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Six Simple Steps Small Business Owners Can Take Today To Get Ahead On Their 2022 Taxes

Colin Timmis, General Country Manager and professional accountant, Xero South Africa  The South African Revenue Service (SARS) 2020 revenue outcome highlighted the severe economic impact of COVID‐19 on a struggling economy. As a result, expectations of tax base growth have deteriorated since the 2020 Budget Effective tax collection and expanding the tax-payer base are key …

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Make Exponential Value Your Retail Resolution For 2022

Jonathan Hurvitz, Teljoy CEO  The value of online retail in South Africa more than doubled in the two years with total current value sitting around the R40 billion mark.  This rapid growth of online retail was accelerated by the pandemic, but early signs suggest the positive changes are here to stay. And while this is …

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Cote d ’Ivoire Rising

Cote d’Ivoire Tech Rising

By Eric Osiakwan  When I first coined the KINGS (Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa) concept in September 2013, Cote d’Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast was a small “i” in the KiNGS. The country was just emerging from a tumultuous civil unrest that followed a disputed election in 2010 that ousted then …

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Model Partnerships – Catalysing Africa’s Digital Transformation By Backing Start-up Growth

The accelerating pace of technological change and Africa’s booming tech start-up ecosystem has drawn the attention and support of large African corporations like Standard Bank. Standard Bank is committed to growing entrepreneurship across Africa to drive Africa’s growth. The bank also intends to move beyond merely serving financial services and transform into a platform business …

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Navigating The Future Of Work To Build A Workforce Fit For The Future

The great return to work is well underway and the tension between equity and flexibility is in the spotlight as organisations consider the future of their workforce and the fine balance of operational requirements in the face of renewed expectations from employees around flexibility and personal autonomy. Nevo Hadas, Partner at DYDX, discusses what organisations …

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Battle Against Unemployment

In The Battle Against Unemployment, Corporates Must Step In To Help Graduates Become Job-ready

By Tshepo Mokoena, chairperson of In2IT Technologies 1 December 2021 Unemployment remains a massive problem in South Africa, with the official unemployment rate hitting a new record high of 34.4% in the second quarter of 2021 from 32.6% in the first quarter, according to figures released by Statics South Africa (Stats SA). Even more alarming is the …

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Networking With Linkedin

Looking For A Job? How To Unlock The Power Of Networking With Linkedin

By Adelaide Tshabalala, Head of Digital Marketing at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa In a country where countless young South Africans take to sharing highlights on various social media platforms on a daily basis, we have to ask ourselves, are they spending enough time crafting a professional image in today’s ‘always on’ digital world? While apps like …

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African Website Design Ideas

5 African Website Design Ideas For Your New Site

There are a lot of wrong ideas that most people have when it comes to building an African website. From the belief that there are few people that use websites, to the misconception that there are little or no website designers in Africa. If you are trying to build a website with an African design, …

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Five Ways To Make Your Property Work For You

You worked hard enough to finally own a property; now it’s time for your property to start working for you. In buying a home, you’re making an investment in your future, and with each bond repayment you are creating wealth for yourself. This is why owning a home is better than renting – mortgages ultimately …

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Changing The Narrative: An Alternative Path For Youth Into A Tech Career

Bontle Ramatsetse, Village Tech Managing Director Drone pilot, UX designer, cloud infrastructure engineer, AI specialist…all of these are job titles that have come into existence in the last decade. It’s astounding to think that the World Cup 2010 in South Africa happened before these jobs became some of the most in demand roles in the …

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