Welcome to Maya on Money.

This site is a collection of articles written by finance journalist Maya Fisher-French as well as other contributors. The aim of Maya on Money is to help you with those day-to-day money decisions related to South African finance matters. Articles cover all those areas that you need in order to manage your money effectively such as budgeting, saving, investing, banking and insurance. Feel free to engage with us and post your questions on the Forum.

deposit insurance

Deposit insurance

There is a misconception that deposits in bank accounts are guaranteed by government should the bank fail. The reality is that in South Africa there is no deposit insurance, although this is currently being reviewed by the South African Reserve...


Buy your franchise with a tax deduction

Under section 12J of the Income Tax Act, investors can invest in qualifying venture capital companies and receive a 100% tax deduction on the amount invested, as long as the investment is held for a period of five years.

Bitcoin scamsters

Beware Bitcoin scamsters

As the returns from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies hit stratospheric levels, scamsters have crawled out of the woodwork to take advantage, as the lure of big profits makes people less cautious and more willing to hand over their money...