SPECIAL FEATURE: Business improvement

10 steps to engineering financial success Risking failure in order to succeed The solvency and liquidity test in business rescue   10 STEPS TO ENGINEERING FINANCIAL SUCCESS From working with many companies across various sectors, some that are very successful and others that are still a work in process, Louw Barnardt and his team have…

Wild at heart

Like most endurance events, the end is not as important as the journey itself: the goal setting, the training, the start, the development and, of course, the finish. Yuven Gounden spoke to Bok Pretorius about this philosophy, which has its parallel in virtually any other challenge or business process When Cornelis (Bok) Pretorius completed his…

June 2016

Editor’s letter Breaking free … from yourself! How many times have you heard someone say that they reacted in a certain way because that’s just who they are? Or how many times have you declined to try something new because it’s not what you necessarily like? Chances are that you probably figured out who you…

VIEWPOINT: Black ownership

Most companies will find that having no black ownership will mean not achieving a B-BBEE status level at all during their next verification. That could pose a huge business risk! The remaining four scorecard elements are extremely onerous and very expensive to comply with. It is ironic then that even with black ownership a company…

SPECIAL REPORT: TECHNOLOGY

THE RISE OF THE MACHINE Leveraging disruptive financial technology The Internet of  Things Bitcoin facilitating an African financial revolution The IT expectation gap Technology to improve business processes Successful software adoption   IBM scientists have built a quantum processor-based computer that users can access through a first-of-a-kind quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud…

ANALYSIS: RETIREMENT REFORMS

Through all the noise we sometimes just need some quiet time to truly reflect on the trepidations on our minds. Pieter Faber discusses the principles underpinning the implementation of the retirement reforms in the 2015 Tax Amendment Acts Tax proposals are regularly controversial, though usually the indignation and protest are limited to those in the…