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ANALYSIS: First-time adoption of the accrual basis

Amanda Botha explains how the application of the principles set out in the proposed International Public Sector Accounting Standard will enhance the credibility of a first-time adopter’s financial statements during its transition to full accrual accounting The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has recently issued a proposed standard, the First-time Adoption of Accrual…

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ANALYSIS: When is a company financially distressed?

It is important to understand the meaning of “financial distress”, as the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Companies Act 2008 are triggered as soon as a company is in financial distress, writes Johan Erasmus Chapter 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 deals with business rescue. Business rescue is largely self-administered by the…

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INFLUENCE: Transfer pricing in South Africa Five things you need to know

The South African transfer pricing landscape poses a number of challenges to South African taxpayers engaged in cross-border intercompany transactions. Article by Cornelia Wolff and Michel Verhoosel Over the past years, transfer pricing has been become increasingly important for those companies with cross-border intercompany transactions. It seems that this trend has not come to an…

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INFLUENCE: Driving better reporting by embedding B-BBEE into your corporate strategy

SAICA Thought Leadership Paper Publication B-BBEE: insightful corporate reporting South Africa has not yet realised the badly needed growth for effective transformation to take place, stating that sustainable and economic transformation can only be attained if Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) receives widespread support from all sectors of business. B-BBEE remains a vital transformation policy…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Broad-based employee share plans

Ilke Meissner examines the requirements of broad-based employee share plans and their comparison to the proposed terms for shares to be held under trust in terms of the Companies Act The provisions regulating broad-based employee share schemes in the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 play an important role in encouraging employee participation in companies.1…

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INFLUENCE: Q & A with Paul Druckman

In August Paul Druckman will be visiting South Africa for the first time in his capacity as chief executive officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Leigh Roberts spoke to him Integrated reporting may well be considered de rigeur in South Africa, but things are quickly catching up in the rest of the world.…

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ANALYSIS: Real estate 2020 Building the future

Ilse French and Pierre de Villiers have looked into the likely changes in the real estate landscape over the coming years and identified the key trends which, they believe, will have profound implications for real estate investment and development As confidence returns to real estate, the industry faces a number of fundamental shifts that will…

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LIFESTYLE: Gadgets

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12.5” The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo offer full 360 degree rotation for four different modes in a solid super business friendly package. Use the ThinkPad Yoga as a tablet, laptop, tent, or stand for displays or presentations. It features the latest generation Intel Core processors and legendary Lenovo ThinkPad construction and finish.…

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