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 1 day ago

Celebrate your events at Cape Grace
Celebrate your events at Cape Grace

Cape Grace's meeting and function spaces are ideal for your events. Each one of our five unique venues offer a distinctive charm coupled with a versatility that allows us to tailor the rooms to suit your occasion and needs.

Issued by Cape Grace 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. While many believe that a business rescue process is only implemented to stall a liquidation, thereby also frustrating the creditors of a company, this is not the case.

By Faith Ngwenya 2 days ago

Emotional intelligence is vital for the success of professional accountants in a digital age, says ACCA
Emotional intelligence is vital for the success of professional accountants in a digital age, says ACCA

A new report from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), launched on 7 November 2018, examines the role of emotional intelligence in developing the accountancy profession needed for a fast-evolving digital age.

Issued by ACCA 2 days 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. This has strengthened his position to carry out his "renewal agenda".

By Dirk Kotze 2 days ago

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

It is human nature to interpret something new in the context of what we already know and understand. We "anchor and adjust". It's the reason that Henry Ford talked about his customers' expectations of faster horses, and it's the reason that in experimenting with a new technology, we usually start by applying it in place of something else. This sometimes seems like a waste of time, but is often an important part of the process of learning about how the technology works.

By Paul Mitchell 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

The South African Revenue Service (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, from 7 December 2018.

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?

Blockchain is best known as the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and uptake to date remains most advanced in the financial services sector.

9 Nov 2018

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

Atterbury recently announced the conclusion a B-BBEE transaction that secures 30% black ownership of the Atterbury Property Fund (APF). The fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners (TIP) and 70% owned by Atterbury Property Investments (API), a subsidiary of Atterbury Property Holdings.

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. If you consider the effects of inflation over that period it seems clear that a growing number of businesses, and in particular professionals, will be required to register as vendors and to charge VAT on their fees.

8 Nov 2018

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

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (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