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Alibaba Singles Day Shopping Event Breaks Past Sales Records

Alibaba’s annual online Singles Day (also called Double 11) shopping event, which usually takes place on 11/11, was this year extended to around two weeks. The event nearly doubled 2019’s record sales as China’s economy, unlike EU and Western economies, continued to recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What Should Audit Committees Be Thinking About at This Time

Audit committees have a critical role in assisting the Board in overseeing and monitoring an organisation’s principles and processes by which financials are recorded and disseminated, the hiring and monitoring of external auditors, ensuring regulatory compliance, assessing a company's internal financial controls, and reviewing risks with the senior management team. This role may also reach beyond financial performance monitoring to include a broader scope of the organisation's risk and control environment that includes operational processes and new technologies.

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Selling Your Business Part 4 - Minimising Tax

Be sure to keep SARS happy but take advantage of generous concessions and planning opportunities by thinking ahead.

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Alibaba Affiliate Ant Group’s Listing Could Be the World’s Largest IPO

Alibaba affiliate, Ant Group’s (Ant’s) listing could turn out to be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history as it chases a valuation that would rival the world’s biggest payment firms.

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Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces

“Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.” – Author Unknown. Megan Veldman, HR at Moore Johannesburg looks at Occupational Health and Safety measures in certain workplaces.

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Friendly Share Buy-Backs and Section 48(8) Of the Companies Act

The share buy-back has long been an effective manner to consolidate ownership within a company. A share buy-back in many instances is also attractive from a tax perspective because it is considered a dividend and thus does not give rise to a capital gains event. Share buy-backs are governed by Section 48 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”), which allows the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of a company to determine that the company will acquire its own shares, subject to a solvency and liquidity test. Matthew Delaney Legal Consultant at Resolve Corporate Services takes a closer look.

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Gender-Based Violence – Not My Problem

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, impacting on almost every aspect of life. GBV (which disproportionately affects women and girls) is systemic, and deeply entrenched in institutions, cultures and traditions in South Africa. Karen Botha Wright delves into this subject a bit deeper.

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Selling Your Business Part 3: Finding the Right Buyer

The Moore Advisory Johannesburg team has partnered many entrepreneurs through the sale of their businesses. Based on this experience, the team have put together a six-part series of articles with advice on understanding the sales process. In part 3, they talk to you about who are you going to sell to?

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The Audit of Accounting Estimates in Terms of ISA 540 (Revised)

In a rapidly changing business environment, businesses are constantly forecasting what the future may hold, whether strategically, operationally or when accounting for transactions, assets and liabilities in their accounting records. In accounting terms, we call those forecasts accounting estimates.

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Moore Debt Advisory – Johannesburg

We are pleased to introduce Moore Debt Advisory, the most recent addition to Moore Johannesburg’s advisory offering. We aim to be a leading South African independent debt advisory firm within the Moore Global network, offering specialist debt advisory and debt raising services alongside and in partnership with our existing South African corporate finance advisory offering.