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What to consider when looking at offshore risk protection?

Digitisation and increased mobility in the workplace are making the world more accessible by the day. With a paradigm shift towards working remotely, many South Africans are looking for ways to do this while travelling the globe. An accompanying spike in people wanting to emigrate or find work overseas, means there are a lot of South Africans abroad, or on their way soon.

BusinessBrief October/November 2021 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story titled GREEN GOVERNANCE - ARE YOUR ESG PRACTICES GEARED FOR SUSTAINABILITY, RESILIENCE & VALUE CREATION? by Esha Mansingh, Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations, Imperial Logistics and co-chair World Economic Forum New Champions SA Chapter and Lauren Rota, Vice President Group Environmental, Social & Governance, Imperial Logistics, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the October/November 2021 edition of BusinessBrief.

New Draft Companies Amendment Bill – key proposed amendments

A new draft of the Companies Amendment Bill has been published. Although the bill clarifies many important company law issues; several ambiguities related to the current act remain. On Friday, 1 October 2021, the Department of Trade, and Industry (DTI) published a new draft of the Companies Amendment Bill, 2021 (2021 Bill) for public comment.

Democratising application development with low-code platforms

With COVID-19 accelerating the digital transformation of businesses, many organisations were forced to adopt a work-from-home strategy, and customers began to increasingly purchase goods and services online. The outbreak highlighted the critical nature of software and its impact on people's lives, both professionally and personally.

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As activity bands become better at collecting health data, life insurance is catching up. When someone first coined the phrase 'grudge purchase', the description was probably most apt for insurance, of any kind: spending money 'just in case' of a damaging occurrence.

Introducing the knowledge economy

By now, decision-makers have realised the importance of data in driving businesses towards a digitally-based future. It is therefore surprising that the concept of the knowledge economy has largely been ignored. And yet, this will be the foundation on which modern organisations will be built.

Employing illegal foreign nationals – the cost, the risk and the...

With unemployment figures at an all-time high and South Africa facing numerous economic challenges, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and the Department of Labour (DoL) are again taking steps to curb the employment of illegal foreign nationals living in South Africa.

A TDS assessment will save time and money

Every year, organisations produce, manage and store billions of documents, yet little time is spent on finding ways to streamline workflow and eliminate the day-to-day inefficiencies that are slowing businesses down and costing them money.

Data privacy requires a multi-pronged data protection approach

The introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has put the spotlight on data security for many organisations, which has prompted many Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) to invest in data encryption.

Caution against rigid application of the law

It is sometimes said that the 'law is an ass' when one thinks the law is too rigid, unnecessary or ridiculous. The complainant sought payment of a surplus benefit following the death of her husband who was a member of the Auto Workers Provident Fund.


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