Mazars welcomes appointment of new SARS commissioner
The appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) was an excellent decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and will help to bring policy certainty to the organisation.
RCSI researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment
Led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), a team of researchers has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis (TB). This work could offer a practical treatment that has the potential to be scaled-up and mass-produced for clinical testing.
Discovery publishes life assurance claims
Discovery Life has published insights of its life assurance claims from January 2016 to December 2016. A total of 20 247 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R3.2 billion. This brings the total amount that Discovery Life has paid out to date up to R18.7 billion.
S&P: China-U.S. Tariff Dispute Turns Up A Notch, Raising Credit Risks
The tit-for-tat tariff dispute between the U.S. and China is turning up a notch and could draw the countries closer to an all-out trade war. That’s according to S&P Global Ratings in a report published today. “Our base case doesn’t factor in a Sino-U.S. trade war. We therefore consider the proposed tariffs are unlikely to...
Lack of financial control affects employees’ mental health
There is increasing evidence that poor financial literacy can have a negative effect on a person’s state of mind, leaving them feeling powerless and unable to deal with sources of financial stress. This adds to the growing impact of other mental health distractors such as depression, burnout and mental exhaustion. The result is disengaged, less...
SAPS must be educated about pension fund rules: PFA
The failure by an employer – in this case the South African Police Service – to submit death claim documents timeously resulted in life assurance benefit claims by two families being repudiated.
MTBPS: SA's growth outlook remains weak and vulnerable
“The latest Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) shows that SA’s fiscal arithmetic and growth outlook remain weak and vulnerable. This is according to NWU Business School Economist, Prof Raymond Parsons. He adds that the economic and fiscal strategies outlined today by new Finance Minister Tito Mboweni are likely to have a mixed impact on...
Budget 2017 – General fuel levy to rise, carbon tax to be considered further
In its Budget for 2017, the National Treasury proposes to increase the general fuel levy and the RAF levy, effective 5 April 2017.
WHO supports all scientifically-proven COVID-19 treatments including traditional medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes innovations from around the world for the potential treatment of COVID-19. This includes repurposing drugs, developing new therapies and utilising traditional medicines. WHO recognises that traditional, complementary and alternative medicine has many benefits and Africa has a long history of traditional medicine and practitioners that play an important role...
Redefining physical security at Rosebank Towers
Rosebank Towers is the tallest building in the Rosebank CBD with 14 floors above street level comprising 23 000m2 lettable office space and seven levels of parking below. Perfectly situated, with the Gautrain and Rea Vaya bus network acting as catalysts by improving access and reducing cars on the roads, the building is home to Redefine...
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