Showing posts with category "business opinion"

Business Talk – Stefan Smyth from EY-Parthenon discusses how to build a resilient business

EY-Parthenon’s Stefan Smyth shares practical advice for businesses to avoid falling into distress, and how businesses can restore their health and become resilient.

October 5, 2021
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Business Opinion

Business Talk – EY Africa’s Sandra du Toit on effective capital allocation strategies

EY Africa’s Sandra du Toit explains how and why companies should take a holistic approach towards capital allocation.

September 28, 2021
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Business Opinion

Economic Development Board of Mauritius provides clarity over taxation of foreign investments

The Economic Development Board of Mauritius has moved to assure South Africans with Mauritian trusts, in response to confusion and concern among its members and clients around the taxation of foreign investments in the island country.

September 23, 2021
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Business Opinion

Why Mauritian trusts remain an excellent option for South Africans

Recent changes in the way trusts are taxed in Mauritius have left South Africans confused as to whether there is still any benefit in using them – especially as some have been advised that their Mauritian trusts will no longer be exempt from paying tax on the island, says Caoilfhionn van der Walt, international tax partner at boutique international tax and structuring firm Regan van Rooy.

September 23, 2021
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Business Opinion

Consider this before implementing a higher sugar tax levy in South Africa

In 2018, the South African Minister of Finance introduced the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) on sugary drinks that have more than four grams of sugar per 100 ml. The rate is fixed at 2.1 cents per gram of the sugar content that exceeds four grams per 100ml, i.e. the first four grams per 100ml are levy-free.

September 23, 2021
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Business Opinion

South Africa’s vaccine passport – the legal ‘test’ you should know about

On 12 September 2021, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government will provide further information on an approach to vaccine passports, ‘which can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events’.

September 23, 2021
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Business Opinion

Business Talk – EY Africa CEO Ajen Sita discusses the pursuit of long-term value

Ajen Sita, the EY Africa CEO, discusses current challenges facing corporates.

September 22, 2021
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Business Opinion

Business Talk – In conversation with Discovery Insure’s Anton Ossip

Anton Ossip is the CEO of Discovery Insure and is on the board of the South African Insurance Association.

September 14, 2021
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Business Opinion

Business Talk – In conversation with Discovery Insure’s Francois Theron

Michael Avery chats with Discovery Insure’s deputy CEO, Francois Theron, about interesting developments at the popular insurance business.

September 8, 2021
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Business Opinion

Covid-19 has claimed another victim: high school maths and science marks in South Africa

Data published by the Telkom Foundation shows the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on school learners in the critical areas of mathematics and science. The data reveals that the lack of face-to-face learning under lockdown has seen high-school learners regressing.

August 26, 2021
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Business Opinion

South Africa proposes a mandatory pension system – here’s how much it wants you to pay

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, has published a Green Paper on comprehensive social security and retirement reform for public comment. It includes a mandatory pension and insurance system.

August 18, 2021
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Business Opinion

Business Talk – In conversation with Google South Africa’s Alistair Mokoena

Alistair Mokoena is the country director at Google South Africa.

August 11, 2021
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Business Opinion