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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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Part 2 – The implications of raising capital through equity funding

Many businesses require additional capital to grow the business or to facilitate the exit of an existing shareholder or partner.  Some of these businesses do not qualify to obtain funding from a bank, or the balance sheet cannot afford additional loan funding.  In other instances, equity funding may be preferred for long term strategic reasons…

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Part 1 – The benefits of bank debt and mezzanine funding when raising strategic capital

Making money in a business does not only depend on profit margins, growth in turnover and growing market share.  The manner in which the business is financed can also have a substantial impact on the shareholder returns generated by the business. It will serve any business to have a strategic look at its balance sheet…

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Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

By Ankur Prakash, Vice President, New Growth and Emerging Markets, Wipro Limited 30 October 2017 As we race towards an uncertain future, one thing’s for sure: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay. We cannot know exactly how it will reshape our work, our businesses, and our lives in general, but there are some fascinating and…

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ANALYSIS: THE DATA ANALYTICS ‘TALENT CRUNCH’

As the demand for analytical skills increases, so the supply becomes a growing issue and this is bound to continue into the foreseeable future. South Africa, for several reasons, is simply not training enough people to perform advanced analytics Small and medium-sized businesses have been the most impacted by this issue – but they need…

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FEATURE: STAYING ON THE CURVE II

Unpacking technology imperatives for chartered accountants How will the maturation of data science combined with advancements in artificial intelligence revolutionise the role of the CA(SA)? Last month we ventured into the future by touching on disruptive technologies and how they are helping to shape (or in many cases reshape) our profession. In this, the second…

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VIEWPOINT: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR FAMILIES

Many South Africans are faced with the situation of having to financially support not only their own children but their parents or other family members too. While it is always done with good intentions, this group of people can make the mistake of neglecting their own financial well-being by prioritising their family’s needs. In these…

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