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Struan Robertson
Chaos is costly but compliance creates opportunity

The regulatory environment is extremely taxing (pun mostly intended). Consider from afar the effects of these regulations on companies in South Africa, the cost of not complying, potential internal issues and the opportunities presented...

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 25 Nov 2014 09:59

Reportable arrangements: Proposed Replacements of existing notices
Reportable arrangements: Proposed Replacements of existing notices

Section 35(2) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA), currently provides that an arrangement will be reportable, among others, if it is listed as such by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) by public notice, and if the commissioner is satisfied that the arrangement may lead to an undue tax benefit...

By Megan McCormack 25 Nov 2014 11:29

Lack of savings culture has consequences
Lack of savings culture has consequences

A recent study shows that only 20% of South Africans have any kind of formal savings with a recognised financial institution...

By René Grobler 24 Nov 2014 06:56

Put pedal to the metal or stall, Ford boss warns SA
Put pedal to the metal or stall, Ford boss warns SA

Ford Motor Company South Africa CEO Jeffrey Nemeth and US under-secretary for economic growth, energy and the environment Catherine Novelli have reiterated that competitor trading bloc development around the world is accelerating...

By Brendan Peacock 24 Nov 2014 08:26

New principles for financial instruments
New principles for financial instruments

The International Accounting Standards Board recently released a new accounting standard for financial instruments...

24 Nov 2014 08:40

Zimbabwe says worst is over as it courts SA investors
Zimbabwe says worst is over as it courts SA investors

Zimbabwe's economy is on the mend as the worst is over, the country's finance minister said in a bid to assure investors in South Africa that its neighbour was "not a basket case"...

24 Nov 2014 08:44

SA committed to developing ocean and wildlife economy
SA committed to developing ocean and wildlife economy

Speaking at the closing plenary of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 6th World Parks Congress, the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thomson, has recommitted South Africa to the development of the ocean and wildlife economies.

24 Nov 2014 07:28

Expert to discuss financial stability in Africa
Expert to discuss financial stability in Africa

Professor Franklin Allen, an expert on financial contagion, will be taking part in a financial forum at the University of Cape Town on 2 December 2014...

24 Nov 2014 07:17

Personal responsibility key to a sound retirement strategy - Epic Communications
Personal responsibility key to a sound retirement strategy

While policy-makers pursue sustainable retirement reform, this does not preclude the citizens of South Africa from addressing their own retirement needs...

By Schalk van der Merwe, Issued by Epic Communications 21 Nov 2014 13:26

Sarb's decision to leave interest rate unchanged is good news for home buyers
Sarb's decision to leave interest rate unchanged is good news for home buyers

Following yesterday's announcement by the South African Reserve Bank, rates will remain unchanged for this quarter, which means that the prime lending rate is still 9.25%...

21 Nov 2014 11:00

Products with performance fees will not qualify as tax-free savings accounts: Treasury
Products with performance fees will not qualify as tax-free savings accounts: Treasury

In draft regulations on tax-free savings accounts‚ due to apply from March next year‚ the Treasury says products with performance fees will not qualify...

21 Nov 2014 07:39

Repo rate unchanged at 5.75%
Repo rate unchanged at 5.75%

The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5.75%, new Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday...

21 Nov 2014 08:13

Nedbank awards staff for contribution to social upliftment
Nedbank awards staff for contribution to social upliftment

Nedbank hosted its annual Staff Community Builders Awards on Thursday at RoomFive in Rivonia, Johannesburg, with the purpose of recognising its employees for being active citizens...

21 Nov 2014 14:15

Special economic zones regulations being finalised
Special economic zones regulations being finalised

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is finalising the regulations of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said...

21 Nov 2014 07:40

SA, Botswana focus on growing economic ties
SA, Botswana focus on growing economic ties

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says it is essential for South Africa and Botswana to pay particular attention to growing economic ties and investments...

21 Nov 2014 07:14

JP Landman
SA property sector to become more investor-friendly

The long-standing pattern has been that if local financiers buy, foreign investors will be sure to follow. It is therefore imperative for the industry, with both private sector and government players, to create an inviting and enabling environment for investors on home shores...

By JP Landman 20 Nov 2014 12:10

SAIA CEO steps down, joins Fulcrum
SAIA CEO steps down, joins Fulcrum

CEO of SAIA Barry Scott will be leaving SAIA at the end of November 2014. Scott will be joining the Fulcrum Group effective 1 December.

20 Nov 2014 07:21

'Digitisation' could lead to a decrease in Motor insurance premiums
'Digitisation' could lead to a decrease in Motor insurance premiums

The price of motor insurance could decrease once South Africa's motor insurers begin sharing data and implement a process of placing all driving records and policy details online...

17 Nov 2014 16:53

New appointment to US council on Doing Business in Africa
New appointment to US council on Doing Business in Africa

Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, has been appointed to the US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa...

17 Nov 2014 16:46

Imara Africa Securities appoints new head
Imara Africa Securities appoints new head

Justin Fletcher, a member of the founding executive team at Imara Africa Securities, has been appointed head of the pan-African financial services group...

17 Nov 2014 16:07

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