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New research on profit shifting and corporate tax avoidance

A new SA-TIED research study estimates that South Africa loses about 7 billion ZAR a year due to profit shifting by multinational corporations; amounting to about 4% of total current corporate income tax receipts.

Start-Up ideas are everywhere – even in Aged Healthcare

Every loving son ages with the same question on his mind: 'What are we going to do about my mom?' This question follows from some lessons I learned from an interview with Jason Calacanis, an American internet entrepreneur, angel investor, author and blogger and Seth Sternberg, CEO of Honor which is a business in the USA focused on private Home Care for the elderly.

Is multilingualism the silver bullet?

The Apartheid government’s Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 forced black schools to integrate Afrikaans as a language of instruction. This event struck a nerve that triggered the Soweto uprising of 1976 and contributed to exposing the Apartheid system for what it was: government tyranny.

BOOK REVIEW | Democracy Works

Democracy Works explores how we can learn to nurture and deepen democracy in Africa to ensure economic growth and political stability. Making democracy work relies on much more than having free and fair elections. It depends on what happens between elections. It relies on the systems and institutions of government. Very importantly it hinges on what politicians want to do with the power they acquire, beyond the power itself.

Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill published

The draft Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill has been published by the National Treasury for comment. Comments will be accepted until 1 April 2019.

A brief history of time in a festive year-end rhyme

‘Twas the week before Christmas after a year that was despairingly tough, When load-shedding made a comeback as plant maintenance hadn’t been enough. Our confidence was lifted high when the party finally recalled Zuma. But we still hit a recession and wished 'Ramaphoria' had started sooner.

REPORT | Enhancing the credibility of non-financial information

Investors want more credible and relevant non-financial information from companies to make informed decisions.

To what Degree?

On a daily basis we deal with graduates who are not able to find work despite impressive sounding qualifications. Some qualifications sound very glamorous, but only return value after a person has reached a Master or Doctorate Level.

Gender pay discrimination cases lag despite amended legislation

The Employment Equity Act (EEA) known as the ‘equality clause’ was recently amended to make more explicit the remedy for unequal pay based on discrimination. Prior to this, the act did not specifically deal with wage discrimination on the basis of race or gender, despite the Labour Court having held that there were no reasons why equal pay claims should not be claimed in terms of the Act.

Are lost sales impacting your bottom line?

Using technology to manage your company’s loss rate can have a massive impact on your bottom line. If you want to win at business, you need to become obsessed with your losses.
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