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Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance
Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance

As implementation of new EU General Data Protection Regulations continues, many South African companies are finding themselves unprepared and likely to face stiff penalties if they don't seek compliance as a matter of urgency...

By Stuart Scanlon 17 hours ago

Survey reveals more about IoT payments
Survey reveals more about IoT payments

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the IoT payments market will grow at an average of 75% per annum...

21 hours ago

Putting the lid on medical aid fraud
Putting the lid on medical aid fraud

Last year, medical aids lost at least R15-R20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud...

By Paul Midlane 1 day ago

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 1 day ago

Business rescue or liquidation - when to choose which
Business rescue or liquidation - when to choose which

A recent trend that has emerged in South African businesses shutting their doors is to opt for the path of business rescue, as opposed to liquidation...

By Faith Ngwenya 1 day ago

Faith Ngwenya of Saipa
When things go bad. Business liquidation or business rescue?

South African companies in financial trouble are opting for business rescue rather than shutting their doors...

By Faith Ngwenya 1 day ago

Tom Moyane has been fired as South Africa’s tax boss on the recommendation of a commission of inquiry. Sunday Times/Masi Losi
Why removal of South Africa's tax boss is key to Ramaphosa's chances of success

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has changed the country's political landscape significantly since he came to power in February 2018...

By Dirk Kotze 2 days ago

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

By Paul Mitchell 2 days ago

South Africans are open to automated financial advice, says Deloitte
South Africans are open to automated financial advice, says Deloitte

Regardless of their income, most South Africans experience some level of financial stress. It's therefore not surpirising that they are open to assistance on how to minimise their bills and create budget plans...

2 days ago

Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network
Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network

When shopping for offshore commercial property investments, knowing what to buy in which area of which country that will offer the highest returns and the lowest risk can be challenging for investors...

3 days ago

Prudential Authority imposes sanctions on HSBC Bank
Prudential Authority imposes sanctions on HSBC Bank

The Prudential Authority (PA) has imposed administrative sanctions on the Johannesburg branch of HSBC Bank for non-compliance with aspects of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act...

3 days ago

Non-compliant companies will feel the pain from Sars from December
Non-compliant companies will feel the pain from Sars from December

Sars will be using information supplied by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to determine which companies are not tax compliant and impose penalties accordingly...

9 Nov 2018

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Invest in skills and capabilities for Africa to grow

For Africa to realise its full potential, the continent needs to invest in the skills, capabilities and well-being of its citizens...

9 Nov 2018

What impact will blockchain have on the business world?
What impact will blockchain have on the business world?

Simon McCollough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, comments on whether blockchain will become mainstream or simply remain relevant with cryptocurrencies?

9 Nov 2018

Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal
Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal

The Atterbury Property Fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners...

9 Nov 2018

#NewBiz: BDO appoints The Looking Glass, Alphabet Soup
#NewBiz: BDO appoints The Looking Glass, Alphabet Soup

BDO South Africa has appointed The Looking Glass and Alphabet Soup to launch their first local advertising campaign in line with BDO's merger with Grant Thornton Johannesburg...

8 Nov 2018

Jeremy Burman of PCH
VAT trap could impact on your earnings

It's been nine years since the annual threshold required to register as a VAT vendor was increased from R300,000 to R1m...

8 Nov 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA
IRBA reports to Parliament on VBS

The IRBA told Parliament that it has followed the VBS Mutual Bank developments from the time the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) placed the bank under curatorship...

8 Nov 2018

Kuben Naidoo
VBS in the red by R372m

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo says unaudited restated financial statements show that VBS Mutual Bank has a negative equity position of R372m.

7 Nov 2018

Advocate Terry Motau
President: We must act against those who destroyed VBS

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the fraud and corruption that took place at VBS was a tragedy against the most vulnerable in society, and that action must be taken against those responsible for the crime.

6 Nov 2018

South Africans are clued up on cryptocurrency
South Africans are clued up on cryptocurrency

Consumers from South Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia are more familiar with cryptocurrency and its ownership than their European counterparts...

6 Nov 2018

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The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

Kuben Naidoo, South African Reverse Bank deputy governor and CEO of the country’s Prudential Authority. Flickr/UNU-WIDER
Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity crisis...

By Jannie Rossouw 5 Nov 2018

Guy Fletcher
X,Y or Z: Each generation has its own investment habits

Whether its X, Y or Z, each generation exhibits different idiosyncracies, even when it comes to their finances...

5 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes
These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes

Pharmacy and beauty retail is leading the charge when it comes to loyalty programmes in South Africa. Clicks Clubcard has remained at the top as the most used loyalty programme...

2 Nov 2018

Miga guarantees solar PV investments
Miga guarantees solar PV investments

Guarantees covering 90% of investments made by Scatec Solar ASA for constructing, ownership, operation and maintenance of six solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in South Africa, have been issued by Miga...

2 Nov 2018

Sars preliminary results show improvement
Sars preliminary results show improvement

Preliminary results at the close of the tax season for non-provisional taxpayers showed a 2.1% increase from the previous year's submissions, despite a shorter filing season...

2 Nov 2018

Tom Moyane
Moyane gets the boot

Acting on the interim report of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commission, President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Tom Moyane as commissioner of the revenue service yesterday with immediate effect...

2 Nov 2018

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