Knives and gunfights in service delivery
A common frustration for today’s customer is that they know too much. They may not even know that they know too much, however their expectations are high, their preferences are rapidly evolving and companies will almost certainly fall behind in providing the kind of service customers expect if they... Read more
Finance Minister receives SAA’s CEO submission
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has received the South African Airways (SAA) submission on who should be its next Chief Executive Officer. “Having followed due process the SAA board has made a submission to me and stated their preferred candidate,” Minister Gigaba said on Thursday. This as the Minister briefed... Read more
Action plan to reignite confidence in economy
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday unveiled details of an inclusive economic growth action plan, which is set to inspire confidence in the country. “The programme we are presenting today is drawn from our engagements with the rating agencies, domestic and international investors, the technical... Read more
Bold decisions needed for SA to achieve 6% growth
If South Africa is to achieve 6% growth, extraordinary bold decisions that change the economy must be made, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. “If we must rebound from a low growth trajectory into which we currently are in; if we must grow our economy at 6% on a sustainable... Read more
Finance ministry: Make smart money decisions
The KwaZulu-Natal Ministry of Finance has urged citizens to make smart decisions with their money and grow the culture of saving and investing. “We live under difficult times and we must remind each other to save the money that we have. Financial planning, budgeting and saving should be the... Read more
Finance Minister to take Public Protector report on review
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is to take the Public Protector’s report relating to Absa and the Reserve Bank on review. “The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, has instructed counsel to institute review proceedings for the review and setting aside of the findings, remedial action and the entire report of... Read more
SARS aims to collect R1.265 trillion during tax season
With the 2017 tax season in full swing, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is targeting revenue collection of R1.265 trillion. “SARS wishes to inform the media that the new revenue target for the 2017/18 financial year is R1.265 trillion,” it said on Tuesday. The tax season opened on... Read more
Financial readiness is key to success
Simple tip to put you at the front of the queue to secure finance Staying organised and on top of paperwork can be tricky for entrepreneurs who already have dozens of other balls in the air. Keeping track of financial documents and then needing to have up to date... Read more
Municipal revenue increases
Municipalities across the country received an income of R333 billion from all sources of income, which represents an increase of R27 billion compared to R306 billion in 2015. “The largest contributor to municipal revenue for the year ended 30 June 2016 was grants and subsidies received (30.9%), followed by... Read more
Standard Bank launches world’s first Africa China Banking Centre
Standard Bank has opened the world’s first dedicated Africa China Banking Centre (ACBC) at its Simmonds Street offices in Johannesburg. The Centre will look to provide a long-awaited platform to link African and Chinese clients with China’s highly networked digital banking and customer knowledge systems. The Centre is a... Read more