NEW GENERATION: SOCIAL DNA

People are different! As a new generation CA(SA) making your way through corporate South Africa, you will experience the difference immediately. People not only look different but they are different. They act differently, behave differently and deal with exactly the same issues differently. Let’s just be honest, it’s confusing. The key to managing and negotiating…

BUILDING A MANAGEMENT STYLE

The new South African parliament mace is considered a strong symbol of authority, leadership and diversity within Parliament and amongst our country’s leaders. The design incorporates a strong sense of South Africa, its people and their leaders. Don’t let anyone tell you that management is a science. It isn’t; it’s an art based on adapting…

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN A NEW AGE

There have been several major socio-economic upheavals in relatively recent history, each bringing in unprecedented economic change and a new way of doing business. The Industrial Revolution brought mass production and mass consumption. The Internet Revolution brought the rise of the information economy, and ushered in the current era, that of multinational capitalist globalisation. Globalisation…

WIK EN WEEG: EKONOMIESE BELEID RAAK AGGRESSIEF

Dit lei geen twyfel dat internasionale beleidsmakers lankal baie aggressief optree nie. Maar dit was dan ook te verwagte, gegewe die ergste ekonomiese krisis in dekades. Die Federale Reserwe het byvoorbeeld sy rentekoerse tot nul verlaag. Baie ander leidende sentrale banke is ook alreeds daar of ten minste op pad. En baie regerings het laasjaar…

DEATH AND TAXES: FISCAL FIDELITY

The motto of the family of The Duke of Westminster, arguably one of the richest men in the world, is virtus non stemma – virtue, not ancestry. The title dates back to 1622 when it was bestowed by King Charles the First. The King himself was later beheaded by Oliver Cromwell’s Army in 1649. How…

SPECIAL REPORT: TECHNOLOGY 2009

THE CFO CHALLENGE: DO THE RIGHT TOOLS EXIST? Startling results from the recent SAICA survey on the ‘South African CFO of the Future’ revealed that more than 70% of CFOs believe that their most important role within the organisation on a five year horizon will be that of planner and strategist. The reason for the…