WIK EN WEEG Die Zuma Groeisiklus Skop Af

Die globale bankkrisis, wat gebeure die afgelope twee jaar gedomineer het en die wêreldekonomie laasjaar in ressessie gedompel het, staan einde se kant toe.Net so die globale resessie, met groei wat waarskynlik alreeds vanaf 2H2009 herstel sal wys, aangehelp deur aansienlik afgeskaalde voorraadvermindering en die stabilisasie van verbruiksbesteding. Ons ekonomie sal waarskynlik ook in die…

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

REGULATORY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RETIREMENT FUNDS IN SOUTH AFRICA – “FRAMEWORK” With all the award seasons happening at this moment, it is perhaps appropriate for this article to take on a bit of movie magic. All movies have some sort of a structure, so with this in mind and using one movie metaphor after the…

HAS BEE WORKED FROM GOVERNMENT’S PERSPECTIVE?

Has B-bBEE worked from government’s position? This year marks the second anniversary of the broad-based black economic empowerment (B-bBEE) framework. Over 24 months, the framework has far exceeded the objective of redefining BEE in practical terms. There is general consensus that substantial progress has been made to advance empowerment in the country. However, as government,…

BEE AND PRIVATE EQUITY POWERING ON TOGETHER

While 2008 saw the rest of the world go into a financial tailspin, it appears that the South African private equity industry remained in a relatively healthy position. Even though both deal value and flow during the past few months were lower than the previous year, the industry still reported over R20 billion of investment…

A SEASON OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES – A TIME TO HARVEST?

Recent developments in the area of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-bBEE) suggest that corporate South Africa is currently facing a season of unintended consequences in terms of compliance and adaptability with respect to existing regulations. The ensuing complexities impacting business range across a number of areas covering the global economic landscape to the local obligations…

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND RISK MANAGEMENT

THE CORNERSTONE OF SURVIVING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS A Thought Leadership issue Much has already been written about the causes of the economic crisis the world finds itself in at present. While the root causes have been extensively reviewed, there is a need for companies to start analysing what went wrong and how the lessons learned…

SPECIAL REPORT: Maths and science success

Four years ago, SAICA was determined to boost the throughput of desperately needed African chartered accountants [CAs(SA)]. As a result, the Institute formed the Thuthuka Maths and Science Development Camps, to address the issue of literacy and numeracy at secondary school level. Provincial development camps represent an important component of the Thuthuka programme. The Human…