Video Insights

Drafting a will

30 September 2021
Drafting a will can be a daunting task but following this simple checklist can make the process much easier.

POPIA implementation deadline

31 May 2021
The implementation and enforcement deadline for the POPI Act (POPIA) is 1 July 2021. This affects all organisations that hold any kind of personal information for clients or customers.

Workplace Skills Plan & Annual Training Report

30 April 2021
If an employer’s annual Leviable Amount/ Payroll is greater than R500,000 per annum, it must be registered to pay the Skills Development Levy. This includes submission of a Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report.

Exam preparation for accounting students

5 March 2021
When studying accounting, preparation for exams is vital. RSM South Africa's Audit Technical Training Manager offers a few tips on how to prepare for these exams.

2021 Budget Speech Highlights

5 March 2021
Following the 2021 Budget Speech by Tito Mboweni, RSM Tax Director, Neil Hughes covers the highlights from the speech. 

2020 Budget Speech Highlights

26 February 2020
RSM South Africa Director, Neil Hughes, covers the highlights of the 2020 Budget Speech.

The CIPC Compliance Checklist

9 January 2020
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”) issued Notice 52 of 2019 announcing that new requirements apply for companies to declare their compliance status to specific sections of the Companies Act, which will be required to be submitted with the Annual Return of the company. This is applicable to all companies as of 1 January 2020.

Social media audits - Why does your company need one?

28 November 2019
Social media offers numerous opportunities for businesses from a marketing and eCommerce point of view. However, companies need to consider the potential risks as well. This is where a social media audit comes in.

What auditors do

20 September 2019
This video looks at what an auditor does, the scope of their role and why they are really necessary.

Tax returns 2019

12 August 2019
2019 tax season is here. Do you have all the correct documents ready?

Business structures - Which one is right for you?

6 August 2019
When deciding on which business structure would be right for you, there are many factors that need to be taken into account. This video looks at the basic differences between each organisational form.

Appointment of a Public Officer

5 July 2019
The Tax Administration Act prescribes that every company carrying on a business or having an office in South Africa must be represented by a Public Officer.

Understanding financial statements

18 April 2019
Investors, entrepreneurs and any senior management of a company need to understand the financial statements. This video looks at the basics of financial statements.

2019 Budget Speech Highlights

20 February 2019
RSM South Africa Director, Neil Hughes, covers the highlights of the 2019 Budget Speech.

The regulations to the POPI Act have been published

16 January 2019
The regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act were published by the Information Regulator on 14 December 2018. This is a summary of the key points.

Being a trainee accountant at RSM

5 December 2018
At RSM, trainee accountants are valued as individuals and mentored as future leaders.

Business Interruption - Risk management for a loss event

4 October 2018
Business Interruption insurance protects the financial health of a business, its cash flow position and its ability to keep operating in the case of a loss event.

Secondments at RSM

19 September 2018
Secondments are a great opportunity offered to Trainee Accountants at RSM.

XBRL for annual financial statements

30 August 2018
As of July 2018, companies which are required to file their annual financial statements with their annual return must submit the annual financial statements in the XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) format.

Reducing the time and costs of your audit

24 August 2018
There are a number of things that a client can do to reduce the time spent on their audit and therefore also reduce the costs. It just takes a bit of preparation.

Personal tax submissions for 2018

20 August 2018
This video looks at what you need to know to submit your personal tax returns to SARS for the 2018 tax season.

Social media - The risk of reputational damage to a business

3 July 2018
Social media can impact a business in both a positive and negative manner. The poor use of social media by employees creates the risk of reputational damage to a business and needs to be considered by all employers.  

The Auditor's responsibility regarding fraud

16 May 2018
What is the Auditor's responsibility when it comes to detecting and dealing with fraud? This video looks at the role of the auditor in this situation.      

The King IV Report and Corporate Governance

13 April 2018
King IVTM is the fourth report by the King Commission that sets out the philosophy, principles, practices and outcomes which ultimately set the standard for Corporate Governance in South Africa.  

GDPR - An African context

27 March 2018
A look at the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it will affect businesses in Africa.

What is Business Interruption Insurance?

27 February 2018
Business Interruption Insurance can be vital for businesses in the case of a major loss event. This video looks at why it's so important, as well as the key considerations.  

2018 National Budget Speech Highlights

21 February 2018
RSM South Africa CEO, Brian Eaton, covers the highlights of the 2018 National Budget Speech.  

The importance of a Shareholders Agreement and Memorandum of Incorporation

20 December 2017
These two documents are vital for companies to regulate the relationship between shareholders, directors, the company and other stakeholders.

NOCLAR - Non-compliance with laws and regulations

19 December 2017
The NOCLAR Provisions affect the way that all accountants have to deal with non-compliance with laws and regulations. This video covers the basics of what accountants need to know. 

The challenges of a VAT registration

18 December 2017
VAT registrations in South Africa can be challenging. However, the correct preparation can make the process much smoother.

Monthly balance sheet reconciliations

17 December 2017
The reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts is a vital step in the month end process. An accurate balance sheet will provide valuable information in regards to the entity’s financial position.

The importance of an employment contract

12 December 2017
An employment contract is a vital document that regulates the relationship between an employee and employer. Whilst this is not a legal requirement in South Africa, an employment contract is advisable for both parties.

An introduction to Employment Equity Reporting

5 December 2017
According to the Employment Equity Act, all designated employers are obliged to submit an Employment Equity report on an annual basis. We take a look at the basic requirements of this report.