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The Journey to Protection, Vol 2.

The Journey to Protection, Vol 2.

Following the month of October 2021, which is dubbed as the Cyber Awareness Month, we as society must not become complacent in our fight and prevention against cyber-attacks. The hard reality is that a standard solution or prevention cannot be used to combat volatile,...

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Expectations for 2022

Expectations for 2022

Going into 2022 we remain optimistic that the worst of the fallout from the pandemic is behind us. As we stand, the DXY index (an index which tracks the strength of the dollar against a basket of major currencies) is sitting at 96, the midpoint between the highs of...

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blowing the whistle (part ii) – it’s not the final whistle

blowing the whistle (part ii) – it’s not the final whistle

Days after the publishing of the first part of this article, the news broke: Whistleblower Athol Williams has left the country fearing for his safety after testifying in front of the Zondo Commission on state capture1. More of the same. So, where is the system failing...

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Mental health – murky waters or clear skies?

Mental health – murky waters or clear skies?

It is December. The big rush to get things done and start fresh in the new year. Exciting right? Not quite. The mom exiting the supermarket, the gentleman in the car behind me in traffic, the young man entering the meeting in the office, all have the same look. The...

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Gauging Recent Dollar Strength

Gauging Recent Dollar Strength

After a long period of range bound trading, the DXY has finally broken out. For much of the year we saw the DXY index (an index which tracks the strength of the dollar against a basket of major currencies) trade between 89 and 94. In an earlier edition of this...

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to rent or buy – that is the question

to rent or buy – that is the question

Capital budgeting and cash flow management is a wholistic process. This means that the whole cash cycle needs to be considered when making capital investment financing decisions. The financing decision you choose can impact the organization and investment time horizon...

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Chasing the sun… how about your competitors?

Chasing the sun… how about your competitors?

It is one of those instinctive things that a lot of us want (even need) to do… we want to beat the competition. If you are like me, and ‘competition’ is one of your top 10 strengths, then you can revel in the tools that are available today to gather competitive...

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May I borrow your glasses?

May I borrow your glasses?

Have you ever watched a professional photographer at work? They are continuously moving, taking the same shot from different angles. Shuffling left and right, crouching, balancing on tiptoes, stretching out on the ground. They change lenses and move forward and...

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Q4 macroeconomic outlook

Q4 macroeconomic outlook

It is crazy to think that we are more than three quarters of the way through the year. As we transition through the fourth quarter let us take a look at the broader aspects of the macroeconomic outlook.On global growth:According to Bloomberg consensus estimates, it...

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blowing the whistle (part I)

blowing the whistle (part I)

I recently came across a blog entry discussing the expected regulatory compliance and risk management trends for 20211. The usual suspects are there: data privacy (queue the sighs and rolling eyes!), the changes in our work environment due to the pandemic, risk...

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Why bother with vision, mission and value statements?

Why bother with vision, mission and value statements?

Every organisation exists for a specific purpose. Some make the reason for their existence central to everything they do. It drives their daily activities and defines the culture of the organisation. Other organisations take the time to deliberate and define their...

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