Broadening the accounting skills spectrum

What does the future of accounting look like? By Avika Ramdhani, Director: Accountants, Partners and Alliances at Sage The latest episode of the #NextGenAccounting podcast series explored this very question. Chatting to accounting lecturers and students from the University of Pretoria, it was agreed that accounting is no longer just a numbers game. It’s about…

Blue Skies and Sunshine

Blue skies & sunshine – Mauritius maintains appeal for investment managers focused on Africa By Michael Denenga and Nicole Paige, Partners at Webber Wentzel Not just the ultimate holiday stop, Mauritius is also a preferred jurisdiction for fund managers looking to establish African-focused funds.  A scenic island off the coast of Africa, Mauritius’ main competitive…

Succession planning is critical to sustainability

Recent events in both the public and private sectors are again highlighting the key role that proper succession planning plays in supporting any organisation’s sustainability, particularly when it comes to CEOs and governing-body chairs. Poor succession planning inevitably creates a leadership vacuum at both governing body and executive management level resulting in a loss of…

Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom’s mega projects?

Kusile and Medupi power stations continue to come under fire as poorly managed and ill-designed, remaining years behind completion dates amidst drastically rising costs that now stand at R300-billion, by conservative estimates. Despite being the most expensive projects in the world, these stations are reportedly failing in reliability, achieving a 40% rate at best. In…