Rikus Visser
Finding the right recruit - Meredith Harington

[Rikus Visser] One thing is certain: the cost of hiring the wrong employee is substantially greater than the cost of following a decent recruiting process. Here are some basic (but often forgotten) tips in finding the right recruit...

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Dr Adrian Saville
How many JSE-listers do you think beat the last downturn?

How many JSE-listers do you think beat the last downturn?[Dr Adrian Saville] Of the more than 1,000 companies surveyed in our research, just a handful of JSE-listed companies managed to sustain and grow earnings between 1997 and 2013...

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Sophie Baker
How to choose a bank

How to choose a bank[Sophie Baker] Now that you've decided to start your own business, you're going to need a bank account for it. Sounds easy, right? Until you realise you have multiple options and no idea which is the best fit for you. Here are some things to consider before you make your decision...

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Graeme Palmer
Tax benefits of public-private partnerships

Tax benefits of public-private partnerships[Graeme Palmer] It is becoming commonplace for government to enter into arrangements with a private party where the government provides land for the construction or improvements to buildings by the private party without parting with ownership of the land...

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Pascale Butcher
Stop, focus and take control of your profit - Meredith Harington

[Pascale Butcher] Business 101 - Profit is what's left over after you've paid all your expenses. It is a consequence of what happens in and to your business. Some of these things are within your control and some of them are not...

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Ross Pennell
QROPS: the benefits of retiring in SA for UK expats

[Ross Pennell] As leading economists and governments continue to warn of bleak economic times ahead, financial experts believe that Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes, or QROPS, can help UK expatriates be comparatively resilient through tough economic conditions.

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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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 7 months ago | Like (1)
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 10 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.

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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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