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Fair & responsible remuneration critical

Executive remuneration has become a symbol of inequality in today’s global economic order. Shareholders are becoming more active in demanding that executive pay is more closely linked to results and stakeholders want a broader focus on the context in which the organisation operates.

SAICA SMME Survey findings

SAICA’s third annual Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) survey, released in 2016, was conducted with the objective of ascertaining the views of SMMEs regarding various issues that affect their current business environment, sustainability and future prospects, including challenges and opportunities.


Every Small & Medium Business should be aiming to have some savings in the bank as a buffer for difficult months when sales are...

Operating in the new age of business

Despite its pivotal role in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the connectivity sphere is no different from any other business sector when it comes to profitability challenges. In the fast-moving and hyper-competitive economic environment of today, even the biggest players in ICT are under threat.

Gender mainstreaming can bring significant business value

Some attempts have been made by the government and NGOs to advocate for more equal rights for women. Few months ago, President Ramaphosa announced his new cabinet in which half of all ministers are women. However, the private sector has been slower on the uptake. The world of business is still very much dominated by men.

Continuous integration prevents bigger problems later

Building apps is incredibly complex and getting it right is a fine art. To stay ahead of the competition, business owners need to use the right development tools that will keep them on track and support their development processes in a meaningful way.

Ways in which young entrepreneurs can grow their businesses

Young entrepreneurs can uncover opportunities to build and grow their businesses. As President Ramaphosa noted in a recent newsletter to the nation, young entrepreneurs are finding the 'silver lining to the dark COVID-19 cloud'.

COVID-19: should executives pay be cut to support employees?

As the business world feels the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and takes steps to adapt, companies are asking how they should approach their executives’ remuneration during this difficult time. Why is it so important for Boards and Remuneration Committees to address this issue? 


The fiduciary duties of a company director are found in section 76 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the Act”) and the common...

Innovation and efficiency in the real world

What are the real benefits of driving innovation and efficiency in business? Today ‘innovation’ is a buzzword: essential to many companies’ proclaimed existence, rather than...



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