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

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Coronavirus accounting considerations

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in the city of Wuhan in China. The virus is now known as…

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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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COVID-19: Measures to mitigate economic impact

COVID-19: Measures to mitigate economic impact In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President, on Monday 23 March, announced significant and far-reaching measures aimed not only at slowing the spread of the virus, but also at mitigating its effects. In this regard, it has become clear that the pandemic will have an adverse effect…

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Risk, Resilience and COVID-19

Risk, Resilience and COVID-19 Opinion by Vanessa Thurlwell of Mondial Risk and Business Consultants and Craig Kent, Head of Risk Management at Aon South Africa. South Africa made it to 5 March 2020 before our first official confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced by Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize. The case load is now rapidly increasing…

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Company taxation in the time of COVID-19 lockdown

Company taxation in the time of COVID-19 lockdown Jared Waters a Principal at Bravura Structured Solutions, highlights the potential complexities that could arise for Corporate South Africa amidst the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period.   President Cyril Ramaphosa announced South Africa’s nationwide lockdown for a period of 21 days in an effort to slow down the spread…

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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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Covid-19 lockdown and tax and unemployment related matters

Covid-19 lockdown and tax and unemployment related matters Authors: Piet Nel and Juanita Steenekamp SAICA 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.  Whilst…

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Covid-19: Important Tax Related Matters

Possible tax interventions to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the South African context SAICA made a submission to SARS on 17 March 2020, requesting the Commissioner of SARS to consider various aspects regarding tax compliance due to COVID-19. The Tax Administration Act, 2011 provides for the potential remission of penalties and…

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Coronavirus in SA: How to donate to the Solidarity Fund

In an effort to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus and the 21-day lockdown which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced earlier this week, government has set up an independent relief fund called the Solidarity Response Fund. The aim of the fund is to offer assistance to South Africans affected by the outbreak. Please read the…

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#CALife & Style: An escape from the ordinary

As lockdown is easing, the sun is shining and it is the perfect time to visit South Africa’s iconic hotels. And where better to start exploring than a visit to a national treasure, the stunning Oyster Box Hotel? Imagine sitting on a veranda overlooking the ocean surrounded by old-world charm sipping your favourite cocktail ……

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#CALife & Style: Win with Life Retreat online studio

Life Retreat studios started to offer yoga, Nia dancing and meditation classed through live-streaming seven days a week. All you need is an Internet connection and for only R450 a month you will have access to unlimited classes, seven days a week. The various yoga classes include vinyasa, hatha, beginners, kundalini, restorative, yin, and more.…

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#CALife & Style: Help collar the wild dogs of the Waterberg

Conservation enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to book a safari package at Tintswalo Lapalala over the Heritage Day long weekend of 24 September 2020 to join a veterinary team and scientists from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) while they collar some African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in Limpopo. The African…

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#CALife & Style: Introducing the unexpected

The Sexton Irish Single Malt, an unexpected whiskey set to send shivers through the SA spirits category, has been launched by Truman & Orange, the premium drinks company with a reputation for sourcing unique discovery brands for discerning South African drinkers. The Sexton Irish SINGLE MALT is an interesting whiskey from several angles – and…

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Top-35-under-35 2020: Meet the finalists

Adam Kajee, 33 View Profile Andrea Klassen, 30 View Profile Angella Makowe Mutonhora, 35 View Profile Arun Varughese, 34 View Profile Babalwa Gova, 31 View Profile Byron du Plessis, 35 View Profile Sibonelo Cyril Madiba, 33 View Profile Dana Pretorius, 32 View Profile Divyesh J Joshi, 35 View Profile Ebrahim Tootla, 29 View Profile Fulufhelo…

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Top-35-under-35 2020 Finalist: Mandy Muchnick

While Mandy is a transactor in the private equity industry, she spends a significant amount of time investing in the future of the continent through her role as the Africa Chair for One Young World (OYW), her non-profit imagine.nation, and as the co-chair of the FinBiz2030 Task Force. OYW is the leading global forum for…

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