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PODCAST | Lockdown transaction data reveals major shift to online shopping

An interview with Jason Sive, CEO, Mobicred, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how shopping behaviour adoption rates and purchasing trends have altered as a result of the lockdown.

PODCAST | Labour Court provides much needed correction on no-work no-pay...

An interview with Jacques van Wyk, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing an article penned by Bradley Workman-Davies, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, in the August/September edition of BusinessBrief, apropos an important recent judgement in the Johannesburg High Court which has provided some clarity with regard to no-work no-pay during the lockdown.

When can losses on shareholders’ loans be claimed as a tax...

It is an inevitable consequence when operating in a distress economy, such as we find ourselves in South Africa these days, that shareholders will find themselves disposing of companies for less than they paid for them, whether the companies were formed or purchased by those shareholders.

PODCAST | Teaching employees how to retire successfully

An interview with Dave Crawford, Proprietor, Planning Retirement, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how important it is for employers to provide education and training to inform employees about the issues that will face them when they retire.

PODCAST | Important court win for small business owner against SARS

An interview with Jean-Louis Nel, Tax Attorney, Tax Consulting SA, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how the Pretoria High Court granted a small business owner an urgent basis for relief against SARS who depleted his bank account without following due process.

PODCAST | VAT – your key to unlocking the COVID-19 cashflow...

An interview with Kevin Black, Director, VAT Claims International, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how COVID-19 and the lockdown has severely impacted business cash flows. Surviving the shock is challenging the resilience of enterprises and executives.

PODCAST | Green New Deal can stimulate economic recovery and create...

An interview with Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the Green New Deal (GND) and how harnessing its benefits can help grow the economy and create jobs in a post-COVID-19 world.

Copyright Amendment Bill – public participation shambles!

The Copyright Amendment Bill has caused great uncertainty in South African and global artistic and creative markets. The bill has gone through many revisions and attracted widespread criticism. Today, it awaits and has been waiting for President Ramaphosa’s signature for months. But the whole activity must be restarted due to government’s mishandling of the public participation process. If this is not done, the bill will lack the legitimacy that every government policy requires, particularly from the relevant constituency – in this case, innovators.

PODCAST | Emergency Budget speech expectations

Wednesday's emergency Budget speech will be crucial for businesses and individuals  struggling under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 second phase economic response: Tax Relief

National Treasury has published another draft bill to formalise the tax relief measures available in response to the devastating covid-19 pandemic. It is hoped this will clarify uncertainty and offer some relief during these tough times.


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