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Revisions to Crisa align with growing interest in ESG investment

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration in the corporate decision-making process is gathering momentum around the world...

By Giles White, Elodie Maume, Madelein Burger, Zelda Swanepoel & Kent Davis 19 hours ago

#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 1 day ago

5 Futurebanker bursaries available for BBA degree

The 2021 Futurebanker bursary programme has been launched by the Facilitation Workshop and comprises five bursaries for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree...

1 day ago

KYC compliance catches up with crypto

Know your customer (KYC) procedures are still a work-in-progress in the cryptocurrency industry. But businesses in this space, though still largely unregulated, need to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) legislation or risk facing punitive measures.

By James George 1 day ago

#BizTrends2021: 3 wide-ranging issues demanding legal attention this year

Webber Wentzel sees three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession. These are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection.

By Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 2 days ago

Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurity

If the South African financial industry can learn one thing from Experian's 2020 data breach, it is this: human fallibility is still the weakest link in the fight against cyberattacks...

By Yash Pillay 2 days ago

Ramaphosa promotes innovation to rebuild economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa advocates innovative interventions to rebuild the country's Covid-battered economy in his first weekly newsletter of 2021...

2 days ago

Experts predict repo rate will hold

The majority of a 15-member panel expects the South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) to hold the repo rate this week but over a third (36%) think the bank should cut the rate...

3 days ago

High Court judgment limits diesel refund claims for mining activities

The recent High Court judgment Graspan Colliery v The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services [2020] could have significant implications for mining operators and their ability to claim diesel refunds...

By Prenisha Govender 3 days ago

Jua Kickstarter Fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to R30m

The Jua Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2m (R30m). The fund was launched by African industrialist Adam Molai in November 2020 with $1m available for African entrepreneurs...

15 Jan 2021

Good governance tips in challenging times: Simplifying the 16 steps of King IV corporate compliance

We all know how quickly things can literally change overnight, particularly since first hearing about the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns....

By Riana Grobler 15 Jan 2021

A challenging year lies ahead as digital economy evolves

New banking regulations, digital consumers, the eradication of passwords, contactless technology - these are just some of the trends that will shape financial services and payments in 2021...

By Gerhard Oosthuizen 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new year

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

By Andrew Duvenage, 14 Jan 2021

What you should know about the amended South African Exchange Control Rules

On 4 January 2021, the South African Reserve Bank released Exchange Control Circular No. 1/2021 which provides for the long-awaited relaxation of the South African exchange control rules relating to "loop" structures and investments...

By Cor Kraamwinkel, Keith Veitch and Sean Franken 13 Jan 2021

The ultimate easy life insurance guide

Financial goals are one of the top resolutions that most people have on their cards. However, aligning your financial goals could mean getting back to basics such as having life insurance. After all, your life is more valuable than anything...

Issued by MiWayLife 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 trends that will have a major impact on private equity in 2021

Amidst the general chaos of 2020, investors were hit hard. With economies around the world all but shutting down in March, activity ground to a halt...

By Bryan Turner 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

By Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 skills finance professionals cannot go without in 2021 and beyond

The accountancy and audit industries are on the cusp of an automation transformation, guided by the incredible growth of emerging technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI)...

By PJ Bishop 12 Jan 2021

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