Top 35-under-35 2020: Meet the winners

Manuel Rodrigues (33), CFO of African Operations and MD of Escolha Do Povo (EDP) Mozambique, has been announced as the overall winner of the 2020 Top 35-under-35 chartered accountants [CA(SA)] award. The Top-35-under-35 competition was launched by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2014 to recognise its young CA(SA) achievers. It has…

Local Travel: Feel the difference

Standing on the veranda in front of the Raddison Blu Waterfront in Cape Town makes you feel like you’re standing on the edge of the world. With views of the expansive Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island in front of you and big freight ships scattered around the ocean busy making their way in or out…

A good sleep routine

How many hours should you sleep? Most of us would answer ‘seven to eight hours, if not more’. But when asked how many hours we actually sleep, some of us may cringe or even look away as we whisper under our breath, ‘probably less than seven hours, if not less’. ‘Good news! There has been…

TIP 12: Good Reporting: All SDG 3 Targets

Sustainability reporting: background Traditionally, sustainable development was limited to environmental issues, but there has been a significant shift to encompass economic and social issues. The triple bottom line, which emerged in 1997, introduced the concept that an organisation’s value should not only be measured by the financial bottom line but also by its social, ethical…

SDG 3: Tip 11 – Cycling: SDGs 3.4, 3.6 and 3.9

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third 1/3 premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing   Mortality rates attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases have remained relatively stable between 2011 and 2016   For…

SDG 3: Tip 9 – Financing our health workforce SDG 3.c

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.c Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states   The 2019 Country Report provides no status for this target but the WHO’s website state that…