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05 OCTOBER 2021

Is hard cash on its way out in SA?

As the world shifts towards cashless payment methods, South Africa is gradually moving away from cash against a social and economic backdrop of inequality and slow economic growth.
31 AUGUST 2021

A much-needed dose of reality

Taking concepts for granted because they are so obvious and following accounting rules too slavishly can prevent businesses from dealing with the complex, uncertain world in which they exist.
03 DECEMBER 2018

Preparing for time zero events

We cannot predict the future, but we can prepare in advance. So how do you develop early warning signs that things are about to change in an industry?
01 AUGUST 2018

To appreciate value, we have to look beyond earnings

Financial measures such as earnings per share (EPS) are central to many methods of valuing a business. Yet earnings can only tell us so much, particularly when it comes to how a company is allocating its capital.
30 JULY 2018

Why Blockchain isn't a revolution

The terms Bitcoin and blockchain are sometimes used interchangeably, but there’s actually some misunderstanding about the innovation.
21 APRIL 2018

ICO’s and the Blockchain

Craig Penfold believes that while Bitcoin is restricted to a total of 21 million coins, demand for the cryptocurrency and its price are largely driven by technology, recent moves towards regulation and media events.
05 FEBRUARY 2018

Tax forecasts for 2018

No matter who is President, Minister of Finance or SARS Commissioner, the National numbers will be the same at the national budget speech on 21 February 2018. A complete disaster!
06 FEBRUARY 2017

Is Blockchain the next great hope - or hype?

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin may have captured the public’s fancy – and also engendered a healthy dose of skepticism - but it is their underlying technology that is proving to be of practical benefit to organisations: the blockchain.
25 JULY 2016

Ramp up your financial savvy

It is well documented that countries that have a good savings culture tend to be more prosperous than those that don’t, writes Gaye Crossley.
01 MARCH 2016

Tracking South Africa's savings culture

SA has one of the worst savings rates in the world, but this poor savings culture is not only a problem at household level, it is symptomatic of a deeper issue, shows new research conducted into national savings by Investec and GIBS.