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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Application Capital?

The effective management of application capital is what will propel the next Amazon, Google, Microsoft, or Netflix. Not how many physical assets they deploy in their infrastructure, warehouses, or showrooms; nor even how many employees they amass. The real competitive differentiator will be found in their applications.

Key benefits of a restaurant franchise model

A franchise with a proven track record will probably have a lower risk and should therefore be an attractive investment. When investors are considering a franchise in the restaurant industry they should, however, evaluate the following pointers that could influence their decision:

The Great Bank Heist – SAICA responds

SAICA's response to the VBS Mutual Bank report released by Advocate Terry Motau SC on 10 October 2018. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) takes note of The Great Bank Heist, Advocate Terry Motau SC’s forensic report on the alleged fraud that took place at VBS Mutual Bank.

Succession planning will be affected by new generational thinkers

Organisational succession planning, and the associated management and implementation of such plans, has traditionally been viewed as a long-term, deliberate and well-thought-out process.


In this feature, we take a look at wealth creation and the protection of high net-worth individuals (HNWI) assets. With so many financial products available both locally and internationally how does one know what to invest in, when to invest and how much of one’s assets should be allocated to a particular investment product?

REVIEW I Apple iPhone Xs Max

September always brings a new crop of Apples and this year was a bumper crop. No less than three models in many various colours were on offer from Apple Inc.

How will AI-driven BI tools transform your SME in 2019?

In today’s digitally powered business ecosystem, data has become the lifeblood of every forward-thinking, successful enterprise. More specifically, data analytics (the key information gleaned from volumes of data) is now the primary weaponry that enables business leaders to outsmart their competition. And in such a highly disruptive, cutthroat business sphere, every bit of smart weaponry counts!

Disciplinary hearings – be prepared

Problems of weak disciplinary case presentation often occur. There are two important reasons for this. The person presenting the case for the employer may be insufficiently skilled in case presentation, or, the employer may have failed to prepare the evidence properly.

Regulating Airbnb encourages anti-competitive behaviour

The Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA) has called on government to regulate Airbnb in South Africa. TBCSA claims that Airbnb is threatening the viability of conventional lodging providers such as hotels and could lead to job losses.

Stop making laws to which nobody adheres

The law is supposed to fulfil two important functions in society: protecting people’s persons and property, and conflict avoidance. When the law steps outside of these functions, the law itself becomes a source of conflict, as we have seen throughout history, especially in contemporary South African history.
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