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

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VIEWPOINT: Anchoring reference point

Prospect Theory shows us that we measure gains and losses relative to a set reference point or status quo (see my previous article). This particular reference point is subjective and can be different for different people in different scenarios. In 1974, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman performed an experiment where they asked participants: “What is…

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INFLUENCE: Streamline, enhance budget

Budgeting and forecasting are major tasks for the ‘office of finance’ in any organisation and the collection and collation of financial data can take months of preparation. However, in today’s fast-paced world, these time-consuming manual processes can prove to be a major hindrance. More than often, by the time budgets have been set, market influences…

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ANALYSIS: In the interest of arm’s length financial assistance

While Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet and playwright, had the luxury of believing that “borrowing is not much better than begging and lending with interest is not much better than stealing”, South African taxpayers in multinational groups have to contend with the reality of intra-group financial assistance. Since 2011, there have been some significant developments…

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INFLUENCE: Fraud and corruption Back to basics

We live in testing and uncertain times, with global and local economies struggling to come to grips with slow growth, high unemployment and rising living costs. This phenomenon is often associated with entities embarking on cost cutting and cost containment, with employees bearing the brunt of low salary increases and decreased disposable income. The implication…

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VIEWPOINT: Marikana and e-tolls

Maintaining good stakeholder relations is ‘the right thing’ for companies to do, but how many pay lip service and don’t grasp its vital feedback role? What is a stakeholder? Traditionally, shareholders and clients were the stakeholders, with the workforce also usually acknowledged. Nowadays the definition has broadened to include all those parties who will be…

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

ECONOMIC CRIME REMAINS A SERIOUS ISSUE Economic crime remains a serious challenge to business leaders, government officials and private individuals in South Africa with 69 per cent experiencing some form of economic crime in the last 24 months compared to 37 per cent of global respondents. This is the first time since 2005 that the…

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INFLUENCE: Bitcoin the currency of the future?

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital or virtual currency typically traded on a bitcoin exchange. South Africa’s first rand-to-bitcoin exchange platform, BitX, was founded at the beginning of 2013. Similar to shares traded on a stock exchange, a limit order (to buy or sell at a certain price or better) or an express order (to buy…

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COVER STORY: Enjoying the sweet smell of success

“The development of people, especially young women, is something that drives me. It is like watching a flower blossom,” says Tantaswa. She is involved in the mentoring and coaching of different people and at varying levels. “I do this formally and informally, and I must admit, it’s difficult for me to say no to anyone!”…

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