Is South Africa experiencing a decline in tax morality?

Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, considers whether Corporate South Africa is experiencing a decline in tax morality. For the last 20 years a growth trend in South Africa’s tax revenue indicated a population of loyal and patriotic taxpayers who have…

ANALYSIS: THE RITP WHO?

The notion of ‘reasonable informed third party’ is a central part of the Code of Conduct for the Audit and Accounting profession. This article will deal in two parts with RITP to create more awareness and a better understanding of this concept What does the term ‘reasonable and informed third party’ (RITP) mean and what…

VIEWPOINT: CAMERA CONFIDENCE

Videos have become one of the quickest ways to deliver content using a multitude of social media platforms whilst also serving the purpose of branding you and your company. Whether you are creating educational tutorials, promotional content or just moving motivational recordings – you can learn how to speak on camera. Objective and timing You…

MOTORING: HONDA BR-V

In this ever-changing world, we need to keep up with how fast things change around us. To this end, Honda keeps building new vehicles to keep up with the unique needs of its clients The latest of Honda’s new vehicles to hit our shores is the all-new BR-V. The vehicle is part of Honda’s RV…

FOCUS THIS MONTH: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

8 Lessons for entrepreneurs who want to conquer the world Innovate or die Risk versus reward Turning failure into a successful business The courier in your pocket The transformer Economic empowerer The cool class Success strategist 8 LESSONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS WHO WANT TO CONQUER THE WORLD Ivan Epstein recently had the honour of speaking to…

VIEWPOINT: SALARY INCREASE TIME

Salary increase time is a great time. I am not talking about the mandatory annual inflationary increase, but those other performance or promotion based increases. While we probably always had an idea of what we would like to do if any additional income came our way, for some reason, after one month of increased earnings,…

ANALYSIS: PERFORMANCE AUDITING WHY EVERY ORDINARY CITIZEN SHOULD TAKE AN ACTIVE INTEREST

It is crucial that those given stewardship over fiscal resources be accountable on effective execution of their mandates for government programmes to have a positive impact.  Performance auditing is one weapon that can achieve this Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced the three-year budget (2016/17 to 2018/19) on 24 February 2016 of which approximately R485 billion…

VIEWPOINT: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LEADERS

THE NEXT WAVE OF EMPLOYEES In South Africa we have witnessed the challenges facing our education sector, in particular the tertiary institutions, in the last few years. Students have shown how resolute the next wave of employees are and will be. The different ways of how students communicated and how resolute they were will test…