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A bumpy ride for the rand in 2019?

Few currencies matched the rand’s turbulence in 2017, with factors such as Trumpenomics, the firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president, contributing to the R2.04 price swing during the year.

Emigrating – what happens to your retirement fund benefit?

Expected changes to the income tax laws in March 2019 will allow members who emigrate before they reach retirement date more flexibility to withdraw their retirement funds when they leave the country.

CX trends for 2019?

2018 was a tough year for South African businesses. Many organisations have faced closing their doors or reinventing themselves in order to remain in business. Now more than ever, companies need to differentiate themselves, and the most viable way to do this is through reorganisation around customers and their needs.

The need for intelligent data storage

The world is driven by data. It’s an instant world, where customers can make or break a business and the insights derived from data is the only thing that gives companies any indication of how to satisfy their markets.

Lower matriculation exam enrolment adds pressure to existing skills gap

The 2018 matric results have been released, showing another successful year with an improved pass rate of 78.2%. While this will lead to a number of now officially qualified matriculants looking to study further or start to enter the ‘working world’, what effect can the year-on-year decrease in matric enrolments pose to corporate South Africa (SA)?

Is the equity party over?

The cracks may be starting to show in the ten-year equity bull market, but does this mean that the cycle is now over?

Workplace mobbing mounting!

Mobbing is ‘bullying on steroids’, a horrifying new trend where a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological terror against a hapless target. (This is different to flash mobbing in a workplace which can be a form of a strike where employees do something collectively to draw attention to an issue).

How will the technology landscape change in 2019?

Until now, our industry has spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically, without providing a clear picture of how these powerful new innovations will be used. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately manifest in our work and personal lives.

Jail time for cartel conduct?

The amendments to the Competition Act, 1998, which introduce criminal liability for cartel conduct, came into effect on 1 May 2016.

Sharpen your communication skills for the digital world

Online communication has shaken up the rules for traditional communication – not only in general life, but in business too. 
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