VIEWPOINT: BEING ENGAGING

One of the most sought-after skills as a speaker is knowing how to be engaging on stage and being able to hold the audience’s attention from start to finish. It should not matter if you are the first speaker on the agenda or the last speaker on a Friday afternoon; if you implement some basics…

MOTORING: VW Tiguan 1.4 TSi

The VW Tiguan, although fairly popular, has never stood out of the crowd and always seemed to remain in the shadows of its larger sibling, the Toureg. That is, until now. The all-new Tiguan has finally broken away from the shadows and has the spotlight firmly on it. This is mainly due to the new,…

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: ENERGY IS INFECTIOUS

How much energy do you have at work? Do you feel invigorated and engaged or down and disengaged? Either way, the reason might be your co-workers: they are infecting you with their energy, positive or negative. By Wayne Baker We ‘catch’ energy through our interactions with people something called ‘relational energy’ – and it affects…

SPECIAL FEATURE: VALUED ADDED TAX

#VATMustRise: An unpopular solution to a very real problem A sound solution  to the imperative issue of tax education SARS Requests for Information   #VATMustRise:  An unpopular solution to a very real problem It would appear that the road to free quality education in South Africa would be a long road with no short-term solutions. Whether…

ANALYSIS: JOB CRAFTING

The financial services industry fulfils a critical role within any economy. In South Africa this is no different. Organisations within this industry support the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society – cultivating economic growth, capitalising on business opportunities, and responding productively to economic and fiscal challenges. By Nicola van der Westhuizen Although it is…

ANALYSIS: IS YOUR EER CREDIBLE AND TRUSTWORTHY?

PART 1: EMERGING FORMS OF EXTERNAL REPORTING On 16 August 2016 the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB issued the discussion paper (DP) Supporting Credibility and Trust in Emerging Forms of External Reporting:1 Ten Key Challenges for Assurance Engagements,2 which has been prepared by the IAASB’s Integrated Reporting Working Group (IRWG) for comment by…