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Understanding hackers

While the motivation behind major cyberattacks is often unclear, there are some steps that can be taken by a business, to improve security and aim to keep the hackers out. The reality globally is that cyber criminals are becoming relentless - and 2017 proved to be no exception. In 2016 we saw unprecedented attacks, politically motivated sabotage and overt attempts to disrupt electoral processes. Unfortunately, these trends continued in 2017 and show no signs of abating in the future. Innovation, economies of scale, new sophistication and trends that open up...

FEATURE | ACCOUNTING ACCOUNTABILITY!

Is the accounting profession experiencing a crisis of credibility? Current events locally and internationally are demanding higher levels of accountability in the accounting and auditing professions. Unethical accounting and auditing practices in South Africa have reverberated globally, with the reputations of large accounting and auditing firms severely damaged by their links to public service corruption and financial misrepresentation by large multinational companies like Steinhoff.

STEWARDSHIP – piecing the leadership puzzle together?

Imagine that you woke up this morning to the news that Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump had both just announced their resignations as President and that Robert Mugabe has been declared unfit to lead Zimbabwe! Now think of who you would choose to lead? More importantly, what qualities should the next leader have?

Offering a Resigning Employee a Raise Risky?

Picture this: one of your valued employees resigns at a time when it will be difficult and expensive to replace her. You offer her...

Is RPL just a way to fast-track qualifications?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) boasts many benefits, the most obvious being the ability to fast track obtaining a qualification. Many people today have extensive experience in their field but not the qualifications behind their name to back that experience. RPL offers a solution for those eligible candidates.

Victimising employees is risky!

One of the legal terms and concepts that appear to confuse employers and employees is ‘victimisation’. This is partially because the labour statutes do not deal directly with the concept of ‘workplace victimisation’. This is most surprising in view of the fact that victimisation does interfere with the right to fair labour practice.

Entrepreneurship – Township SMMEs

PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES South Africa lags far behind many developing countries in levels of entrepreneurship, which is seen globally as a...

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.

Our biometric future?

What do consumers want when they bank or shop? Often, they want just two things: for their money to stay safe and for their banking...

FEATURE – THE INNOVATOR

THE INNOVATOR is a person or organisation that drives innovation and can be defined simply as a new idea, process or product. INNOVATION can be viewed as the application of improved solutions through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models. ENTREPRENEURS & SMEs drive innovation by their use of inventive ideas, processes and products. Innovation is their catalyst for business growth.
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