INFLUENCE: Q & A with Paul Druckman

In August Paul Druckman will be visiting South Africa for the first time in his capacity as chief executive officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Leigh Roberts spoke to him Integrated reporting may well be considered de rigeur in South Africa, but things are quickly catching up in the rest of the world.…

LIFESTYLE: Gadgets

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12.5” The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo offer full 360 degree rotation for four different modes in a solid super business friendly package. Use the ThinkPad Yoga as a tablet, laptop, tent, or stand for displays or presentations. It features the latest generation Intel Core processors and legendary Lenovo ThinkPad construction and finish.…

Cover Story: Women who inspire

It is always inspiring to read about those who have gone beyond themselves to make a difference in the lives of people around them. Their aim is transformation and with a great desire for equality and education for everyone, they strive to make the world a better place. More often than not the road is…

ANALYSIS: The future of life insurance taxation

The changes to the regulatory measurement of policyholder liabilities pose many uncertainties from a tax perspective, but also provide an opportunity to develop a simpler tax regime, argues Dewald van den Berg A number of factors are driving possible changes to the corporate tax regime for life insurance companies in South Africa. The main driver…

ANALYSIS: The Proper Tool for BEE Fronting Removal

Gerhardus Burger discusses past and current public sector procurement in the context of amendments to broad-based black economic empowerment legislation. He also identifies some unintended consequences of legislative changes and explores possible solutions One of the major challenges of black economic empowerment (BEE) is fronting. The big problem with fronting is that it frustrates and…