COMMERCE WITHOUT MORALITY

COMMERCE WITHOUT MORALITY

COMMERCE WITHOUT MORALITY IS NOT ONLY USELESS BUT POSITIVELY DANGEROUS  In the workplace, it is easy to find oneself in a moral dilemma without even realising how you got there.  The workplace – like a home – can be made up of various different facets….

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THE FEAR OF SPEAKING   

THE FEAR OF SPEAKING  

HOW TO OVERCOME IT  Sweaty palms, a tingling sensation, rapid heart rate – these are just some of the physical symptoms that people feel when asked to speak; it’s officially called glossophobia – fear of public speaking. This fear could also include total avoidance of…

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SA UNEMPLOYED ON THE RISE

SA UNEMPLOYED ON THE RISE

Government unlikely to reach 2030 target of reducing unemployment to 6%  Government is unlikely to meet its 2030 target of reducing unemployment to 6%.  Unemployment has soared to its highest level since 2008, standing at 26.7% in the first quarter of 2016, up 2.2% since…

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WITHHOLDING TAX ON SERVICES

WITHHOLDING TAX ON SERVICES

In the Budget Speech of 2013 it was announced that a withholding tax on services would be introduced. The initial date was 2014 but implementation was subsequently postponed and the new effective date is 1 January 2016.  The purpose of the introduction of a withholding…

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CUTTING THE CLUTTER 

CUTTING THE CLUTTER 

The issue of ‘disclosure overload’ is not new, neither is it an issue for preparers of IFRS financial statements only. In fact, a number of standard-setters and regulators around the world are attempting to find solutions to the issue of disclosure overload.  The International Accounting…

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ETHICS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

ETHICS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Ethics has become a permanent and prominent feature of corporate governance in South Africa. According to the Kind Report on Corporate Governance, there are three key responsibilities that directors, collectively and individually, must discharge with regard to ethics.  Ethics has become a permanent and prominent…

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DEFINITION OF ‘ETHICS’ DECONSTRUCTED

DEFINITION OF ‘ETHICS’ DECONSTRUCTED

Ethics are more important today than ever before and that its importance in the business world will increase exponentially in future.  Generally speaking, ethics or moral philosophy is a collective of philosophical principles that include defining, defending and recommending concepts of what are considered right…

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UPSKILL YOUR STAFF

UPSKILL YOUR STAFF

Now’s the time to grow the people in your business  Most business owners will acknowledge that well-trained employees are the cornerstone of a successful operation. However, when it comes to the implementation of this training many falter, either because they don’t truly understand the value,…

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WHERE THERE’S A WILL

WHERE THERE’S A WILL

Make a way to tie up your estate neatly and effectively…  In the UK, some seven in 10 people die intestate. In the United States, studies show that 55% of adult Americans don’t have a will. In South Africa that number is as high as…

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SPOT THE WARNING SIGNS

SPOT THE WARNING SIGNS

How to pick up if your employees are unhappy, and how to react…  Your employees are unlikely to tell you if they are unhappy. These conversations are seen as a surefire way to darken one’s career prospects, and most work environments don’t lend themselves to…

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