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Mining Charter III: Piling the pressure on small miners

Achieving Mining Charter III’s requirements for structuring broad-based ownership, local procurement and social and labour plans is likely to present serious challenges for small scale miners in particular. It may be time to move away from a 'one size fits all' approach in setting charter targets.

STUDY | Difficult choices during difficult financial times

A study, believed to be the first of its kind in South Africa, revealed which debts consumers prioritise during times of financial stress.

Business insolvencies to increase by +2% in 2019

Business insolvencies is expected to increase by +2% in South Africa in 2019 (after +3% in 2018). This is the first outright deteriorations since 2009 and the global financial crisis.

Have you completed your 2019 financial planning?

While small to medium enterprise (SME) owners may not have a great deal of control over South Africa’s broader economic issues, they do have control over how they plan and manage their finances.

The end of civil society?

South Africa has a vibrant non-government sector – and yet, the prevalence of corruption amongst NPOs could be its undoing.

Counter terrorist financing measures

In the past 20 years, threats and incidents of terrorism have grabbed global headlines and urged nations to step up laws against not only the act but also the financing of terrorist activities. In South Africa more recently, the spotlight fell on the threat of terrorism after a spate of incidents in which alleged bombs were placed in shopping centres around Durban.

REPORT | Evaluating trust in the accountancy profession

New independent, international research indicates high trust in Chartered Accountants and points to the need for them to lead on protecting data and driving ethical behaviour and transparent business practices.

REPORT | Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

PwC’s study - From promise to reality - examines the corporate and sustainability reporting of over 700 listed companies across 21 countries and six sectors, to test on the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals into business strategy, planning and reporting.

Building a united front on financial crimes

Cyber attacks against financial services firms and other sectors have increased in number, size and sophistication. Globally, cybercriminals have launched large-scale attacks against banks and other financial institutions, siphoning billions of dollars from bank accounts as well as stealing millions of credit card records.

BOOK REVIEW | The world’s most inspiring accountants

This is a book about the extraordinary economic, social, personal and emotional impact accountants across the world are having.
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