CFOs key in driving digital transformation

As digitalisation gathers traction, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is changing – indeed the role itself is being digitalised. This is the word from Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx, presenting the result of the Sage South Africa CFO 3.0 research....

Connecting patients at Chris Hani Baragwanath

Reflex Solutions in collaboration with partners Mustek, Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and ESET installed free secure WiFi, at Chris Hani Baragwanath academic hospital at no cost to patients or doctors. The project was born from a call from hospital staff for a solution to...

New bill seeks to criminalise more tax offenders

The new Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB), released on 31 July 2020, proposes a law change that will effectively lower the threshold for SARS and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to criminally prosecute taxpayers. By Jean du Toit, head of...

Covid-19-driven notebook momentum continues

The strong pandemic-related notebook momentum seen at the end of Q1 2020 carried on into Q2, according to the latest data published by IT market intelligence company Context. Notebooks continued to see extraordinary growth across Western Europe’s largest distributors,...

Severe slowdown for SA’s smartphone market

South Africa’s smartphone market saw shipments decline 22,9% quarter on quarter in Q1 2020, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). While shipments are traditionally weaker in Q1 than in Q4, the major reason behind the...

The importance of funding the female-led digital economy

When it comes to making good business decisions, representation matters. Always. The acknowledgement of this truth is what has led to the wide-ranging racial transformation of businesses across South Africa over the past 20 years, albeit with significant regulatory...

The perils of not having a signed contract

Suppliers and contractors who conduct their day-to-day business without ensuring their contractual rights are protected are placing their businesses at legal and financial risk. And in a post-lockdown world where the construction industry is already in crisis, this is...

AI is the next best thing for customer experience management

While an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage. According to Andrea Tucker, research and development head at e4, to disrupt a market using omnichannel...

Outssourcing could be the answer for struggling SMEs

As more companies battle to stay afloat during the lingering pandemic and global economic meltdown, organisations have to examine their core mandates, identify tasks that fall outside of it, and look to outsource to third parties. This is according to Arnoux Maré, MD...

Financial reporting gets more complex as your business grows

Complexity is a fact of life for South African businesses of all sizes, and it’s only growing thanks to the increasing interconnectedness of companies, value chains and economies in the digital era. By Pieter Bensch, executive vice-president, Africa & Middle East...

Steady growth for logistics industry

The transportation and logistics (T&L) industry has observed steady growth for more than 10 years and now represents an industry worth more than $300-billion. The industry has three major challenges – agility, sustainability, and visibility – and companies...