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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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SA business leaders rate humour as a less important trait than global peers

South African executives remain a pretty gloomy bunch‚ with Grant Thornton's latest report on business leadership trends showing that general humour and modesty are considered by senior management to be the least important to good leadership.

By Evan Pickworth 10 Apr 2014 05:38

Executives see tax system encouraging compliance

Almost 80% of South African business leaders who participated in the latest International Business Report survey conducted by Grant Thornton saw South Africa's tax system as one that encourages tax compliance.

By Amanda Visser 4 Apr 2014 10:10

SA's accountants model to be exported

In a move that could turn the brain drain into a brain gain, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) Thuthuka development model is set to be exported to other African countries and developing nations, after receiving the backing of the over-arching global accounting body and the World Bank.

By Evan Pickworth 2 Apr 2014 10:11

Cash flow management essential for small enterprises

Small businesses experiencing cash flow problems can have serious consequences for the business, such as no salary for the owner until the crisis is resolved or, more seriously, a significant loss of business that could threaten the very existence of the small enterprise.

28 Mar 2014 06:19

Screws tighten with NCA Bill

The National Credit Amendment Bill, approved by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), will see the screws tightened on reckless lending.

28 Mar 2014 05:09

Changing role of accountants in the digital age

Traditionally accountancy played a fundamental role in facilitating tax compliancy, financial reporting and management of accounts - whether it is a blue chip corporate or a small business. Today, in the digital age, most of the compliancy, account management and reporting have been digitalised and the accountant's role in business has shifted.

27 Mar 2014 09:11

Accountants need to strengthen competencies for employability

A report shows that while education can and does improve employability, there can still be a disconnect between the priorities of educators and the actual skills needed.

27 Mar 2014 08:19

Independent accounting practices vital to achieving the NDP's SME goals

Research has shown that the services of a chartered accountant can add value beyond mere bookkeeping to a small business.

25 Mar 2014 08:20

Centralising govt's tender system will root out corruption

Centralising government's tender system will go a long way in rooting out corruption in the public service, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.

17 Feb 2014 11:44

CIMA launches 2015 professional qualifications syllabus

CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, launched its 2015 Professional Qualification Syllabus simultaneously in Johannesburg, Accra, Gaborone, Harare and Lusaka earlier this week. These events linked guests, representing key business and academia in each country, to the exclusive London launch.

14 Feb 2014 12:44

2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entries closing soon

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) would like to remind all journalists, members and non-members of the PDMSA, that the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry submission deadline is Friday, 14 February 2014. Late entries will not be considered.

6 Feb 2014 13:30

'Our bean counters are hopeless'

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has conceded in parliament that a large number of senior managers in charge of government finances are not competent enough to occupy their positions.

6 Feb 2014 11:08

Auditor-general reports R20bn in 'irregular expenditure'

While audits across national government departments and public entities improved in the 2012/13 financial year there were still billions of rand being wasted or spent irregularly‚ Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday, 5 February.

6 Feb 2014 10:52

'Fraudsters likely to work in accounts'

Though lower to mid-level employees are guilty of most incidents of graft, executives are guilty of the kind of fraud that hurts companies most.

3 Feb 2014 12:43

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