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The effects of the unrest in SA

Bringing the country to its knees, the civil unrest which occurred in July 2021 was sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.

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Big 4 Governance, Needs an overhaul!

The Big 4 audit firms are essentially private enterprises that are owned and managed by their partners or directors, depending on whether they are structured as an incorporated company or partnership.

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PrimeGlobal Asia Pacific Region Reports Growth

In an interview with the International Accounting Bulletin, PrimeGlobal CEO, Stephen Heathcote, looks back on the association's remarkable growth in the Asia Pacific region over recent years. . .

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Empower your future...

Being a pageant queen is more than about the looks, it is personal development and finding your purpose.

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Digitalisation…

Digitalisation is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.

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PrimeGlobal Honored

PrimeGlobal is proud to announce that we have won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year, the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year, and the Communications Campaign of the Year awards at the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Digital Accountancy Awards.

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Workplace Wellness

Why Workplace Wellness is Important. Employee health affects more than just medical costs. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce.

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Remote Audit - Is this the way of the future?

The spread of covid- 19 which reached our shores early March 2020, had many of us unprepared resulting in the world becoming chaotic and everyone trying to scramble.

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Navigating the rapids of Multi-funded NPO’s

The first house that I bought was on the banks of the Umgeni River. On a January Saturday we all went out to watch the Dusi participants come in on their way to the finished at the Blue Lagoon. I used to follow the race from start on television and was in awe at the skills required by the canoeist to navigate these waters. Rapid water flows from starboard, from port and rocky outcrops ahead.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Tax Professionals From Underrepresented Communities

More than 300 tax and accounting professionals were surveyed from various countries and backgrounds in June 2021 to gain insight into how COVID-19 affected diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and those in diversity lead roles, as well as the impacts of the pandemic on individuals in underrepresented gender and ethnicity groups.

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To Outsource or Not To Outsource?

The age-old strategic paradigm debated by most businesses in the pursuit of generating cost efficiencies and redirecting focus to value adding activities has regained its popularity, particularly with finance, accounting and IT functions

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5 Ways to Use Technology in Your Business (Lutz)

Technology has transformed the way many businesses operate. According to the 2018 Digital Transformation Index, 77% of businesses describe their relationship with technology as average or above average.

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Email Attacks Are on the Rise – 9 Layers of Email Security

In the past month, there have been several reports of businesses being compromised by malicious emails. It only takes one member of your staff to click a bad link for hackers to access your network and data.

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Unemployment rate South Africa

With a staggering 34.4% (7.8 million) of unemployment in South Africa and the youth of SA ages, 15-24 years making up 64.4% of the overall percentage. It is worrisome to be facing such an issue in a pandemic.

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Every company needs to have a valuation model

Listed entities know the value of their company by reference to the share price on the stock exchange(s) that they are listed on. The directors then make decisions that will enhance the value of the shares and will avoid making any decisions that will devalue the shares in any way.

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The Strategic Imperative for ESG Reporting by David E. Kolan, CPA (BPB)

Consumers’ passions to live more socially conscious, environmentally responsible lives has seeped deeper into the corporate world, where companies are now expected to address their impact on these societal issues with the same level of enthusiasm as its customers and investors.

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Tax returns and The Filing Season

It is that time of year again where we edge closer to the e-filing deadline date for individual taxpayers tax return submissions. Now the question on everyone’s mind is… “Working from home, do I qualify for any home expense deductions”?

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Should You Invest in Cryptocurrency?

This is a Thought Leadership article by PrimeGlobal member firm Buzzacott which reviews whether it is the right time to invest in cryptocurrencies.

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A Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) for corporates?

When I heard the testimony of Ashwell Prince, Paul Adams, and the other brave cricketers, it resonated with me in a deep and moving way...

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PrimeGlobal Insight: Post Pandemic Work Culture

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way we work. With many businesses struggling to find the right balance between working from home and flexible work arrangements...

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Muhammad Umar Karim as New Director

Accensis recently had pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr Muhammad Umar Karim as director from 1 September 2021...

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Facebook Gives Back to Creators

An interesting turn of events as Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announces that Facebook will be giving back to its creators...

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The modern day auditing profession and its challenges

Audits have evolved from routine checklists to a vital part of a company’s governance process...

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The impact of IFRS 16 on financial statements

Are you aware of the implications of the IFRS 16 on your annual financial statements? Below is an overview, providing insight into the implications of IFRS 16 on your business...

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