Economy / Finance
South Africa enters a new, uncertain era in May’s elections Our fragile country may soon have to contend with the peril of coalition politics.
Our fragile country may soon have to contend with the peril of coalition politics. Will this new era improve state accountability and, thus, capability, or will it spell chaos and
08 Apr 2019
SONA and the fading power of rhetoric If the words one speaks too often fail to change one’s reality, the power of even the most astute or inspirational speaker will soon fade
Rhetoric is important. Words can change the world. A parliament in its very etymology is a place for speech, or parley, where the people’s representatives can do business
19 Mar 2019
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry Will the new Finance Minister bring some stability to SA's finances?
THE Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes that the appointment of the former Governor of the Reserve Bank, Tito Mboweni, as the new Finance Minister will bring some
11 Oct 2018
Women making strides in the South African insurance industry Women are beginning to make significant strides in South Africa’s insurance industry
Even though they remain in the minority in the boardroom and face significant challenges including recognition of their value in the workplace, representation and participation at
17 Sep 2018 - M. G.
ALTIMAX (PTY) LTD Altimax (Pty)Ltd prepare the public sector for impending VAT Change
Previous Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, is now synonymous with one of the most contentious announcements under his reign - the 1% VAT increase shared at the 2018
28 Mar 2018
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
“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 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
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
ONLINE TARGETING THE AFRICAN YOUTH As Africa’s youth rise in power, companies have a golden opportunity to speak to them online
With over 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. This is according to the United Nations, whose African Economic Outlook
28 Jun 2017
NEW PARTNERSHIP TO FAST TRACK INNOVATION IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY New partnership in insurance industry
To adapt to a continually changing environment, remain relevant in a technologically transforming world, and further create value for customers, Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM)
08 May 2017
Corruption CORRUPTION IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Is the South African government doing all they can to ensure a corruption free South Africa and avoid unnecessary wastage of public funds? Are business leaders doing their part in
18 May 2016
Small business tax Tax compliancy for SMME’s in South Africa
Tax season is upon us and it is vital for businesses, big and small, to make sure that they are compliant and up to date with their tax submissions to the South African Revenue
09 May 2016
LEADERSHIP CEO of PPC takes pay cut
PPC’s Chief Executive Ketso Gordhan took an R1 million pay cut and his top 60 managers’ remuneration was frozen in order to hike the wages of the cement manufacturer’s 1200 lowest earners.
25 Feb 2014
AFRICA Measuring our economic growth
Has Sub-Saharan Africa’s record of economic growth made a material difference in the lives of ordinary Africans – and which countries or regions are benefiting most (and least) from growth?
26 Jan 2014
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