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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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Bond yields, interest rates and fiscal stimulus

Bond yields, interest rates and fiscal stimulus

Over the past months yields on bonds have risen significantly. This is not only true for U.S. bond yields, but for most other government bonds too. In this edition of Your Monthly Wau! we look at the implications of rising bond yields, interest rates, growth dynamics...

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Provisional tax hacked!

Provisional tax hacked!

It is February 2021. All accountants and tax practitioners are running around like headless chickens. All stressed and busy with tax season. What does this mean? Do you need to file a tax return that you are not aware of? Should you also be stressed? This can be...

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Embracing newfound and improved technology

Embracing newfound and improved technology

When asking yourself what is new to the world, the first topic that comes to mind is COVID19. Yes… COVID19 thus far has shown no remorse in its ability to cause havoc and disruption throughout every industry. For businesses this has caused a significant change in the...

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Thoughts on outsourcing

Thoughts on outsourcing

Bill is studying computer science at university. Bill has a brilliant idea for a revolutionary personal computer that will change the way people work and play. Bill drops out and starts his own business with his buddy Paul. The idea works, orders stream in and Bill...

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Riding the Blue Wave

Riding the Blue Wave

This month sees the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President. The Biden administration was not only successful in winning the presidency but managed to achieve a “Blue Sweep”, where the Democrats now have control of both the US Senate and House of Representatives....

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Performance Management in the New Work Environment

Performance Management in the New Work Environment

And then everything changed overnight……. This sounds like the beginning of a movie or novel, but it is the reality of the global working community. No one has been left untouched by the pandemic. The effects, positive and negative, will be seen and felt for years to...

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