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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Board meeting sound recordings

The recent court order instructing the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to make available audio recordings of one of their board meetings has highlighted the urgent need for boards to develop policy around this issue.

Addressing workplace stress, substance abuse and mental illness

There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree.

SURVEY | Entrepreneurs are not thriving!

Entrepreneurs are not thriving and more needs to be done to improve South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This reflects the results of 'the real state of entrepreneurship survey 2018' which was reached after surveying more than 1,000 entrepreneurs across the county.

Implementing your compliance function

While most organisations recognise the need for a compliance function, the complex nature of this essential structure renders many unsure of how to establish a comprehensive, dynamic and specific programme that addresses the basics and ensures the organisation remains compliant in all spheres.

Overcoming your fear of starting a business

It is important for aspiring entrepreneurs to not let their fears stand in the way of starting a business. In the light of World Entrepreneurs Day taking place today, 21 August, there is a need for more South Africans to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

Is disruption overload a reality?

Can too much innovation cost your business? Ever heard the saying that too much of a good thing is bad? This is particularly true when it comes to innovation.

Ineffective contract management costs!

Fines and penalties, missed deadlines, losses due to overlooked obligations, invalid contracts – these are some of the challenges that an organisation can avoid with better contract management.

Executive women advancement lagging

Despite some organisations taking steps to boost the number of women at executive level, progress is still slow. The proportion of women to men in executive roles is still low, with only one female CEO among the JSE top 40 companies. These are some of the findings from PwC Executive Directors Practices Remuneration Report 2018.

Managing conflicts of interest must be a priority

The media reports are full of such stories; albeit cheating in sports, State capture, wide-scale corruption at governmental, provincial, municipal, parastatal, corporate and the...

REPORT | Leading organisations embrace technology to increase effectiveness

The business risk landscape continues to evolve and has challenged the compliance and ethics efforts of organisations worldwide. PwC's 2018 State of Compliance Study shows how leading compliance and ethics organisations are prioritising cultural impact and embracing technology to increase their effectiveness.
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