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Don’t forget the laundry!

Don’t forget the laundry!

Money laundering. A concept that you may have heard of, but the exact meaning thereof may be inexplicable to the man on the street. Yet, section 29 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (FICA) places an obligation on “a person who carries on a business...

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Out with the old and in with the new

Out with the old and in with the new

Have you ever prepared a financial report, containing a full arsenal of numbers, ready to be dumped onto a hapless client or stakeholder only to be met with grins, confused looks and a myriad of questions? The solution for the disconnect might be as simple as “data...

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Where to now?

Where to now?

A year ago, we found ourselves in the middle of a hard lockdown. Uncertainty was at an all-time high and the markets reflected this investor uncertainty. It's crazy to think that only a year ago the rand traded above the R19 level to the dollar as investors...

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PI Scores and how it can save you money!

PI Scores and how it can save you money!

While enjoying a braai the other day a friend was complaining about how expensive his audit fees are, especially as he is just a small private company trying to get through these tough economic times.  After a long discussion and a very happy friend, I realised that...

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A COVID-19 strategy approach to supply chain finance

A COVID-19 strategy approach to supply chain finance

Many people were highly sceptical about the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines being able to be developed and approved by regulators in less than a year. But if you speak to immunologists, they will tell you that no vaccines before this have been developed...

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Values and Company Culture Post Pandemic

Values and Company Culture Post Pandemic

Everything rises and falls on leadership……John C Maxwell Never has it been truer than in the current post pandemic work environment. With lockdowns came remote working from home offices, limited numbers of staff in office or rotating work groups and a hybrid of these...

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Be rest assured like a “CLOUD-9 Mattress”.

Be rest assured like a “CLOUD-9 Mattress”.

Let's be honest, your first thoughts were about mattresses! How a comfortable CLOUD-9 mattress could improve your own night's rest. Nope, this is not about mattresses, it does bear some similar features though. We are talking about the comfort of having good IT...

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One quarter down, three to go

One quarter down, three to go

As March ends and we enter the second quarter of 2021 we look at a few of the major factors which will shape the economic backdrop for the remainder of the year. We specifically look at the global growth outlook, inflation expectations and currencies. The expectation...

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diesel rebates affect the cost of your dinner

diesel rebates affect the cost of your dinner

While driving on the R304 from Malmesbury to Stellenbosch I witness one of the most beautiful sites one could imagine. Thousands of hectares of open wheat fields, vineyards and of course Table Mountain in all its glory, showing off its beauty over the Cape. But behind...

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Advice For Non-Financial Advisors

Advice For Non-Financial Advisors

March is promoted as Consumer Rights Month with World Consumer Rights Day celebrated on the 15th of March this year. Over and above the basic human rights we all have in terms of the Constitution, consumers in South Africa also enjoy various rights in terms of a...

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Build and grow to succeed

Build and grow to succeed

I have been asked the following questions on many occasions: What does it take to build your own business? Is it true that is takes as many as 10,000 hours? If I have the reputation, skills, and connections, will I be able to grow faster?  I am going to ignore these...

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ringing the bell isn’t the finish line

ringing the bell isn’t the finish line

Ring the bell! Your company just landed a new client. With every new client comes excitement - excitement paired with a yearning to impress, to add value and to create a client experience so extraordinary, they turn into raving fans that won’t second guess referring...

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