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

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Beware of 45% tax on restricted shares in start-ups

Founders, directors and employees of start-up companies in South Africa should be aware that acquiring or owning shares carrying restrictions such as ‘lock-ins’ could land them with a tax liability at 45%. ‘If you hold restricted shares, you pay a much higher tax rate when you exit or when the restrictions lift– at the marginal…

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Multi-generational diversity impacts workplace productivity

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat Managing teams comprised of a range of generations is a growing challenge for leaders and, if this challenge is not constructively and proactively addressed, it can have a substantial negative impact on affected employees and ultimately the organisation, a leadership expert says. “As more and more people put off retirement until later, whether…

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South Africa’s financial assets decline by 3.2%

Allianz Global Wealth Report: South Africa’s financial assets decline by 3.2% Global financial assets fall in 2018 for the first time since the financial crisis Convergence between poorer and richer countries comes to a halt Growth in liabilities stabilizes at high level Global wealth middle class stagnates Allianz unveiled the tenth edition of the Allianz…

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#CALife: What makes a great wine?

True legacy. The gift of a history steeped in experience. True inspiration. Inspiration derived from honing the talents of fertile soil, ideal climate and fruits of a superior vine. True mastery. Mastery that can only come with time and experience. True Taste. Taste derived from passionate winemaking, blended with a whole lot of soul. This…

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Motoring: Mazda 3 Astina

As we await the all-new Mazda 3, there have been some additions to the local line-up. The Mazda3 Astina and Astina Plus now have some new additions. Continuing the rollout of Mazda’s Skyactiv technology, Mazda has introduced Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics. This is a series of newgeneration vehicle motion control technologies that provide integrated control of the…

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Blockchain – what does it mean for the audit?

Nowadays, everyone is talking about blockchain. But what could it mean for auditors? Does the availability of unchangeable, verified information reduce the need for auditing – or just shift the focus of the auditor’s responsibilities? This article focuses on the analysis of blockchain, its use for financial and operational information and the potential impact that…

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CPD: Proposed amendments to the JSE listings requirements and possible impact on the auditor

The proposed amendments to the JSE listing requirements impact the entire financial supply chain, from management to those charged with governance, including audit committees and external auditors who perform reasonable assurance engagements on the issuers’ financial statements. READ ARTICLE

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Student Leadership Summit 2019: TAKE ACTION!

As a profession that recognises itself as a critical player in creating value for the country and indeed the world, one of our main objectives is to instill the value of responsible leadership in all of those who are part of the profession already, as well as those who are working towards achieving the designation.…

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