ACCUSTOMING OURSELVES WITH THE NEW REVISED CODES AS GAZETTED UNDER BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AMENDMENT ACT 46 – 2013

The 5 Elements of the new revised Codes and what they each intend to measure Element Code Series Reference What each element measures Ownership 100 Measures effective ownership of entities by Black people. Management Control 200 Measures the effective control of entities by Black people. Skills Development 300 Measures the extent to which employers carry … Read moreACCUSTOMING OURSELVES WITH THE NEW REVISED CODES AS GAZETTED UNDER BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AMENDMENT ACT 46 – 2013

THE IMPACT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PROPERTY SECTOR ON THE NATIONAL ECONOMY

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This morning, (27 May, 2014) The Property Sector Charter Council released the results of its latest study:

The Impact of the South African Property Sector on the National Economy.

This research continues from its 2012 report, which measured the size of the property market in South Africa at a massive R4,9 trillion. It was and remains the first study of its kind in the country.

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Parliamentary Update: Post-election FAQs Answered

Last week, South Africa held its fifth democratic election. Below are answers to five key questions on the current status of Parliament and lawmaking. Is Parliament operational? Not yet. The newly-elected National Assembly (NA) and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will hold their first sittings on 21 May and 22 May respectively. The results of the … Read moreParliamentary Update: Post-election FAQs Answered

INVITATION: Estate Agency Affairs Board 2014 Annual Stakeholder Roadshows

PHASE 1 and 2 EAAB Annual Roadshows for 2014 The Estate Agency Affairs Board will be conducting their Annual Roadshow Seminars commencing from May -November 2014. Invitations are currently been sent out to estate agents where we have correct email addresses. If you do not receive an invitation, please RSVP your attendance directly to margie@eaab.org.za indicating name … Read moreINVITATION: Estate Agency Affairs Board 2014 Annual Stakeholder Roadshows

Internship programme launched to transform estate agency sector

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) and the Department of Human Settlements launched the ‘One Learner – One Estate Agency’ internship programme aimed at creating one internship position at each of the estimated 10 000 estate agencies in South Africa to grow the involvement of youth, women and previously disadvantaged people in the sector. EAAB chairperson Professor Kwandiwe … Read moreInternship programme launched to transform estate agency sector

Vat Refunds: How the New System Works

After numerous complaints SARS implemented a new VAT refund process just over a year ago. How does it work? SARS commits to paying refunds within 21 business days of receiving a VAT return, subject to: •    The return being correctly filled in •    The taxpayer owes no monies to SARS and there are no outstanding … Read moreVat Refunds: How the New System Works

Franchise Agreement Renewal: a Hidden Time Bomb

When the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was being introduced in 2011, the intention of the legislature was that all franchisors were to be given a six month window period to bring all existing franchises into line with the CPA. After a public outcry this requirement was dropped to the satisfaction of franchisors. What is the … Read moreFranchise Agreement Renewal: a Hidden Time Bomb

Risk Management – a Vital Part of Your Business

The continuous growth of globalisation and technology has brought in rapid change. This has led to new products and technologies, shorter product life cycles, more competition and less time for businesses to react to threats and challenges. In turn this means that business risk is continuing to rise. How to respond Best practice businesses have … Read moreRisk Management – a Vital Part of Your Business