Make the most of SME tax breaks

One of the most efficient ways for small businesses to cope with the mounting issues they face in the current economic climate is to make sure they get their tax filing right. By Louis Fourie, CA(SA) and MD of BVSA That’s why we’ve teamed up with Xero as part of their...

Why it’s important to manage change

True leadership in a crisis is about ensuring that the people around you feel protected, informed and most of all, trusted. As more and more South Africans turn towards business entities for answers to solve societal issues, expectations on business leaders to manage...

Who can we trust with our planet?

In June 2021 the village Lytton in Canada, experienced its hottest day ever reaching 49.6C, way above its previous record of 45C. Shortly after, this same village was destroyed in a massive wildfire. This excessive heat was not only responsible for many deaths and...

Recipe for future-proofing an online retail business

The online retail industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom, with indications that the sector was worth R30-billion in 2020, a full third higher than estimates just three years ago. This means retailers of all shapes and sizes need to ensure their systems and...

Business unusual for SMEs on the road to recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa’s small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. By Ameen Hassen, head: shari’ah banking at Standard Bank Group Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business...

Train the hybrid mind

More than 50% of IT teams believe that employees have bad security habits. Habits they’ve developed since moving their offices into the home and that put their information, systems and employers at risk. The statistic comes from the Tessian Back to Work Security...

Five principles for collaborative leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a bright spotlight on our leaders. With companies switching over to remote working in unprecedented numbers, a new form of leadership is needed. Although the uncertainty of the time puts pressure on both employees and management,...

Impact Sourcing has the power to transform business

With South Africa’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry voted the most favoured offshore CX delivery location in 2021 in the annual Ryan Strategic Advisory BPO Omnibus Survey, the burgeoning sector is well positioned to play a critical role in ‘Impact...

OT leaders continue to face security challenges

Operational technology (OT) is the cyber physical foundation that enables the world’s factories, energy production and transmission facilities, transportation networks, and utilities to function. By Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology at Fortinet To boost...

The constant need to update workplace communication

One of the many impacts of COVID-19 is that organisations had to change the way they communicated and engaged with employees and clients. Corlia Boshoff from Bizmod Consulting says that the first quarter of 2021 has shown us that while things may not be as severe as...

The difference between lithium iron and lithium-ion

Lithium iron phosphate batteries are part of a group of batteries called lithium-ion batteries. Specifying that a battery is a lithium iron, or lithium iron phosphate, battery implies a host of characteristics which are important when choosing a battery type and...