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Carl Roothman
Time to debunk the myths of market volatility

Time to debunk the myths of market volatility[Carl Roothman] Nassim Taleb, renowned author and fierce critic of all who take comfort in statistics, once chose the snappy title of 'We Don't Quite Know What We are Talking About When We Talk About Volatility' for one of his papers...

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Struan Robertson
Chaos is costly but compliance creates opportunity - Meredith Harington

[Struan Robertson] 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...

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Carien Strauss
Reasons for decline in generational family wealth

Reasons for decline in generational family wealth[Carien Strauss] Approximately 70% of second-generation families squander assets received from an estate transfer.

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Frances Okosi
Export credit can bridge infrastructure funding gap

Export credit can bridge infrastructure funding gap[Frances Okosi] International banks, investment funds and other investors are turning to Africa for infrastructure investment returns that promise to be higher than those in developed markets...

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Chris Whelan
Vision 2030 requires leadership and courage

Vision 2030 requires leadership and courage[Chris Whelan] Cape Town's socio-economic challenges cannot be overcome through narrow, sectarian politicking.

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Graeme Palmer
New withholding tax on interest soon into operation

New withholding tax on interest soon into operation[Graeme Palmer] With the new withholding tax on interest soon coming into operation on 1 March 2015, preparations by affected parties for the tax should be well under way.

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Desiree Goodwin
Payroll administration - Meredith Harington

[Desiree Goodwin] Ensuring that the employees in your business are paid correctly, given the correct allowances and paid on time, every time has become a challenge for many businesses due to the ever-changing legislative landscape...

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Pascale Butcher
Keeping the cash, flowing - Meredith Harington

[Pascale Butcher] An important fundamental common to every business is the management of profitability and cash flow. It is critical to understand the difference between them and the fact that profitability and good cash flow do not necessarily coincide...

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Rikus Visser
Are you surfing in shark infested water? - Meredith Harington

[Rikus Visser] By now most of us have received an email that requires one to click on a link to update your banking details. Hopefully we are all aware that these are scams and that no South African bank will ask you to update any banking details via an email...

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Johann Nortje
Johann Nortje
[Finance & Insurance] Yet another bank has to be bailed out and this time it’s the African Bank. If you’re one of the shareholders, you most probably have either sold your shares by now or are trying to get them sold.
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Desiree Goodwin
Are you working smart to avoid the pitfalls in completing your tax return? - Meredith Harington

[Desiree Goodwin] The 2014 tax season is now in full swing. Here are the ways in which you can complete your return and some areas to be careful of...

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Graham Turnbull
[Money Matters] How to avoid that penalty on your RA

[Graham Turnbull] We invest in a retirement annuity to ensure we can live comfortably in retirement - but what happens when a penalty promises to take a massive chunk out of your savings?

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Brett Bowes
Government and private sector after 20 years of democracy

[Brett Bowes] We are enjoying 20 years of democracy so it is a good time to take an objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector.

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Ross Pennell
South Africa faces a shrinking economy

South Africa faces a shrinking economy[Ross Pennell] Policymakers at the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings highlighted the fact that several countries, including South Africa, are faced with the problem of having to tighten monetary and fiscal policies.

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Laurence Hillman
Retirement reforms and making provision

[Laurence Hillman] In South Africa, it would be normal if you had to work your entire life and still end up in debt - an uncertain future exacerbated by the average debt-to-income ratio of 80% and the fact that three out of four people will cash in their retirement fund when they change jobs, often to pay off previously incurred debt.

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Pascale Butcher
Outcompeting the competition - Meredith Harington

Outcompeting the competition - Meredith Harington[Pascale Butcher] Have you ever walked through a mall or down the street and been confronted with a new product that is exactly the same as yours and you had that "oh no, not another one" feeling?

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Graeme Palmer
Foreign suppliers of electronic services must register with SARS

Foreign suppliers of electronic services must register with SARS[Graeme Palmer] Advances in technology have seen a significant increase in e-commerce transactions where goods and services are supplied to South African consumers through the medium of the internet. The Value Added Tax Act requires VAT to be charged on these transactions at the standard rate of 14%.

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Chantelle Dreyer
Gloom as feeble economy sheds thousands more jobs

Gloom as feeble economy sheds thousands more jobs[Chantelle Dreyer] The impact of weak economic growth is being increasingly felt as thousands of jobs disappear and employment prospects dissipate.

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Peter Meredith
Taxes are certain - What can an entrepreneur do? - Meredith Harington

[Peter Meredith] While well ahead of Africa, and placed competitively worldwide, most South African entrepreneurs would consider they pay too much tax.

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Michael Stein
Fixed amount penalties for non-compliance under Tax Admin Law Act

Fixed amount penalties for non-compliance under Tax Admin Law Act[Michael Stein] The Tax Administration Laws Act 28 of 2011 is a fascinating and far-reaching piece of tax legislation that affects all taxpayers and tax practitioners. For instance, Chapter 15 of the Act deals with administrative non-compliance penalties, which comprise fixed amount penalties and the percentage-based penalty.

Posted 10 months ago | Like