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INTUIT QUICKBOOKS Accounting made simple
Intuit QuickBooks visited the shores of South Africa over the last week or two, and during their launch event in Cape Town, we managed to catch up with the vice-president, Rich
22 Feb 2018
STRAUSS & CO's DEBUT CONTEMPORARY Art AUCTION Strauss & Co’s debut Contemporary Art auction identifies the next generation of stars
The hubbub of a working harbour provided the backdrop for Strauss & Co’s inaugural contemporary art sale, the first such auction in South Africa to focus exclusively on
22 Feb 2018
“SUGAR TAX” “Sugar tax” to be introduced with effect from 1 April 2018
SARS recently confirmed by way of an announcement that it will begin collecting a new Health Promotion Levy, also known as the Sugary Beverages Levy (SBL) or “sugar
22 Feb 2018
THE JSE AND BLACK OWNERSHIP Centuries of colonial domination in Africa, including South Africa, left countries either without their own bourses or stock exchanges still heavily weighted against black ownership
Has the lack of economic and political will delayed the growth of black-owned companies on the JSE? There are several factors, says politician and development economist, Professor
21 Feb 2018
LEADER IN BUSINESS African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI)
As a child during the Apartheid era of South Africa, Khalid Abdulla, CEO of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI), had a challenging, but happy youth. Growing up
21 Feb 2018
UBUSHA TECHNOLOGY Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology
Less than two years after handing over the reins at Dimension Data, Brett Dawson is joining the board of Ubusha Technology, an African ICT company that offers cyber security,
20 Feb 2018
RAMAPHOSA’S NEW DAWN Reward professionals to play major part in Ramaphosa’s new dawn
The prosperity and equality of the nation’s workforce – alluded to in the recent State of the Nation address by President Ramaphosa – is in large part determined
19 Feb 2018
A PASSION FOR CONSERVATION Through his realistic sculptures, Bruce Little is contributing towards Africa’s wildlife and land conservation
As I await Little’s arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, I can’t help but wonder if there wasn’t a better place to conduct this interview. But before
19 Feb 2018 - R. S.
THE R50 BILLION RAND QUESTION Will the Finance Minister increase the VAT rate?
The question on everyone’s lips ahead of the Budget Review is whether the Minister of Finance will announce an increase in the VAT rate,  and if so, what that increase
19 Feb 2018
BITCOIN FAMILY OF COINS Who will win?
The interest around cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin being the most famous, has continued to capture headlines worldwide whilst regulators around the world are still struggling to
19 Feb 2018
BREAKING NEW GROUND FOR WOMEN Trailblazer Priscillah Mabelane is breaking new ground in the oil and gas industry and is the first woman in the history of South Africa (SA)’s oil industry to head a multi-national company – marking a significant milestone in the organisation and industry’s transformation journey
With over 20 years service in a number of key leadership positions, Mabelane brings a wealth of world-class experience and expertise to her new role as CEO for BP Southern Africa
19 Feb 2018
WHAT DOES 2018 HAVE IN STORE? It’s the time of year when investment and economic commentators gaze into their crystal balls and come up with an outlook for the months ahead. While these forecasts can be both interesting and entertaining, they are too often wide off the mark, and the more precise they are, the more incorrect they tend to be. However, it has to be said that the general outlook at the start of 2018 appears healthier than it has been for a number of years.
But before we get into that, let’s do a quick recap of three important lessons from last year. Don’t overreact to “noise” After much gnashing of teeth,
19 Feb 2018
DIGITAL ECONOMY The flight of crypto
Only a few short months ago, the gossip around the house was still about the neighbours, braais were still dominated by the Springboks poor performances or the Proteas who are on
19 Feb 2018 - R. S.
SUPREME LEADERS VS EFFECTIVE LEADERS For as long as I can remember I’ve heard people lament the state of organisations–Africa, the world we live in, etc. These sad, frustrated, scared observations are followed over and over again by the exclamation: “It’s lack of leadership!” Because lack of leadership or poor leadership is seen as one of Africa’s biggest challenges, we find ourselves calling for or trying to be “strong leaders”, sometimes even in the form of a “benevolent dictator”.
Be careful what you ask for, for you may receive. A dictator is a person holding complete autocratic control. This means, in the best case, that the people have given over total
19 Feb 2018
SONA: A LOAD OF POSITIVE ENERGY RELEASED BY PRES. RAMAPHOSA Statement by Andre Venter, spokesperson of the trade union UASA
UASA extends its sincere congratulations to Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa on the delivery of a much needed State of the Nation Address. We welcome his statement that all South Africans
19 Feb 2018
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