SOCIAL NETWORKING REVISITED

In as little as five years Social Networking has managed to invade our families, relationships, places of work and classrooms. On an almost daily basis, we are confronted with media reports warning against the risks associated with Social Networking sites. It is perhaps not surprising then that an American Management Association survey found that up…

ACTIVITY BASED COSTING FOR MULTI-PRINCIPALS

Warehousing and transporting goods for more than one principal presents challenges for logistics service providers. These challenges include: warehouse space allocation, use, load aggregation, as well as transport optimisation to name but a few. From a financial point of view, it is imperative to proportion aggregated cost to principals in order to understand and maintain…

XBRL – CONNECTING THE DOTS

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”) is changing the way in which the business world communicates financial information. By updating the way business and financial data is transferred and reported globally, XBRL is revolutionary in this process. XBRL is being developed by an international non-profit consortium of approximately 500 major companies, organisations and government agencies around…

SPECIAL REPORT ARTICLE 2

ENTERPRISE & SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN REGION LAUNCHES WECARE PROJECT The weCAre project was launched by the South African Institute of chartered accountants (SAICA) in 2007 and is spearheaded by female chartered accountants. The mission of this project is making a significant difference in the lives of South African children. Noah’s Ark in Yeoville, Johannesburg, is…

SPECIAL REPORT ARTICLE 4

ENTERPRISE & SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  STELLENBOSCH THUTHUKA STUDENTS GIVE BACK During 2007, Stellenbosch University welcomed its first intake of 20 Thuthuka students, better known as the “Thuthuka-20”. In 2008, a further 29 students were added. The Stellenbosch Thuthuka programme focuses on Afrikaans speaking students from the coloured community.  The students are all enrolled for the three-year…

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…