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Junk Status Is Not The End – It Can Get A Lot Worse!

There is a perception that we will be scraping the very bottom of the barrel if Moody’s does indeed downgrade our debt to the dreaded Junk Status – that ‘There’s no way to go but up’, that ‘This is the … Continue reading

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How To Detect and Dodge Financial Scams

How To Detect and Dodge Financial Scams Financial scams have always been around but their scale in today’s world is truly amazing – estimates of annual losses in the USA alone reach $120 billion. The good news is that there … Continue reading

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Your Tax Returns Are Due: Make Sure You Fill In Your Return Correctly

The last thing you need is to have the Taxman after you with his armoury of penalties and threats of criminal prosecution; and the likelihood of that happening if you put a foot wrong is higher than ever now with … Continue reading

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What Will The Next Decade Bring Us?

As we settle into 2020 let’s all, with the wise old saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail” in mind, start thinking about not only what the next year or so holds for us, but about what our world … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best management is to take a back seat

“When the best leader’s work is done the people say ‘We did it ourselves’” (Lao Tzu) Management is probably more of an art than a science – sometimes you need to get actively involved in an issue and other times … Continue reading

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How to prepare your business plan

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” (Benjamin Franklin) Previously we discussed why a business plan is so important, this month we look at the mechanics of compiling it. There are many templates available (most banks have … Continue reading

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The CIPC to intensify compliance enforcement from January

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced new requirements for companies and close corporations when completing their Annual Returns. From 1 January 2020 it will be mandatory to complete a compliance questionnaire when submitting the Annual Return. The … Continue reading

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Important: SA’s rankings on the ease of doing business index, and an exciting new business registration platform

In his recent State of the Nation Addresses, President Ramaphosa vowed to speed up economic growth. He has set several key milestones to measure how effectively he is putting South Africa back on a positive economic path, such as attracting … Continue reading

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Crunch time for SA – The medium term budget policy statement and what it means to you

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now … Continue reading

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Businesses: Think strategically when cost cutting

We all know times are tough and many companies are embarking on cost cutting exercises. Unfortunately, this is a necessary procedure but think of the impact on staff morale and the potential loss of productivity when undertaking cost reduction. You … Continue reading

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