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In a few years from now, millennials will be proud to claim responsibility for, amongst other things, the rise of socially and environmentally conscious investing. These thought-provoking investment choices, as well as several other exciting investment opportunities, may currently be considered immature, but essentially hold virtually unlimited growth potential. Green,…
The competition for talent has become increasingly fierce in South Africa and the rest of the world as organisations seek to innovate and continue to compete in these ever changing times. The pace of technological innovation continues to increase and so the need for skilled, diverse, productive employees has become…
SEOPros web design is a division of the award winning SEOPros digital marketing agency that started out in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga with a small, but dedicated team with one united focus – to become the best website design and digital marketing agency in South Africa. Since then the company has experienced…
By: Gwenael Trotel, Standard Bank’s Head of Consumer Solutions and Digital Cards The financial services landscape is fast changing. Technology is disrupting traditional offerings and those who have previously been unable to access banking services are now being brought into the fray through digital and more accessible offerings. It is…
A new Scottish diasporic business network with enormous support from business and government is launching in Africa. The launch event of the Africa Scotland Business Network will take place on 6 November at Bowmans in Cape Town, playing host to the likes of Scottish government, local and international businesses and…
With rugby mania reaching fever pitch, there has never been a more thrilling time to announce that Springbok fly-half Elton Jantjies is the new brand ambassador, for the next six months, for online trading company CM Trading. It might seem like an unlikely pairing at first, but Jantjies’ approach on…
Monday, 28 October 2019 08:58

More partners move to Webber Wentzel

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Three partners have recently joined Webber Wentzel, building both the firm’s Banking & Finance and Corporate teams. Banking & Finance specialist, Khurshid Fazel, will join Webber Wentzel (from Allen & Overy) as a partner with effect from 1 November 2019. Her focus areas include: preference share funding, acquisition finance, leveraged finance, debt…
SABRIC, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, on behalf of the banking industry can confirm that as of Wednesday, the 23rd of October 2019, the banking industry has been hit by a wave of ransom driven Distributed Denial of Service attacks, targeting various public facing services across multiple banks. These…
Opinion by Gary Webster, Head of Wholesale at MetroFibre Networx With fibre rapidly rolling out to businesses and becoming as ubiquitous as cell phones are, cloud applications are now affordable and accessible solutions for any size business, from SMEs to large corporates.  And as the top global cloud providers commit…
Vodacom rAge 2019 saw four days of setup, 69 solid hours of LAN gaming, an entire day to break down and many kilometres worth of fibre, network cable, power cables and steps walked all over the Ticketpro Dome, as well as over 30,000 cold drinks and 1,635 kgs of chips…
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:21

When should revenue for gift cards be taxable?

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By Joon Chong, a Partner at Webber Wentzel The recent Tax Court (Cape Town) judgement of IT 24510 confirmed that amounts received by a retailer for the sale of gift cards were not "received or accrued" for purposes of the gross income definition. The taxpayer had not included proceeds from…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 15:14

CQ Is The New EQ For Executives

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By *Michelle Moss, Director: Assessments at Signium Africa  Second only to emotional intelligence (EQ), cultural intelligence (CQ) is fast becoming one of the most in demand skills for executives in today’s culturally diverse world of business. The growing need for CQ is just one of the consequences of globalisation. It’s true…

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