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Thorough background screening checks vs. online searches – a digital predicament we shouldn’t be caught up in

The evolving digital world and resultant online presence of the population is no doubt changing the way people engage and how business is conducted – but also what information can be sourced online, prior to such engagement taking place. While available online information may give previously unknown insights, is it enough to truly know who…

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Understanding the importance of asset allocation and stock selection

Andrew Möller, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel One of the oldest debates in investment circles is whether asset allocation or stock selection is the main driver of portfolio performance. As with the active versus passive debate, however, any successful investor will have realised by now that it is foolish to be in either camp,…

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SA economy a ticking time bomb unless we achieve policy certainty

Business investment is dependent on political and policy stability and time is running out The South African economy is in desperate need of a boost and business holds the key. But before businesses will start committing to the significant investment that the domestic economy needs, policy certainty is crucial. This was the overall sentiment from…

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SARS improving service delivery – 2019 tax return filing season: what this all really means

SARS released its notice today announcing the up-coming 2019 tax return filing season for individual and trust taxpayers. Various changes have been announced which according to SARS will make it simpler and more convenient for taxpayers to file their tax returns. The 2019 tax season will start on 1 July 2019 where taxpayers use eFiling…

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Opinion piece: Financial services and the cloud – what’s the next big challenge?

By Felix Antonysamy – Business Development Manager, Banking for Africa, Wipro Limited In the South African context, financial services companies have been slow in adoption of cloud services however, the last year or two has seen a significant shift in this mindset, with all South African banks steadily moving their infrastructure to the cloud. It…

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Significant changes in the pipeline – taxation of expats in South Africa

By Joon Chong, a Partner and Wesley Grimm, an Associate (assisted by Jayshall Vassen) at Webber Wentzel Some South African tax residents working abroad, often referred to as “expats”, are grumbling about changes to the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the Act) which comes into effect on 1 March 2020. Expats who may have previously benefitted from not…

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