Obtaining finance, whether it be for the purposes of working capital or for obtaining long term assets, is a challenge to most entrepreneurs and small business owners. One way to get finance is through the use of the equity in your home (alternatively the equity in your business premises). Both are usually appreciating assets, increasing in value as you work off your debt.
The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA), has become the third organisation to join Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) as an associate member.
3 hours ago
You've filed your taxes and now it's time to wait for your refund. But what will you do with that money when it arrives? While it can be tempting to do something fun with the extra cash, we have responsibilities to our families and communities to utilise it wisely.
Until commodity prices crawl their way back to higher levels, there is little hope for South Africa's older economic sectors - manufacturing, mining, electricity, construction and transport - to create jobs.
7 hours ago
Besides the glitz and glamour of premier events such as the J&B Met and the Durban July, horse racing contributes R1,9bn to the economy, just from a sports betting perspective, according to latest reports from Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Nicci Botha 1 day ago
The question of procedural fairness is again raised in relation to the dispute resolution procedures in Chapter 9 of the Tax Amendment Act (TAA), whereby taxpayers are being made to defend themselves in respect of a tax period before court while simultaneously objecting to and appealing against the same legal issues regarding earlier or later years of assessment.
Yashika Govind 3 days ago
PSG Insure is proud to be recognised as the Santam National Broker of the Year for both commercial lines and assets and crop insurance.
3 days ago
When someone trusts an investor or advisor to help increase their wealth and secure their future, they should have all the confidence in the world in them. Of course, there is no such thing as a sure deal, it all depends on how they want to invest their money - Some like to play it safe while others love to be risky. With so many firms and options such as banks, brokers, and investment companies, which one to choose is not an easy task when there are millions of dollars out on the table, and considering what has transpired in the last decade, one has to be cautious.
Oakbay Resources, the mining wing of the brothers Gupta's erstwhile empire, has appointed a new auditing firm after KPMG sacked them as clients
25 Apr 2016
According to a study by the World Economic Forum, more than 25% of a company's market value is directly attributable to its reputation. This means that a reputational crisis can wipe out tens of millions of rands from a company's value. This risk has increased because the rise of online and social media means crises are now less predictable, can occur faster and with a more drastic impact.
Christelle Marais 25 Apr 2016
The latest results of the Investec GIBS Savings Index reveal a net figure for 2015 of 63.0, down from 63.4 for the first half of 2015. Launched in January 2016 to provide the real facts around SA's national state of savings, the index score paints a subdued picture of the country's ability to fund investment through savings. In turn, this points to low levels of near-term economic growth with an on-going need to remain a willing recipient of foreign capital to fund investment. Positives from the data include cumulative gross savings as a percent of GDP are holding up well, capital stock per worker continues to show steady gains and SA's high real interest rate for 2015Q4 stands out favourably in a world of capital mobility.
Gordon Institute of Business Science 22 Apr 2016