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Consulting insights

The importance of a business plan

29 August 2019
Whether you are starting a small business or exploring ways to expand an existing one, a business plan is an essential tool to help guide your decisions. A business plan is the best way to test whether your idea is feasible without having to go out and do it, saving you a great deal of time and money in the process.

Proceeding with disciplinary measures following an immediate resignation

13 August 2019
We are often requested by our clients to provide advice in situations where an employee resigns with immediate effect to avoid any sanction in the instance that the employer has convened, or intends to convene, a disciplinary hearing to determine whether a misconduct has been committed by an employee, and if successful in proving misconduct, to determine an appropr

The effects of a positive work environment on employee performance

30 July 2019
The workplace consists of diverse and dynamic individuals who have come together for the common purpose of performing their duties and tp contribute to the success of the organisation.

An efficient accounting department

24 July 2019
Transactional processing is normally seen as a back office job and business owners place little priority on this important business function.  In many companies processing is rushed at month end to produce the required VAT reports or other ad hoc reports for management.  The problem with this method is that processing can at times fall behind and, due to the month

Payroll taxes and the related declarations

19 July 2019
While a key component of running a business is how much employees should be paid and what amounts must be withheld from their earnings, the buck definitely does not stop here. It is critical that employers understand their full responsibilities when it comes to hiring employees and the associated obligations that arise from paying them remuneration.

Amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice

18 June 2019
On 31 May 2019, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published amendments to the Codes of Good Practice. The changes include:

The Social and Ethics Committee - A bird's eye view

3 June 2019
An interesting feature in modern company law is that the Social and Ethics Committee (“S&E Committee”) of a company, as provided for in the Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (the “Companies Act”), creates an opportunity for such a company to consider its social footprint within a uniquely South African context.

The process and timeline for winding up a deceased estate

17 May 2019
The process and timeline for winding up a deceased estate could be overwhelming for the deceased’s family and, in some instances, beneficiaries of the estate do not always understand the administration process associated with a deceased estate.

Agile employee lifecycle

14 May 2019
Traditional employee lifecycle

Basic rules for the administration of trusts

2 May 2019
Trusts have been in the spotlight in recent years, and SARS is imposing more stringent laws on trusts. It is therefore important to ensure that trusts are set up for the right reasons and that they are properly administered by the trustees to ensure the consequences of mismanagement are avoided.

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