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Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app
Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app

South African telecoms giant Vodacom and global payments firm Mastercard on Thursday announced a new secure digital wallet and payments app called VodaPay Masterpass...

By Andy Walker 50 minutes ago

Philippe Burger, Annabel Bishop, Prince Mashele, Dawie Roodt and Max du Preez
How can we fix the South African economy and create jobs?

President Cyril Ramaphosa's post-election State of the Nation Address was criticised as being heavy on dreams and light on the practicalities of delivering on his rallying cry of economic rejuvenation and jobs for the millions of South Africans who are unemployed...

By Nicci Botha 9 Jul 2019

How does data quality underpin success in a changing and disrupted banking environment?
How does data quality underpin success in a changing and disrupted banking environment?

The banking industry is currently in a state of flux. Traditional banks have to contend with new competitors unburdened by legacy technology or business models, making them far more agile and responsive...

By Gary Allemann 1 Jul 2019

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Non-profit companies: get your PBO application right

There are tax benefits for registering a non-profit organisation as a public benefit organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), whether such organisation is a non-profit company, trust or association...

By Graeme Palmer 28 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town
#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town

Slipztream, an innovative expense claim app created and self-funded by former professional rugby player, Dylan Des Fountain and his entrepreneur wife, Joy Des Fountain, was recently launched...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jun 2019

Sarah Browning-de Villiers on authentic, relevant content marketing that resonates
Sarah Browning-de Villiers on authentic, relevant content marketing that resonates

Publicis Machine recently received three honourable mentions at the global Pearl Impact Awards for their work on the Sanlam Reality account. We asked chief content officer Sarah Browning-de Villiers what it takes to succeed in the content marketing space...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2019

What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments
What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments

Amendments to the Competition Act were published in the Government Gazette in February 2019. These are, however, not yet in force pending the publication of a date to be proclaimed by the President. Some of the more prominent changes to the Act are as follows...

By Rishal Bipraj 12 Jun 2019

Hanno le Roux
Employees' tax considerations when using the services of contractors

Independent contractors, labour brokers and personal service providers provide simplified solutions to meet the immediate business need, but more often than not, these could lead to increased tax complexities, especially in relation to employees' tax...

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 4 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers
The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers

The Competition Commission has sought to provide some guidance regarding the notification and implementation of mergers by publishing Guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers contrary to the Competition Act...

By Burton Phillips 11 Apr 2019

Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa
Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach
Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach

Are financial services providers able to cater to the demands of the next generation?...

By Walter van der Merwe 7 Mar 2019

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Downgrades, elections and surviving the Zuma era. There's still hope

The latest Budget comes at a difficult time with the elections around the corner, a downgrade hanging in the balance and trying to mop up after nine years of corruption and maladministration...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Mar 2019

Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat
Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat

As technology rapidly evolves to make our lives simpler through ease of communication and automation, so comes the fear of redundancy as more people wonder if they will be replaced by "robots"...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#MiningIndaba2019: Ramaphosa says collaboration is the key for mining

The mining industry is a key player in the future growth and development of the South African economy, with huge potential for exploration, production and beneficiation...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2019

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni. Photo:IFP
What will the budget hold in store for us?

As always, the annual Budget Speech carries trepidation and optimism for taxpayers in equal quantities...

By Nicci Botha 1 Feb 2019

SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic
SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic

While even the most positive SA CEOs are reining in their expectations, local CEO confidence has improved in the short and medium term...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

Corrie Bakker, head of strategy and business development for Africa at PayU talks about what we can expect in the payment provider front in 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

By Faith Ngwenya 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance
#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance

The Fourth Industrial Revolution isn't the future - it's the present...

By Adrian van der Merwe 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test
#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test

The writing of disintermediation has been appearing on the wall for a while now. It's a real phenomenon, enabled by technology...

By Riaan Bekker 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay
#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay

The 2019 election year brings the normal risk of some tax populist decisions, including much higher social grants. This will add to the fiscus' pressure, desperate for additional tax revenues...

By Jerry Botha 10 Jan 2019

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Veeam
Hyper-availability is the key to success for fintechs

African fintech startups have enjoyed a massive wave of investment in the last two years. But if they don't deliver on shareholder expectations, they may well go the way of the Dot.Com bubble...

By Kate Mollett 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

By Justin McCarthy 9 Jan 2019

Nasreen Saunders, CEO & founder of Umphakathi weAfrika
#BizTrends2019: Bitcoin - changing money since '09

On 9th January, Bitcoin - that mystically cryptic medium of exchange of invisible money (cryptocurrency) directly to another person (peer-to-peer) - turns 10...

By Nasreen Saunders 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trade and finance go hand-in-hand in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Trade and finance go hand-in-hand in 2019

With the expansion of the internet, most businesses now compete on a global scale. For local companies, however, this brings additional challenges...

By Dr Greg Cline 7 Jan 2019

A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet
A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet

This week, we did what many South Africans do - we went out for a meal with friends. Turns out we were in tune with our 'supermaltese' powers as a new survey reveals that the islanders are Europe's keenest restaurant spenders (and consumers of hotel accommodation, but that's another story)...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 14 Dec 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound

A truism set to music in the Kander & Ebb musical "Cabaret" is that money makes the world go round...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 7 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

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