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Proposals for cryptocurrency regulation

Members of the public and impacted stakeholders have until 15 February 2019 to make submissions on policy and regulatory proposals for crypto assets. The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), National Treasury (NT), South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) recently released a consultation paper on crypto […]

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Embrace the voice search revolution

Technology is all around us. It’s transforming our business and its transforming our personal lifestyle. This year we will see plenty of exciting new developments. One of these trends is “Voice Search”. In a recent article Linda Graham from FinCommunication shares how we can embrace the voice search revolution. But what is Voice Search? Search […]

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New FIC Draft guidance note

– Update on ‘suspicious and unusual transactions and activities’ The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has updated its existing guidance relating to suspicious transaction reporting (STR) in terms of section 29 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act 38 of 2001). In a media release on Friday, 20 January 2019, the FIC mentioned that the […]

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Tribunal Debarment decisions – Why the increase?

Over the last few months we have seen an increase in debarment cases placed before the Financial Services Tribunal for reconsideration. Why? Has there been an increase in debarments? Has many of these debarments been effected as an injustice to representatives? What changed? A right to appeal A representative now has a right to appeal […]

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Registrar of Pension Funds Annual Report

What can we learn from the past? The Registrar of Pension Funds 59th Annual Report for the 2017 calendar year was published on 18 December 2018. Besides the industry statistical overview, performance of funds and financial statements, the report covers proposed regulatory changes, litigation matters, unclaimed benefits and the outcomes of on-site visits Amendments to […]

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Proposed tax changes – What South Africans may expect

In a recent BusinessTech article, Jerry Botha, managing partner of Tax Consulting SA outlined five possible tax changes that South Africans should know about. National Health Insurance and medical aid credits There are promised announcements around National Health Insurance especially the funding thereof in the Budget 2019/20. Travel reimbursement rates According to Botha the reimbursement […]

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What Does Your Online Presence Say About You?

Have you “googled” your name? Do you come up on the first page of the search results? The fact is you have an online presence, either intentionally or unintentionally, or both. In a recent IRIS article Dan Sondhelm, CEO of Sondhelm Partners writes that in the highly competitive financial advisory landscape, where trust and transparency […]

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Cyber insurance – A first priority for SMEs

Late last year, Business Report shared that according to the global Cyber Exposure Index, South Africa currently has the sixth highest average exposure to cybercrime, with businesses in the industrial and financial sectors being the most commonly targeted by cybercrime attacks. Another similar report revealed that around 61 percent of small businesses experienced a cyber-attack […]

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