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

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ANALYSIS: Hedge Accounting Under IFRS 9 Friend or Foe?

It may be time to start investigating the opportunities that IFRS 9 could offer, writes Rodgers Mavhiki Whenever IFRS 9 Financial Instruments is mentioned, impairment is the first word that comes to mind. People generally view IFRS 9 as daunting, but every cloud has a silver lining. In particular the IFRS 9 principles relating to…

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ANALYSIS: IFRS 9 Long heralded, much delayed

Darrel Scott discusses the long heralded, yet much delayed, IFRS 9: the International Accounting Standards Board’s longer-term answer to the lessons learned from the financial crises of 2008 At its February meeting, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) tentatively decided that the mandatory effective date of IFRS 9 Financial instruments will be for annual periods…

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VIEWPOINT: The riches of sports

“A massive percentage of professional sportsmen go insolvent within five years of their professional retirement.” A massive percentage of professional sportsmen go insolvent within five years of their professional retirement. Of course, rock stars and celebrity actors seldom wait for retirement before blowing their fortunes too. The apparent reason is lifestyle – but the real…

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ANALYSIS: Financial services bulletin

Yusuf Dukander highlights key technical, regulatory and industry dashboards impacting financial institutions in South Africa and globally IFRS 9 FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS PROJECT (REPLACEMENT OF IAS 39) The IASB recently issued a discussion paper for macro hedging, separate to its amendments to hedge accounting which was added to IFRS 9 in November 2013 making three important…

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ANALYSIS: REIT South African real estate investment trust structure introduced

At last, a uniform structure for listed property assets, comments Craig Miller on the official introduction of the South African REIT structure on 1 May this year The real estate investment trust (REIT) is an international standard that permits investors to invest in property assets through a vehicle which largely provides for tax transparent treatment.…

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LIFESTYLE: Travel: An escape to luxury Hollow on the square Cape town

Everyone needs that delightful little escape from tight schedules and deadlines …  into days of luxury, relaxation and some Capetonian fun. And yes, it is definitely possible at Hollow on the Square. Positioned in the most convenient of locations, the trendy Hollow on the Square faces the historical Tulbagh Square. It’s situated right within Cape…

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

2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Survey ENSafrica recently conducted an extensive anti-bribery and corruption survey among their clients to gauge perceptions regarding corruption threats, as well as the levels of anti-bribery compliance amongst corporates in South Africa. The results are staggering! Nearly 50 per cent of companies feel they are highly exposed to bribery in Africa.…

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