stick to your plan and risk management and you will be just fine. Trading Forex South Africa has NEVER been Easier We were one of the first online websites for forex. We started with safx and are now at safx.co.za. The SAFX team have just completed the Magic Code Trading System. Our currency trading system shows you where to get in and where to get out. It also shows how many lots to trade and your TP amp SL levels. It has never been easier to start trading forex. As our trading product is digital it is available for instant download immediately once payment has been made. Get yours now. MetaTrader 4 Overview How to Open A Chart How to Open and Close a Trade Stop Loss and Take Profit How to Load the SAFX Magic Code System Rules of the Magic Code System Putting It all Together Do your first trade.Apartheid South Africa Starring Tim Robbins, playing Nic Vos, a Africaner colonel in South Africas brutal Special Branch struggling to maintain the status quo during apartheids final decade. quotCatch a Firequot is an action-political thriller with the look of a documentary, telling the true story of Patrick Chamusso, an apolitical family man who joined the African National Congress military wing after being repeatedly, and falsely, arrested and tortured. After training with the ANC in exile in Mozambique, Chamusso returned to South Africa to bomb the government-owned oil refinery where he worked. Nabbed after an extensive manhunt led, in the film, by Vos, he was sentenced to 24 years on Robben Island. Chamusso was released 10 years later when apartheid fell, a national hero whose message of forgiveness and reconciliation permeates the film. Catch a Fire is named after Bob Marleys song of liberation. History of Apartheid PW (Pieter Willem) Botha dies (aged 90) of natural causes around 8pm at his lagoon-side home quotDie Ankerquot, near Wildernes in the Western Cape. He leaves behind his second wife Barbara, his daughters Elanza Maritz and Rozannee and his son Pieter. In a statement, the ANC wished Bothas family strength and comfort at this difficult time. I just exploded. I just went off on him, because he again started to tell me his side of the story. I caught on fire. When I calmed down, the others were just staring at me and I almost started crying. I said, Im sorry -- I know were making a movie here, but this is my home. This is Africa. I felt a great responsibility to tell the story in truth. I think what was really hurting was the fact that I was totally absent of Apartheid and ignorant of its existence. And during Apartheid, I dont even know what I was doing. Maybe thinking about going to Magic Mountain for a ride, or something. Derek Luke speaking about the filming of the apartheid movie quotCatch a Firequot. Walter Sisulu dies aged 91. Sisulu was a key figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. After being lured to their deaths by police Constable Joe Mamasela (posing as an MK agent) the Mamelodi 10 (a.k.a. the Nietverdiend 10) are killed. Mamasela had promised to take them to Botswana for military training. Instead Mamasela drove them (in a minibus) to Nietverdiend, where security officers ordered the men at gunpoint to get out of the minibus, and Commandant Dave Trippet injected them with a chemical. Now unconscious, they were bundled back into the minibus and driven to Bophuthatswana by Special Forces operative Diederick Jacobus Vorster. A limpet mine and an AK47 were placed into the minibus, an accident staged and the minibus set alight. The bodies were burnt so severely that identification was difficult, and there is some confusion about who was killed in this incident. Their bodies buried in a field in Winterveld, near Pretoria. What happened to the Mamelodi 10 was outlined when Jack Cronje, Jaques Hechter, Paul van Vuuren, Wouter Mentz and Roelf Venter testified before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The officers received amnesty, but Mamasela, who admitted to his role in the murders, never applied for amnesty. He was declared a section 204 witness, which means that he received indemnity from prosecution as long as he was a satisfactory witness. Mr Vorster testified that, following these operations, he had requested not to be deployed on such missions, both because of security concerns and because he did not believe that such operations were the proper function of a soldier. The USA introduces mandatory sanctions against South Africa. instructing the Export-Import Corporation not to provide assistance to companies in respect of business with South Africa banning the sale to South Africa of computer equipment prohibiting the import of Krugerrands not allowing the Export Guarantee organization to enter into export guarantee commitments for new business with South Africa banning the import from South Africa of ammunition, arms and military vehicles undertaking to discourage all scientific and cultural events, quotexcept where these contribute towards the ending of apartheid or have no possible role in promoting it The Netherlands tells the UN General Assembly that: quotDuring its membership of the Security Council the Netherlands initiated the consultations leading to the adoption of resolution 558 (1984), which calls on Member States of the United Nations to ban the import of South African arms as a necessary complement to resolution 418 (1977). At the national level the Netherlands Government is now in the process of introducing legislation to prohibit the export of paramilitary goods to South Africa and to give a statutory basis to the provisions of resolution 558 (1984) quotPending agreement on investment restrictions with adequate international support, my Government has taken steps designed to ensure the faithful observance of the Code of Conduct for European companies with interests in South Africa To enhance the Codes effectiveness even further, the Netherlands seeks to make it more comprehensive and to tighten up supervision of its application. Reporting on the observance of the Code is intended to become obligatory for Netherlands companies with branches in South Africa and contraventions of the Codes statutory provisions will result in sanctions being imposed on them. Also, the Netherlands has consistently advocated the establishment of a mandatory oil embargo against South Africa. Meanwhile my Government fully subscribes to the measure agreed upon with our partners in European political co-operation to cease oil exports to South Africa. Furthermore, my Government actively encourages Netherlands companies to reduce their imports of South African coal.quot Ireland tells the UN General Assembly that: quotAs a matter of policy Ireland does not maintain diplomatic relations with South Africa. There are no cultural agreements between Ireland and South Africa. There is no Irish public investment in South Africa. The Government does not encourage trade or other economic relations with South Africa. In this connection the Minister for Health, in September 1984, issued a directive to ensure that no Irish health agencies purchased items of South African origin or engaged in commercial or other dealings with South African agencies. There are no Irish companies with subsidiaries in South Africa, and thus none reporting under the European Communitys code of conduct quotThe Government does everything possible to prevent international sporting contacts between Ireland and South Africa and refuses to give financial aid to Irish sports organizations which engage in contacts with South Africa. The Government has also prevented representative South African teams from taking part in sports competitions in Ireland.quot Austria announces to the UN General Assembly that it has: quotIn accordance with those resolutions, Austria has adopted the following unilateral measures: first, to suspend all investments in South Africa by Austrian public enterprises secondly, to prohibit the import of krugerrands and all other gold coins minted in South Africa thirdly, to impose restrictions in the field of sports and cultural relations fourthly, to stop Government guarantees for export credits until further notice fifthly, to prohibit the participation of public enterprises in South African procurement procedures in the nuclear field and, sixthly, to prohibit all exports of computer equipment that might be used by the South African army and police. quotAustria has also taken further steps to tighten the arms embargo against South Africa, and it observes the ban on imports of arms from South Africa recommended by the Security Council.quot Commonwealth Heads of State adopt quotthe Commonwealth Accord on Southern Africaquot: quot we have as an earnest of our opposition to apartheid reached accord on a programme of common action as follows: i) we declare the Commonwealths support for the strictest enforcement of the mandatory arms embargo against South Africa, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 418 and 558 and commit ourselves to prosecute violators to the fullest extent of the law ii) we reaffirm the Gleneagles Declaration of 1977, which called upon Commonwealth members to take every practical step to discourage sporting contacts with South Africa iii) we agree upon, and commend to other governments, the adoption of the following further economic measures against South Africa, which have already been adop ted by a number of member countries: a ban on all new government loans to the Government of South Africa and its agencies a readiness to take unilaterally what action may be possible to preclude the import of krugerrands no Government funding for trade missions to South Africa or for participation in exhibitions and trade fairs in South Africa a ban on the sale and export of computer equipment capable of use by South African military forces, police or security forces a ban on new contracts for the sale and export of nuclear goods, materials and technology to South Africa a ban on the sale and export of oil to South Africa a strict and rigorously controlled embargo on imports of arms, ammunition, military vehicles and paramilitary equipment from South Africa an embargo on all military co-operation with South Africa and discouragement of all cultural and scientific events except where these contribute towards the ending of apartheid or have no possible role in promoting it.quot Japan dec ides to prohibit the export of computers quotthat might assist the activities of such organizations as the armed forces and the police which enforce apartheid.quot The President of the USA issued an executive order: banning computer exports to police, military and security forces and agencies quotinvolved in the enforcement of apartheid.quot Banning the import of military vehicles or arms produced in SA. prohibiting the export of nuclear technology except those required to carry out international agreements on the spread of nuclear arms, or those deemed necessary to protect public health and safety. The Australian foreign minister announced a number of measures in its parliament: quot(c) Australia is to close its Trade Commission in Johannesburg from the end of September 1985 quot(d) The Government is to prohibit exports to South Africa of petroleum and petroleum products, computer hardware equipment and any other products known to be of use to the South African security forces and is to prohibit the import from South Africa of krugerrands and all other coins minted in South Africa and all arms, ammunition and military vehicles quot(e) All new investment in South Africa by the Australian Government and public authorities has been suspended except for that which is necessary to maintain Australian diplomatic and consular representation in South Africa quot(f) All Australian banks and other financial institutions have been asked to suspend making new loans, either directly or indirectly, to borrowers in