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Schools must be microcosms of the society we want to live in: EthicsSA

30 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

26 September 2013 The recent attack on a teacher at Glenvista High is just the latest indication that our schools are microcosms of the broader society in which they exist. The message we should be receiving loud and clear is that we are a society that is prone to respond to problems with violence, and that this strategy impairs our…

Companies and prospective directors must do their homework before board appointments, IoDSA

26 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

26 September 2013 Companies are hugely dependent on the skills and qualities of their directors for their long-term profitability and sustainability. This importance is reflected in the focus on the governance and performance of boards in new legislation, like the revised Companies Act, and voluntary codes such as the King Code of Governance for South Africa. Not surprisingly, companies are…

AWARDS RECOGNISE IMPERIAL LOGISTICS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN DRIVING CLIENTS’ COMPETITIVENESS

26 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Johannesburg, 25 September 2013 At last week’s 25th annual Logistics Achiever Awards, Imperial Logistics shared the spotlight with its clients as they collected kudos - in the form of one gold and three silver awards - for projects that are driving the competitiveness of several of the country’s leading blue chip organisations. This event honours South African companies for logistics…

RETAILERS CAN BALANCE COST AND INCREASED CONSUMER DEMANDS THROUGH AGILE SUPPLY CHAINS

26 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

23 September 2013 Recent market results are forcing retailers to begin pondering how to make their supply chains more agile in the face of changing consumer behaviour—while still keeping costs as low as possible. Getting this balance right is increasingly important as consumers become more demanding and yet more price-conscious at the same time. Consumer confidence, for example, has slipped…

Collusive Practices: Should there be consequences for the directors of the construction firms involved?

26 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

26 August 2013 Authored by: Ansie Ramalho, CEO, Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) The settlement reached between the Competition Commission and 15 construction companies is yet another notch in South Africa's tally stick in the fight against corruption. In terms of the settlement agreements reached likely to be confirmed by the Competitions Tribunal, there will be serious consequences…

Paarl Media Group Invests in New Printing Operation

19 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

7 August 2013 The Paarl Media Group has made a further investment into the KwaZulu-Natal region through the acquisition of Intrepid Printers. Unconditional approval by the Competition Commission has been received and the effective date has been set at 01 August 2013. The Paarl Media Group welcomes both the employees and clients of Intrepid Printers. In addition, Paarl Media is…

Imperial Air Cargo Urges Competition Commission to Investigate Anti-competitive Behaviour in airfreight market

19 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

19 September 2013 An urgent request has been made by Imperial Logistics for the Competition Commission to initiate a market inquiry into the general state of competition in the domestic overnight express airfreight market. This industry is in a state of escalating crisis, and our intention is to draw the Commission' s urgent attention to non-commercial conduct and structures that…

STEER CLEAR OF FREE ACCOUNTING ADVICE, SAIPA WARNS TAXPAYERS

19 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

11 September 2013 The recent arrest by the Hawks of 23 fake tax consultants has reiterated the need for both individual and corporate taxpayers to choose wisely when appointing a tax professional. Accreditation with a professional body, while not an absolute guarantee of honesty and integrity, provides some protection and recourse should a problem arise,” says Faith Ngwenya, Technical and…

BEYERSKLOOF WINES FOR MOZAMBIQUE

10 September 2013 Uncategorized

 Johannesburg, 9 September 2013 A contract to distribute Beyerskloof wines into Mozambique has been secured by Imperial Logistics group company CIC Holdings. Milton Vellios, managing director of Marulo Comercio – the CIC Holdings operating company that has partnered with Beyerskoof – explains that local expertise is crucial for the success of this venture. “To expand operations in Mozambique, it is…

Kudos for Resolve in Supply Chain Game

4 September 2013 Uncategorized

Johannesburg, 4 September 2013 Best-selling novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon described business as a game, played for fantastic stakes, adding: “If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.” Imperial Logistics Group company Resolve (previously Volition Consulting Services) demonstrated its mastery of the game -  quite literally - when two teams from the…

Duty of Care

4 September 2013 SAFETY & SECURITY

The Role of Duty-of-Care in Travel Risk Management Even in tough economic times, organisations are still moving forward with essential travel and assignments. The key is to have sound policies that ensure every stakeholder works towards ensuring successful policy implementation for the safety and security of their business. While travel policies have become pertinent to managing expenses and ensuring that…

Remuneration Committees Must Consider Overall Corporate Pay Structure, Not Just Executive Pay

4 September 2013 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

3 September 2013 Wage levels, and particularly disparities between executive and worker pay, is always an emotive question. The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)’s Remuneration Committee Forum believes that remuneration committees must work hard to take an objective view, and try to avoid an emotive response. Ray Harraway, who leads the IoDSA’s Remuneration Committee Forum and is also…