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

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FEATURE: Where will our energy come from in 2030 and how green will it be?

How can the energy industry adapt to meet the needs of a growing population while supporting low-carbon growth? Katherine Hamilton says that this essential transition will not happen without collaboration between large energy companies, entrepreneurs, the finance sector and consumers Why should we be thinking about the future of energy? The energy sector is already…

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VIEWPOINT: ARE WEALTH MANAGERS REDUNDANT?

The fastest growing segment of the wealth management industry is now digital and is referred to as “robo-advisory services”. The assets under management (AUM) of this segment are expected to grow by 2 500% by 2020 to reach a potential market value of US$489 billion” (Deloitte Insights, June 2016). Estimates are ‘robos’ will deal with…

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FEATURE: Be the one with that edge: The innovative accountant

The speed of change is incredibly fast, with telecoms, healthcare and IT companies setting the trend on the outer edge. In fact, in almost every industry, groundbreaking leaps into the future are being reported on a daily basis. However, one industry remains painfully silent – the accounting profession. Why? We’ve been tied up in a…

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Getting a mid-sized business ready for sale

Morgan Jones, Principal in the Corporate Finance team at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, outlines the imperative of exit strategy planning for owner-operators. One of the biggest challenges for owner-operator companies is when and how to introduce some form of exit or succession planning. Successful companies will…

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S&P decided to downgrade SA’s international credit rating to below investment grade and decided to retain the negative outlook

On 3 April 2017, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services decided to cut South Africa’s international credit rating from BBB- to BB+. A rating of BB+ is considered below investment grade (sometimes referred to as “junk status”). Unfortunately, the negative ratings outlook was also retained, suggesting that S&P could revise the country’s credit rating lower at…

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