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

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MOTORING SPECIAL 2013: Range Rover Vogue SD

“As you open the supersized doors, you can feel the weight and quality of materials used” Plush carpets, super soft leather with heated or cooled front seats and individual infotainment screens make you feel like royalty … ‘Home, James!’ All these luxuries – sadly without James – are standard equipment on the all-new Range Rover…

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First meeting of creditors in relation to S40(1) of The Insolvency Act

“There appears to be limited authority on the interpretation of section 40(1); therefore it seems that the correct legal position at present is that found in this case.” Section 40(1) of the Insolvency Act, 1936 (Act 24 of 1936) (the Act) provides that the Master shall immediately convene a first meeting of the creditors of…

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MOTORING SPECIAL 2013: Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country

Volvo has broken the mould with its new V40 shape. Gone is the boring sedan and station wagon-style vehicle, replaced by the edgy and elegant coupé hatchback. The rear end is where this Volvo differentiates itself from others, with a curved rear glass that fits perfectly between the two elongated rear lights that resemble an…

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Excellent Results for Thuthuka in the June ITC

“The ITC assesses the core technical competence of prospective CA(SA)s at a standard set by SAICA and is not the final requirement for qualifying as a CA(SA).” The newly introduced June ITC sitting doubles the number of successful African repeat candidates. The Initial Test of Competence (ITC), previously known as Part I of the Qualifying…

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The Achilles heel of retirement fund planning

“For instance, where members have choice of investments and flexi benefits, they often make inappropriate investment choices.” Poor communications and lack of advice can impoverish retirees Even the most sophisticated retirement planning strategy can have its Achilles heel – and this is usually poor communication. Take the following illustration: Professor Shlomo Bernatzi (UCLA), a leading…

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Fund your own medical aid and keep the savings

“For the most part, a good hospital plan will serve you fine. That’s your biggest worry generally: “What if I’m in a car accident, have a heart-attack, etc.”” Why comprehensive medical cover may be overkill … While we’re on the topic of reducing ‘unnecessary’ expenditure, I thought I’d tackle the concept of medical cover. Before…

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Minimising Fraud Risk through technology

Digital record keeping and data analysis can effectively combat fraud in the workplace The perception of a corrupt business environment in Africa has long been seen as a barrier to those wanting to trade on the continent. But as business opportunities start to boom, especially across sub-Saharan Africa, local businesses, newly entered multinationals and governments…

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