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OPTIMISTIC FUTURE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Pledges of support for small businesses in the state of the nation address and the 2018 budget look great on paper. And though the sector has heard it all before, things could really be different this time. Government has an excellent track record of paying mere lip service to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It […]
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BUDGET 2018 PRIORITISES COMPETITIVENESS – SEA MONSTER

Cape Town – It was great to see in Budget 2018 that the government seems to be prioritising international competitiveness, according to Glenn Gillis of innovation company Sea Monster. “There’s a real opportunity for us to compete globally with knowledge-intensive products. The creative industry specifically has demonstrated an ability to not only create jobs, but […]
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AIRBNB RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A RAFT OF NEW FEATURES

The world’s largest accommodation platform, Airbnb, which turns 10 years old this year, says it plans new innovations which will put it on the path to more than a billion annual guests by 2028. Airbnb says the roadmap to reaching its target includes four new property types and new tiers product tiers which the platform is marketing […]
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GENEVA MANAGEMENT GROUP FEATURES IN IOL BUDGET COMMENTARY

JOHANNESBURG – The adjustment of VAT for the first time since 1993 and the proposed R85 billion expenditure cuts, announced in Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba maiden budget speech yesterday, were a reflection of the tough balancing act in a tough economic environment. Raymond Parsons, a professor at the North West University School of Economics, […]
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TAX EXPERT FROM GENEVA MANAGEMENT GROUP OFFERS COMMENT ABOUT NATIONAL BUDGET SPEECH

THE National Budget Speech on February 21 this year is likely to attract more interest than it has on many occasions previously. South Africans have become accustomed to a National Budget characterised by inevitable increases in the so-called “sin taxes” and gradual increases in the marginal rates of income tax for individuals. But the 2018 […]