MARKET COMMENTARY December 2015

This market commentary is intended to provide readers with insight into what happened over the period of review, even though the data may be somewhat dated owing to the timeframe of the publishing process. By Garth Saunders The South African economy was riled by the unexpected decision by President Jacob Zuma to change the Finance…

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 promises to be…

ANALYSIS: Auditor focus on ‘other information’

Ashika Mohan gives an overview of the auditor’s revised responsibilities under international standards to read and report on other information included in an entity’s annual report, focusing on the continued importance of the auditor’s responsibilities in this area and the main changes The International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 720 (Revised), The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to…

ANALYSIS: AUDITING DISCLOSURES Weighing our words

Financial statement disclosures continue to expand and are increasingly qualitative and subjective. We examine the IAASB’s recent amendments to the International Auditing Standards (ISAs), which are intended to support a more robust, consistent process of auditing disclosures. By Lindsay Croeser In order to drive improved focus on disclosures throughout the audit process and to clarify…

SPECIAL FEATURE: THE CFO

CFOs driving change The evolving  role of the CFO Growing investor confidence The CFO Forum South Africa Corporate Treasury Cost of treasury impacts bottom line CFOs driving change With turbulent times around a volatile global market, being a CFO is definitely no simple undertaking. In business today, a good way to benchmark one’s decisions is…

LEAD: Motoring: THE HOT HATCH BATTLE

Ford Focus ST VW Polo GTi   Ford Focus ST The blue oval badge of Ford has always been synonymous with racing, but this seems to have disappeared – especially in South Africa. All this has changed as over the last few years Ford has been releasing a few powerhouse vehicles specifically within the hotly…