Chartered Accountants ITC pass rate reaches 87.7% high
Chartered Accountants ITC pass rate reaches 87.7% high

The South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA) has announced that a further 634 candidates have joined the 2,220 candidates who passed the ITC in January 2018...

4 hours ago

Mark Kingon, Sars acting commissioner
Tobacco industry commits to working with Sars

The fight against illicit trade in cigarettes and other tobacco products has received a boost Sars, Tisa and the Fita agreeing to work together...

1 day ago

Ombud takes insurer to task on shoddy client service
Ombud takes insurer to task on shoddy client service

Alexander Forbes' poor handling of a disability claim has raised the ire of the Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman, Judge Ron McLaren, who, as a result, ordered the insurer to pay the client out...

2 days ago

Stephan Haynes of Gillan and Veldhuizen
Cryptocurrency, death and divorce. How it works

As cryptocurrency is a relatively new kid on the block, so to speak, the full legal ramifications of what happens to it in the event of a death or divorce are still being explored...

2 days ago

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#WomensMonth: SA companies fail in C-suite gender equality

Only one of the country's JSE Top 40 listed companies is led by a woman CEO, namely Maria Ramos of Absa Group...

3 days ago

Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets
Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets

The use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets...

3 days ago

Rand plummet "due to external factors"
Rand plummet "due to external factors"

The dramatic plummet of the rand to the US dollar is due to external factors and has nothing to do with the country's domestic economic indicators, economists say.

3 days ago

CAs behaving badly: The Saica professional conduct code explained
CAs behaving badly: The Saica professional conduct code explained

The accounting profession is under pressure at the moment to improve public perceptions on whether they, and more specifically chartered accountants, are still behaving ethically...

13 Aug 2018

Panel recommends additions to the VAT zero-rated list
Panel recommends additions to the VAT zero-rated list

White bread, flour, school uniforms, nappies and sanitary towels should be made zero-rated items, according to value-added tax (VAT) panel report...

13 Aug 2018

Inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards announces shortlist
Inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards announces shortlist

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association have released the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards...

10 Aug 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development head, banking vertical - Africa, Wipro Limited
Using data to spark innovation in the finance space

Competition in the banking, insurance and wealth management sectors is heating up, as major players roll out new innovations and features to transform their brand images and lure customers away from their peers...

By Felix Antonysamy 10 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'
The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'

For but a sliver of land in the Middle East, with a population below 9 million, you'd never guess that Israel has the second largest number of companies on the Nasdaq, after China...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2018

Jonty Leon, legal manager at Financial Emigration
New tax law doesn't put your passport at risk

The tax law amendment designed to compel expatriates to pay tax is going ahead, causing many citizens living abroad to consider the legal formalities of terminating their South African tax and exchange control residency...

By Jonty Leon 8 Aug 2018

Newly appointed Sars CFO, Johnstone Makhubu. Photo: Twitter
Sars appoints new finance chief

The South African Revenue Services (Sars) has appointed Johnstone Makhubu as its chief financial officer (CFO)...

8 Aug 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist, Citadel
Wage increases could sink Eskom

Above-inflation wage increases for Eskom workers are simply not sustainable in the long-term, especially if South Africa is to avoid further credit ratings downgrades...

By Maarten Ackerman 7 Aug 2018

Jeanne Viljoen, project director for practice at Saica
SMPs have their heads in the cloud

Making use of 'the cloud' to fulfil the accounting function has many benefits both to small medium practitioners (SMPs) and their clients, the primary one being increased productivity...

7 Aug 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

Professor Suresh Kana, new chair of the King Committee
King hands over his crown

On 1 October 2018, Professor Mervyn King is handing over the role of chairman of the King Committee to Professor Suresh Kana...

6 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality
Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

Judge Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
Ombud upholds second dread disease claim

There is no legal or insurance principle which prevents a dread disease claim to be paid out under two different policies for a recurrence of a condition...

6 Aug 2018

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr.
IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

Mondli Gungubele, deputy finance minister
Financial literacy key to growing economy

The long-term success of financial service providers lies in consumers understanding of the financial products they offer, says Finance Deputy Minister Mondli Gungubele...

3 Aug 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO: IRBA
MAFR the main reason for 33% of companies changing auditors

One third of the JSE-listed companies polled have cited the mandatory audit firm rotation (MAFR) rule as the primary reason why they have changed audit firms...

3 Aug 2018

Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market
Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market

Absa Commercial Property Finance and MSCI have partnered to launch Residential Results, an investor guide...

2 Aug 2018

Basani Maluleke, African Bank CEO
Basani Maluleke's 11 life lessons

Africa Bank's Basani Maluleke is the first black woman CEO in the banking sector...

2 Aug 2018

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Africa South, Veeam
Data, customer experience and hyper-availability

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors.

By Kate Mollett 2 Aug 2018

#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion
#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion

To enable higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa, banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at a lower cost...

2 Aug 2018

Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads
Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads

Online food delivery service, Mr D Food, reached one million app downloads last week...

2 Aug 2018

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