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January 2024

Cybersecurity Unveiled: Navigating the Current Landscape and Mitigating Risks

The concept of computer programs can be traced back to the 1830s, but it wasn't until World War II that electrical computers (as it is known today) were first developed. The devices we use today have a rich history, offering endless possibilities to enhance our lives. However, they also come with their own set of risks. 

Navigating Global Risks: Impact on Corporate Valuations

In an era marked by unprecedented challenges, the global business landscape is continually shaped by an array of risks that extend far beyond traditional economic concerns. As we delve into the complexities of corporate valuations, it becomes imperative to recognise and understand the profound influence that global risks exert on the financial health and stability of companies. According to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2024, the top five global short-term risks—misinformation and disinformation, extreme weather events, societal polarisation, cyber insecurity, and interstate armed conflict—stand out as critical factors affecting corporate valuations.   In the article we expand on these risks and the effects they have on the corporate valuations landscape.

Probity Audits: Why We Need Them

Given the recent headlines regarding Eskom or even how legislation dictates procurement in private companies (to an extent), probity audits are necessary in the public and private sectors. We could all do with renewed trust in procurement processes countrywide—and that’s what probity audits can provide.

Navigating African Markets: A Guide for South African Companies

During 2023 we noticed a surge in South African companies seeking growth opportunities by expanding their existing operations into the African continent. This upward trajectory can be attributed to the global transition towards renewable energy, intensifying the demand for Africa's abundant natural resources. With the continent showcasing the world's youngest and fastest-growing population, an unparalleled opportunity emerges for developing infrastructure and tapping into a burgeoning consumer base.