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ANALYSIS: THE RITP WHO?


1 March 2017


The notion of ‘reasonable informed third party’ is a central part of the Code of Conduct for the Audit and Accounting profession. This article will deal in two parts with RITP to create more awareness and a better understanding of this concept What does the term ‘reasonable and informed third party’ (RITP) mean and what is the Professional Accountant (PA)1 obliged to do so that the RITP can conclude that compliance with the fundamental principles is not compromised? ...More

PROFILE: A COOL CANADIAN ADVENTURE


1 March 2017


Peter-John Barclay, President and CEO of DriveABLE Assessment Centres Inc, says being a CA(SA) has granted him access to a job straight out of university and opened doors to multiple opportunities Five years ago, Peter-John Barclay adventurously set out to Edmonton, Canada, for an international experience and says it has matured him in all aspects of life. Landing in an environment where he was considered the outsider, he had no option but to make it work. And he did just that....More

VIEWPOINT: CAMERA CONFIDENCE


1 March 2017


Videos have become one of the quickest ways to deliver content using a multitude of social media platforms whilst also serving the purpose of branding you and your company. Whether you are creating educational tutorials, promotional content or just moving motivational recordings – you can learn how to speak on camera. Objective and timing You first need to decide on the purpose of your video; will it be a promotional, motivational or educational recording. Scripting your c...More

VIEWPOINT: ENTREPRENEURS ARE ‘BULLET PROOF’


1 March 2017


South African research shows that between 70% and 80% of small businesses fail. In fact, less than 50% survive beyond five years. Research overseas indicates that 50% of enterprises fail within the first year and 95% within the first five years. Being an entrepreneur is exhilarating. Everyone dreams of being the next Shuttleworth, Branson or Musk. But does this make you ‘bullet proof’ when it comes to protecting your assets, retiring from the business, and doing so in the m...More

MOTORING: HONDA BR-V


1 March 2017


In this ever-changing world, we need to keep up with how fast things change around us. To this end, Honda keeps building new vehicles to keep up with the unique needs of its clients The latest of Honda’s new vehicles to hit our shores is the all-new BR-V. The vehicle is part of Honda’s RV range, which means that it has a somewhat of an elevated ride height but is not quite a rough-and-tough off-roader. That being said, this is the smallest of the RV range and yet the only o...More

FOCUS THIS MONTH: ENTREPRENEURSHIP


1 March 2017


8 Lessons for entrepreneurs who want to conquer the world Innovate or die Risk versus reward Turning failure into a successful business The courier in your pocket The transformer Economic empowerer The cool class Success strategist 8 LESSONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS WHO WANT TO CONQUER THE WORLD Ivan Epstein recently had the honour of speaking to Executive MBA students from the University of Columbia when they visited Cape Town for a summer school. He sh...More

VIEWPOINT: SALARY INCREASE TIME


1 March 2017


Salary increase time is a great time. I am not talking about the mandatory annual inflationary increase, but those other performance or promotion based increases. While we probably always had an idea of what we would like to do if any additional income came our way, for some reason, after one month of increased earnings, we are sitting in exactly the same position – there is not enough. I have mentioned before that you should consider the amount you save as a percentage of yo...More