South Africa quot(g) Direct investment by the South African government or its ag encies in Australia has been prohibited. quotIn addition, the Government has placed an embargo on all new government contractual dealings with majority-owned South African firms for contracts above 20,000 and has decided to terminate all export facilities available through the Export Finance Insurance Corporation, the Export Market Development Grant Scheme and the Australian Overseas Projects Corporation and certain industry assistance to such firms. quotThe Government has decided also to avoid government procurement of supplies from South African sources save that necessary for the maintenance of Australian diplomatic and consular representation in Southern Africa and to restrict government sales of goods and services to South Africa.quot Following the State of Emergency declared in South Africa, UN Security Council resolution 569 : quot6. Urges States Members of the Organization to adopt measures against the Republic of South Africa, such as the following: Suspension of all new investment in the Republic of South Africa Prohibition of the sale of krugerrands and all other coins minted in South Africa Restrictions in the field of sports and cultural relations Suspension of guaranteed export loans Prohibition of all new contracts in the nuclear field Prohibition of all sales of computer equipment that may be used by the South African army and police quot7. Commends those States which have already adopted voluntary measures against the Pretoria Government and urges them to adopt new provisions, and invites those which have not yet done so to follow their example.quot Canada introduces a series of measures against the apartheid government: enforcing the UN Security Councils recommendation regarding the prohibition of imports of South African manufactured armaments stopping the sale of equipment such as computers to the South African police, armed forces, and other South African departments and agencies involved in the enforcement of apartheid issuing guidelines on the boycotting of sporting contacts between nationally-representative South African and Canadian athletes strengthening its voluntary Code of Conduct concerning employment practices of Canadian companies operating in South Africa discouraging the sale of Krugerrands terminating the applicability of insurance policies issued by the EDM to South Africa terminating toll-processing o f Namibian uranium imported through South Africa scrapping the double tax agreement with South Africa close monitoring of contacts between the South African government or its agents, and Canadian federal departments In line with Denmark, Sweden and Norways decision to end their air agreements of 28 Mar 1958 with South Africa, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) must end flights to South Africa within half a year. UN Security Council resolution 566 : quot14. Urges Member States of the United Nations that have not done so to consider in the meantime taking appropriate voluntary measures against South Africa, which could include: Stopping of new investments and application of disincentives to this end Re-examination of maritime and aerial relations with South Africa The prohibition of the sale of krugerrands and all other coins minted in South Africa Restrictions in the field of sports and cultural relations.quot Finlands parliaments foreign affairs committe appeals to the Finnish government to end all economic relationships with apartheid South Africa. The Norweigian Government introduces the following measures: quot(a) Norways import of goods from South Africa will be subject to automatic licensing, and opportunities to reduce trade with South Africa will be evaluated by the authorities in cooperation with business, industries and organizations concerned. quot(b) In co-operation with the parties concerned, the Ministry of Justice should consider a statutory prohibition on the sale of Norwegian crude oil to South Africa. quot(c) In cases where raw materials have traditionally been imported from South Africa for processing in Norway and where the switch to other suppliers would imply considerable extra costs, the Government will consider the question of giving government financial aid to help the companies concerned to readjust. quot(d) Following an understanding between the Government and the Norwegian Shipowners Association, a scheme will be set up to ensure that the authorities can record transport of crude oil to South Africa on ships registered in Norway. The Norwegian Shipowners Association will send these records to the Ministry of Trade and Commerce in the form of quarterly reports on the volume of oil transported and number of ships involved.quot The Australian Government announces that it will boycott any company with a majority South African ownership. Umkhonto we Sizwe bombed Sasols Secunda plant, along with 2 other Sasol installations. Patrick Chamusso was arrested in the aftermath of the bombs, as he was one of the last drivers to leave the area at the Secunda plant where the bomb was placed, and police were looking ANC operatives inside Sasol who helped the MK operatives gain access to the plant. Police at the time had the power to hold people suspected of political crimes indefinitely, without access to a lawyer or family. Torture was routine. When Patrick was unable to produce an alibi, he was tortured and jailed when he refused to admit guilt for an act he didnt commit, the officer ordered his wife, Precious (Bonnie Henna), to be tortured as well. Patrick was detained for two weeks and had a bad time. He came out a changed man. Patrick had by now had 2 run-ins with the police, despite the fact that he had avoided any kind of political involvement all his life. He had been though hell for doing nothing. He decided that, if he was going to suffer the trauma of detention, he may as well suffer it for a reason and do something. The South African government bans Pink Floyds quotAnother Brick in Wallquot (Part II), being blamed for inciting riots among pupils. Black children who boycotted schools because of inferior education standards had adopted the song as their anthem (the song includes children chanting the chorus, ldquoWe dont need no educationrdquo). Venda is declared independent. The independence of Venda was only ever recognized by South Africa and other South African homelands (Transkei, Ciskei, and Bophuthatswana). Austria revokes its visa agreement with South Africa, reintroducing the requirement for South Africans to apply for an entry visa. Bophuthatswana . consisting of 7 seperate parts, is declared independent. The independence of Bophuthatswana was only ever recognized by South Africa and other South African homelands (Transkei, Ciskei, and Venda). With the background of a dramatic military build-up in South Africa, a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa is adopted by the UN Security Council (as well as an oil embargo), under UN Security Council Resolution 418: quot1. Determines, having regard to the policies and acts of the South African Government, that the acquisition by South Africa of arms and related materiel constitutes a threat to the maintenance of international peace and security quot2. Decides that all States shall cease forthwith any provision to South Africa of arms and related materiel of all types, including the sale or transfer of weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, para-military police equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned, and shall cease as well the provision of all types of equipment and supplies and grants of licensing arrangements for the manufacture or maintenance of the aforementioned quot3. Calls upon all States to review, having regard to the objectives of the present resolution, all existing contractual arrangements with and licences granted to South Africa relating to the manufacture and maintenance of arms, ammunition of all types and military equipment and vehicles, with a view to terminating them quot4. Further decides that all States shall refrain from any co-operation with South Africa in the manufacture and development of nuclear weapons quot5. Calls upon all States, including States non-members of the United Nations, to act strictly in accordance with the provisions of the present resolution quot South African black student leader Steve Biko is murdered in police custody in Pretoria. His hearse is pulled by oxen to his burial (attended by 20 000 people) on the 17th September 1977 in King Williams Town. Biko had been arrested on the 18th August 1977 in King Williams Town, under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967. A Soviet Union surveillance satellite discovers a nuclear weapons testing site in the Kalahari region of South Africa, the Soviet Union sends the satellite over to take more detailed photographs in 4 different passes over the site a week later. At a press conference in August 1977, the Soviet Union provides exact coordinates of the site. SA government spokesmen dismiss it as Soviet propaganda. Australias labour government decides to stop Qantas flights to South Africa (SAA flights to Australia are allowed to continue). Winnie Mandela is banished to Brandfort, in the Free State. On Wednesday, 16th June 1976, Soweto pupils revolt against the apartheid education system, where they were forced to be taught in Afrikaans (as their medium of instruction). The iconic image of the riot is the photo of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson being carried away after he was shot by police (taken by Sam Nzima). Children protesing with banners were attacked by police firing teargas. The children replied by throwing stones and the police replied with shots. At a meeting at Orlando DOCC to address the Phuti class boycott, it was decided to stand up to the quotboersquot and stage a school boycott on the 16th June 1976. Eddie Daniels begins a 15 year prison term on Robben Island. While in prison, Daniels graduated from high school and received BA and B degrees from the University of South Africa (UNISA). On Daniels release in 1979, he was placed under house arrest and banned for a further 5 years. After his house arrest Daniels taught in Cape Town until his retirement in 1993. UN Security Council Resolution 182 calls on all countries quotto cease forthwith the sale and shipment of equipment and materials for the manufacture and maintenance of arms and ammunition in South Africa.quot UN Security Council Resolution 181 calls on all countries to quot cease forthwith the sale and shipment of arms, ammunition of all types and military vehicles to South Africa.quot In July 1960 communist China cuts off trade with South Africa (resumed again on the 28th October 1993) On the 9th April 1960, 3 weeks after the Sharpeville massacre, David Pratt (a wealthy farmer) shot Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd while he was opening the Rand Show in Johannesburg. Verwoerd had just finished a boring speech, when Pratt stepped forward and shot him at point-blank range. Verwoerd survived the assasination attempt, and Pratt hanged himself in a Bloemfontein mental institution. The Sharpeville massacre on the 21st March 1960. Police opened fire on people protesting (outside a police station in Sharpeville in the Vaal Triangle) against the pass laws, resulting in 69 people being killed and 180 wounded. Baragwanath hospital had been reduced to a war zone. Baragwanath housed 143 survivors - men, women and children - under police guard. Surgeons are shocked by the wounds - normally only seen in battle - multiple gunshot wounds, bones powdered by heavy callibre bullets. Many wounds were inflicted from the victims backs. Of the 143 admitted there were 110 men, 29 women and 4 children. Three of those admitted to the hospital died. The bodies of those who died were brought by truck to a mass funeral. 