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

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COVID-19 crash What South Africa can learn from previous market crashes

The JSE ALSI recovered more quickly than the major US and UK indices during the last two crashes. The global economy was already on a fragile footing when a Black Swan appeared in January 2020 in the form of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The impact of the disease and the fallout from countermeasures have jolted…

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COVID-19 lockdown and tax-and unemployment-related matters

The COVID-19 lockdown currently in place will have an impact on tax-related matters. This includes contact with SARS, returns and payments due to SARS, as well as disputes. It also has an impact on employers and their employees. While a lot of information was available at the time of writing of this article, it is…

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Viewpoints: Design thinking for entrepreneurs

Social Enterprises AdvisorIs there a more opportune time than now to talk about entrepreneurship in South Africa? There are several opportunities related to global problems needing local solutions, for example as climate change, increased proliferation of technology, and new ways of working. Cracking these problems require creative problem-solving and thinking outside of the box. Priya…

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The Pineapple Story

Marnus van Heerden CA(SA) and the founding team entered an innovation competition run by Hannover-Re in 2016 in an effort to find disruptive models to the reinsurance/insurance space. And it was out of their little innovation spot in Rosebank, Johannesburg, that the incredible Pineapple story begins In 2018, Pineapple was voted the best insurtech in…

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Each degree matters

Limiting global warming to 1,5 °C is essential to South Africa’s socio-economic survival, and it requires an immediate and strong commitment from the public and private sectors. Extreme and unpredictable weather conditions, floods, droughts, cyclones and rising sea levels are among the major climate change challenges for business operations and have direct implications for commerce…

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Farming for the future

Quantifying your social contribution … That’s precisely why the business case for Bonginkosi’s Team3 Farm project caught the attention of SAICA’s annual student competition judges. With SAICA’s increasing emphasis on the role of the profession in addressing global challenges, particularly those outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Team3 Farm offered a particularly strong…

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Viewpoints: Adversity is hi-octane fuel for entrepreneurship

Business Innovator and CatalystAdversity is one of the most powerful forces driving progression, innovation and entrepreneurship. Depending on your approach it’s either an insurmountable obstacle or a ramp for your successful trajectory. It will force you to choose to bring out the best or the worst in you. Paul Plummer CA(SA)Founding Member of Blackslope There…

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Covid-19: Financial and Business Lessons

Covid-19: Financial and Business Lessons The year 2020 was earmarked to be the ’20-plenty’ year. A year filled with great expectations, abundance, growth, achievement and joy. The outbreak of covid-19 brought those expectations to a sudden halt. It almost feels unreal that a virus can have this significant impact on the entire world. The world…

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