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

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UP-TO-DATE: Keeping you informed of business today

Eskom focused on reducing carbon footprint Though Eskom is focused on reducing its environmental and carbon footprint, it has to balance the need for power across the country with maintenance at several stations to improve emissions performance. “The execution of this programme will require long outages and a significant amount of capital (currently R72 billion…

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LEAD: Building emotional capacity for change

Niel Rall gives an overview of the processes involved in building emotional capacity for change in business teams We live in a rapidly changing business environment. Change forces such as globalisation and technology continuously accelerate the pace of change and business has to cope with challenges created by change in order to remain competitive. This…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Need to get up to speed on integrated reporting?

Leigh Roberts explains the 101 of integrated reporting Q: Who should prepare an integrated report? A: There are many reasons that an organisation would – and should – prepare an integrated report. There’s absolutely no doubt that the integrated report – with its emphasis on conciseness, strategic focus and future orientation, connectivity of information, and…

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LEAD: The One Young World Summit 2014

One Young World is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation that gathers the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Here are highlights from the 2014 summit in Dublin Founded in 2009, One Young World (OYW) has become a preeminent global forum of the brightest young leaders…

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VIEWPOINT: Investment frameworks

“Remember all those investment scams and you’ll better understand that ‘boring is good’.” An all too common strategy for investing is “let’s pick the brightest star in the investment universe and make quick profits”. Consequently, “buy-high sell-low” stories are legion. Clients frequently ask me about tank containers and yes, there still seems to be a…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Integrated reporting A director’s perspective

Linda de Beer discusses the lessons learned, benefits gained, and views developed since the adoption of integrated reporting in South Africa The three to four years of experience in preparing integrated reports has been a difficult but value-enhancing journey for many corporate boards in South Africa. When King III was adopted in 2010, it was…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Investors and Integrated Reporting

  Growing global sustainability risks and the expectations of fund beneficiaries require the investment industry to take action, writes David Couldridge In 2009 Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), said: “We have to restore the conditions for growth driven by innovation, trade and investment … Notwithstanding the immediate crisis,…

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