Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?
Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover. Corporate Traveller, the corporate travel division of Flight Centre Travel Group, has warned that companies and business travellers need to be cognisant of whether their travel insurance will cover all their activities while they are travelling.

14 hours ago

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How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades.

By Bronwyn Williams 17 hours ago

Erika van der Merwe
Private equity has plenty of room to grow

More than 200 African private equity deals were reported over the past year. Of these, based on transaction information disclosed, around half were transacted in Southern Africa, of which some 65% were in South Africa.

20 hours ago

#Budget2017: Did he do enough?
#Budget2017: Did he do enough?

The finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, delivered a budget speech yesterday under the most strenuous of circumstances. Despite facing dual political and economic pressures, the minister had a job to do, and he seemingly did that well.

By Marc Sevitz 1 day ago

#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions
#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions

This year's budget speech comes amid heightened political tensions and infighting within the ruling party, which appear to have a direct impact on the future of Treasury, and ultimately on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan himself.

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 1 day ago

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry
Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages before it is implemented.

1 day ago

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The 2017 Budget Speech from an agribusiness perspective

According to Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, this year's budget speech, from an agribusiness perspective, comes against the backdrop of high food price inflation, a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence, and a convergence of factors that are now generally more favourable to agricultural production. "This follows on severe drought conditions over the past few years that resulted in the agricultural sector going into an extended and severe recession since early 2015,” says Dr Purchase.

1 day ago

The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider
The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider

If you enjoy a cigarette with your rum and coke, your wallet will face a triple threat this year.

By Bianca Capazorio 1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2017: Striking the right balance
#BudgetSpeech2017: Striking the right balance

Minister Pravin Gordhan and his team at National Treasury should be praised for striking the correct fiscal balance in this year's budget. Gordhan understands that fiscal rectitude is necessary for the growth and transformation of South Africa's economy.

By Kenneth Creamer 1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners
#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million.

2 days ago

Ipsos poll: Economic difficulties and a small ray of hope
Ipsos poll: Economic difficulties and a small ray of hope

Three in every 10 believe that their families will be better off in a year's time

Issued by Ipsos 2 days ago

Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential
Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential

South Africa's hopes of serving as a global outsource destination to drive foreign investment are achievable according to DigiOutsource, a global enterprise based in Cape Town and serving international gaming clients.

2 days ago

Roed in action.
Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago