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CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales
CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales

Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...

By Chantelle Gladwin 20 Nov 2014 06:35

Women to lead the future of entrepreneurship
Women to lead the future of entrepreneurship

FNB Business has seen an increase in the number of female-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs over the past two years. The bank says the average growth rate in women-owned businesses within the its business customer base is approximately 11%, generally fluctuating with the economic cycle.

19 Nov 2014 09:26

Auditing Act amendments propose board plays greater role in training
Auditing Act amendments propose board plays greater role in training

Amendments to the Auditing Profession Act are proposed which will give the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) a greater role in the training of prospective auditors...

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2014 06:16

[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...
[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...

Headlines about mobile malware dominate the media. If you were to believe all of them, you'd never turn on your phone. But whose responsibility it is really to educate digital and mobile citizens of fraud risks?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

Cashless payments - one less thing to worry about this festive season
Cashless payments - one less thing to worry about this festive season

According to recent figures by the South African Police Service (SAPS), business robberies overall increased by 13.7% in the 2013/2014 financial year, whilst the Consumer Goods Council reported that retail robberies were up 30%...

11 Nov 2014 10:49

Consumer Credit Index indicates upward movement in third quarter
Consumer Credit Index indicates upward movement in third quarter

TransUnion released the third quarter Consumer Credit Index (CCI) yesterday, 5 November 2014, which shows that credit health deteriorated at a slightly slower pace in Q3 than during Q2 2014. The CCI increased from 48.9 in Q2 2014 to 49.3 in Q3.

6 Nov 2014 13:37

Keeping friends with business benefits is not as easy as people think
Keeping friends with business benefits is not as easy as people think

People often assume that starting a business with a friend is a great idea. However, the reality is that getting into business with a friend is often an emotional rather than a business decision...

By Sanjeev Orie 5 Nov 2014 14:36

SA government 'notes' ratings downgrade by Japan
SA government 'notes' ratings downgrade by Japan

Government says it has taken note of the decision by Japanese based credit rating agency Ratings and Investment Information Inc (R&I) to downgrade South Africa's foreign and domestic currency ratings to "BBB+" and "A-" respectively.

31 Oct 2014 07:36

Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF
Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) paid a record R22.2bn to people who survived vehicle accidents in the 2013/14 financial year.

30 Oct 2014 10:20

Shoprite's strong results despite consumer cut backs
Shoprite's strong results despite consumer cut backs

While consumers tighten their belts as living costs steadily rise, personal debts remain high and jobs are in short supply, Shoprite's turnover rose by 12.3% in the quarter to September.

29 Oct 2014 09:48

Masina appeals to investors to comply with BEE
Masina appeals to investors to comply with BEE

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina has invited Chinese business to invest in South Africa, but when doing so to embrace the country's Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy.

29 Oct 2014 07:38

Biometrics have a bright future in mobile banking
Biometrics have a bright future in mobile banking

There has been a rising trend in fingerprint biometric technology in the latest wave of smartphones.

23 Oct 2014 14:20

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Current account deficit grows
Current account deficit grows

South Africa's current account deficit has increased to about 5.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past two years.

23 Oct 2014 08:55

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