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2017 FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS

Planning - Outline your plan for the yearUse a quiet week or two at the beginning of the year to set out your...

Beware the iceberg!

Insourcing your business continuity management may seem to make sense—until, too late, you realise that 80 percent of the costs and complexities are hidden. Although most responsible organisations now accept the imperative for a proper business continuity management (BCM) plan, when it comes to investing in a business continuity capability, the eternal problem of costs asserts itself.

FAMILY BUSINESS SECTOR REPORTS GROWTH

Despite the current economic uncertainty and the accelerating pace of change, South Africa’s family business sector has high ambitions for quick and aggressive growth...

Making the change to self-service BI

The concept of self-service business intelligence (BI) is one that many companies are at odds with. As is often the case, you have those who want to embrace it while others are still struggling to get their head around traditional BI. This however does not need to be the case.

EXPAND INTO AFRICA

According to the 2016 African Economic Outlook report, Africa’s annual GDP growth increased from around 2% in the 1980s and 1990s to above 5%...

Demand for top leaders

There has been an increase in demand of more than 100% for senior leaders from South African companies over the past three months, as businesses urgently play catch-up to fill their top posts. Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO of Jack Hammer, says there has been a wave of briefings from across all sectors since September.

DELINQUENT DIRECTOR: CONSEQUENCES

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

Indicators of innovation in today’s workforce

It’s been proven that industry leaders who invest in new technology and innovation achieve better productivity and return on investment. However, for this to be true, an organisation needs to be ready for innovation, not only technically but also culturally.

Why some companies are more profitable for years longer than their...

New research shows a firm’s competitive advantage can last more than three times as long as previously believed and that companies with 'higher-order' resources can greatly outlast their competitors.

Company Secretary | from administrator to governance leader

The role of a company secretary is broad and onerous to say the least and, if this post is not occupied by a competent person who has the appropriate knowledge and skills; the consequences can be the cause of significant organisational friction.
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