3 February 1960: Britains MacMillan visits parliament in Cape Town and delivers his Winds of Change address. quotThe wind of change is blowing through this continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. As a fellow member of the Commonwealth it is our earnest desire to give South Africa our support and encouragement, but I hope you wont mind my saying frankly that there are some aspects of your policies which make it impossible for us to do this without being false to our own deep convictions about the political destinies of free men to which in our own territories we are trying to give effect.quot Basil DOliviera leaves South Africa for England, to pursue a career in a country without a colour bar.FastJet Flights in South Africa Did you spot a plane with an African grey parrot painted on its tailfin Fastjet (IATA code FN) is a discount airline operating flights from Tanzania, including flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam. They are owned by Fastjet PLC, a London listed company, with main operations in Tanzania. 9 January 2017 South African aviation group Solenta Aviation will acquire a 28 stake in the low cost carrier. Solenta will provide FastJet with Embraer 145s, crew, maintenance and insurance. This will then replace FastJetrsquos Airbus A319s on its shorter routes. It isnt clear how this affect the airlines schedule yet. 28 November 2016 FastJet announced that they are cancelling three routes, including their Johannesburg - Victoria Falls route from the 5th of November 2016. It is not clear whether they are going ahead with the Cape Town - Victoria Falls flights as they had earlier announced. Passengers already booked on the cancelled route will however be offered an alternative route via Harare. Other cancelled routes include Dar es Salaam - Entebbe and Dar es Salaam - Nairobi. 7 July 2016 FastJet announced that they hope to start up flights between Cape Town and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe before the end of the year. They did mention that this might only happen next year and that the plan is still in its early phases. We hope that Nico Bezuidenhout can speed up the process. 10 June 2016 Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout will soon be joining the leadership at FastJet Just yesterday he announced his resignation from Mango where he held the position for ten years. Hell be taking over the helm at Africas only low cost carrier as CEO and join the board of directors on the 1st of August 2016. This certainly marks the start of an exciting time for FastJet and could also be just the catalyst they need to start domestic operations in South Africa. 30 March 2016 FastJet launched flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls on the 25th of March 2016. The airline has since said: ldquoThe flight was fastjetrsquos first international route from Victoria Falls and was launched in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market.quot Airfares start from R1939 per way. They are currently operating the route twice-weekly, on Fridays and Sundays, on an Airbus A319 with seating for 144 passengers. This is perfect for your next long weekend break 7 March 2016 FastJet flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls will launch on the 25th of March 2016. They will operate the route twice-weekly, on Fridays and Sundays. Making it perfect for a weekend break 18 February 2016 It is just a week since FastJet last announced that they are increasing flights between Johannesburg and Harare and they are already increasing it again. The airline will now offer double-daily flights on all days of the week except Saturdays. The Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday flights will increase on the 26th of February and the Tuesday and Thursday flights will increase from the 28th of March 2016. 11 February 2016 FastJet are increasing the flights on their Johannesburg to Harare route to four double daily flights. This will be effective from the 29th of February 2016 and is due to the high demand since the routes launch on the 1st of February 2016. 20 January 2016 FastJet has launched new direct routes from OR Tambo to Harare (HRE) and Victoria Falls (VFA). Harare - Johannesburg flights will launch on the 1st of February 2016 and Johannesburg-Victoria Falls flights will launch on the 3rd of February 2016. Flights to Harare will operate daily whilst flights to Victoria Falls will operate three times per week. Flights to Harare start from R1 939 and flights to Victoria Falls start from R2 210. The Airbus A319 jet aircraft will seat up to 144 passengers. 13 January 2016 FastJet is looking into expanding its operations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. quotWe are hoping to get the correct permits to start flights between Harare and Johannesburg, which we wish to operate at least double daily. We are also looking to link Johannesburg with Victoria Falls, and thereby grow operations in Zimbabwe,quot said Richard Bodin, FastJets COO. They are also planning on adding flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg later this year. 8 October 2015 Fasjet has been forced to delay the start of their operations in Zambia and Zimbabwe because of a downgraded financial forecast for 2015. The airline hoped to launch flights in the two countries by October, but they have now delayed the launch date of the Zimbabwe operations to mid-November and Zimbabwersquos launch will now only happen early in December. 1 October 2015 FastJet has been operating direct flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam for the whole month of September 2015. They will continue to do so at very affordable prices. 27 August 2015 From the 1st of September 2015, FastJet will operate daily flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam. Currently the airline operates flights between the two cities on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 1 July 2015 Fastjet took home the prize of Transport Innovator Award at the 8th Transport Africa Awards 2015 last night. Fastjet contributed to making travel affordable for everyone, including those who could not afford it before. ldquoThis Award recognises the importance and relevance of our vision to make air travel accessible to more people on the African continent,rdquo says Richard Bodin, Chief Commercial Officer at fastjet. ldquoItrsquos commendable that the industry is recognising our achievements at a time when our growth rate is increasing significantly.rdquo 30 June 2015 Fastjet announced yesterday that they are launching a new route from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe, Malawi on th 27th of July 2015. They will operate the route on Mondays and Fridays with the freighty option also available on these flights, allowing passengers to transport up to 80 kg of checked baggage. 08 June 2015 Fastjet has reported an operating loss of US30.7-million for the 2014 financial year. Fastjet CEO, Ed Winter, said that the airline had a significant increase in passenger numbers in 2014, despite recoding large losses. The airline is planning to launch new routes in Zambia and Zimbabwe this year. The 50 million pound equity funding that they received last year has given their cash coffers a boost. They believe that their low cost model in East Africa is working, despite the losses that they have recorded. 20 April 2015 FastJet has raised 75million through a share issue which it will use to fund their planned expansion in Southern Africa. The airline will use the money to acquire new aircraft, establish new bases and source new staff members. The company is working on adding new international routes and expanding in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe 26 March 2015 FastJetrsquos plans to expand their operations in Southern Africa has been given a shot in the arm. The airline has received an Air Service Permit (ASP) from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development and the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ). They have not taken a significant step towards receiving their Air Operating Certificate (AOC) which will make it possible for them to start operating in Zimbabwe. 16 March 2015 Rumour has it that FastJet is approaching South African investors in order to advance their goal of becoming the first pan-African low-cost airline. This comes despite the fact that they had to withdraw from Ghana and Kenya at the end of last year, due to various problems in each country. Apparently they plan on opening operations in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa within the next few years. We wont mind another low cost airline entering the domestic market, but knowing how many hoops the SA Civil Aviation Authority will have them jump through, we wont be holding our breath. 12 January 2015 Fastjet Zambia has successfully completed Phase 1 of its Air Operating Certificate application. The Zambian Civil Aviation Authority will not evaluate the airlinersquos planned company structure and examine its aircraft in the second phase of the application. Zambia will be Fastjets second base in Africa, from which the airline plans to operate low-cost flights to numerous destinations across east Africa. 19 November 2014 Fastjet has received its Air Service Permit from the Zambian authorities. The airline is now a step closer to launching flights in Zambia. Fastjet is now working on submitting the necessary documents to complete their application for an Air Operators Certificate (AOC). Once they receive their AOC they will be able to start flying on Zambia. 03 November 2014 Fastjet has launched a competition where the top 6 agents who have booked the most Fastjet passengers during November and December on the Joburg Dar es Salaam route will win prizes to the value of R50 000. The first prize is a iPhone 6, 2nd is return flights to Zanzibar for 2 people with 2 nightsrsquo accommodation at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel. 4th, 5th and sixth place winners will get return flights between Joburg and DAR for 2. Winners will be announced at the end of January 2015. 30 October 2014 FastJet have launched flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar at extremely competitive prices starting from R2170. Subject to change. Limited availability and only on certain dates. The route can be booked either on the booking engine on your left, on FastJets website or through their call centre. If you are interested in booking on their website you will have to first book your Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam flight and then add on the flight from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar after youve selected your seat. As they make use of a smaller coastal aviation plane for the secon flight between Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar and back, different baggage rules apply. Youll only be able to take on one complimentary cabin bag with a maximum weight of 20kg. Its dimentions may be no larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. 29 October 2014 The Civil Aviation Authority of Kenya has postponed Fastjet Kenyarsquos air service application. This decision by the Kenyan Authorities has dealt a huge blow to the airlinersquos ambition of flying in the Kenyan domestic market. The airline applied for a licence to operate non-scheduled air services for freight, passengers and mail both locally and domestically. 