MANAGEMENT: Revised BBBEE Codes- So what’s new?

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You may have to rework your BBBEE strategy to comply with the revised codes. Businesses will have to do more to maintain their current status levels.

OPINION: Banking security- a threat or an opportunity?

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How secure are online banking apps? They’re not. Many applications are technically secure, but it is important to understand that security is not just a technology problem.

INSIGHT: Flashmob needed to promote ethical conduct

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Alternative creative approaches will get the message of the importance of ethical conduct in organisations across. Conventional methods of persuasion should be complemented by others that are potentially more impactful.

INSIGHT: IRR warns on tourism and travel regulations

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The new travel regulations may negatively impact South Africa’s tourism industry, says Mienke Steytler of the SAIRR.

NEWS: Government withdraws code on B-BBEE and ESOP

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Government has backed down on the controversial Amended Code notice for Broad-Based and Employee Ownership Schemes.

PROPERTY: The importance of real estate training

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Qualification and compliance requirements in the real estate industry means consumers can deal with professionals who are equipped to deal with a property sales transaction. Real estate company Re-Max has launched a learning academy to give agents skills and compliance education.

BUSINESS: Get the tax basics right from the start

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Get your SARS red tape for your business right from the start if you want to avoid problems and penalties with the tax authorities later, says Madelein van der Watt.

INSIGHT: Time to act on water scarcity

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Water scarcity is a threat to the global economy. It impacts food production, sanitation and drinking-water demand in mega-cities and industry. The situation has worsened rather than improved over the past decade.

INVESTMENT: Is the South African Rand actually that volatile?

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Wealth manager, Andrew Flavell explains the extent to which the rand is volatile, having tracked the exchange rate over a number of years.

INSIGHT: Acquisitions in the energy sector

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In the energy sector, merger notifications can be triggered even before exploration activity starts. Merger notifications can be cumbersome, expensive and can be long, but Kenya has developed a constructive approach to it.