Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters rapidly rose up the corporate agenda in 2019, such that ESG is now a mainstream issue across all areas of corporate life, including in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Our M&A in 2020: The New Normal report takes a closer look at this key trend that has come to the fore in the past 12 months due to increased awareness of climate change, unease with globalisation, and pressure from activists and consumers.
Keeping up to date with legislative and case law changes in the highly regulated financial services industry can be challenging. Professionals need to make effective financial decisions, with a myriad of implications, while ensuring regulatory compliance and keeping current.
Restructuring professionals more positive about the economy, but retail, agriculture and construction sectors remain at risk, 2017 Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey finds. The fourth annual...
South Africans’ appetite for credit shows no sign of abating according to the latest Consumer Credit Market Report released by the National Credit Regulator. The total value of new credit granted increased from R120.08 billion to R123.64 billion for the quarter ended September 2017, an increase of 2.96% when compared to the previous quarter and an increase of 5.21% year on year.
The deadline for accountable institutions to meet the amendments of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, No. 38 of 2001, as amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, Act 1 of 2017 (FICA) legislation, which was introduced to counteract money laundering and the financing of terrorism, is fast approaching on April 2, 2019.
The last few months have left South Africans reeling. A volatile and unstable economy, concerns around government corruption, crime at an unsurpassed high and soaring price, are leaving citizens disheartened and concerned about their future in our country.
As State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) continue to struggle under severe financial pressure, perhaps it is time for them to consider business rescue to alleviate continued financial distress and to avoid potential personal liability of directors who continue to run these companies and rely on the inevitable call up of a government guarantee.