INFLUENCE: SPECIAL FEATURE FORENSIC ACCOUNTING: Proactive Procurement Reviews add clarity and credibility to procurement

“Attempting to correct a misguided contract or tender after the award is often too late and the damage will have already been done.” Gaining popularity – a procurement process for minimising potential corruption and controversy in tender awards We can expect an upsurge in the demand for proactive procurement reviews after the Finance Minister has…

Honda CRV 2.2 d

Over the last few years, the Honda CRV has moved away from the brute off-road look towards a more sophisticated and crafted vehicle that can tackle the odd off-road challenge. The latest version of the CRV is further proof of this trend. The first CRV had the spare wheel hung on the rear door that…

Golf VII 2.0 TDI

The latest incarnation of the legendary Golf was launched earlier this year in South Africa. The new shape is not immediately recognisable, as the new Golf is at first glance quite similar to its smaller sibling, the Polo. Upon closer inspection, you do notice the softer edges and smaller gaps between the panels. Where it…

Vanessa Olver – Soars to greater heights

Vanessa Olver, Business Connexion deputy CEO and group executive of its largest division Shared Services with 2,600 employees, is not only one of the country’s leading businesswomen, but was acknowledged as such when nominated as CEO magazine’s ‘South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business for 2013’. Her success stems from combining a strong financial acumen…

The call of the Wild

With a visit to Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, you will experience the essence of true African hospitality. Originally the farm of historical figure Piet Retief, Pumba Private Game Reserve, almost two centuries later, still plays home to famous residents – a free-roaming population of rare white lions. As well as these…

Affordable Island Vacations

World Leisure Holidays continues to invest heavily in its suite of island hotels despite the economic slowdown. Accountant turned hospitality fanatic Johann Strydom (World Leisure Holidays MD) has kept a tight rein on the numbers at the chain of hotels to ensure these have not shrunk during the economic downturn. Its chain of hotels are…