Monthly Archives: July 2016

Your tax deadlines for July

The period for individuals to submit tax returns for the 2015/2016 period begins on 1 July. Important dates to remember for the 2015/2016 tax year are: 23 September 2016 is the due date for manual and postal income submissions. 25 … Continue reading

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Small businesses: Speed up SME-friendly reform!

As you know, the small and medium business sector is held out to be the only sector that can produce the growth and job creation that our country so sorely needs. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has … Continue reading

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Employers: Is it pay discrimination to differentiate on length of service?

In the Employment Equity Act (EAA) there is a wide definition of unfair discrimination which lists gender, race, religion and so on. Recently a phrase was tagged onto this discrimination clause which says “… or on any other arbitrary ground”. … Continue reading

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Rage: An effective tool for entrepreneurs and your staff

“Do not go quiet into that good night             Rage rage against the dying of the light”             (Dylan Thomas) What is the defining moment when an entrepreneur starts a business?  Very often it is rage. He/she is sick of … Continue reading

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Bitcoin: Learn about it now, it is here to stay

“Don’t miss the wave” (Old saying – not limited to surfers!) Bitcoin is a digital currency which has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2009. Recently the UK issued an e-money licence to a finance house and Barclays Bank has … Continue reading

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A warning to directors and company owners: Shareholder activism is growing

Recently a minority shareholder in Lewis Stores applied to the Court to have four of its directors declared delinquent, an action which the directors are reportedly opposing and which is sure to provide an interesting case study on how corporate … Continue reading

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