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

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COVID-19 Possible alternative futures for South Africa

The nature of the COVID-2019 pandemic reaches into every sphere of society – political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal – necessitating careful consideration of the long-term consequences of our decisions in response to the pandemic and requiring alternative futures to be considered. The purpose of this article is to describe four possible alternative futures…

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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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Focus: A rosier future for crypto?

Monique Verduyn spoke to crypto expert Petri Basson, a CA(SA) who is building digital companies from the Cayman Islands, as well as developing a crypto data aggregation and normalisation business (Hash Data) to simplify digital asset management. Cryptocurrency is not just for young, tech-savvy millennials anymore. Governments, central banks and major enterprises can no longer…

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Focus: What keeps cryptocurrency auditors awake at night?

Insights from a webinar hosted by Mazars in collaboration with South African digital asset exchange Luno. Today, South Africa finds itself amongst the top-ranking cryptocurrency trading nations on the continent. With local daily crypto asset trading values exceeding the $45 million mark, regulators and auditors play an increasingly crucial role in securing and validating the…

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Viewpoints: Why we need self-sovereign identity (SSI)

Companies often collect sensitive information about their users and store them alongside less-sensitive routine business data. This creates new business risks in relation to laws that protect the user’s data, like the POPI Act in South Africa. Only after receiving large fines or developing stronger IT capabilities will many enterprises pursue expensive and risky projects…

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