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ANALYSIS: DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTORS’ REMUNERATION

How should the requirements of the Companies Act regarding disclosure of the value of share-based payments to directors be applied? Some present disclosure practices on the rand-value of the directors’ remuneration arising from share-based incentives are discussed to ascertain how listed companies interpret and apply the requirements of the Companies Act of 2008 Directors’ remuneration…

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COVER STORY: A CLASSY CONNECTOR OF CONNECTIONS

A vibrant CA(SA) launched a successful female empowerment drive that connects women who are passionate about helping other women grow Refilwe Matenche always knew she had a keen interest in business, but when she registered at Rhodes University it was for a Bachelor of Science degree. As fate would have it, she took accountancy as…

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VIEWPOINT: GIVE INERTIA THE BOOT

Have you noticed that problems are solved and decisions are made differently today, especially by millennials? What’s the first thing that they do – and you probably do too, even if you are definitely pre-millennial? They Google it, of course. Back in my day, pre-Google, we’d probably think about what we’d done before in similar…

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FEATURE: HIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ACCOUNTANTS

In the long term, the defining quality of a successful business is not its profit, revenue, or capacity for innovation: it’s how it adapts The world of enterprise is constantly adjusting to the rapid pace of technological change and a key test of your business’ stability and viability is whether it can keep up. But…

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ANALYSIS: QUALIFYING: HOW TO COMPLY WITH B-BBEE

In this article, we review the two routes available to qualifying small enterprises that want to achieve B-BBEE compliance. We also discuss the incentives for opting to become compliant as soon as possible A Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE) is, generally, a company with an annual turnover between R10 million and R50 million. There are two…

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Part 3 – Considerations when selecting an equity partner

When a company’s strategic focus turns to equity raising, it is critical for the company to determine what type of investor will best support the company’s strategic imperatives over the long term.  Robert Peché, Corporate Finance Associate at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions services, highlights the key…

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Part 2 – The implications of raising capital through equity funding

Many businesses require additional capital to grow the business or to facilitate the exit of an existing shareholder or partner.  Some of these businesses do not qualify to obtain funding from a bank, or the balance sheet cannot afford additional loan funding.  In other instances, equity funding may be preferred for long term strategic reasons…

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Part 1 – The benefits of bank debt and mezzanine funding when raising strategic capital

Making money in a business does not only depend on profit margins, growth in turnover and growing market share.  The manner in which the business is financed can also have a substantial impact on the shareholder returns generated by the business. It will serve any business to have a strategic look at its balance sheet…

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Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

By Ankur Prakash, Vice President, New Growth and Emerging Markets, Wipro Limited 30 October 2017 As we race towards an uncertain future, one thing’s for sure: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay. We cannot know exactly how it will reshape our work, our businesses, and our lives in general, but there are some fascinating and…

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