VIEWPOINT: Achieving longevity in leadership

Following huge financial crises, the millennial generation of today has experienced a loss of trust in leadership. They are also increasingly civically minded. Leaders must connect with them  if they want their business to last. In business, longevity means more than just having your company mark work anniversaries and contribute towards the industry and the…

VIEWPOINT: BIAS AT THE OFFICE

And diversity of thought As companies seek to become more innovative, diversity of thought is becoming more important. Diversity of thought is not what you think but how you think. It is critical for problem-solving. It is important to encourage it in order to minimise group think. A great leadership quality is that of being…

ANALYSIS: FINANCIAL REPORTING FRAMEWORKS: CHANGES FOR GBES

The withdrawal of Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) has had far-reaching effects on financial reporting in the public sector, particularly government business enterprises (GBEs).  Tsholo Tshoke explains the impact of the withdrawal of Statements of GAAP on GBEs The constitution requires the National Treasury to develop measures to ensure transparent reporting of revenues,…

LEAD: Profile: Mentorship engrained

Mentorship, always critical to accounting and audit, is evolving into as much an external as an internal prerogative. As mentorship is engrained in our everyday activities, many CA(SA)s have outreached to their communities as mentors. By Eamonn Ryan One grassroots project typical of the desire of many CAs(SA) and trainees to assist particularly in areas…

SPECIAL FEATURE: INSURANCE

2016 Top global risks The new world of insurance Knowing when to Reinvent Discovery’s business model Pay attention to avoid financial losses 2016 TOP GLOBAL RISKS From the environment to international security and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 finds risks on the rise in 2016. Oliver Cann…

VIEWPOINT: TIME TO NEGOTIATE

Little savings add up I once attended a negotiation course where the presenter told us that if you intentionally set your alarm clock earlier than you need to get up so that you can snooze, you are negotiating with yourself first thing in the morning, and you are losing. Busted! It’s time to start talking…

LEAD: Motoring: CLASH OF THE DOUBLE CABS

The all new Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 diesel vs the Isuzu KB 250 Diesel The double cab market seems to have exploded in South Africa with all manufacturers now offering more brute-looking vehicles with creature comforts. This makes the double cab double up as a weekend vehicle. As manufacturers keep upgrading the SUV and making…

COVER STORY: From local to global

CEO of W. Consulting Bruce Mackenzie CA(SA) shares his experiences establishing and growing his own small business into a global consultancy. By Eamonn Ryan While many of today’s school leavers cite money as their major inspiration for wanting to become a CA(SA), that novelty soon wanes. In the case of W. Consulting CEO Bruce Mackenzie…