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SMEs: Should you build an app for your business?

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” (Socrates) Applications (apps) have been topical since the rise of the smartphone. For many small and medium sized businesses … Continue reading

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“Life behind bars”

This has been yet another cycling year for Logista employees. Logista had two teams competing in the annual 265km Sani2C mountain bike race in May this year and twenty Logista staff members participated in the Beeld Children’s Fund Spinnathon in … Continue reading

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The women’s walk to freedom

As the sun rises on the 29th of August 2015, so does the excitement all over our beautiful Pretoria. It’s a pink pink here and a pink pink there. Here a pink there a pink everywhere a pink pink. The … Continue reading

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Our failing economy: Some common sense solutions

There is no doubt that in terms of being part of the global economy, South Africa has lost ground over the past two years or so. The currency is near an all time low and the stories in the global … Continue reading

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Leasing: How can it help your cash flow?

Small businesses (SMEs) often have cash flow difficulties. Leasing an asset as opposed to paying cash for it is one option to improve cash flow – a movable asset can be financed for several years. The benefits of strong cash … Continue reading

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VDP, SARS and Exchange Control: Good news ahead?

We have reported on the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) and SARS. Taxpayers with undeclared off-shore accounts were advised to enter the VDP by August 12th. The deadline does not apply to you if: You have already disclosed any off-shore assets … Continue reading

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Undeclared foreign accounts: Time is running out

Earlier this year the names of 100,000 HSBC account holders were leaked to the media. This became a scandal as HSBC had conspired with its customers to shield them from tax obligations. South African individuals and companies were amongst the … Continue reading

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The Greek crisis: Lessons for South Africa

Greece is in an unenviable position – it can leave the Euro and face potential collapse or it can stay in the Eurozone and face years of financial hardship. Pensions are being cut, the retirement age is going up, youth … Continue reading

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Eskom State of the Nation July 2015

Wherever one goes the conversation invariably turns to Eskom. For most electricity users from households, agriculture through to industry, a central issue is understanding the relevant causes related to security of supply and future grid electricity costs. With the ongoing … Continue reading

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Logista Stellenbosch: Social Event

On 17 July 2015, the Logista staff attended a soup and wine tasting afternoon which also served as a teambuilding event. The event was hosted at the Koelenhof Wine Cellar, situated 14km outside Stellenbosch on the R304 among the vineyard-covered … Continue reading

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