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Top Tips for Creating an Effective Board Agenda 14 August 2018

By: Business Essentials Business Essentials

Time spent on crafting an agenda that promotes the right level of conversation about the right issues is time well-spent Meetings of the governing body provide the mechanism through which strategic decisions are taken and the organisation’s performance is monitored.


The Dark Side of Female Leadership 6 August 2018

By: Guest Author Business Essentials

  When women become their own worst enemies Throughout history, we’ve seen women who stood out above the rest. They excelled against all odds in a society or a sector which did not acknowledge their contribution, whether in politics or


The Power of A Personal Brand 2 August 2018

By: Guest Author Business Essentials

  Elevate your professional standing with a strong personal brand Women in South Africa are earning 27% less than their male counterparts. This is according to the 2017 Pulse of the People report run by IPSOS. The report, which surveyed


Paragon Group Celebrates Its Women Associates and Directors 26 July 2018

By: Guest Author Business Essentials

  Celebrating women from a culture of diversity, inclusivity, innovation, and attention to detail As South Africa prepares to celebrate Women’s Day on Wednesday 9 August, Paragon Group Human Resources and Operations Director Cindy Faux comments that Founding Directors Anthony


SA Household Savings Crisis: SA Ranked Last 24 July 2018

By: Garth Prins Business Essentials

  A penny for your thoughts; or savings perhaps According to an analysis done by savings fintech startup MyTreasury.co.za, South African’s household savings rate comes last when ranked against the G20 countries. This is distressing news during Savings Month as


SARS Creates Tax Loopholes 19 July 2018

By: Garth Prins Business Essentials

  When is a SARS Tax Court case win a loss for the fiscus? After the recent SARS court case, dealing with the taxable income of foreigners working in South Africa, it is hard to argue that no-one is working


Mandela Day: How You Can Make A Difference 16 July 2018

By: Garth Prins Business Essentials

  ‘No greater gift than giving your time and energy to help others without expecting anything’ On Wednesday, 18 July, the world will be celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. And rightly so, since Madiba has given us much to be


Another Reason To Submit Your Tax Return 12 July 2018

By: Garth Prins Business Essentials

  Tax season is open! The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has created some nervousness in the South African tax base by embarking on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their tax returns. Whilst the threat


Psychology Behind The FIFA Soccer World Cup 11 July 2018

By: Garth Prins Business Essentials

  ‘For the game. For the world.’ As we are approaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup Soccer finals, it could be interesting to look at whether we can take some lessons from soccer players to senior management in the corporate