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23 May 2017

When I first announced to my parents that I had accepted a position as a Life Insurance agent, my father was extremely suspicious and went to great pains to contact my manager and find out whether this was the sort of career that would suit his 22-year-old son.

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23 May 2017

The responsibilities of risk management within listed companies are enormous. When you consider that almost all retirement annuities and pension funds are invested in companies via the stock market, you realise that just about every one of us is a stakeholder in a listed company.

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22 May 2017

SARS streamlined its income tax return for trusts (ITR12T) on 15 May 2017. Ilsa Groenewald, Associate Director for tax at the Durban office of international audit, tax and advisory firm, BDO South Africa, outlines the key changes and offers advice on how to submit the return without a hitch. 

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18 May 2017

Taxpayers who disagree with SARS on any matter – whether it is income tax or VAT – will welcome changes to the service’s dispute management process which were introduced on 15 May 2017. This is according to Ilsa Groenewald, Associate Director for tax at the Durban office of international audit...

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17 May 2017

The evolution of international reporting policies and practices directly impact the tax function. Tax policy is fast catching up with international finance and demands on tax professionals are becoming increasingly burdensome. The turbulent global economy has a direct impact on the tax function...

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16 May 2017

Hackers are discovering that it is more profitable to hold data hostage rather than to steal it. Over the weekend, a global scale cyberattack left businesses and government institutions; including hospitals; at the mercy of hackers using ransomware. Ransomware is a type of software that blocks...

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12 May 2017

Having worked in the accounting profession for more than 20 years, largely assisting small and medium-sized businesses across a diverse range of industries, I have gained some valuable insights into what makes a small business thrive, or fail.

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02 May 2017

Due diligence is an investigation that is performed during a phase of euphoric sensation and urgency to expedite the "technical" side of the transaction and move forward to the "doing business" side of the transaction.

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