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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.
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.
Earlier this month, the Pretoria High Court granted a small business owner an urgent basis for relief against the South African Revenue Service (SARS) who depleted his bank account without following due process. The court ordered SARS to set aside the third appointment of Absa who collected R1.3 million on behalf of SARS from the taxpayer’s bank account in terms of Section 179 of the Tax Administration Act (TAA).
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.
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.
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.
A pandemic has hit the World, causing every country to reset and take a step back, assess its strengths, weaknesses, areas in need of development, and importantly also those priorities which now do not seem to be that important.
Read our exclusive cover story titled COVID-19 | RESET... REDEFINE, REFINE, REBUILD ...RESTART! by Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the June/July 2020 edition of BusinessBrief.
There is an insidious scourge in society, a criminality, albeit perhaps only due to a disregard for people. An ignorance of cause-and-effect. There has been Grand-Scale COLLUSION between Landlords and Managing Agents on the one hand enabled, even if unknowingly by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Competition on the other.
An interview with Yasmine Wilson, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the impact of COVID-19 on force majeure clauses in contracts.