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Monday, 10 February 2020 09:58

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs

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By Lizle Louw, a Partner at Webber Wentzel The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies From 1 January 2020, South Africa’s workplace environment celebrated a breakthrough in the push for equality,…
The South African small business sector is going through one of the toughest decades in living memory and many SMEs are battling with cashflow and getting paid by customers. This has a knock-on effect when it comes to paying staff, suppliers and the South African Revenue Services – which creates…
A hundred and twenty-four young people recently graduated in the remote Limpopo village of Mhinga, after a 12-month Learnership in TFG stores, with an NQF 4 Wholesale and Retail SETA Qualification. Most of these youngsters are now employed in the region. These learnerships were conducted by leading retail training provider…
The perception that wealth is the prerogative of the elite and not ordinary South Africans is a notion that financial services provider, Ithala SOC Limited, is seriously challenging.Ithala SOC Limited, a 100% owned entity of Ithala Development Finance Corporation, believes over-indebted consumers must engage in some serious introspection and exercise…
Whether you are a course owner or manager, or live in a golf estate home, golf courses come with unique risks South Africa is host to many luxurious golf courses that not only provide a much-loved recreational reprieve for enthusiasts of the beautiful game but are popular with home owners…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 14:08

Another senior lateral move to Webber Wentzel

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Lionel Egypt has joined Webber Wentzel as a partner at the firm with effect from 3 February 2020.  Recognised by several international rating agencies, including Chambers Global and Best Lawyers, he joins Webber Wentzel from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr where he served as a director in their Dispute Resolution Practice and…
DPO Group, a leading payments technology company in Africa, has announced that it is now operating in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo in francophone Africa. The company works with over 100,000 merchants throughout Africa enabling businesses to pay and be paid on and offline quickly, securely…
The old adage goes that entrepreneurs should be working “on not in” their businesses, but how does one do that when you still have to comply with statutory returns and making sure you stay up to date with your financials? It’s Simple.   Ideal for businesses turning over less than…
Are you a qualified accountant looking to go on your own while enjoying the backing of a trusted brand? Have you thought about business ownership but are wary of getting it wrong? De-risk your leap into business ownership by investing in an established franchise brand.   Launched in 2016, the…
Opinion by Gary Jack, Country President of Chubb Insurance South Africa.  Businesses are facing a number of major challenges as we start 2020: Global growth is slowing, Middle East tensions are rising and concerns about trade remain. Closer to home, the economic outlook for South Africa is also troubling. The…
As we enter the next decade, local and African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it. Peter Harvey, MD of payment service provider, DPO SA, looks at five trends we can expect over the next few years.…
Johannesburg, 3 February 2020 - SIXTEEN national and provincial government departments and entities audited by the office of the Auditor-General of SA under his new powers uncovered 28 cases of material irregularities and potential losses to taxpayers of R2.8-billion. But in the new financial year, says AG Kimi Makwetu, 89 out…

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