23 October 2014 Fastjet now accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards from travel agents in South Africa through GDS. Fastjet now accepts credit cards after partnering up with Hahn Air who make use of Marketing Code H1 and Operations Code FN. The airline believes that by giving agents and clients the opportunity to pay with their credit cards, selling sets will become easier which will in turn increase their volume. They follow the European low cost carrier model of charging for all hold baggage, changes and not allocating seats at the point of booking. Fastjet have 3 Airbus A319s, so expect to be flying in a modern amp fuel efficient jet . which carries 156 passengers. In addtion to the direct flights from JHB to DAR, you can book 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mbeya and Lusaka. JNB-DAR changes to Midnight Flights 2014-06-01 If you like midnight flights youre in luck. Fastjet are shifting their flight schedule between OR Tambo International Airport amp DAR. They are switching to flight FN6182 leaving JNB at 00h05 on Tuesdays, Thursdays amp Saturdays (and land in DAR at 04h40) whereas currently the flights leave on Mondays, Wednesdays amp Fridays. This will give business a full day in Dar es Salaam. The return flight FN6181 is scheduled to leave DAR at 20h30 on Mondays, Wednesdays amp Fridays (and land in JNB at 23h15). Within the airports code FN is shown, but on GDS the booking code is F1 (Hahn Air). This is a slot used previously by Precision Air, and it works perfectly. South African operations Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam route Fastjet has been operating 3 flights a week from Johannesburgs OR Tambo International Airport to Dar es Salaams Julius Nyerere International Airport since the 18th October 2013. 2013-11-12 fastjet says that quotWe are seeing solid demand for our recently launched international route from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg and are currently looking at increasing capacity on this route. 2013-10-18 fastjets first flight from Dar es Salaam to JNB, FN0201, took off off from Julius Nyerere Airport at 09h27, and lands at OR Tambo International Airport at 12h00. At 13h07 the return flight from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam was in the sky and on its way. 2013-09-26 fastjet postpones its planned launch of flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam (meant to start 27 September 2013), citing extra documentation requested by the South African Department of Transport as a result of their name change from quotfly540 Tanzania ta fastjetquot to quotfastjet Airlinequot. Fastjet claim to have supplied the department with the documentation, and are waiting for them to process it, but the department says they are still waiting for documents reflecting the new name. In the meantime, customers who have booked with fastjet will get a full refund as well as a complimentary seat for rebooking within the next month. 2013-09-11 Fastjet flight special from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, with 1-way tickets from R1600. 2013-07-29 Tickets on Sale This Week . Tickets for fastjet flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam are to go on sale from the 31st July 2013, with fares as low as USD100 (we believe that excludes airport taxes and charges). On the 31st July only those who have liked Fastjets Facebook page can purchase tickets, and then on the 1st August 2013 anybody can buy tickets. The first flight is scheduled for the 27th September 2013, and the plane being used is an Airbus A319. Therell be 3 flights a week. We have been working exceedingly hard to acquire the necessary permissions to operate internationally and we would like to thank the public for their patience and support. Our decision to offer our Facebook friends the opportunity to purchase tickets first is our way of thanking them. For some time the Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg route has only been operated by one airline and the lack of competition has created inflated fares. fastjet will substantially reduce the average fare and in doing so will encourage more leisure and business traffic between Tanzania and South Africa. said Richard Bodin, fastjets COO. Ed Winter, the Fastjet Chief Executive says that This is a hugely important day for fastjet and the people of Tanzania and we are delighted to have reached this significant milestone in our history. Despite a number of challenges, fastjet is now able to respond to huge consumer demand and provide an alternative and affordable link between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg, having secured all required permissions to do so. For far too long it has been difficult and prohibitively expensive to fly between these two extraordinary cities. We expect our lower fares to stimulate a huge increase in the numbers of passengers travelling on this route, as has been the case on our domestic routes in Tanzania. Overwhelming public support for fastjets low cost model has been a contributing factor to us launching this route. We hope that the obvious desire for a change in the competitive landscape will result in fastjet soon being awarded licenses in more African countries, bringing consumers the benefits of choice and lower prices on many more international routes. 2013-07-07 Foreign Operator Permit in South Africa . The South African Department of Transport has provided Fastjet with a Foreign Operator Permit, allowing it to operate flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg. 30 September 2014. Fastjet have announces their Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. The airlinersquos numbers are on the rise with first-half revenues growing by 96 to 19 million, after recording a 41.5 increase in the number of passengers flown. Average revenue in Tanzania per passenger has grown by 39.3 in the 6 months to 81.65 per passenger. The airline is however still running at a loss of 30.5 million for the first 6 months of the year. Letrsquos hope they keep on growing 11 April 2014. Fastjet confirm in a Stock Exchange update that they plan on establishing bases in all of Kenya, SA amp Zambia by 2016. 7 April 2014. Fastjet have made Tanzania tour packages availble on their travel agent booking portal. Whilst flight tickets typically excluded checked in luggage, as part of the tour packages they include 1 piece of checked baggage. The CCO, Richard Bodin, couldnt resist a dig at their competitors who quotcharge exorbitant and highly fluctuating fares. on the Johannesburg-Dar es Salaam routerdquo. 3 March 2014. Travel agents rejoice Fastjet has launched an online portal for South African travel agencies where they can make flight bookings for their clients, as well as make changes and create reports. Payment is accepted by Mastercard as well as visa credit cards. 10 February 2014. Fastjet CEO, Ed Winter, is reported to have said that fastjet is still keen on starting up in South Africa. and are watching the chess match between FlySafair and Comair, which is playing out in the courts, closely to see whether there would be any precedents set regarding South African aviation regulations. 12 November 2013. fastjet have appointed Holiday Aviation as its GSA in SA to handle the call centre, flight bookings and service the travel trade. Heres the press release: Johannesburg, Monday 11 November 2013 fastjet, Africarsquos low-cost airline, has appointed Holiday Aviation as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in South Africa, following the recent launch of its first international route between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg in October 2013. Holiday Aviation is tasked with handling all reservations, and call centre functions to service the travel trade, as well as the corporate and consumer market. A dedicated Holiday Aviation team will be able to book, and issue any fastjet ticket, manage changes to bookings directly on fastjetrsquos reservation system, and handle general day-to-day queries from travel agents and the public. ldquoHoliday Aviationrsquos industry knowledge, experienced customer service team, and strong relationships with the travel trade make them well-placed to represent fastjet in South Africa,rdquo says Kyle Haywood, General Manager Africa for fastjet. ldquoWith the support from Holiday Aviation, we look forward to strengthening our sales distribution channels, and our relationship with the travel trade both of which are crucial to ensuring our success as we expand our pan-African network into South Africa.rdquo fastjetrsquos route from to Dar es Salaamrsquos Julius Nyerere International Airport to South Africarsquos O.R. Tambo International Airport, which launched in October, operates three times each week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Tickets are priced from R1 600 one way, inclusive of all airport and government taxes, which are approximately R555, excluding booking or service fees. ldquofastjet has substantially reduce the DARJNB route average fare and in doing so has made it possible for more people to afford to fly between Tanzania and South Africa, whether they are travelling for business or leisure,rdquo he adds. Gavin Simpson, CEO of Holiday Aviation, says fastjet reservations have been brisk since the new service to South Africa commenced and the local GSA contact details were posted on the fastjet website. ldquo We are delighted to be working with fastjet as there is clear evidence that the market is ready for a more affordable option on the Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam route, with convenient daylight departure and arrival schedules at both origin and destination cities. ldquoWe have been particularly encouraged by the number of enquiries from the travel trade, and are optimistic that the current service will grow to a daily flight in the near future,rdquo Simpson says. While fastjet is new to South Africa, the airline has been successfully operating in Tanzania for nearly a year, flying to five domestic destinations including Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Mwanza and most recently Mbeya. ldquoWe are continually investing in relationships that may see us expanding our international network from Dar es Salaam to destinations such as Lusaka, Nairobi, Lilongwe and Entebbe, where there is currently no effective competition, passengers are underserved, and fares are overpriced. Passengers in the region are definitely ready for an alternative,rdquo says Haywood. Bookings on fastjet flights can be made by contacting Holiday Aviation on fastjetholidayaviation.co.za or 27 (0)11 289 8090. or at fastjetrsquos offices at O.R. Tambo International Airport. Domestic South African Flights News has gone a bit quiet on Fastjets plan start to dometic operations in South Africa. The original plan was that Fastjet PLC had signed an MoU with fastjet Holdings, who would be hiring Federal Air to operate flights in South Africa for the first 6 months on its behalf (the estimated time it would take for fastjet Holdings to get its own license in South Africa), with all revenue going through Federal Airs bank accounts and a portion past on to fastjet Holdings. Johannesburg to Cape Town route End 2013. More or less when Fastjet wants to launch. 4 July 2013. The original planned start date for fastjet flights from Johannesburg to Cape town. with 2 flights every day of the week, aimed at the times businessmen would fly in the mornings and afternoons mid June. The planned start date for ticket sales. Fastjet Holdings Fastjet Holdings was previously known as Blockbuster Trading 53, which was registered in South Africa as a company in May 2011), and whose directors are Paul de Robillard, Yusuf Kajee, Zakkiyah Vawda and Edward Zuma (a lawyer, and the eldest son of President Jacob Zuma). The main shareholder of fastjet Holdings is Paul de Robillard. Fastjet Holdings will be 25 owned by Fastjet PLC (cant be more in order to comply with regulations which require South Africans to own at least 75 of airliners operating in the country). Even though they own only 25, all the funding for the operation comes from fastjet. 