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Navigating the Cyber Jungle: How Not to be a Sitting Duck in the Digital Pond!

In the ever-shifting digital landscape, the terrain is as promising as it is perilous. For companies who prioritise their cybersecurity and well-being, navigating this dynamic environment is no casual stroll in the park—it's a serious task. Every click, every share, and every upload can open doors to unprecedented opportunities or unforeseen vulnerabilities. Thus, taking cyber risks seriously is not just a matter of precaution, but a fundamental principle for those who seek to thrive in this constantly evolving digital ecosystem.

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Navigating Succession Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Ensuring Your Business Thrives Across Generations

Succession planning remains an often overlooked yet critical element of business sustainability. Whether you're leading a family business or an owner-managed firm, you can't afford to leave succession to chance. As your trusted advisor, we're committed to helping you thrive in a changing world. This comprehensive guide aims to empower you with actionable steps and cautionary tales to navigate this complex process effectively.

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AI And IA: A Marriage of Sorts

Artificial intelligence. The phrase has received a bad rap over the years. It conjures up images of uncertainty and discomfort for readers, encouraging them to ask the question, “What does artificial intelligence mean for me?”, “Am I going to lose my job?” Let us delve a bit deeper into the phrase.

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Diesel Refunds for Foodstuff Manufacturers

National treasury proposed a diesel refund for manufacturers of foodstuffs during the 2023 Budget speech, with effect from 01 April 2023 until 31 March 2025.

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Rationalisations of Fraud Perpetrators (Part 4 in the 4 Part Series)

In Part 3 of the series, we introduced and evaluated some of the possible opportunities relating to fraudulent behaviour. We now conclude this series with a brief exploration of fraud perpetrators’ rationalisations after the crime has been committed, or during the act.

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Embracing the Future: Modernisation of VAT in South Africa

Just as the digital revolution has transformed how we communicate, shop, and even bank, the realm of taxation is not far behind. The South African Revenue Services (SARS) recently unveiled a discussion paper aiming to revitalise and modernise our Value-Added Tax (VAT) system, offering both challenges and opportunities for all involved parties. This article provides a summary of the main points from the discussion paper.

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AI and IA: A Marriage of Sorts

Artificial intelligence. The phrase has gotten a bad rap over the years. It conjures up images of uncertainty and discomfort for readers, encouraging them to ask the question, “What does artificial intelligence mean for me?”, “Am I going to lose my job?” Let us delve a bit deeper into the phrase.

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CIDB Grading Levels and Thresholds – Getting the Basics Right

Since construction is an important factor in the social and economic development of South Africa, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) was established via The Construction Industry Development Board Act 38 of 2000, to develop and regulate this industry to ensure optimal growth at globally competitive standards. The CIDB is a national public entity as listed in schedule 3A of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), with the focus of implementing an integrated strategy for the reconstruction, growth, and development of the construction industry in South Africa, and to provide for all matters in relation thereto.

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Directors – To Remove or Resign

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the “Act”) imposes a fiduciary duty on all directors of a company. Directors have a duty to act in good faith, exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence and act in the best interests of the company. The fiduciary duties of a director may be relinquished if they choose to resign, or if they are removed from the board.

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Important Changes Affecting Trusts and Public Benefit Organisations (PBO)

On 30 June 2023 Public Notice 3631 in Government Gazette 48867 was released (Notice - request to register all Trusts​) which specifies which third-party data providers are obliged to report taxpayer information to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The revised list now includes trusts and public benefit organisations (PBOs) but excludes solar panel installers.