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

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South-Africa’s unemployment rate must fall

The latest unemployment rate percentage in South-Africa, was announced on 14 May 2019. The unemployment rate rose to 27.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 27.1 percent in the previous period. It is the highest jobless rate since Quarter 3 2017. “Reward and HR professionals, as well as SARA, know they have a…

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The State of the Insurance Market – Is your business ready to take on the risks it could face?

Businesses operate in a time of unprecedented volatility across economics, demographics and geopolitics.  More than ever you need to explore new ways to cope with evolving and inter-related complexities in a challenging business environment. Aon South Africa, a leading insurance brokerage and risk advisor, has surveyed the risk and insurance landscape and reveal their take…

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South African University students to benefit from free bitcoin

– Leading global bitcoin marketplace Paxful hopes to drive entrepreneurship in the bitcoin economy. – Paxful has +2 million users globally; South Africa is one of the top markets for Paxful internationally. Statistics South Africa on Tuesday announced that the unemployment rate has seen its highest increase since 2017. Alarmingly, the youth unemployment rate remains at…

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How will the future workplace function? – Global design and innovation studio CEO shares insight

How will the future workplace function? Will the rise of digital dictate our working life as well as our social life? Chief Executive of global design and innovation studio Brilliant Basics, Anand Verma gives his thoughts on the future of work and how managers and organisations will have to start adapting to their employees with…

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Setting up your business in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ’s)

Section 12R of the Income Tax Act 52 of 1962, as a consequence of an initiative by the Department of Trade and Industry, was introduced in 2014 to enhance trade through the Special Economic Zone Act 16 of 2014 and attract direct foreign investment. The benefits Companies qualifying under section 12R are not taxed at…

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Data Management as a Service – a solution for the mining digital revolution

Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety. The ability to analyse and derive intelligence from vast amounts of data generated across the various aspects of any mine is a revolution in this sector. With the incorporation of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as…

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I know I need a Compliance Function, but what do I do next?

While most organisations recognise the need for a compliance function, the complex nature of this essential structure renders many unsure of how to establish a comprehensive, dynamic and specific programme that addresses the basics and ensures the organisation remains compliant in all spheres. Designing a programme or framework that identifies risks helps an organisation to…

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De-risking South Africa’s transition to a new energy future

On the African continent, there is appetite for major infrastructure developments that are only hampered by challenges of capacity, whereas the picture is almost inverse in South Africa at present. “We are sitting on a GDP growth rate of 1.5% at present that affects infrastructure investment, which is further exacerbated by an investment freeze as…

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Privileged Access Management (PAM) vs Privileged User Management (PUM)

When it comes to breaches, there are many areas that attackers focus on to try and gain entry to a company’s data. One that is often overlooked by the security team is privileged accounts. “While many companies manage their privileged accounts and credentials in the same way they do the rest of their entry points,…

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Sage research reveals that 90% of accountants worldwide believe there has been a cultural shift in the accountancy profession

Accounting firms prepare for the future through updated hiring practices, expanded services and automation Johannesburg, South Africa  — May 2nd, 2019 — Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, has released its annual Practice of Now research report, revealing a shifting cultural landscape in the accounting sector driven by evolving client demands and…

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