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Investing during COVID-19

At SAICA’s ‘Leadership in a Time of Crisis’ webinar series, Investec’s chief investment strategist, Chris Holdsworth, shared insights on how the pandemic is shaping investment strategie. As if there isn’t enough to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have seen their investments tank over the past few weeks. Chris Holdsworth explained how he…

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COVID-19: Future trends and their impact on the world

The trends shaping our world of tomorrow are changing rapidly with COVID-19. In this article, the multi-level perspective on societal change model will be used to explain various trends and their potential impact on the economy, politics, technology, society and resources. We are operating in a new, fast-evolving multipolar global landscape in which challenges are…

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Cover Story: Failure was never an option

Grit, resilience and authenticity marked Ashanika Perimal as a world-class leader at an age when most of her peers were still pondering their next career move. But she never dreamed she would one day lead a 100-strong team spread over seven southern African countries and accept the global Women in Finance Award – nor that…

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The workplace reimagined for a new normal

According to the PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey: Africa Report, most CFOs are making plans focused on tactical measures to protect staff, followed by strategic measures around remote work and automation. For example, 76% of CFOs are considering workplace safety measures and requirements such as masks and testing, and 65% say they will reconfigure work…

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Mariam Cassim joins Pick n Pay as independent non-executive director

The chairman of Pick n Pay, Gareth Ackerman, said he was delighted to announce that Mariam Cassim was appointed as an independent non-executive director following his promise to shareholders at the 2019 AGM to review and refresh the composition of the board. Pick ’n Pay looks forward to the contribution she will add to board…

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Covid-19: Humanity will rise as a force, stronger than a disease

Lockdown is like standing on the edge of what is known and unknown At the edge, you have options 1. You stand still, hoping that things go “back to normal” or 2. You wait to be rescued; or 3. You embrace the opportunity and boldly find your wings to fly. During Lockdown, there were many…

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4IR technologies

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet of Things (IoT), decentralised consensus, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles. The most significant impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is to improve the quality of life, reduce inequality of the…

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Taking steps to support NPO financial literacy

There are around 230 000 registered not for profit organisation (NPOs) in South Africa, and the numbers are growing rapidly. This is driven by several factors including a desire to provide social services to under-resourced communities, and also to drive social justice and hold the state to account in delivering the promises of the Constitution. The…

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COVID-19 is likely to reshape the world – here’s how accountants can help

By Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa & Middle East As an accountant, you have an invaluable role to play in helping your clients survive the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic effects. With the pandemic and the national lockdown battering nearly every company in South Africa, they need your counsel and practical advice more…

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