SPECIAL FEATURE: AI & Technology

5 Lessons from history on AI, automation and employment The urgency of shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution Cloud technology and SME success Operating your business in the cloud 5 Lessons from history on AI, automation and employment History tells us that in the long run, technology is a net creator of jobs. Is this time…

IntegriTAX

Tax morality and the CA(SA) The IT14SD process can be a huge headache for the unsuspecting taxpayer Tackling the tax morality challenge Tax morality and the CA(SA) Everyone who has studied tax should be familiar with the famous ruling in the Duke of Westminster Case,1  which is often cited in defence of (usually) aggressive tax…

VIEWPOINT: Trusts and B-BBEE

Family trusts, business trusts, property trusts, employee share trusts and even unit trusts – a trust is an age-old vehicle used for various purposes around the world. So why the large-scale speculation whether a trust can be used as an investment vehicle in B-BBEE equity transactions? The reason, in my opinion, is that trusts are…

VIEWPOINT: Sustain business by sustaining society

Today, global society demands that organisations do well by doing good – make profits while sustaining society. It’s an expectation driven by global financial crises, savvy millennials, the effect of digital technologies on freeing the flow of information and more. Today’s healthcare insurers have a powerful social role to play. Alongside government, they can directly…

VIEWPOINT: Sustainable Lifestyles

So much has changed since the start of the Industrial Revolution. If you were to compare what the media, advertising and the world have been selling you for a so-called happier life, it is almost contradictory. What has the opportunity costs been for these lies? Today you know that true fulfilment comes from within. Happiness…

SA’s banks are finding new ways to stay relevant in the market

South Africa’s banking industry is rapidly evolving in response to regulatory changes, economic pressures, technological advances and innovation in digital. “The evolution of technology and increased customer expectations combined with the emergence of disruptive competitors, is placing significant pressure on the banking industry to implement new strategies to remain relevant in the future,” says Jorge…