Focus of the Month: Sustainability

Importance of foresight Capital evolution SAICA’s new Health and Wellness  Advisory group Accountants to save the world Integrated Reporting Project Awards  Importance of foresight With a multitude of research available on the importance of long-term business planning, most organisations still focus on short-term targets even during times of zero economic growth, and this leads to…

COVER STORY: The art of entrepreneurship

These five highly innovative CA(SA)-turned-entrepreneurs share both the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journeys. It’s known to be a tough process, but despite the challenges and commitment their businesses demand of them, each entrepreneur says it’s incredibly rewarding. Marius van Niekerk CA(SA) Matsotso Vuso CA(SA) Lauren Stockil CA(SA) Scelo Makhathini CA(SA) Jimmy Kalombo CA(SA)…

MOTORING: Toyota Fortuner

One of the most eagerly awaited new-version SUVs must be the Toyota Fortuner. The new model, which is the second generation of this ever-popular family SUV, has broken the mould. Gone are the square, rugged looks as well as the Hilux look and feel. With its small elegant front and rear light clusters, the new…

TRAVEL: Escape the city

The 54 on Bath hotel mixes classic luxury with a lush sense of cool. From the velvet chairs in the lounge to the cream décor and tall ceilings of the Level Four Restaurant, the rich attention to space and detail evokes modern comfort. The emphasis on service ensures the highest level of comfort for both…

SA’s banks are finding new ways to stay relevant in the market

South Africa’s banking industry is rapidly evolving in response to regulatory changes, economic pressures, technological advances and innovation in digital. “The evolution of technology and increased customer expectations combined with the emergence of disruptive competitors, is placing significant pressure on the banking industry to implement new strategies to remain relevant in the future,” says Jorge…

FOCUS: INNOVATION

Innovation is the new black What is disruptive innovation? The digital disruption interview Innovation is the new black Innovation mostly fails. It doesn’t need to. You shouldn’t let it. At the heart of your innovation process should lie a simple organising framework − an underlying structure and discipline governing what works and what fails’ If…

ANALYSIS: EMBRACING COMPLEX SYSTEMS THINKING

Too often, cyber security is considered to be exclusively the domain of information technology (IT) and cyber security specialists. This is unfortunate, as we are progressing towards a future where an interdisciplinary approach will be crucial to deal with complex systems and their systemic fragilities, where cause and effect are not evident at all As…

VIEWPOINT: YOUR GLOBAL WEALTH

  We’ve been spending some time discussing the power of compounding and how to assess critically whether your investment returns are beating your own personal inflation. But, how do we view our financial wealth and whether it’s increasing in value? Do we look at the growth in value over a specified time period, or do…