Posts by Roland Kesler


Roland Kesler

Written by .

Roland has joined the 22seven team as a content creator. A financial analysis graduate from the University of Cape Town, Roland is a keen writer who enjoys using data to tell interesting stories. In his spare time, he can usually be found watching football (or writing about it), listening to music and discovering new podcasts.
Email |
Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts
Read more of this post

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 4

In the final post of this series, we give all nine banks their final scores and dig a little deeper into the numbers behind them. If you missed our previous reviews, take a look at Part 1 (Absa, African, Bidvest Bank), Part 2 (Capitec, FNB, Nedbank) and Part 3 (Old Mutual, Standard Bank, TymeBank) for a closer look at each bank’s… Read more →

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Old Mutual, Standard Bank, TymeBank
Read more of this post

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 3

In this series of blog posts, we review the cheapest entry-level bank accounts from nine of South Africa’s biggest banks. Today’s review includes offerings from Old Mutual, Standard Bank and TymeBank. If you missed it, check out Part 1 for our review of Absa, African Bank and Bidvest Bank and Part 2 for our review of Capitec, FNB and Nedbank. Look… Read more →

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Capitec, FNB, Nedbank
Read more of this post

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 2

In this series of blog posts, we review the cheapest entry-level bank accounts from nine of South Africa’s biggest banks. Today’s review includes offerings from Capitec, FNB and Nedbank. If you missed it, check out Part 1 for our review of Absa, African Bank and Bidvest Bank.

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Absa, African Bank, Bidvest
Read more of this post

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 1

In this series of blog posts, we review the cheapest entry-level bank accounts from nine of South Africa’s biggest banks. Today’s review includes offerings from Absa, African Bank and Bidvest Bank. Look out for Part 2 (Capitec, FNB and Nedbank) and Part 3 (Old Mutual, Standard Bank and TymeBank) later in the week.

How to Save Money on Unpackaged, Plastic-Free Food
Read more of this post

How to Save Money on Unpackaged, Plastic-Free Food

Plastic pollution — the accumulation of plastic objects and particles in the Earth’s environment — is a global problem that is devastating marine life and other ecosystems. Humans are using more plastic than ever before and a depressing amount tends to end up in our oceans, on our beaches and even inside our bodies. The… Read more →

Data Prices in South Africa
Read more of this post

Comparing Data Prices in South Africa

Mobile data in South Africa is expensive. Very expensive. In this post, we compare the prices of one-off mobile data bundles from Vodacom, Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Rain. We also compare the reliability of the different networks — cheap data isn’t very useful if there’s no coverage.

Is Bitcoin Taxed in South Africa?
Read more of this post

Tax season: Is Bitcoin Taxed in South Africa?

With the 2019 Tax Season well underway, we take a look at the tax implications of trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Note that the following applies to all cryptocurrencies and not just Bitcoin.

Read more of this post

Key Findings from Old Mutual’s Savings & Investment Monitor 2019

Old Mutual published the results of its annual Savings & Investment Monitor survey last week. The report, first published in 2009, investigates the savings and investment habits of South Africans living in metropolitan areas. The results are based on face-to-face interviews with more than 1,000 households and are considered to be a good barometer for… Read more →

Mandela Day at 22seven
Read more of this post

Mandela Day at 22seven

Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated on 18 July and people across the country, and around the world, honoured Madiba’s legacy by doing their bit for the less fortunate. This year, 22seven team members donated clothes, food parcels and personal hygiene care packages to two Cape Town-based organisations helping the underprivileged in the community: the Ravensmead… Read more →

South Africa’s Housing Market Is on the Decline
Read more of this post

South Africa’s Property Market Is on the Decline

Property values in South Africa have declined for the second year in a row, according to a recent report from FNB.