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CEOs rewrite the rulebook in pursuit of growthArticle

CEOs are faced with a stark choice. In the face of unparalleled environmental, economic and technological change, they are looking to grow their businesses by creating the organisational agility...

11 Jun 2019

Promise consulting division continues growth path
Promise consulting division continues growth pathArticle

Promise established its consulting division in 2017 with a view to provide its clients with digital transformation...

Issued by Promise 10 Jun 2019

IFIAR launches annual survey
IFIAR launches annual surveyArticle

The International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), of which the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) in South Africa is a member, released its report Survey of Inspection Findings 2018 on 16 May 2019.

7 Jun 2019

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it
The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing itArticle

Price is the most delicate element of the marketing mix, and much thought goes into setting prices to nudge us towards spending more...

Gary Mortimer 17 Apr 2019

Renowned
RenownedArticle

Renowned is for anyone who wants to unlock the power in their network by leveraging the online world...

Issued by DigitLab 15 Mar 2019

Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption
Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruptionArticle

Whether a company enjoys the size and stature of Ford, Tiger Brands or KPMG, or is a much smaller enterprise, the fundamentals surrounding reputation and perception remain unchanged, clearly underscoring the absolute need to be prepared for a crisis...

Jennifer Stein 11 Mar 2019

Integrated reporting needn't be a headache
Integrated reporting needn't be a headacheArticle

Be the hero of the team, put your hand up and start here...

Issued by Blue Apple 25 Feb 2019

The art of forensic investigations
The art of forensic investigationsArticle

The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal inquiries, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector...

15 Feb 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019Article

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

21 Jan 2019

Michelle Beh, managing and strategy director at The Jupiter Drawing Room.
#BizTrends2019: Embracing uncertainties and change to survive 2019Article

The year 2018 was one of uncertainty and scandals rocked the world, South Africa and advertising - forcing changes to take place...

Michelle Beh 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Innovation and authentic engagement will drive success
#BizTrends2019: Innovation and authentic engagement will drive successArticle

The future that is discussed around the boardroom table is already here. The influx of the millennial workforce and rapid adoption of artificial intelligence in business means that leaders can no longer afford to disregard conversations about change and culture. We have entered an era of relentless change and extreme competitiveness...

Brian Eagar 15 Jan 2019

Paint the Future AkzoNobel Startup Challenge now open
Paint the Future AkzoNobel Startup Challenge now openArticle

The first edition of the Paint the Future - AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open. Spearheaded by the company's chief technology officer...

11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor businessArticle

There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we're seeing it in the world of drinks too...

Rowan Leibbrandt 8 Jan 2019

Eben Esterhuizen, general manager, OnShelf Pharma.
#BizTrends2019: Five customer engagement technology trends we can't ignoreArticle

With a sobering 0% growth reported in May 2018 by Nielsen for the global Top 20 manufacturers and a 2.4% growth for the Top 200 manufacturers within the last year, retailers need to know what the top tech customer engagement trends are and incorporate them where possible into their 360' touch point marketing strategy...

Eben Esterhuizen 28 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: FinanceArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

South Africa needs a new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can’t keep the lights on. EPA/Nic Bothma
Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in itArticle

As the entrails of the era under South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption...

Mark Swilling 10 Dec 2018

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Big banks don't cry - but new research shows maybe they shouldArticle

Though the finance sector has upped the ante on digital innovation, it's still battling to create authentic emotional connections with consumers...

James Wilson 3 Dec 2018

KPMG SA appoints new bossInBrief

28 Nov 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA
IRBA reports to Parliament on VBSArticle

The IRBA told Parliament that it has followed the VBS Mutual Bank developments from the time the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) placed the bank under curatorship...

8 Nov 2018

5 technologies improving retail customer engagement
5 technologies improving retail customer engagementArticle

With a sobering 0% growth reported in May 2018 for the global top 20 manufacturers, businesses need to know what the top tech customer engagement trends are...

Eben Esterhuizen 23 Oct 2018

Nhlamulo Dlomu
KPMG chief exec takes up global roleArticle

After a tumultuous year steadying the ship, KPMG South Africa's chief executive officer, Nhlamulo Dlomu, will be moving on to a new global role focusing on organisational culture change and ethical leadership.

4 Oct 2018

Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings
Should CPA firms add consulting services to their stable?Article

The number of audit firms that are offering consulting and software development services to boost their revenues has been on the rise...

Richard Firth 28 Sep 2018

Global report highlights financial services as least trusted sector
Global report highlights financial services as least trusted sectorArticle

According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, the financial services industry was once again the least trusted sector...

25 Sep 2018

Customer-centric partner relationships is key in the logistics industry
Customer-centric partner relationships is key in the logistics industryArticle

Leading customer-centric businesses could see their projected profit growth rates increase from 5.3% this year to 7.4% in 2020, according to a 2018 survey by KPMG Canada...

7 Sep 2018

Sarina de Beer, managing director of Ask Afrika. Image credit: .
Ask Afrika Icon Brands research: Fomo or doing good?Article

In a world where everyone wants to be a disruptor, ask yourself why are you 'disrupting'? Is it just Fomo or are you busy with something that is better for the world?...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Aug 2018

Don't blame women for leaving fields like engineering. Blame bad attitudes
Don't blame women for leaving fields like engineering. Blame bad attitudesArticle

There are reasons why feminists use the slogan "the personal is political", especially when men make arguments using the age old idea that "biology is destiny"...

Amanda Gouws 27 Aug 2018

Ferial Haffajee, Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi, Steven Nathan on the panel at #10XDMGathering. © .
#TheGathering: The business of the mediaArticle

Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee was joined by Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi and Steven Nathan on stage at The Gathering: Media Edition at the CTICC on Wednesday, 15 August to discuss the business of the media...

