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It is not surprising that the International Budget Partnership ranked South Africa first, along with New Zealand, on the 2017 Open Budget Index. The National Treasury has, once again, demonstrated its worth and strength through the 2018 National Budget Review. Although there are notable revenue shortfalls and taxes had to be increased, the budget framework has put South Africa back on the path of fiscal prudence, which will be positively viewed by ratings agencies. Importantly, there is a renewed focus on introducing economic reforms, which, if implemented, could lift gross domestic product (GDP) growth going forward.
The Property Buyer Show, which recently won the ‘Best Consumer Exhibition 6000sqm and under’ at the AAXO Roar Awards 2017, is back in Cape Town this April. The show continues to establish itself as South Africa’s premier property expo for finding the perfect first home or investment property.
A turbulent political climate and recent reports of financial irregularities at some institutions and companies have complicated decisions about how and where to invest. For many novice and even seasoned investors, a detailed roadmap to help you navigate an unpredictable terrain is an invaluable resource.
Businesses that have purposefully moved from a shareholder-only focus to a corporate philosophy known as conscious capitalism have performed 10 times better than those that have not made the transition, according to Harvard Business Review. Such companies and brands are particularly sought out by socially conscious millennials – with a significant 40% more likely to base purchasing decisions on their ability to help certain causes. A recent report by Deloitte found that a corporate focus on social impact not only aids in attracting and retaining millennial talent, it can also boost both corporate growth and the bottom line.
The 3rd Africa Gas Forum will be taking place on Monday, 19th February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is affiliated to African Energy Indaba (AEI) as an official side event.
Commentary from Tom Elliot, International Investment Strategist at the deVere Group:
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront takes its turn to host a life-sized, brilliantly imagined rhino on its premises in Granger Bay until the end of February 2018.
In areas of Africa with high rates of internet access, coupon shopping is every day becoming a more accessible way of getting goods. In western countries, like the United States and countries in Europe, using coupon sites to find deals on everyday items is an easy way to save money throughout the entire year. Now, with the proliferation of the internet, shoppers in all corners of the world are gaining access to the savings made available by coupon code websites.
JOHANESSBURG – The international company Bureau Veritas is showing an increased friendly disposition and is planning in investing in South Africa after sending more investments to that country. Bureau Veritas is a company that specializes in testing, inspection, and certification of construction entities.
The announcement was made by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The PPAs relate to 26 renewable energy projects, of which 12 totalling 813 MW are for large-scale PV plants selected in round 4 of the REIPPPP program.
South African CEOs cautiously optimistic about their own company’s prospects for growth in the next 12 months: PwC annual CEO survey
- 22% of SA’s CEOs are ‘very confident’ of their own company’s growth in the next 12 months;
- 37% of CEOs in SA are ‘very confident’ about their own company’s prospects for growth over the next three years;
- US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018.
- Over half of CEOs globally expect their headcount to increase.
Worldwide the majority of CEOs are optimistic about the economic environment amid geopolitical uncertainty, corporate misconduct and the impact of artificial intelligence on the future job market. This is according to one of the key findings of PwC’s (www.PwC.com) 21st survey of 1,293 CEOs around the world.
Where the whole is less than the sum of its (code) parts Software engineers should turn product developer: David Hussman
South Africa: Committee Welcomes Decision by National Prosecuting Authority to Investigate the Estina Dairy Farm Matter
The NPA seized the farm recently and according to its Asset Forfeiture Unit, this was a scheme designed to defraud and steal monies from the Free State Department of Agriculture