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Six Important Business Lessons From The Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic arrived like a thunderbolt and the unique situations it created found many companies unprepared and disorganised. Around the world, organisations began closing as it was found their emergency planning was not up to scratch and basic functions … Continue reading

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Tips and Ideas to Retain Your Best Staff and Skills During COVID-19

In the highly competitive local economy, disrupted by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, firms more than ever cannot afford to lose their best staff and skills.  This piece provides critical insight from leading business thinkers including practical advice that you … Continue reading

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Tax Incentives to Invest in Small Business: The Clock is Ticking

National Treasury is reviewing all of its business tax incentives to determine to what extent they are contributing to policy objectives. One such incentive under review is the “Section 12J” incentive, which allows an investor a deduction of the full amount invested in a … Continue reading

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How Chaos Sparks Business Innovation

The greatest innovation is created in times of chaos, when opportunity abounds. Many successful business stories began during times of recession, depression, chaos and crisis, such as Uber, Airbnb, WhatsApp, Slack, Pinterest, Square, Disney, Sony and iPod.   In the midst of the unprecedented chaos created by COVID-19 … Continue reading

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POPIA (The Protection of Personal Information Act) is Now Law and the Clock is Ticking

After many false starts over the years (the pandemic causing one last delay this year), the enforcement provisions of POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act) have finally become law.  The clock is ticking on the year’s grace period allowed for compliance and every business should be aware of the … Continue reading

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What Happens if your Driver’s Licence Expires During the Pandemic and You Have an Accident?

If the thought of spending hours or days in a queue to renew your expired driver’s licence fills you with dread, you are not alone. Even before lockdown the testing centres were running behind in renewing licences and testing licence … Continue reading

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Protecting your Company’s Reputation When Staff Work from Home 

The number of staff working from home has surged with the lockdown, and many office-based employers now plan to keep most or all of their employees working remotely for the long term. There are of course many advantages to allowing those … Continue reading

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Employees Working from Home: What Tax Deductions Can You Claim?   

Working from home is part of our “new normal” and home offices are predicted to remain a permanent feature of many employment relationships in the future.  Both employees and their employers should be familiar with the tax angles, in particular the opportunity to claim tax … Continue reading

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Fraudsters are Everywhere: Cybercrime up 667% since Lockdown  

It didn’t take the online fraudsters long to realise that the coronavirus lockdown has opened up a whole new avenue of opportunity for them.   Malware, phishing and ransomware attacks are surging, and schemes offering some form of financial relief are particularly evident. All … Continue reading

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Who will Emerge as Winners and Losers in the Post Covid-19 Marketplace? 

As we wend our weary way through the pandemic and the lockdown’s economic fallout, let’s not lose sight of the fact that eventually we will inevitably return to some form of “normal”. As the wry Internet joke has it “This too will … Continue reading

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