Juanita Pienaar 22 Aug 2018

Magda Wierzycka, CEO: Sygnia
#WomensMonth: Magda Wierzycka talks passion and businessArticle

When state capture and corporate wrong doing started oozing out in the media, Magda Wierzycka was a lone voice brave enough to speak out against corruption...

Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO: IRBA
MAFR the main reason for 33% of companies changing auditorsArticle

One third of the JSE-listed companies polled have cited the mandatory audit firm rotation (MAFR) rule as the primary reason why they have changed audit firms...

3 Aug 2018

CEOs need to be the faces of the brands they represent
CEOs need to be the faces of the brands they representArticle

Having a leader with a strong personal brand is becoming a must-have for business today - but their brand must also be aligned with the values of the organisation, or both may suffer...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 Jun 2018

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big pictureArticle

Taking a proactive approach to occupational health and safety will help small contractors to build their businesses and the industry to transform and realise its potential. Even better, there is a way to achieve this...

Boitumelo Thipe and Makhosazana Kunene 6 Jun 2018

KPMG to cut 400 jobs in salvage operation
KPMG to cut 400 jobs in salvage operationArticle

After a turbulent 10 months for KPMG South Africa, the audit firm announced its plans to restructure its operations, which will result in about 400 job losses...

4 Jun 2018

KPMG resigns as Saica auditor
KPMG resigns as Saica auditorArticle

KPMG's has resigned as the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) external auditors...

1 Jun 2018

Glen Bresler
Corporate governance in owner-managed businessArticle

The recent corporate scandals that have rocked South Africa, and in particular the role that auditors have played in not preventing these scandals, is a cause for concern for all business in South Africa...

Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 29 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African contentArticle

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso
#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra AlonsoArticle

The inaugural Women in Africa Forum took place during World Travel Market Africa 2018. Hosted by Women in Travel CIC founder Alessandra Alonso, the forum aimed to highlight the importance of women entrepreneurs in Africa...

Ruth Cooper 11 May 2018

KPMG under the cosh again over VBS Bank
KPMG under the cosh again over VBS BankArticle

Embattled audit firm KPMG South Africa has announced that two of its partners have resigned, rather than face disciplinary charges for failure to disclose their financial interests in VBS Mutual Bank...

16 Apr 2018

Trevor Manuel, chairman of Old Mutual Group Holdings
Manuel on restoring ethical business leadershipArticle

It has become clear that business leadership in South Africa needs a major overhaul, as more and more is revealed about the unethical behaviour of significant brands such as Steinhoff‚ KPMG‚ SAP and Naspers.

4 Apr 2018

Hearings on Deloitte's African Bank audit start
Hearings on Deloitte's African Bank audit startArticle

Public disciplinary hearings into Deloitte's audit of African Bank Investments Limited (Abil) began on Monday, in what is the biggest case the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has handled since its formation in 2006...

20 Mar 2018

Golfing environment a 'grand slam' for brands
Golfing environment a 'grand slam' for brandsArticle

Johan Scholtz, head of Golf Ads, explains how brands can achieve a grand slam across reach, recall, targeting and engagement in the golfing environment...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 19 Mar 2018

You can't fire me, I resign!
You can't fire me, I resign!Article

The past year has seen many high level execs resign rather than face a disciplinary inquiry. This raises the question: does a company have any right to reject a 'resignation with immediate effect' and make the employee go through the disciplinary process...?

Shan Radcliffe 18 Mar 2018

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KPMG SA fined $100,000 for "improper professional conduct"Article

KPMG SA has been censured by the powerful US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has to pay a $100,000 fine for "improper professional conduct"...

Ann Crotty 15 Mar 2018

Tom Moyane, Sars commissioner
Charges in motion for 'rogue unit' threeArticle

As pressure mounts on Sars commissioner Tom Moyane, the NPA moved against three former Sars officials, who are set to face charges linked to the alleged "rogue unit" at the tax agency...

13 Mar 2018

Ntsebeza Inquiry delayed yet again
Ntsebeza Inquiry delayed yet againArticle

The Ntsebeza Inquiry into the conduct of former KPMG employees ground to a halt again on Thursday following a two-week postponement.

Kyle Cowan 9 Mar 2018

Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing
Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturingArticle

South Africa's advanced manufacturing progress will be showcased at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show...

28 Feb 2018

SAICA applauds 2017 APC graduates, announces Honours Roll
SAICA applauds 2017 APC graduates, announces Honours RollArticle

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has announced that 2,168 of the 2,703 aspiring chartered accountants [CAs(SA)] who sat down to write their Assessment Professional Competence (APC) in November have passed this examination...

23 Feb 2018

Sassa flouted policy in CPS payment, court told
Sassa flouted policy in CPS payment, court toldArticle

Corruption Watch told the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, 22 February 2018, that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) had not complied with its supply chain policy when it agreed to pay Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for the reregistration of social grant beneficiaries in 2015...

Ann Crotty 23 Feb 2018

How to practise good business
How to practise good businessArticle

The Gupta saga and ethical indiscretions at Steinhoff, McKinsey and KPMG have most recently shone the spotlight on unethical business practises in South Africa...

23 Feb 2018

Canadian bank seeks to ground Gupta aircraft
Canadian bank seeks to ground Gupta aircraftArticle

Canada's state export bank says that it went to court to ground the infamous ZS-OAK jet of the Guptas to stop the family from using it to commit crimes or flee from justice...

Stephan Hofstatter and Genevieve Quintal 21 Feb 2018

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