Nigeria: the next chapter?
Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through.

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 21 hours ago

Investigation to throw light on tax refunds
Investigation to throw light on tax refunds

The investigation by the tax ombud into tax refunds will determine whether the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has been withholding refunds to boost tax revenue artificially.

1 day ago

Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?
Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?

Are the demarcation regulations a means for the department of health to erode the private healthcare system in preparation for NHI, or is opposition to its implementation merely an attempt by insurance companies to protect their bottom line?

1 day ago

The perks of buying QuickBooks
The perks of buying QuickBooks

EasyBiz QuickBooks, the world's number one accounting package has officially launched QuickPerks, their revolutionised annual subscription service. In keeping with its quick to learn, quick to use philosophy, QuickPerks will make life easier for QuickBooks users and bring new benefits and an enhanced offering.

Issued by QuickBooks 1 day ago

Coal's Makhado site. Source: Coal of Africa
Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

A member of Coal of Africa's (Coal) top management has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the Financial Services Board (FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation.

2 days ago

One stop shop to make doing business easier
One stop shop to make doing business easier

Investors have lauded the launch of the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop (InvestSA OSS), saying it will go a long way in easing the way business is done in South Africa.

3 days ago

Andrew Torre, Visa president for sub-Saharan Africa. Source:
How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa.

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Audit firms unhappy with MAFR decision
Audit firms unhappy with MAFR decision

Further work was needed to understand the effect and consequences of mandatory audit firm rotation that the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has decided on, EY Africa CEO Ajen Sita and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) CEO Dion Shango said.

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Dube Tshidi, FSB executive officer
FSB's transition to FSCA shifts focus to customers and efficiency

It has been said many times that that the only constant is change. This rings true for the Financial Services Board (FSB) and its transition to the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA). This is not merely a switch to a new entity but it is the establishment of a completely new organisation which requires a different mind-set and approach both within and out of the FSB.

By Dube Tshidi 17 Mar 2017

The race for the payments space
The race for the payments space

Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now confronted by the ascendance of fintech and social and economic influences in a war of adapt or die.

By Nicci Botha 17 Mar 2017

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growth
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growth

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa is at a critical juncture in its history and is in dire need of “remarkable leadership” to lead the country forward.

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 16 Mar 2017

SA doing well on the entrepreneurship front, report says
SA doing well on the entrepreneurship front, report says

South African entrepreneurs have overcome slow GDP growth rate and Big Business competition to produce some of the most successful enterprises on the continent. The country has been named one of sub-Saharan Africa's entrepreneurial frontrunners, after a global report placed the country in second place, after neighbour, Botswana.

16 Mar 2017

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Setting growth projections from your marketing plan

Setting realistic growth projections is one of the most important and challenging aspects of running a business. One of the issues is that future growth rates will be profoundly impacted by your marketing plan. Unfortunately, too many businesses fail to make realistic projections.

By Ryan Kh 16 Mar 2017