March 17, 2021

#2 What the hell is that?

As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letter B. Phobia Condition Bacteriophobia Fear of bacteria – Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia.  This is a pathological fear of contamination and germs […]
February 5, 2021

What the hell is that?

Shortly before the holiday season commenced, my firm was mandated to undertake a due diligence on behalf of a potential purchaser of a farming operation involving poultry, geese, and […]
January 14, 2021

Are you freely exposing your data to data thieves?

Convenience is everything in our fast-pace world that never seems to sleep. From takeaways to online shopping to 24-hour stores to free public internet networks, our […]
January 14, 2021

When can businesses return to ‘business as usual’

2020 was a year that will always be remembered for a variety of reasons. Apart from the obvious invasion of COVID around the world, South Africa […]
January 14, 2021

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
October 14, 2020

IFRS vs IFRS for SMEs

The majority of financial statements in South Africa are arguably compiled by implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) […]
October 14, 2020

What is meant by “connected persons”?

On 28 January 2020, SARS released interpretation note 67 providing guidance on the term “connected persons” in section 1(1) of the Income Tax Act. The interpretation […]
October 14, 2020

Zoombomb defusal kit

In the past few months, COVID-19’s unwelcome visit has led to the increased need for social distancing and, by extension, new methods of communication within and […]
August 24, 2020

Some fun facts

Fact: A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo” Fact: The first oranges weren’t orange The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they […]
August 24, 2020

Possible insurance relief for struggling businesses due to lockdown

A business interruption insurance policy typically caters for a decrease in turnover or profit (depending on the type of cover); an increase in operating expenses and […]
June 25, 2021

Business-to-business agreements: The questions you need to ask

Your business success relies on your interaction with clients/customers and other businesses. Your profit is directly proportional to the behaviour of these external role-players. Dealing with individual clients/customers does come […]
June 25, 2021

The low-down on property auctions

Buying and selling properties through auction has always been a staple of the real estate market. And to this day, it remains one of the best ways to purchase properties at bargain prices. Unfortunately, numerous misconceptions around properties that […]
June 25, 2021

You cannot escape VAT when touring

On 25 May 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (“SARS”) against Tourvest Financial Services (Pty) […]
May 27, 2021

Mayday, mayday! Are you equipped for a workplace emergency?

It is a thing of human psychology to be aware of the potential danger in our surroundings, which makes it very easy for us to keep […]
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