Monthly Archives: August 2016

The axe begins to fall for those named in the Panama Papers

We live in the age of leaks. The latest is the “Panama Papers” which details how wealthy people and companies have used off-shore accounts to protect and hide their assets from their country’s authorities. 1,700 South African names appear in … Continue reading

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A good news story: Farming is doing better than we think

One of the stories that underpins the current wave of pessimism around our economy is farming. We read stories about: Farmers being murdered and driven off their land. The government plans to ban all foreign ownership of land. New ways … Continue reading

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Company directors: Beware of the risks with resolutions

“The devil’s in the detail” (wise old idiom)The “new” Companies Act (the Act) has some requirements which can easily be overlooked. They may seem to be minor and technical, but not complying with them could expose you to major risks.  … Continue reading

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Brexit: What does it mean to you?

Recently, Great Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU). This sent shock waves throughout the world. Where does Brexit leave South Africa which has strong ties to both Britain and the EU? The EU is by … Continue reading

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Startups and small businesses: Consider crowdfunding

A novel and effective way of raising finance It is well known that finance is extremely hard to raise for small and medium sizes entities (SMEs). Banks are very conservative and prefer to deal with the larger, more established businesses. … Continue reading

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