13 Jun 2013 Deposit for Plane returned . Fastjet did not pay their deposit in time so have had it returned, and another airline has secured the B737-300 they had their eyes on. They did make a deposit but we have sent it back. We had other people wanting the aircraft, their deposit didnt arrive in time and we had to offer the aircraft to the other party, said Peter Annear, the Chief Executive of Star Air Cargo 31 May 2013. This was the initial planned start date for Johannesburg to Cape Town flights . 17 May 2013. Fastjets Brad Dicksen is interviewed on SABC News (starts 1 minute 20 seconds into the clip): quotMr Zuma is a shareholder in a business that fastjet have chosen to invest in in South Africa. Federal Air, as a duly licensed airline in South Africa, is going to be in full and complete operational control. We are merely using the fastjet brand. Pretty much akin to a franchise agreement. So I cant see how that is fronting.quot 15 May 2013. This was the initial planned start date for taking bookings. 7 May 2013. A 144-seater Boeing 737-300 has been wet leased for 6 months from Starcargo Airlines, who will also provide the pilots and cabin crew for the plane. Starcargo Airlines is based at Johannesburgs O.R. Tambo International Airport. The short 6 month period is to allow time for fastjet Holdings amp Federal Airlines to get permission to operate fastjets preferred A319 in SA. The Chief Executive of fastjet South Africa, Kyle Haywood, says that This is yet another definitive step towards the commencement of fastjet services and we remain on track for an end of May launch. fastjet is working hard with its South African partners to put this initial route (Johannesburg to Cape Town) on sale shortly. 29 Apr 2013. fasjet announces on the facebook page that South African tickets will be on sale soon. 26 Apr 2013. Blockbuster Trading 53, the SA partner of fastjet, changes its name to fastjet Holdings. Kyle Haywood has been appointed CEO of fastjets South African operations (hes also fastjets MD for Africa). quotI am really pleased that we have Kyle overseeing this exciting project given his vast aviation experiencequot. said Ed Winter, the CEO of fastjet. Kyle was CEO of Air Uganda before he joined fastjet, and has had stints working at Etihad and BA. 24 Apr 2013. Fastjet PLC shares, which trade in London, is 29.5 down on the previous days close. 24 Apr 2013. How did Edward Zuma amp Yusuf Kajee get in touch with fastjet, who approached who There was a matchmaker involved: quotTo be honest, we were introducedquot Richard Bodin. 24 Apr 2013. Some insight into why Fastjet chose Blockbuster over 1time: quotIn the opinion of the directors, the value of the 1time has diminished over time. As there is still no indication that 1time creditors will accept the fastjet offer, the company has therefore chosen to invest in the BlockbusterFederal Airlines venture to pursue its entry into an important African market and a country well-suited to fastjets low-cost operating model.quot 24 Apr 2013. Edward Zuma, the son of the President, and Fastjet plan to start an offering flights in SA by 31 May 2013. It has signed an MoU with a company called Blockbuster which is owned 75 by South Africans (and the other 25 owned by fastjet). The new airline will be 75 owned by South African citizens, in order to ensure it complies with SA regulations. Blockbuster has an agreement with Federal Air to operate the flights. Mr David Lenigas, the chairman of fastjet, says that ldquoWe believe that the operating agreements in place between Blockbuster and Federal Air represent a great opportunity for fastjet, our local investors, our partners at Federal Air and most importantly, the South African public. Air fares in South Africa have skyrocketed since 1time ceased flying at the end of last year, and many planes are operating at full capacity. We are now firmly focused on quickly getting up and running in order to create a fresh, unique and commercially sustainable offering which will stimulate the market. fastjet sees a strategic gap in the South African marketplace for a pan-continental, low-cost airline operating the yield management model required to keep fares affordable for passengers, not just at launch, but also in the long term. We do not seek to be a hostile competitor in the market place as we fully understand and appreciate the significance of the national carrier and existing airlines in country, but we want to provide extra seat capacity to South Africans so that they can travel when and where they want at better prices.rdquo Fasjet have placed 160m shares with a London company in exchange for 2m pounds (about R28m) to finance its expansion into South Africa. ldquoThough we have been in talks with a number of companies regarding licensing arrangements, we have ultimately decided that in order to best serve South African customers, we should invest not in the past, but in the future.rdquo said Ed Winter, the CEO of fastjet. 22 Apr 2013. So it seems that fastjet are not going to be buying 1time airline after all. Aviwe Nyamar, the provisional liquidator of 1time, as said that the offers from propsective buyers arent sufficient to cover 1times debts (and any compromise thereon), so he is applying for 1times final liquidation date to be brought forward from October. (Fastjet originally wanted to purchase the remains of 1time airline and start operations in South Africa. An issue was that the Air Services Act stipulates a maximum of 25 foreign ownership allowed for an airline to have an air licence to operate within South Africa - however, the Air Services Licensing Act allow for an exemption to the foreign ownership quota at the discretion of the Minister of Transport (Ben Martin). Comair amp Mango Airlines objected to Fastjets application.) 15 Apr 2013. A Fastjet Airbus A319 lands at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport and parks at the Federal Air apron. Nobody knows why theyve decided to fly one of their Airbuses to South Africa. 18 Mar 2013. Fastjet said its talks in SA were quotvery constructivequot and announces that it has filed a letter of intent with the 1time liquidator. 14 Mar 2013. We met with the executives of Fastjet and their attorneys and engaged on technical options to explore in order to expedite our negotiations and finalise this transaction. The effect of the amendment to the application renders the application legally compliant and does not need consent from the minister with regards to the shareholding structure. A letter of intent will be furnished to us by Fastjet. In turn we will immediately engage with creditors of 1time on the details of a compromise offer, which will have to be voted upon by the different classes of creditors and then sanctioned by the court. said Aviwe Ndyamara, the provisional liquidator of 1time Airline. 8 Mar 2013. Fastjet are visiting South Africa next week. We see a real opening in the southern African marketplace for a true low cost airline such as fastjet right now and although we have met with stiff opposition from other South African carriers, we feel that the South African flying public will be the true beneficiaries of the added seat capacity we intend to offer. Airfares in South Africa appear to have skyrocketed since 1Time ceased flying at the end of last year, and many planes are operating full to capacity on the key Cape Town and Durban routes. We will also be seeking high-level meetings with the Aviation Authorities to allow Fly540 Tanzania to operate daily services from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Johannesburg . says David Lenigas, Chairman of fastjet 1 Mar 2013. The Tshwane Trust has extended the time frame for the liquidation of 1time until the 2nd October 2013, in order to facilitate the acquisition. Fastjets application to purchase 1time airline now includes a change which deals with black economic empowerment. 28 Feb 2013. The Democratic Alliance Partys Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Michael, argues that quotThe Minister of Transport, Mr Benedict Martins, has been dragging his heels without explanation over the signing-off on a deal which would see low-cost airline Fastjet acquire 1time airline. The uncertainty stemming from the Ministers inaction has left the deal on the brink of collapse, an outcome which would spell the end for 1time and result in the loss of thousands of jobs. The expertise and capital injection Fastjet would bring to 1time would undoubtedly save thousands of jobs and enhance the competitiveness of the domestic airline market, with consumers set to reap the benefits.quot 24 Jan 2013. The Business Day reports that Comair. who run the Kulula and British Airways brands in South Africa, have objected to Fastjets bid for 1time airline in a letter written to the IASC (International Air Services Council), saying it would quotweaken the position and protection of South African shareholders in African aviation, which is the rationale for the 25 foreign shareholding limit as per the Air Services Licensing Act. We believe that their true intent is actually to expand their services from Tanzania to SA, but instead of following the normal process of applying for route rights from Tanzania, they are bypassing the whole bilateral route application process by buying 1time and acquiring the route rights as a South African airline.quot Fastjet in turn said that they did not intend to comment on its ongoing discussions with relevant authorities regarding 1time. Its also reported that Mango Airlines and SAA have filed objections to 1times license being transferred to Fastjet. 19 Dec 2012. Fastjet announces that it has acquired an option to purchase the entire issued share capital of 1time Airline for R1. If the option is exercised, then the agreement is subject to UK amp SA government approval, the approval of Lonrho Plc (Fastjets largest shareholder), the approval of 1time Holdings shareholders and 1time Airline reaching a court sanctioned agreement with its creditors. The agreement would involve leasing up to 3 of 1times 12 planes. Initial flight routes would be serving Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London amp Port Elizabeth. It added that 1time flights would be resumed early in 2013, if the option is exercised. Ed Winter said that I am pleased we have managed to reach a provisional agreement with all parties to buy 1time. Due to protracted negotiations we will not have 1time flying before the Christmas but very much hope that 1time will be flying again early in the New Year. Flights will initially be operated by a number of aircraft from the 1time fleet including McDonnell Douglas MD-82s, MD-83s and MD-87s. In due course we plan to re-fleet with modern Airbus A319 aircraft. The acquisition of 1time supports fastjets growth into a pan African low cost carrier and the synergies with fastjet s existing operations will potentially increase the number of available route networks from South Africa into the rest of Africa. 1time will be rebranded as fastjet brand and sold through fastjet. We are working with the South African authorities who, like us, are completely committed to helping the airline industry in South Africa develop for the benefit of all the people. Lower fares mean more economic growth, more jobs and more prosperity. We hope to keep many of the original 1time staff employed. With the co-operation of the shareholders of 1time we can build an airline that will provide a real choice to South Africans, based on the great reputation of 1time and the low cost experience of fastjet.quot 4 Dec 2012. Fastjet announces that it plans to purchase 1time airlines: ldquoIf this transaction goes ahead and the timescales are extremely challenging - we would hope to get 1time flying again in time for the Christmas holiday period, when many customers have had their plans dashed by the cessation of 1time services and the subsequent huge increases in fares by competitors. Flights would initially be operated by a number of aircraft from the 1time fleet including McDonnell Douglas MD-82s, MD-83s and MD-87s, but restructuring plans would see a rapid re-fleeting with modern Airbus A319 aircraft. The acquisition of 1time would be a complementary strategic fit for fastjetrsquos growth into a pan African low cost carrier and the synergies with fastjet would potentially increase the number of available route networks from South Africa into the rest of Africa. 