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LIFESTYLE: Motoring: Toyota Corolla D4D & BMW X5

Toyota Corolla D4D Manufacturer specifications: Engine 1,4 l / Four-cylinder Turbo Diesel Power 66 KW Torque 205 Nm 0–100 km/h 12,5 s (claimed) Fuel consumption Average 4,5 l /100 km CO2 119 g/km Price R214 900 One of Toyota’s biggest passenger vehicles, the Corolla, recently had a shape change. The new shape is what every Toyota…

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VIEWPOINT: Virtuous circles

“Circular economy business models can dramatically reduce the cost of source materials.” The industrial revolution created linear economies in which raw materials were sourced, turned into products as cheaply as possible and then sold to consumers. For centuries little thought went into where and how end-of-life products would be disposed of – but waste is…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Yes, you can rely on the information

Accountability is a process to hold parties responsible for their actions. One way is through reporting, writes Mariaan Roos Various definitions or explanations of accountability exist. Two definitions that are specifically relevant to this article are those of Fox and Brown (“a process of holding parties responsible for their actions”)1  and Edwards and Hulme (“the…

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VIEWPOINT: Sunk costs

“When making decisions, only incremental costs and benefits should influence your future choices …” Most of the readers of this magazine would have, at the very least, done some kind of elementary management accounting course at university where they would’ve learnt about sunk costs. So we know that these sunk costs are completely irrelevant to…

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INFLUENCE: The common risks associated with financial reporting

Inaccuracies, inconsistencies, delays, as well as security and distribution issues in the financial reporting process, come at a price, says RHYS ROBINSON In today’s global economy organisations are highly dependent on technology and thus the IT systems in which they invest can play a significant role in overall business success. It therefore makes business sense…

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