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Financial Management Is Going Digital

Financial Management Is Going Digital

Technology has changed the accounting industry drastically over the last decade. Gone are the days of pens and calculators used to balance the books and verify if ledgers are accurate. Accountants are no longer the number crunchers they are pictured to be. Instead,...

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CIPC annual return and compliance checklist

CIPC annual return and compliance checklist

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC’) compliance checklist became compulsory on 1 January 2020. Companies are required to submit this checklist together with their CIPC Annual Return (“AR”). The CIPC AR is due annually within 30 business days...

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consistency, the powerful secret to success

consistency, the powerful secret to success

People regularly speculate as to the source of those who achieve success. These answers generally include ambition, intelligence, hard work, persistence and even luck. Although the above traits will surely assist you on your road to success, there is one attribute...

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what’s in a privacy policy?

what’s in a privacy policy?

Over the past few months in the run up to the deadline for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) on 1 July 2021, we have seen privacy policies pop up on various websites. Some call it a privacy policy, others call it a privacy statement or...

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Gauging future central bank activity

Gauging future central bank activity

The biggest talking point in the currency arena this past month was centered around central bank activity. Of particular interest were the actions, or rather, implied future actions, of the Federal Reserve. This month we look at three major central banks within the...

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Greatness from Gratefulness

Greatness from Gratefulness

It is Monday morning, the kick-off of another working week. A pre-dawn start to plan and prepare as per the “great leader’s” checklist. Pack lunches, grab a healthy breakfast, caffeine to go and review the afterschool schedule. Search for missing school shoes, books...

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5 factors to keep in mind

5 factors to keep in mind

This month has seen risk assets continue to outperform as a consequence of a notable improvement in investor optimism following several contributing factors. The successful rollout of vaccines in many parts of the world (particularly in the developed economies), an...

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The Journey to Protection, Vol 1.

The Journey to Protection, Vol 1.

I ended my previous article by saying that 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error or human intervention. Before I kick start this article with some ideas and approaches on how to secure your end user access points, take a moment to absorb and digest...

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The War on Integrity and Ethics

The War on Integrity and Ethics

I am going to dare to say that if the world had an Integrity and/or Ethics barometer, it would be at its lowest level in decades, maybe even in a century. Why would I say something like this? Well, just take a deeper look into various aspects of the world we live in...

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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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