#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat
#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat

Earlier this year, Havas announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its chief financial officer (CFO), taking over the reins from Andrea Bottega...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual
#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 impacted South Africa's venture capital space
How Covid-19 impacted South Africa's venture capital space

A little under a year ago, South Africa confirmed its first Covid-19 case. At the time, there was still hope that the country could isolate and contain the disease, allowing economic activity to continue as normal...

By Philani Sangweni 9 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less
#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less

Entertaining: insights into culture, language and prejudices; Sunday Times booze advertorial sets new standard for media capture...

By Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed
#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed

Apart from the commitment made to the urgent rollout of the vaccination programme, of comfort to debt-burdened consumers is the announcement...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Feb 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

By Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

Bronwyn Williams, director, FluxTrends
#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the world

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2021

Jakkie Cilliers, head of African futures & innovation, Institute for Security Studie
South Africa needs the private sector for economic growth

While redistribution has been the government's priority in righting the country's apartheid past, only economic growth will get South Africa out of the hole created by Covid-19...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jan 2021

Taxpayers retain the right to privacy - ConCourt
Taxpayers retain the right to privacy - ConCourt

The Tax Administration Act requires Sars officials to preserve the secrecy of taxpayer information. In the Public Protector v CSARS, the Constitutional Court had to decide whether the Public Protector's subpoena powers trumped those of Sars obligations to keep taxpayers' information secret...

By Graeme Palmer 25 Jan 2021

Tasmika Ramlakan, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
#BizTrends2021: A challenging year anticipated for SA retailers

The circular relationship between retail sales, consumer spending and employment in SA means retailers are unlikely to be able to 'sell' themselves out of the situation in which they now find themselves...

By Tasmika Ramlakan 20 Jan 2021

Albertus Marais
#BizTrends2021: 'Wealth tax' unlikely to be government policy in near future as pressure on tax base mounts

Looking back at 2020, the most significant development on the tax front must certainly have been government's tax relief measures aimed at helping businesses mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Albertus Marais 6 Jan 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: 'Covidiots' take note...
#OrchidsandOnions: 'Covidiots' take note...

Don't be a moegoe: solidarity's Covid ads funny and on point; Belligerent Santam is hung out to dry in the court of public opinion...

By Brendan Seery 22 Dec 2020

Digital company acquisitions to face closer scrutiny by competition authorities
Digital company acquisitions to face closer scrutiny by competition authorities

The Competition Commissioner during the Commission's Annual Conference (in November 2020), noted that the Commission will take a "decisive and proactive stance to ensure the balance of economic forces favour a shift to facilitating entry and a more competitive digital economy"...

By Burton Phillips 1 Dec 2020

Colin Timmis, general country manager, Xero
Exploring the evolution of the accountant

For a long time, accountants were considered bean-counters, which is essential, but they've become much more than just number-crunchers...

By Colin Timmis 13 Nov 2020

What entrepreneurs should know before approaching a VC for funding
What entrepreneurs should know before approaching a VC for funding

As any South African venture capitalist will tell you, just keeping up with all the emails from entrepreneurs asking for funding can be a full-time job in and of itself...

By Philani Sangweni 4 Nov 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

Graeme Palmer, director, commercial department, Garlicke & Bousfield
Challenging Sars' decision to audit

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is empowered by section 40 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (TAA) to select a taxpayer for audit...

By Graeme Palmer 26 Oct 2020

Hanno le Roux
Advance payments and deposits - Tax and other considerations

The current economic conditions have significantly increased credit risk for many businesses already struggling to make ends meet...

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 9 Oct 2020

Fundrr aims to disrupt small business funding in SA
Fundrr aims to disrupt small business funding in SA

WATCH: Idan Jaan, co-founder and CEO of Funddr shares the journey of the small business funder...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Oct 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Ntsiki Mkhize, founder of MentHer
#BehindtheMask with... Ntsiki Mkhize, founder of MentHer

This week, we go behind the mask with Ntsiki Mkhize, founder and chief social entrepreneur at MentHer, who recently took part in Liberty's Blue Table Sessions where she shared her financial and entrepreneurial journey...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Sep 2020

Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'
Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'

Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) applications have been a permanent part of our law since 2012. The essence of a VDP application is that a taxpayer is incentivised to disclose to Sars a tax default by being granted some relief from the consequences of their default...

By Graeme Palmer 18 Sep 2020

What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bank
What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bank

Few industries have been as radically transformed by technology over the past few years as banking...

By Ryan Falkenberg 15 Sep 2020

Advertising can be poisonous but it should never damage a brand
Advertising can be poisonous but it should never damage a brand

Clicks' blunder was easily avoidable. Was it worth the gamble, if intentional, or will it damage the brand within the hair care sector, or in the larger brand equity. What was the damage?

By mike broom 10 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid
#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid

Thinking about insurance: clever concept of 'rebooting' 2020; Simple aspirations of people who have seen the world turned upside down...

By Brendan Seery 8 Sep 2020

Zimkitla Mabindla
#WomensMonth: I strive to be an empowering leader, says Zimkita Mabindla

Her curiosity about how money works as a young child is what inspired Zimkita Mabindla to become a chartered accountant. But what she really strives for is to be an empowering leader, both professionally and personally...

By Nicci Botha 28 Aug 2020

Nandipha Solomon
#WomensMonth: Prepare, prepare, prepare, says Nandipha Solomon

In this Covid-19 era, being able to communicate with dexterity and effectively on online platforms has become extremely important...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: No 'hairy' service fees
#OrchidsandOnions: No 'hairy' service fees

Humour: VW's funny advert is a sign we're getting back to normal; Close shave has cost plumbing franchise Brendan Seery's business, though it's not due an Onion, yet...

By Brendan Seery 25 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace

Every year, 21 August marks World Entrepreneurs' Day. The purpose of this day is to create awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa, provides safety tips this tax season
#WomensMonth: Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa, provides safety tips this tax season

"The best way to protect yourself and avoid possible cyber scammers is to always be vigilant and never give out your private or personal information", says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Aug 2020

Hilary Dudley, managing director, Citadel Fiduciary
#WomensMonth: "Be a human being, not a human doing," says Hilary Dudley

Hilary Dudley is the managing director of Citadel Fiduciary. What she finds most satisfying about her job is knowing that she helps clients address their problems and allay their fears and thus make a positive impact...

By Nicci Botha 17 Aug 2020

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