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Ronel Jooste CA(SA) – Out of her comfort zone

Ronel Jooste believes that the beauty of being an entrepreneur lies in the fact that whatever you can envisage, you can put into action. And she should know – as a financial consultant, speaker, author and guesthouse owner, she has actioned her entrepreneurial dreams and it has changed her life. In 2019, Ronel earned nine awards, including Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in the Financial Sector at the CEO Global Pan African Awards.

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Four Decades And More Of SAICA

In the 40 years since the founding of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), much has transpired for the profession worldwide. SAICA was already functioning and influencing major changes to the profession in the middle 1990s when a united South Africa emerged under Nelson Mandela as President. Yet, it also becomes clear that…

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Viewpoints: VAT On Electronic Services

Tax SpecialistValue added tax (VAT) on imported goods is paid by the person importing the goods into South Africa. VAT on imported goods is collected by customs before clearing the goods into South Africa. VAT on imported services is paid by the person importing the services into South Africa, only to the extent these services…

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Viewpoints: Find Your Magic!

Empowers Equips EducatesTo quote an author by the name of Howard Thurman: ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive’ Wadzanai Mabuto CA(SA) Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accounting at UJ A couple of months…

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Viewpoints: Ethically Speaking

Public Speaking TrainerYour audience knows more about you and your subject than you may think. Content can be Googled, cross-checked, and verified before, during, and after your speech delivery. If you are active on social media, your personal life is public. Enter the ethical speaker Dineshrie Pillay CA(SA) Business Owner and Public Speaking Trainer Ethical…

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Viewpoints: Do What’s Right, Every Time

Leadership AdvisorA little boy steals a pencil at school. His teacher phones his father who promises to deal with the matter. ‘Why did you take the pencil?’ he asks. ‘You know that there are hundreds of pencils at daddy’s work. Just ask and I’ll bring you as many as you need’ Brett Tromp CA(SA) CFO…

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Advice: Challenging the state on impact investing

Monica Singer CA(SA) Blockchain Evangelist for Consensys Stablecoins promise to make transacting as easy as using social media. Payments are not just about sending money to each other, but about connecting to other people, just like we do on social networks. Stablecoins integrate into our digital lives in ways that fiat currency (currency issued by…

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Advice: Challenging the state on impact investing

Paolo Giuricich CA(SA) Founder and owner of smarter EQ A while back terms like ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (4IR) and ‘gig economy’ were foreign to us. Today, these are overused terms. The practicalities of this ‘future’ are with us already and require us to respond appropriately to survive in business. For centuries, people have been performing…

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Advice: Challenging the state on impact investing

Kevin Phillips CA(SA) CEO of IDU Group The social and environmental benefits of impact investing are too important to be left to the private sector alone. If South Africa is to have any hope of a sustainable future, the state needs to improve its game dramatically. There’s a simple litmus test for any kind of…

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