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Black Beneficiary dissonance

BBBEE Employees are not entitled. Often, they are just COMPROMISED. A major problem is developing in companies which have embraced BBBEE, where Employee Ownership or Beneficiary Trusts have been created. Employees who happen to also be BBBEE Beneficiaries, sometimes misunderstand that they are ordinary employee’s and do not have a favoured, preferred or somehow entitled status, in-comparison with other employee’s in the company.

POLITICS & UNIONS | Is workplace disruption for political gain criminal?

When political parties begin to take over the roles of Trade Unions, there is cause for great concern in the progress of South Africa’s new democracy. The EFF, long a disrupter in the South African political landscape, has recently turned to workplace disruption.

FEATURE | PROTECTING AND GROWING YOUR WEALTH

In this feature, we take a look at wealth creation and the protection of high net-worth individuals (HNWI) assets. With so many financial products available both locally and internationally how does one know what to invest in, when to invest and how much of one’s assets should be allocated to a particular investment product?

BusinessBrief October/November 2018 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled POLITICS & UNIONS | IS WORKPLACE DISRUPTION FOR POLITICAL GAIN CRIMINAL? by Nerine Kahn, CEO, Employment Relations Exchange, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the October/November 2018 edition of BusinessBrief.

CPD quality assurance deception!

As one of the original members of the SAQA commission which worked on the Professional Body framework and regulations, I am now astounded by how existing and aspirant Professional Bodies, but more so, pre-existing Statutory Bodies, are consciously misinterpreting what Continuous Professional Development(CPD) is and how it needs to be quality assured.

Time to take the cyber threat environment seriously!

On a recent visit to BDO in Norway, it struck me that many South African-based businesses and organisations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities of which they are blissfully unaware.

ETHICS | Have we lost hope?

Being able to speak the truth, without the fear of being intimidated or being politically incorrect is a liberty that sets a person free, both physically and psychologically. However, this attribute is increasingly more difficult to find in the leadership and structures of the ‘new’ democratic South Africa.

FEATURE | XBRL | the NEW REPORTING STANDARD

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) introduced digital financial reporting via XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) on July 1, 2018.

BusinessBrief August/September 2018 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled ETHICS | HAVE WE LOST HOPE? by Terrance Booysen, Chief Executive Officer, CGF Research Institute, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the August/September 2018 edition of BusinessBrief.

4th Industrial Revolution impacts relevancy of Trade Unions!

The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) has become a buzz word in many forums discussing global economic trends. The revolution is presented as the next inevitable event that will sweep the entire world.
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