SPECIAL REPORT ARTICLE 3

ENTERPRISE & SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISING ENTREPRENEUR SELLS BIKE TOURS OF SOWETO Want to learn more about Soweto? Lebo Soweto Backpackers is the name to remember. Lebo Malepa, the proprietor, has spent 32 years in Orlando, Soweto. Because he knows it like the back (and front) of his hand, he is well qualified to show visitors…

SPECIAL REPORT ARTICLE 1

ENTERPRISE & SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEDBANK INVESTS IN THE HOPE FACTORY Nedbank and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) have joined forces in support of The Hope Factory; SAICA’s enterprise development initiative. Nedbank is committed to the support and development of existing and emerging entrepreneurs. Nedbank Business Banking’s enterprise development proposition provides a flexible…

THE PROPERTY PORTFOLIO 

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT NICE TO HAVE OR A BUSINESS IMPERATIVE? Historically, business has only focused on its property infrastructure in times of dire need or juicy transactions.  But times are changing and the need for operational agility is driving the need to find a new, more strategic property executive to place the organisation in a position…

WIK EN WEEG

DIE EKONOMIE WIK EN WEEG OOK Ons het by ’n punt gekom, waar inflasie waarskynlik sy hoogtepunt bereik het, en rentekoerse kan begin daal. Volgende jaar behoort nuwe woema aan die ekonomie te gee, veral huishoudings met skuld wie se verbruik opnuut mag versnel, alhoewel besighede se investeringsbesluite deur infrastruktuurbeperkinge gekniehalter mag word. Dit is…

ETHICS

WHY BE ETHICAL? Sometimes, I am tempted to lie to my students. Well, not “lie”, exactly. More like “not disclose material facts”. I see the irony in deceiving a class of ethics students, but, hell, if some of them can plagiarise their essays, can’t I leave out some inconvenient truths in order to get the…

NEW GENERATION

BUILDING A MORAL INTELLIGENT CULTURE The one value that surfaces doing strategic consulting and coaching sessions for business and leaders, on both a collective and personal level, is that almost every leader aspires to live by integrity. However, we have found that how different leaders and businesses define Integrity, think about it, live it and…

IFRS 3 BUSINESS COMBINATIONS

OLD VS NEW he IASB revised IFRS3, Business Combinations and amended IAS27, Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements in January 2008 as part of the second phase of the joint effort by the IASB and the FASB to improve financial reporting while promoting the international convergence of accounting standards. The amendments provide guidance for the application…

FULL FACTORING:

FULL FACTORING: DISPELLING THE MYTH OF “LENDERS LAST RESORT”  Cash: a commodity in increasingly short supply in today’s economy. While consumers and businesses alike are “tightening their belts”, more and more small and medium sized enterprises are finding themselves chasing their debtors to ensure a sustainable cash flow – often to no avail. The Debtor…

DEVELOPING TRUST IN BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

DEVELOPING TRUST IN BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS – YEARS TO BUILD, SECONDS TO DESTROY  The lifeblood of every business is to attract, develop, satisfy and retain customers. In times characterised by transient relationships, reduced loyalty and heavy competition, it is challenging to make this goal a reality. Yet there are a number of companies and organisations that…

SAICA NEWS

ACEDEMIC TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME – SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED During the 1980s, SAICA introduced the Academic Traineeship Programme (ATP). In essence, this programme allows academically strong students, upon successful completion of their studies, to spend the first year of their three-year training contract in academia at a SAICA accredited university, instead of in public practice or commerce…