1time would be rebranded into the fastjet brand and sold through fastjet. We are working with the South African authorities who, like us, are completely committed to helping the airline industry in South Africa develop for the benefit of all the people. Lower fares mean more economic growth, more jobs and more prosperity and we hope to keep many of the original 1time staff employed. With the co-operation of the shareholders of 1time we can build an airline that will provide a real choice to South Africans, based on the great reputation of 1time and the low cost experience of fastjet.rdquo said the CEO of fastjet, Ed Winter. Check-in closes 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time and opens 2 hours before. Boarding commences 20 minutes prior to departure and closes 10 minutes prior. Fastjet are a true low cost carrier, so there are some aspects South Africans may not be used to: seats are only allocated at the point of check-in at the airport. If youre boarding at ground level, then rows 14 to 25 board from the back of the plane and rows 1 to 13 from the front. A passport or state-issued photo identification is required. Extra is charged if you need to check something in as hold luggage - anything bigger than 56x4525cm has to be checked in as hold luggage. Passengers are allowed to take a pushchairpram if they have an infant. Transport of animals is not permitted. 9 Sep 2014 Fastjet has started offering passengers what they call lsquoSmartClassrsquo on all their flights. SmartClass passengers receive premium seat allocation in advance, increased baggage allowance that can go up to 32kg, and the option of changing flight dates as many times as they like at no additional cost. International passengers can now also fly up to 80kg of hold luggage when they purchase the lsquofreightyrsquo package. Fastjet hopes to attract customers who are looking to buy wholesale products in Dar es Salaam to take back to their countries to sell in local markets or shops with the ldquofreightyrdquo package. 7 Jul 2014 Passengers on all FastJet international and Tanzanian domestic flights can now pre-book their preferred seat at an additional fee. All passengers will still be assigned to a seat free of charge but those passengers who prefer one seat over another can now book their preferred seats up to 24hours before departure time. There are two different seat options to choose from. Passengers will pay 5 (US Dollar) per seat on row one and two at the front of the aircraft. You will also be paying 5 for a pre booked seat on row 11 where there are extended legroom seats available. For those seats that are not in any of the abovementioned rows passengers will be paying 3 per pre booked seat. Prices are for one way flights only. Unaccompanied children Children younger than 18 must have written authorisation (in the legally required form) from their parentslegal guardians to travel without them. Children under the age of of 12 are not allowed to fly with Fastjet, unless accompanied by somebody 16 years or older. Flight reviews We are waiting for fastjets first flight to South Africa, to review it and tell you what its like If you are looking for a job with fastjet, email your cv to careers.southafricafastjet (for South Africans) or careersfastjet . Executive Director and General Counsel: Krista Bates Executive Director. Richard Bodin Non Executive Dricetor. Clive Carver Chairman. Ed Winter (on a temporary basis) General Manager for South Africa. Kyle Haywood What is the secret of your success Id probably say perseverance. When I commit to something I dont give up until Ive achieved what I set out to do. Its also really important for me to believe, without a doubt, that the personal and business decisions I make are the right ones. Did you always want to work in aviation Yes, it has always been a dream of mine to work in the travel industry. When I was young, I wanted to see the world, but without spending too much money so a job in the industry was the logical way to go. Since I entered the aviation sector, I was hooked, and today, I cannot imagine doing anything else. Tells us about your schoolingeducational background I was schooled in the United Kingdom. I hated the sciences, but loved languages, so much so that I now speak French, German, Spanish and Latin. What was your first job My very first job was at a bank, which was a terrible mistake and I absolutely hated it. I lasted one year before following my dream to work in the travel industry. My first job in aviation was as a call centre clerk for British Airways . Why did you take up the position with fastjet I believe that fastjets low-cost airline model is a suitable one for Africa, and we really have the opportunity to break new ground in the aviation industry. While fastjet is still a relatively a small company, my job is in no way desk-bound and no two days are ever the same. If you could change one thing in the South African aviation industry, what would it be It would be the high levels of protectionism and bureaucracy that plague the aviation industry. I have no doubt that South Africa, and the entire continent, would enjoy much more rapid growth if new businesses in all sectors did not have to jump through so many administrative hoops. Who was the biggest influence on your career amp why I have particular respect for a gentleman named Alan Burnet, who was my mentor at British Airways. He had a varied, interesting, and long career in aviation and taught me so much, while encouraging me to follow my dreams. What aspects of your work keep you awake at night I worry about how fastjets progress has been slowed by bureaucracy and protectionism. However, in spite of these challenges, I do also go to sleep with a sense of satisfaction many nights because of all the great things that fastjet has achieved in the past year, such as having flown 355,000 passengers within our first year or having launched our first international route from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg. Would a fastjet flight from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town work This route which takes about five and a half hours - is too long for the low-cost model. fastjet has been very specific in our choice of the Airbus A319 aircraft, and a flight of this length would not be the best use of our aircraft. It makes more sense for us to focus on establishing our route between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg which launched on 18 October, and then partner with other carriers to get our passengers to Cape Town. This would of course be the alternative option until fastjet establishes a base in South Africa and is able to operate domestic flights. What do you do in your off-time I dont have much free time at my disposal of late because Ive been travelling a lot to countries where fastjet is looking to expand its operations - such as Lusaka, which will be our second international route from Dar es Salaam. However, when I do, I spend as much time with my family as possible. Im also working hard to improve my French, and I love hiking. My favourite hike to date was one I completed a few years ago, just outside Buenos Aires in Argentina. What advice do you have for South African youngsters, wanting to carve out a career in aviation A career in aviation is certainly interesting and varied, but it is also immensely hard work. Its a cyclical business that is influenced by many external factors. However, it is loads of fun, and if youre prepared to be tough and ride the waves, you will have unrivalled opportunities to see the world and meet many different people. What are the best parts of working for fastjet I love the variety of my job, and the fact that although I have a very specific title, I dont have a specific job description. This comes from being part of a small team, where everyone is happy to get involved in doing whatever it takes to make fastjet a success. The entrepreneurship culture of being a start-up business is particularly appealing to me too. Its also really rewarding knowing that fastjet is playing a part in democratising air travel, enabling more people to be able to fly thanks to offering safe, reliable, and affordable flights. Chicken or beef Fish. There are 3 flights a week between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight FN0204 is scheduled to take 2 hours and 15 minutes to leave Dar es Salaam at 10h15 and land in Lusaka at 11h25 (just enough time to squeeze in your meetings for the afternoon). Flight FN0204 is scheduled to leave Lusaka at 12h05, and arrive at DAR at 15h20. 15 April 2014. It seems like the DAR-LUN route is going very well, as an extra flight on Tuesdays is being added (announced on 18 Feb 2014). In addion they announced that they have incorporated a company called quotquotfastjet Zambiaquot (no surprises there) and are busy applying for an AOC (Air Operators Certificate) in the country. 1 Feb 2014. Things are going smoothly. fastjet has successfully launched its flights from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka. This is the airlines 2nd international flight route, after Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam. Next step: get the licence in Zambia and start Lusaka to JNB flights. 17 Jan 2014. South Africas loss is Zambias gain. We shunned fastjet when they wanted to enter our markets, and now fastjet is chatting to the Zambian state about starting to fly there. The plan is for fastjet to own a large chunk of a company registered in Zambia, and then apply for the relevant licensing. Fastjet is already selling tickets for its DAR - Lusaka flights. A pity, as this could be happening in SA. 29 Nov 2013. On the day of celebrating their first year of flight operations, fastjet has announced the launch of its second international route from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka, starting off by operating twice a week, and becoming the first airline to offer a direct link between the cities (there is currently no direct airlink between the 2 cities). Ticket sales started in mid-January 2014, with fares as low as around the R760 mark (75), with the first flight scheduled to take place on 1 February 2014. This creates 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka via Dar es Salaam. ldquoWersquore proud and excited to announce the launch of our second international route between Lusaka and Dar-es-Salaam. Fares start from just K450 one way (excluding taxes) and are available to book now,rdquo said fastjet on their website. 25 Jun 2014 FastJet has signed an agreement which has seen them dispose of their share in Fly540 Kenya. FastJet has dropped their loss making investment in Fly 540Kenya that they inherited from a previous deal. This came after FastJet decided that converting Fly540 Kenya into a low cost airline like FastJet would not be viable economically and that it would be better for both parties if they part ways. 15 Sep 2014 Fastjet will start flying between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Entebbe in Uganda from the 16th of September 2014. This will be Fastjetrsquos forth international flight that it will be operating out of its hub in Tanzania, flights will initially be operated twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. 