Category Archives: Business

The rules around returns and refunds during South Africa’s lockdown

The Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) says it has received several complaints relating to returns and refunds during the level 4 lockdown. The ombudsman said that the majority of complaints have centred around clothing, and that some clothing suppliers are not … Continue reading

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What good leaders do in a time of crisis

As part of Saica’s  Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, CA(SA) and CFO of Discovery Health, Brett Tromp, shared his thoughts on what good leaders can do in a time of crisis.   Brett Tromp  In good times, a leader’s role is … Continue reading

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SARS is changing the tax filing season due to the coronavirus – here’s what you need to know

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has outlined changes to the coming tax filing season due to the impact of the coronavirus.  In a presentation on Tuesday (5 May), SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that the season will be comprised … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and downgrades: Director’s duties unpacked

At the same time as grappling with a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, South Africa’s credit rating was also downgraded to below investment grade by Moody’s. This is likely to only further depress an already weakening economy, … Continue reading

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5 ways small business owners can get more done

Many workers often experience the guilt and frustration of not getting through their to-do list for the day. Software company, Atlassian states that the average employee is interrupted from their work 56 times a day. Some days are unpredictable – … Continue reading

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4 good reasons not to mix your business and personal finances

Freelancers, tradesman and other self-employed people easily fall into the trap of tangling their business and personal finances. Not only does this expose the business to several risks, it also creates a bookkeeping problem by failing to account for business … Continue reading

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The Importance of ethical behaviour

For citizens, even for those of us with no aspirations in a career in law enforcement, morality and integrity are important characteristics to demonstrate. We instinctively know that it is good to be moral and act with integrity, but by … Continue reading

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Kom ons kyk terug na korporatiewe beheer

Die einde van 2019 het aangebreek. Ons het dit dus goedgedink om ʼn kort opsomming vir u te gee van die belangrike onderwerpe wat gedurende die jaar aangeraak is. CIPC JAARLIKSE OPGAWES In terme van Artikel 33 van die Maatskappywet … Continue reading

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7 Ways to make better decisions

We all make decisions every day. But as you become responsible for more people or projects, your decisions become weightier. It can be difficult to trust that you’re making the best choice. Here are some strategies to consider. Look at … Continue reading

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Does your SME owe SARS money?

Many entrepreneurs and business owners live in fear of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). In most cases, this fear is compounded by a lack of knowledge and failure to understand what is required. Yet most of the anxiety – … Continue reading

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