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Governance is ‘like a web’ − but in SA, the laws are like cobwebs

Daily Maverick Insider Sarah Powell moderated the panel on ‘Big Business, Big Responsibility’ with speakers Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, Futuregrowth’s Andrew Canter and PwC’s Trevor Hills during Daily Maverick’s The Gathering on Friday, 6 March 2020 (Photo: John Stupart) Corporate governance is like a web that goes far beyond the…

April 2020 Issue

Leading in unprecedented times It’s official – we live in uncertain and unpredictable times. Countries in lockdown, financial markets in turmoil − this isn’t the way 2020 was supposed to pan out. As humans, we want to be in control of our environment – we enjoy the safety that comes from having continuity between the…

Cover Story: Mariam Cassim CA(SA)

Turning hidden gems into gigantic profitsMariam Cassim says her day starts ‘in much the same way as any other typical mom’ – a surprisingly down-to-earth revelation from a woman who transformed Vodacom Financial Services from a loss-making company of R88 million to a profit-making business of R1 billion within three years. But realising an opportunity…

SAICA congratulates successful APC candidates

On 14 February SAICA announced that 2 024 of the 3 560 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) evaluation in November 2019 successfully met the assessment’s requirements and who have therefore achieved the standard of excellence that makes them relevant for the market. ‘SAICA would like to congratulate the cohort of 2019…

BMW M340i

BMW has always ensured that it kept up with the needs and expectations of its customers, and the all-new 3 Series is no exception. Apart from looking super sophisticated yet sporty, the new 3 Series has become a lot bigger and more suited to its customer profile of a young executive who may need a…

Report on the Fintech start-up sector

The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) has published its first Fintech Landscaping Report. Fintech is technology-enabled financial innovation which can lead to new business models, applications, processes and products, and is transforming the financial services sector globally. Fintech has the potential to reduce costs and frictions, increase efficiency and competition, narrow information asymmetry, broaden access,…

Good data makes good business sense

Data is the new oil − driving business transformation that will enable your company to gain a competitive edge and stay at the forefront of digital disruption. Ask any entrepreneur what they think is required to succeed and you will likely get ‘funding, funding, funding!’ as a response. Albeit true for some businesses, it is…

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Viewpoints: Why I love entrepreneurship

Financial Consultant & CoachConsidering the current state of the economy and challenges in South Africa, more people turn to entrepreneurship. Some because they want to, others because they have to because of retrenchments, unemployment and financial strain. Entrepreneurship can provide a solution to many challenges though Ronel Jooste CA(SA)Director at FinanciallyFiTLifeand author, speaker and radio…

COVID-19 Possible alternative futures for South Africa

The nature of the COVID-2019 pandemic reaches into every sphere of society – political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal – necessitating careful consideration of the long-term consequences of our decisions in response to the pandemic and requiring alternative futures to be considered. The purpose of this article is to describe four possible alternative futures…