Accurate job titles provide a professional image and give credibility to customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, even if you are a small owner-managed business, says Peter Hughes.
Does your behaviour throttle and limit your ‘luck factor’, asks Peter Hughes, or does it expose you to opportunities and bring ‘luck’ your way?
Another year awaits as nature’s cycle begins again. Our farmers are among the best in Africa, perhaps even the world, but 2024 will challenge them as never before, writes Peter...
The end of the year provides a unique opportunity to build team spirit, motivation and loyalty in your team. Use it, writes Peter Hughes.
In South Africa, the major generic adverting programmes are run with very low budgets and the benefits probably exceed the cost of these campaigns, says Dr Koos Coetzee.
Dr Koos Coetzee says 2023 was a tough year for South Africa’s farmers, but there are signs that next year will be a little better.
In these trying times of high food prices, we need to reconsider how all South Africans can be afforded access to safe, nutritional diets that enable them to live healthy...
The monthly decrease in milk production experienced since mid 2022 shows that several milk producers have reached the tipping point and may eventually cease dairy operations, says Dr Koos Coetzee.
Peter O’Halloran - Tax advice
Unless explicitly removed by statute, common law rights remain in force, and any rule that seeks to limit existing rights must be interpreted very narrowly.
There is a good chance that an assessment based on a ‘secret audit’ will be set aside in the absence of extenuating circumstances.
In these uncertain times, it can pay to get involved in alternative investments. In fact, these have a number of advantages over stocks and shares.
Stock in trade is the lifeblood of a business. When stock is lost, or destroyed, the loss normally gives rise to a tax deduction. But this is not always the...


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