12 Aug 2014 Fastjet has just released their Passenger Statistics for July 2014. The airline carried a total of 52839 passengers at a load factor of 73. Compared to the same month a year ago, the percentage of passengers carried has increased by 69. An amazing 94 of their flights arrived on time and passenger revenue has increased by 22 month to month. The good news from the success story that is Fastjet keeps flowing in. Keep it up and hopefully we will see the airline flying domestically in South Africa soon. 14 Jul 2014 FastJets Angus Saunders has resigned from his position as CFO and executive director due to personal reasons. Nick Caine, former CFO of Fiji Airways, will take over the role of CFO from 11 August 2014. Saunders and Caine will work together over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition. Nick Caine has 23 years of financial management experience and has also spent time as a financial advisor to turnaround, start-up and low cost airlines which makes him very qualified to help FastJet continue to grow. 9 Jul 2014 Latest fastjet passenger statistics for the month of June 2014. The airline carried a total of 53,386 passengers during the month of June 2014. Seat capacity has increased by 95 compared to the same month last year. From May 2014 to June 2014 capacity has increased from 67,425 to 60,320 seats flown, a 12 increase in capacity month to month. 91 of fastjet flights arrived on time, a good achievement if you take into account the increase in flights. The Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of fastjet, Ed Winter said that he is delighted to see their capacity increasing and that it is in line with their plans to almost double their market share. 30 Jun 2014 FastJet has been recognised as the cheapest low-cost carrier in Africa and the fifth cheapest in the world according to a recent survey by WhichAirline, a American flight comparison site. Averaging around R750 (US 71) per flight, the only other airlines that could beat FastJets prices are Asian based. This is great news for African travellers who are on a budget, as it proves that FastJets prices are in line with international low-cost carriers. 25 Apr 2014 Expedia amp Fastjet have entered a partnership where fastjet flights may be sold via Expedia, Egencia amp Hotwire. 12 Mar 2014. Fastjet has announced a 76 load factor for February 2014 flights which is down from 80 in February 2013, and an average yield per pax of 82 (was 47 in Feb 2013). 11 Mar 2014. Fastjet has signed a deal with Look4Parking amp Traveljigsaw, to sell parking amp car hire amp open up a new revenue stream. On the 8th Jan 2014, fastjet signed agreements with Hahn Air Systems amp Skyscanner to enable travel agents across the globe to sell their flights on Travelport, Sabre amp Amadeus GDS systems. fastjet, as one of our first customers in Africa, extends our airline portfolio of e-alliance with pan-African routes and competitive prices for global distribution. Hahn Air Systems is looking forward to fruitful cooperation with fastjet entailing joint sales and growth. said Hahn Air Systems MD, Alex Proschka. On the 24th Jan 2014 fastjets GDS went live (operations code FN amp marketing code H1) on Worldspan, Amadeus, Sabre, Sirena, Galileo, AXESS and Apollo with quotsignificant sales enquiries coming in from the South African travel tradequot. 14 Jan 2014. Fastjet are rocking Shareholders will be chuffed to note that not only did fastjet Tanzania carry a record number of pax in December 2013 (37,458), but they also made a record amount out of each passenger (USD 97) - this compares to them making only USD 50 out of each passenger in Dec 2012. Results were boosted by them increasing flights between Mbeya and DAR from 3 to 4 a week on 1 Dec 2013, and then to 7 a week from 16 Dec 2013. 18 Dec 2013. Fastjets 400,000th passenger is carried, and is handed 2 return tickets to Zambia, the international flight route Fastjet is planning on launching soon. 17 Dec 2013. Fastjet announces that its Tanzania operations carried 33,301 passengers at an average load factor of 72 in November 2013. We are very pleased to have achieved an average load factor of 72 per cent across the network in November, a traditionally weak month with travel down ahead of the festive season.quot said CEO, Ed Winter. quotTo date, we have carried over 350,000 passengers with an average load factor of 73 on each flight and 11 of our customers paying only 20 plus tax for their flight. As we enter our second year of operation, I believe we have now laid firm foundations for our expansion towards becoming a truly pan-African low-cost airline.quot Four new directors are appointed to the board of Fastjet Tanzania. Richard Bodin (CCO of Fastjet PLC, Angus Saunders (CFO of Fastjet PLC), Ami Mpungwe (a Tanzanian businessman) and Lawrence Masha (a former Tanzanian minister). They join Kyle Haywood (GM for Africa) amp Ed Winter (CEO of Fastjet PLC). 24 Nov 2013. fastjet adds a Sunday flight to its Dar es Salaam to Mbeya route, where it achieved a 97.5 average load factor in its first 2 months. 3 Sep 2013. BidAir and Fastjet sign an agreement to carry dry cargo (e.g. post) on their A319s. We are proud to be associated with fastjet, and by replicating our business model, which has thus far proven successful in South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia, we are confident that we can provide a quality and reliable service to Tanzanians. said the CEO of BidAir Cargo in Tanzania, Vincent Banda. quotThe cargo revenue rates per kilo in Africa are some of the highest in the world due to the challenges presented by poor road and rail infrastructure. Carrying cargo by air is often the most efficient choice for cargo oper ators. We believe that offering this service will create an additional revenue stream for fastjet while incurring low additional operating costs. BidAir is the perfect partner for us due to its excellent reputation and customer-centric focus.quot said Richard Bodin, COO of Fastjet. 28 Aug 2013. Fastjet opens sales for its new route between Dar es Salaam and Mbeyas Songwe Airport (both in Tanzania), using its A319s. Three flights a week will commence from 1 November 2013. The launch of flights between Mbeyas Songwe airport and Julius Nyerere airport in Dar es Salaam demonstrates that we are committed to delivering on our promise to the Tanzanian population to fly to airports that are sufficiently developed to accept our modern jets. We are offering fares starting at our trademark price of USD20 (Tsh 32,000) excluding fees and taxes, and are confident that this will not only stimulate both commercial and leisure traffic but also give passengers an alternative to long and arduous journeys by road. said Fastjets Chief Operations Officer, Richard Bodin. We have been inundated with requests from passengers for fastjet to operate a service on this route, and are extremely pleased to be launching ticket sales today, building on the success of our existing Tanzanian operation. The Government of Tanzania has invested a considerable sum to develop this brand new airport and the regeneration of its infrastructure is due to be completed in October, allowing us to commence flights on the 1st November. said Ed Winter, the Chief Executive of Fastjet. 22 Aug 2013. Fastjet plans to retrench 12 of its staff in Tanzania, as a result of delays in the launch of its international flight routes, and in particular delays in getting approvals from countries it wants to fly to. quotFor the airline (Fastjet) to sustain accessible amp affordable services to the public, we have to keep low fares by continually monitoring our operations to ensure that the company is efficient amp cost effectivequot, says a General Manager at Fastjet Tanzania, Tim Lee-Foster 11 Jun 2013. David Lenigas resigns as Chairman of Fastjet. CEO Ed Winter will serve as Chairman on a temporary basis. I see a very bright future for a low-cost airline on the continent of Africa. Fastjet has the right model to succeed and it almost goes without saying that I wish Fastjet all success. I believe that the company has one of the finest airline management teams anywhere in the world. Their considerable early achievements in route development, capacity utilisation, customer satisfaction and community relations pay testament to this. said Lenigas 24 May 2013. Tigo Tanzania amp fastjet set up a new agreement to allow cellphone payments via Tigo Pesa for the fastjet airline tickets. ldquoWe continue to innovate at fastjet. After the incredible success of our initial mobile phone payment channel, we have been working hard with Tigo to bring this highly popular service to Tanzaniarsquos consumers. Over 25 of our customers pay through their mobile phones and with the launch of the Tigo service, we expect this to grow substantially. This, coupled with our recent introduction of credit amp debit card payments, really does mean that our customers have all options available to them through which to purchase tickets.quot said Mr Richard Bodin, the COO of fastjet. 23 May 2013. Fastjet amp SomeOne, its marketing agency, win the quotBrand Strategy of the Yearquot at the London Drum Marketing Awards for establishing Fastjets African Grey Parrot brand. quotThe African Grey Parrot was carefully selected by Fastjet following in-depth market research in Africa amp reflects Fastjets motto of Smart Travelquot 19 Apr 2013. Fastjet partners with Planet Toccer to provide in-flight quotfreemiumquot sports games applications. 18 Apr 2013. Fastjet announces that it has suspended its flights to Kilimanjaro from Zanzibar and Mwanza - Kilimanjaro flights because theres not as much demand for tickets quotduring the rainy seasonquot, amp will restart them on the 1st July 2013. Passengers who had booked on the suspended flights are getting refunds. 8 Apr 2013. Fastjet launches its mastercard amp visa credit card purchase system for foreign passengers. We have been inundated with requests from outside Africa for people looking to purchase seats on the FastJet website and we are now in the position to be able to facilitate these bookings. This coupled with our hugely popular Mobile Money payment facility really means that our customer base has the full suite of payment processes available to them said the COO of Fastjet, Mr Richard Bodin. 8 Apr 2013. Fastjet is announced as one of the top 20 most colourful airlines in the world by Skift (Kulula and Mango were also in the top 20). 26 Mar 2013. Fastjet announces that it is using Wirecards services for Mastercard amp Visa credit car bookings, which allows travel agents amp passengers to book flights with debit amp credit cards. 