Category Archives: Business

Offshore companies and doing business in South Africa – A companies act perspective

According to the most recent statistics released by the South African Revenue Service, South Africa remains a net importer of goods and services. Put differently, one could say that South Africans are more often clients in cross-border transactions than they … Continue reading

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Succession planning

Owning a business requires careful succession planning and is part of your estate planning as you have to determine who will succeed you, or who will purchase your shares, or who will be entitled to the income after your death. … Continue reading

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Red flags: financial reasons why small businesses fail

Many people dream of starting their own business. Few of the dreamers get as far as actually starting a business. Even fewer of the businesses survive in the long-term. Too often small businesses fail due to reasons, financial and otherwise, … Continue reading

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Business Ethics

There is a misconception that if a business complies with all legal requirements, it also has good business ethics. However, legal compliance does not automatically equate to morally sound business practices. A member of management or an employee’s conduct may … Continue reading

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When it comes to strategy, size doesn’t matter

To create a strategic roadmap for your business you don’t need heaps of wonderful resources; you only need to give up your preconceived ideas about strategy and open your mind. Sometimes the thing that holds a small business back the … Continue reading

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The PAIA manual: Have you done yours?

If your business is in the private sector and has not drawn up its PAIA manual yet, now is the time to start doing so as PAIA manuals for private bodies must be submitted to the South African Human Rights … Continue reading

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