LEAD: Profile: THE GRACE FACTORY

One baby girl is the inspiration behind her mother’s beautiful charity – The Grace Factory. Through it, Amy Westerman CA(SA) has brought a ray of hope to almost 2 000 desperate new mothers and babies and assisted more than 80 children’s homes. Lynn Grala spoke to her Quite coincidentally, it happens to be only two…

SPECIAL FEATURE: Soft skills

Unleashing the power of our people Creatures of habit: the consistent leader 7 Tips to awaken your  creative aptitude Setting the scene for success UNLEASHING THE POWER OF OUR PEOPLE On entering the workplace, we are often placed in managerial positions through the prestige of our profession. This privilege gives us unique opportunities to realise our…

ANALYSIS: TAX AMENDMENTS 2015

Ernest Mazansky looks at some controversial recent amendments to the various fiscal Acts, particularly with regard to the administrative aspects of the law The Taxation Laws Amendment Act 25 of 2015 and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act 23 of 2015 are now law. Once again, and for the second year running, the number and…

LEAD: Motoring: FUN. WITH STYLE

Opel Mokka Ford Focus Opel Mokka The new Mokka is Opel’s attempt to break into the very popular SUV market. Unlike the Zafira, the MPV from Opel, the Mokka is more compact and has a raised ride height, which adds to the appeal for most buyers who prefer to see over the car in front…

ANALYSIS: Five areas to watch in 2016

Luckily there aren’t too many accounting-related changes applicable for 2016, but there are huge changes coming. Here are my top five areas to keep an eye on in 2016. By Justine Combrink There are many areas that influence the preparation of financial statements. For 2016 one would need to apply the applicable IFRS (International Financial…