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Special Report – Carpe Diem Monique Peres

Science is a very precise discipline. All phenomena have a scientific explanation and if anything or anybody defies science, scientists have terms such as ‘instinct’ and ‘evolution’ as possible explanations. Quadriplegic cerebral palsy is defined as, among others, “children with spastic or other forms of cerebral palsy who often face a lifetime of physical and…

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INFLUENCE: Forensics: What could you buy with $3,5 trillion?

At the end of 2012, the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE) released the findings of a fraud and corruption survey from some 1 400 respondents in 100 countries (appropriately captioned 2012 Report to the Nations) with the basic message being that fraud in the world today has reached seismic proportions. The foreword to the results…

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INFLUENCE: The new Integrated Reporting Framework

The International Integrated Reporting Framework (IIRC) released its Framework in December 2013. The Framework is primarily geared to the private sector, but it can be applied by not-for-profit and public sector organisations. The Framework incorporates the public comments submitted to the IIRC on the draft Framework of April 2013. The Framework is available on www.sustainabilitysa.org…

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VIEWPOINT: Responsible Investing

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is a growing international trend, though many private individuals are still under the illusion that SRI constitutes a cost. In fact, research abounds to prove that it substantially enhances investment returns. Therefore it is both possible and logical that investors satisfy their personal social ideals without compromising returns by investing in…

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

SOUTH AFRICA: INVESTOR’S HANDBOOK Deloitte recently released the updated 2013/14 edition of South Africa: Investor’s Handbook, which was produce in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). South Africa has a number of characteristics that make it a compelling investment destination on the African continent. The handbook provides investors with a broad…

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COVER STORY: Empower and develop the new business dynamic

Ajen Sita (EY Africa CEO) has cast his shadow over virtually every aspect of the Big Four firm’s business model since assuming the helm in July 2010, but nowhere more so than in its redefining of its Africa business. Demonstrating where Sita’s passion truly lies, he explains what he foresees himself doing should he ever…

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VIEWPOINT: Coal Mining Cleans Up

Open-cast coalmines are ugly, as I saw for myself when recently viewing a client’s massive open-cast mine in Mpumalanga. Sprawling over several hectares, the scene was as apocalyptic as I had imagined. Four steaming pits sliced deep into the earth fed a relentless stream of mammoth tipper trucks ferrying their black cargo to washing plants.…

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