Managing for profit

Crucial for a manager, and a useful life skill for everyone

My parents’ relative lack of financial literacy was passed on to me, and had a negative effec...

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Unlocking the mysteries of accounting lingo

There are only 80 words you need to know to be able to converse intelligently with your account...

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Confusing credits and creditors

Accountants don’t need ‘agricultural literacy’ to be successful, but no farmer ever made ...

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Accrual and depreciation demystified

These two fundamental accounting concepts can be difficult to conceptualise. But if they are un...

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Getting to grips with Accounting 101

Luca Paciola uncovered the secrets of double-entry bookkeeping in 1495. Four centuries later, t...

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Meet the father of modern bookkeeping, Luca Pacioli

In this article, our quest for financial literacy takes us to Venice in Italy and a very clever...

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Financial literacy – what you need to know

Business performance is measured with accounting scorecards. If you don’t understand them, gi...

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Agri research in SA starts with farmers

Government spending on research is decreasing. It’s up to South Africa’s farmers to stay at...

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Why research is key to building trust

Gone are the days you can expect government to do the basic research to keep you in business. ...

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No trust, no credit, no growth!

The degree of trust your stakeholders have in you and your business will determine whether you ...

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Designing a foolproof safety system- Part 1

Building a safe working environment is not a job for amateurs. Do it properly and watch your pr...

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HIV/AIDS: we’re all in it together

In the early, dark days of HIV/AIDS, we used to talk about it in whispers, and pretend it didn'...

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Cabinet reshuffle set to affect agriculture

The looming cabinet reshuffle is expected to have a damaging effect on agriculture, no matter th...