8 focus points of the budget speech 2016/1
Ferdie Schneider, National Head of Tax at BDO, previews the Budget Speech. During his Medium Term Budget Speech on 21 October 2015, the then Minister of Finance, Mr Nene, prepared us for the fact that government’s revenue shortfall will again be of paramount importance come the 2016 Budget Speech.
Bonitas wins two awards
Last week at the 17th annual Board of Healthcare Funders conference held in Cape Town, Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas) was awarded the ‘Service to membership – Open Medical Schemes’ Titanium Award, which benchmarks excellence in the industry.
Covid-19 shines a spotlight on health and safety in construction
Although the construction industry is known to be at the forefront of risk mitigation, as it follows very strict processes in line with stringent health and safety laws, Covid-19 has highlighted what a critical role safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) plays in the sector. As the old adage goes, ignore it at your peril. Considering how...
SAFPS International Fraud Summit confirms artificial intelligence can assist human ability
Following a successful launch of the International Fraud Summit in 2017, the summit was held for the third time from 9 to 10 May, at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways.
BLOEMFONTEIN’S HISTORIC POOL TO BE RESTORED
Arthur Nathan Swimming Pool in Bloemfontein, one of the city’s most historic recreational landmarks, is to be restored by SMEC’s Bloemfontein office. Built in 1906 and closed since the 1990s, the pool and its historic buildings will be restored to its former glory.
UCT COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR FINALIST
Christie van Niekerk, Corobrik Western Cape General Manager presented prizes to architectural students of University of Cape Town on the 15th March 2017. The regional winner of R8 500 was Kenneth Main, with Michèle de Villiers receiving the R6 500 second prize and Kayla Brown taking home the third prize of R4 500. The prize...
Minister Gigaba & DG Mogajane lead delegation to IMF 2017 Annual Meetings
The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, and the Director-General, Dondo Mogajane, are leading a senior National Treasury delegation to represent South Africa at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group, which will take place from 13 – 15 October, 2017.
Update: US Recession Watch
By Helmo Preuss On 31 March the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported a 0.1% monthly decline in real personal consumption expenditure (PCE) in February after a revised 0.2% (0.3%) monthly drop in January. This was the first time the US has reported consecutive monthly declines in PCE since the recession year of 2009.
Needle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval
Aptar Group’s Unidose Powder System has been approved by the FDA for an intranasal, needle-free rescue treatment drug intended to treat severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. This marks the first FDA approval of a prescription drug using Aptar’s patented Unidose Powder System and is Aptar’s first combination of a drug delivery device with a...
Treasury identifies 'green shoots' in economy
South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 0.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2017.
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