Travel agents and tourists beware of fraud risks
The number of international tourists arriving in South Africa has surged by 18,7% in the last quarter of the 2015/16 financial year, compared to the previous year, according to the Department of Tourism’s annual report.
An agile workforce is key to navigating the pandemic
By: Donné Nieman, Commercial Manager at Workforce Staffing Applications for the UIF/Temporary Employment Services (TES) grant to alleviate employee layoffs has closed. But this was always going to be a temporary measure. The long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy will continue to resonate and be a permanent part of the foreseeable future....
How does a weakening rand affect me?
By Sore Cloete, Senior Legal Manager at Old Mutual. What’s in the news? Over the past week, the rand has weakened against all major currencies, hitting a seven-week low against the dollar on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Though blame was placed on the ANC’s proposal to nationalise the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), the underlying reason...
Tax Free Investments: What South Africans need
By Jordan Gosling, Tax Consultant, BDO Tax Services. If you are looking to increase your earnings, why not do it without paying tax? Tax free investments as an initiative were implemented with effect from 1 March 2015. This incentive was introduced in an effort to increase the average household savings within South Africa.
TAL supplied key components to flagship Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital project
TAL supplied flooring underlayment materials for the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town’s Foreshore. The materials included; TAL VaporStop HB vapour barrier and TAL Screedmaster, to combat high moisture levels within the concrete slabs and to ensure the prepared floors were smooth and level; a requirement for the installation of the Polyflor Vinyl Sheeting....
New study shows xylitol could help to control the growth of skin microbes
A recently published study has shown that XIVIA Xylitol has a positive effect on skin microbial growth. The study titled ‘Evaluation of xylitol as an agent that controls the growth of skin microbes: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Cutibacterium acnes’ was published in the Korean Journal of Microbiology. Wood-based sweetener The researchers’ aim was to...
Modular solutions for small chlorine plants from thyssenkrupp
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ modular skid mounted chlorine plants offer a cost-effective and practical solution to industries on the African continent who require small chlorine alkali plants for applications such as water treatment and mineral processing. Bruce Bassett, process industries senior manager for special projects at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, explains why their modular chlorine...
THE PLASCON COLOUR FORECAST 2018
Colour influences every aspect of our lives – from fashion and décor to art and design. Every year, Kansai Plascon publishes their viewpoint on the latest colour trends in their Colour Forecast. It starts with the experts in the brand’s Colour Team surveying the way colour is being used across the creative industries, and then...
Nedbank navigates challenging environment to deliver solid earnings growth
Nedbank announced today a solid set of financial results for 2017, with headline earnings (the JSE measure of profits) growing 2,8% in a very difficult operating environment, characterised by weak economic growth and heightened political and policy uncertainty. Headline earnings from managed operations, which include all operations except Nedbank’s approximate 20% share in associate Ecobank...
Sanlam to acquire 30% of fintech disruptor EasyEquities
Purple Group (PPE) and Sanlam Investment Holdings (SIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanlam Limited, are delighted to announce that SIH has entered into agreements to acquire a 30% stake in First World Trader Proprietary Limited, trading as EasyEquities.
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