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22 02 2016

OUR ECONOMY IN 2016 –TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Last year was a difficult year with low economic growth, a declining currency, an increasing budget deficit and a substantial trade shortfall.

18 02 2016

EMPLOYERS: HOW TO AVOID EXPENSIVE EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT MISTAKES AND IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY

In South Africa it can be difficult to dismiss employees due to our inflexible labour laws. This makes firing employees a potentially expensive and time consuming exercise, which tends to put the business on a defensive footing and distracts it from performing its core functions.

08 02 2016

OUTSOURCING: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND GOOD FOR YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

It is often said that the greatest problem facing the country is youth unemployment which is over 50%. How can we manage this? Outsourcing is one potential answer that can create jobs for our unemployed youth.

29 01 2016

A NEW TAX: WHAT SORT OF FOOTPRINT WILL THE CARBON TAX LEAVE?

Government is looking to spread its revenue base and from 2017 will almost certainly introduce the much debated Carbon Tax.

29 01 2016

eFILING UPDATES

As part of the process of improving customer service, SARS have added a new facility to eFiling. Taxpayers can now...

28 01 2016

THINKING OF SELLING YOUR BUSINESS? HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT PAINLESS

Many people dread the day they have to sell their business – root canal treatment is a more preferable option. It doesn’t need to be like that – some thought and planning can turn it into a rewarding exercise.

07 01 2016

YOUR PAIA MANUAL – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

If you were one of those small businesses given additional time to complete a PAIA manual, don’t forget these need be finalised by 31 December 2015.

17 12 2015

EMPLOYERS: DO YOU FACE A DOUBLE PENALTY IF YOU CONTRAVENE TWO ACTS?

A recent Labour Appeal Court case highlighted the need, when planning to terminate an employee’s services, to ensure that the correct legal procedure is followed. More interestingly, it answered the question of whether, if the termination transgresses two Acts, the employer is separately liable for each transgression.

14 12 2015

THE SQUEEZE IS ON: THE MEDIUM TERM BUDGET

These words spoken by Minister Nene neatly capture the predicament the country’s finances are in. Several years ago growth exceeded 5% and the budget showed a small surplus. Today we are growing at just over 1% and without ongoing growth in government revenue we will struggle to continue with the government’s ambitious development policy.

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