18 Mar 2013. Fastjet introduces daily flights from Kilimanjaro to Mwanza and Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar. 26 Feb 2013. Fastjets General Manager for Africa, Kyle Haywood on the tax issue with Tanzanian authorities, and the issue with Fly Five Fourty Kenya: quotThere are various agendas out there, there are things that have been reported that are inaccurate. As Fastjet we have a commercial policy that we will not argue cases in the media. We have our own way of reconciling, of validating, and that is exactly what we are doing - that is normal business practice. And so, there is absolutely no risk that the bill that are historical will jeopardise the future. But we have been explaining to the authorities that we want validation of some of those bills, that we want supporting documents for those bills, because we cant just pay simply because there is a figure at the bottom of a piece of paper. But all of the ones for Fastjet we are continuing to pay. There are various channels open which we have tried to engage Fly Five Fourty Kenya to discuss their concerns. Those channels have not been exercised by Fly Five Fourty Kenya for reasons best known to themselves and so therefore we are looking at various other ways whereby we can expedite this matter. I can tell you that a number of things which have been reported and continue to be reported today are factually incorrect, but we will not argue this case in the media.quot 12 Feb 2013. Joachim Maambo, of the Tanzania Airports Authority, writes a letter to Fastjet: quotKindly note that, if we dont receive any statement from your office within the stated period, Tanzania Airport Authority will opt for other measures to ensure your company pays the outstanding debt. as at 31 January 2013 the amount is 224,813,040 which is accrued from the invoices drawn from TAA headquarters and 313,470 and 13,422 US dollars accrued from the invoices drawn from the Arusha Airport.quot 28 Jan 2013. Jetlink, a Kenyan airline, and fastjet sign a Memorandum of Understanding under which the fastjet brand will be launched in Kenya. We are looking forward to this prospective joint venture. We believe the partnership will be mutually beneficial and will go a long way in meeting the current demand for capacity on Kenyas domestic and regional routes. It will also generate new traffic as passengers are attracted by low fares, made possible by fastJets low-cost operating model. said the CEO of Jetlink, Elly Aluvale. This project represents a great opportunity for both parties and discussions are progressing well. A Joint Venture between fastJet and Jetlink will facilitate the launch of the fastjet brand in Kenya within the net few months with immediate access to domestic and regional destinations. Kenya is the major destination in East Africa and launching here is an important step towards fastJet becoming a pan-African low cost airline, bringing safe, reliable and affordable air travel to more and more people. said the CEO of fastJet, Ed Winter. 16 Jan 2013. Its now possible for passengers to pay for their flights with their mobile phone, using the M-Pesa mobile payment system. You book the flight online, then a unique booking number is smsd to you, which can be used to make payment using M-Pesa, with the fastjet business number: 900900. 3 Jan 2013. quotThere have been complaints from various quarters about Fastjet but we want to assure all stakeholders that the services are not meant to disrupt anyonersquos interests. There is need for the people complaining about Fastjet services to understand the concept behind low cost air travel.quot said Juma Fimbo, the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authoritys Charperson. 20 Dec 2012. The Chairman of fastjet, Mr David Lenigas, informs the board that he would like to be paid a salary of one British pound a year. I am passionate about the possibility of Fastjets ability to change Africas GDP gross domestic product growth profile. I have been doing business in Africa for a number of decades now and this is my personal way of contributing to changing life for the better in Africa. said Lenigas. 10 Dec 2012. Angus Saunders replaces Richard Blakesley as finance director. From 1997 to 2006 Saunders was CFO of BMI after which he enjoyed short stints with Nas Air, Flybe and Avianova. 6 Dec 2012. Larry Madowo interviews Fastjets Chief Executive who explains how they started their first base in Dar es Salaam, amp hope to take over Fly540 Kenya in Q12013. quotWe started our first base in Dar es Salaam, were wanting to do the same thing in Nairobi. Currently were flying to 2 domestic destinations, were flying to Mwanza and Kilimanjaro. The response has been absolutely incredible, with far more people than we expected and were offering really low fares. Not every ticket on the plane is 20 dollars, the way it works is that if you book early you can get a ticket for 20 dollar. If you book very very late you pay quite a lot more. Our average fare is around 70 or 80 dollars, which means that a lot of people can pay 20 dollars. So if you plan ahead, plan what youre going to do then you can travel (inaudible). So these are people who in the past have travelled long distances by bus to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza and now, for that sort of price, if they plan their journey, they can travel by aeroplane. We want to be in Tanzania and Nairobi, but started in Tanzania has they already had the airbus on their register, Kenya didnt and so its taken a longer period time for the Kenyan authorities to get the airbus onto their licenses. Their engineers, their air-worthiness people, have to learn about the aeroplane so that they can supervise. The other carriers are not real low cost carriers, what people have done in the past is buy cheap planes which are 2530 years old, theyre only 50 seats, so theyre really inefficient, they burn lots of fuel, they cost a load of money to run, so you cant get a low unit cost. Now our aeroplanes (Airbus 319) have 150 odd seats and are really efficient modern aeroplanes which means that I can really drive down the unit cost per seat. Look around the world, its always that kind of plane, particularly the Airbus, but also the 737 which are the planes that really drive down costs and enable you to go into the marketplace. What weve done in Tanzania, it was a small operation (Fly540) and we shut that down before we started. Kenyas a slightly bigger operation, so what will happen is as Fastjet comes in Fly540 will disappear and it will be a very rapid transition from one to the other. We have no intention of running the 2 brands side by side. And, quite honestly, Fastjet is bringing something brand new to the African continent. Fastjet will bring operation to Kenya, Im going to say in the first quarter of 2013 because its quite a bureaucratic process, theres a lot of ticks and boxes and paper to move around. Id love to have done it before Christmas, that was my original intent, but we wont hit that target. From Kenya were looking at flying to Mombasa, but really all the regional capitals as well, so going down to Juba, Kigali, down to Lusaka. I think even though its slightly longer down to Joburg - I think theres a lot of demand for really good value travelling that sort of distance, and Harare, those sort of places. Kenya Airways have been talking about Jumbo Jet for a quite a while and we havent seen that yet, but bringing our model is not about taking market share from somebody else, were not coming along saying my aeroplane is nicer amp cheaper, come fly with me, its about going to the market place and saying you can now travel for this really low cost on a really reliable, really comfortable flight and stimulating a whole new market, and people who havent flown before are going to start flying. People who have flown once a year are now going to fly every month. Business people, whose sphere of action has been limited by their ability to travel will now have the whole of East Africa as their market. Its that sort of stimulating of the market - we did it in Europe with easyJet amp Ryanair, its been done in the State, in South America, Australia, its even been done in Russia and here in Africa its just crying out for that sort of travel. Travel at the moment in Africa is 4 times as expensive as Europe. The average African airline seat costs 32c per seat kilometre, its a quarter of that in Europe. Jetlink are using the wrong equipment, theyre not really using the (low-cost) model because using the sort of aeroplanes they have just didnt give them that facility, and what were going to do is start with Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Angola and other places so eventually but fairly rapidly Fastjet are going to have airlines throughout Africa. Now theyre seperate airlines because of the regulatory environment, but to the consumer its going to be one website, one great product, whether theyre flying to East Africa or West Africa, Fastjet will be the same model, it will be the same service, the same quality and theyll know what to expect. To the customer its one big airline, but in reality itll be individual airlines. Its very difficult to predict exactly where were going to be, but what weve said is that in 6 months well have 5 aircraft, in 12 months well have 15 as a minimum, my feeling is that therell be quite a lot more than that, weve said that in 3 years well have at least 40 aircraft, those are predictions over where we could end up based on the demand there is in Africa at the moment and the growing middle classes, the amount of money the consumer has to spend, and its not just statistics, you walk around Africa, you walk around the cities and you see how people are living. Theres consumer demand and one of the things consumers like is to travel. Lonrho, who Im sure everybody knows as theyve been out in Africa for a long long time, they had this aviation division, Lonrho Aviation, which had 4 Fly540 companies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Angola (each had a slightly different level of shareholding). We decided to reverse that out of Lonrho into a seperate company, so Lonrho Aviation was taken out of Lonrho and into a company which was originally called Rubicon, weve now renamed it Fastjet PLC. So, like Lonrho, were on the London Stock Exchange. The ownership of Fastjet now, 67 of it belongs to Lonrho, 5 to easyGroup which is owned by Stelios Haji-Loannou who started easyJet, and the rest is floated on the stock market. Now Fastjet has holdings in each of the Fly540 companies. So in Tanzania its 90, Kenya its 49 and so on because theres obviously different regulatory requirements in each country. Its an incredibly exciting time for us having launched the airline and its in the air.quot 29 Nov 2012. FastJet commences flights from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro amp Dar es Salaam to Mwanza. ldquoOur initial focus will be on East Africa with the airlinersquos first base at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where the A319 aircraft has already been approved by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. This will be followed by a second base in Nairobi, Kenya, once the A319 is approved there. We look forward to bringing a great, reliable and affordable service to the people of East Africa.rdquo said Ed Winter, CEO of FastJet. 27 Nov 2012. Swissport signs an agreement to provide ground services for Fastjet, throughout their network. 22 Nov 2012. Fastjet announces that its first branded A319 aircraft has arrived in Dar es Salaam, and that they have been granted approval by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority to operate the plane. 9 Nov 2012. Fastjet announces that it has entered into binding subscription agreements to raise 2.4 million for the issue of 42,857,144 new ordinary shares in the Company at a price of 0.035 per share. Upon completion The Subscription Shares will represent approximately 2.43 of the enlarged issued share capital of the Company. quotFollowing the announcement on 5th November 2012 of the completed FastJet branding and the launch of FastJet operations in Tanzania with three A319 aircraft, the Company is now progressing with establishing the second hub location for FastJet in the continuing plan to build the FastJet network into the Low Cost Carrier for all of Africa. These additional funds will be deployed in assessing an earlier than expect opportunity open to FastJet to interact with the Southern African market place and progressing with the opening of further operational hubs for the FastJet network across Africa.quot said the Executive Chairman of FastJet, David Lenigas. 17 Sep 2012. Fastjet announces that it will be setting up its first base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 23 Jul 2012. easyJets Chief Pilot, Rob Bishton, resigns to take up a position at Fastjet. 3 Jul 2012. FastJet announces plans to fly 15 leased Airbus SAS planes within a year. ldquoThe decision to launch FastJet with the Airbus A319 will offer unit costs low enough for us to cut fares and stimulate the market,rdquo said Ed Winter, Rubicons CEO July 2012. Ed Winter is appointed CEO of fastjet.