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February 2016

4 February 2016

Editor’s letter What a year has 2016 already turned out to be! Not only are we wondering what happened to the first few weeks of the year, our pockets are also much emptier and we are re-thinking that trip to Europe we planned … With only four weeks of 2016 gone, this p...
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ANALYSIS: Auditor focus on ‘other information’

4 February 2016

Ashika Mohan gives an overview of the auditor’s revised responsibilities under international standards to re... More

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VIEWPOINT: MANAGE As you’d like to be managed


4 February 2016


Everyone has heard the saying, ‘People don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.’ But knowing the saying do... More

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VIEWPOINT: PHASING Right or wrong?


4 February 2016


Rarely does a topic create as much controversy for asset managers and planners as ‘phasing’. If one has a ... More

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ANALYSIS: Five areas to watch in 2016


4 February 2016


Luckily there aren’t too many accounting-related changes applicable for 2016, but there are huge changes com... More

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SPECIAL REPORT: Africa


4 February 2016


Avoiding the common pitfalls in African expansion A virtuous circle Unlocking  the backlog Africa as... More

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UP-TO-DATE: Keeping you informed of business today


4 February 2016


ACCOUNTING IFRS for SMEs training module on Other Financial Instruments Issues This module covers Section ... More

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VIEWPOINT: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Let’s keep to them this year


4 February 2016


According to the Gregorian calendar, 1 January is the official start of the new year. January is named after t... More

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VIEWPOINT: EXPOSURE IS KEY Gaining a wide range of experience


4 February 2016


I once read a quote that ‘if experience is the teacher, then exposure is the classroom’. As a young profes... More

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VIEWPOINT: MOVIE MAGIC Impromptu speaking with a structure


4 February 2016


As leaders in business, whether you need to deliver a mini-speech or respond to someone on the cuff in the pas... More

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VIEWPOINT: UNDERSTANDING Tax-free savings products


4 February 2016


Since the introduction of tax-free savings account (TFSA) legislation in 2015, many products have been launche... More

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VIEWPOINT: MY PERFECT STORM Be prepared for 2016


4 February 2016


2016 has certainly started with a huge bang: our currency hitting records lows, political uncertainty, terror ... More

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ANALYSIS: IASB releases long-awaited leasing standard


4 February 2016


The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued a new leasing standard which may significantly ... More