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ANALYSIS: Economic hedges Give them wings!

Rodgers Mavhiki uses a few simple but practical examples to illustrate current challenges and explore ways of potentially improving hedge effectiveness Economic hedges are common practice, yet you often hear people saying that the fair value movements are not making sense. Most banks and treasuries of big corporates take hedges on exposures to fixed interest…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Public sector performance management and reporting

Does a “clean audit” mean everything is fine? Alexi Colyvas has this to say In recent years there has been a drive for entities to accurately report on performance against predetermined objectives. In the public sector, this has always been a requirement of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA)…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Post-implementation of Grap 16

Jeanine Poggiolini analyses the results of the ASB’s recent post-implementation of GRAP 16 Investment property and GRAP 17 Property, plant and equipment and finds that there was positive support for the standards – but challenges remain Both users and preparers of accounting standards who were consulted during the recent review of asset-related standards supported the…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Audit readiness in the public sector

Audits can be intimidating, but adequate planning can help eliminate audit surprises, say Justin Diedericks and Berna Botha. In this article they highlight the various aspects leadership should consider and drive within their departments/organisations Whether an audit is performed by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), or any other auditing firm, on-going preparation and planning…

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