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LEAD: An exceptional experience

The tranquil setting and exceptional guest services are characteristics that define the Velmoré experience, writes Yuven Gounden The minute you enter the portals of the Velmoré Hotel Estate you cannot miss the tranquillity that greets you. Conveniently located a mere 30 minutes from Pretoria and equally close to Johannesburg, Velmoré is only a short drive…

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INFLUENCE: Mastering self-leadership

Christiaan Engelbrecht penned down a few thoughts towards developing our leadership awareness, more specifically the mastering of self-leadership. In this century, successful leadership is linked to authenticity, humility, simplicity, intentionality, clarity and creativity. This is very different to a decade ago when it was all about time-management, process management, problem-solving, organisational skills, procedural planning and…

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ANALYSIS: The new risk-based global insurance capital standard

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors is developing a risk-based global insurance capital standard that is designed to provide transparency and comparability of insurers across jurisdictions. By Kerry-Anne Forster and Matthew Brinckmann Over the past four years the wave of regulatory change that has hit the global insurance industry seems to be refusing to break.…

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INFLUENCE: REAL ESTATE STRATEGY: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

An organisation’s approach to occupying real estate impacts not only on the occupier, but on consumers, employees and landlords. An integrated real estate strategy can present real benefits to an occupier, while posing both opportunities and risks to investors. By Ilse French and Philip Dennison To translate the impact of local and global trends into…

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VIEWPOINT: SPREADSHEET SPECULATION Points to ponder

I recently came across research by Dr Felienne Hermans that got me thinking. She had the opportunity to analyse 16 000 spreadsheets from within Enron, and her research highlighted some uncomfortable facts on spreadsheets. There is a repository of spreadsheets that researchers use as a data point. It contains spreadsheets from a variety of sources,…

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VIEWPOINT: GOLDEN HANDSHAKES Tax implications

Golden handshakes seem to be becoming increasingly popular at the moment. The Oxford Dictionary defines a golden handshake as ‘a payment given to someone who has been made redundant or retires early’. The term ‘golden handshake’ is not defined in the Income Tax Act. A ‘severance benefit’ is defined in section 1 of the Act.…

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