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Bernard Agulhas, CEO, Irba
Irba audit plan 'dilutes rights'

MAFR ,as espoused by the Irba, undermines the rights of shareholders and disregards existing legislation that already safeguards the independence of audit firms

15 hours ago

The future of payment authentication
The future of payment authentication

In a recent paper, delivered at the Seamless Pay Conference in Cape Town, entitled ‘The Future of Authentication', Steven Jackets, examined some of the issues

16 hours ago

Source: Capitec
Capitec to acquire 40% stake in Creamfinance for €21m

Banking group Capitec has acquired a 40% interest in international online lending group Creamfinance for €21m

1 day ago

Andreas Antonopoulos
Blockchain is coming, it's just a matter of time

At this point, blockchain protagonists are not regarded as early adopters, but rather the lunatic fringe

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

MPs note Nedbank progress
MPs note Nedbank progress

Nedbank emerged as the frontrunner of the banking sector for employment equity at top management level

24 Mar 2017

Bulletin warns UK's Brexit process could hit SA banks' balance sheets
Bulletin warns UK's Brexit process could hit SA banks' balance sheets

South African banks could well feel the effects of Brexit because the UK represents more than a third of their global assets and liabilities

By Hilary Joffe 24 Mar 2017

Sars issues rulings on non-executive directors' fees
Sars issues rulings on non-executive directors' fees

IThe South African Revenue Service (Sars) has issued Binding General Rulings 40 and 41, which clarify NED fees are subject to PAYE or VAT..

By Graeme Palmer 22 Mar 2017

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

The ombud is investigating to see whether Sars is withholding refunds to boost tax revenue artificially

22 Mar 2017

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

Are the demarcation regulations a means to erode the private healthcare system ahead of NHI?

22 Mar 2017

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

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation

20 Mar 2017

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

20 Mar 2017

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 20 Mar 2017

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

Further work needs to be done to understand the effect and consequences of mandatory audit firm rotation that the IRBA has decided on

By Linda Ensor 20 Mar 2017

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

The switch from FSB to FSCA requires a different mind-set and approach both within and out of the body

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 in a war of adapt or die

By Nicci Botha 17 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

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

Credit life insurance regulations to come into effect in August
Credit life insurance regulations to come into effect in August

The credit life insurance industry has until August 2017 to align with the final Credit Life Insurance Regulations, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

15 Mar 2017

Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive
Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive

Some of the most significant contributors to soaring healthcare costs are fraud, waste and abuse

15 Mar 2017

Launch event of the Old Mutual Black Distributor's Trust Infinitum Initiative
Old Mutual initiative aims to further drive transformation

Old Mutual Black Distributor's Trust has launched Infinitum Initiative, an incubation programme that aims to further boost transformation in the financial services sector

15 Mar 2017

Airline shares hit by blizzard as flights canceled
Airline shares hit by blizzard as flights canceled

NEW YORK, US: Airline shares tumbled on Monday ahead of an expected blizzard in the US Northeast that caused the cancellation of thousands of flights

15 Mar 2017

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Auditing profession must look beyond the numbers for real transformation

IRBA outlines its concerns around the slow pace of transformation of the financial services sector before parliament

15 Mar 2017

Disability claims hit assurers
Disability claims hit assurers

A spike in disability claims has hit the profits of all SA's life assurers hard over the past year, because of the economic downturn and a change to tax rules

14 Mar 2017

Tax ombudsman asks to probe delayed refunds
Tax ombudsman asks to probe delayed refunds

Tax Ombudsman Judge Bernard Ngoepe has written to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, asking for permission to launch a probe into whether "systemic problems" SARS are the reason for widespread delays in the payment of refunds

13 Mar 2017

Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity
Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity

The King Price family arrived to work this morning to find an empty throne – their king (mascot) has been abducted by one of its (green with envy) competitors over the weekend

13 Mar 2017

The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining
The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining

Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an insatiable demand from China for raw material and commodities to fuel its manufacturing industries

13 Mar 2017

South African odyssey: Part 2
South African odyssey: Part 2

Mark Mobius' take on the sluggish SA economy and the investment potential of the consumer sector

By Mark Mobius 13 Mar 2017

South African odyssey: Part 1
South African odyssey: Part 1

Emerging markets heavyweight, Mobius Mark Mobius, visited South Africa recently and says, after a very rosy start, the country's economy has all but stalled

By Mark Mobius 13 Mar 2017

Crowdfunding's growing impetus in Africa
Crowdfunding's growing impetus in Africa

Peer-to-peer business lending is the third-largest finance model in Africa, totalling $16m in volume in 2014 and 2015, and it's growing in popularity

10 Mar 2017

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