Teaching others to be financially savvy

After attending a conference in Amsterdam, Kalene Smalberger had a lightbulb moment when she realised how great the need was for entrepreneurs to understand the basics of finance. She landed back in South Africa and has since launched various financial courses that are making an incredible difference, right from kids to entrepreneurs, on how to…

5 Key areas to test when building an effective audit plan

Auditors today are working in an exceptionally complex and ever-evolving industry. In an environment where there is pressure to add more value with fewer people and less time, auditors are challenged to discover more risks, audit more areas, and uncover fraud for their clients. Yesterday − ineffective audit planning methods Historically, audits have often been…

4 predictions for digital finance in 2025

The digital transformation of the finance function has continued relentlessly throughout 2020. We’re already starting to see the paybacks from making small, incremental changes to financial workflows by adopting emerging technologies. The pandemic is accelerating the speed of change and catalysing more investment in end-to-end automation and remote working. Where will the digital transformation of…

8 Sustainability trends shaping business in 2021

As the global economy recovers from the impact of the pandemic, businesses have an opportunity to re-build with more socially and environmentally sustainable models. WWF South Africa has identified eight sustainability trends for businesses to watch and focus on in 2021. These are discussed below. Time to ‘build back better’ WWF South Africa is encouraging…

Habits to boost your productivity

As unbelievable as it may be, we are well into 2021 and it doesn’t seem like life is going to slow down any time soon. But what if your new year’s goal was to try to reduce your stress this year, asks Helene Vermaak, business director at corporate cultural experts The Human Edge. ‘Motivation is…