Monthly Archives: March 2013

Business 101: The national development plan (NDP) is now official government policy – what does it mean for us all?

The recent ANC conference at Mangaung clarified the socio-economic framework for the next generation. President Zuma proposed that the NDP become official ANC policy, this was ratified by the delegates at the conference, and the Cabinet has endorsed it. What … Continue reading

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Tax corner

    Phishing scams SARS has warned taxpayers to be aware of phishing email scams. These emails appear to come from SARS stating you have a refund and asking you to “verify” your banking details.  Of course these are aimed … Continue reading

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Logista CA(SA) Incorporated Accredited to Perform All Types of B-BBEE Verifications

Early in 2013 Mr. LJ van Heerden obtained accreditation as a B-BBEE verification auditor and can perform B-BBEE verifications on all three entity levels. The following can be mentioned for information purposes regarding the B-BBEE Act. There are three entity … Continue reading

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Social media:  Employees and the damage risk to your business!

We are all familiar with how the Arab spring was fanned by social media and how fast things can go “viral”. If one of your employees makes derogatory comments about you or your business on, say,  Facebook, there is a … Continue reading

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The consumer protection act – Why has it gone quiet?

The CPA was launched with much fanfare in March 2011. It heralded powerful new rights for consumers as the CPA is a globally recognised piece of legislation. What is happening on the ground?  There is strong evidence that the larger … Continue reading

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Be careful: Court cases throw new light on tax avoidance

“The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall” (Denis Healey) Tax avoidance differs from tax evasion in that evasion is against the law whilst avoidance is acceptable to SARS – as one of … Continue reading

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