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Itumeleng Ndlozi Means Business

Itumeleng Ndlozi sits on the executive committee, as Divisional Managing Director of the Public Sector at Ince. She began her career at Ince 11 years ago in the Marketing division playing a support role to the other business units by assisting them with engaging with their clients. Her journey continued in client services where she…

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A Deeper Look into Public-Private Partnerships with Mark Barnes

Ince hosted the first of its Ince Talks Series, the theme of which was “A deeper look into public-private partnerships”. The guest speaker was the South African Post Office’s CEO, Mark Barnes. At the time of his speech, Barnes gave insights into the workings at the Post Office, his contributions to helping to turn the…

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Considering the Role of Women in Corporate SA

For several years, ex-ABSA chief executive officer (CEO) Maria Ramos was the lone woman in the role of CEO in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) top 40 listed companies. Since her departure from the position in January 2019, there are none. There are now no female CEOs running any of the country’s 40 largest listed…

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iXBRL Updates from CIPC – July 2019

Last year the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) mandated Inline XBRL (iXBRL) reporting for all entities required to submit Annual Financial Statements (AFS’s), with the aim of improving regulatory efficiency and effectiveness and building up a bank of data to undertake in-depth analysis of trends. Stage two of the project will involve updating the…

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Integrated Reporting: A Process and Product Worth Rethinking

By Sarah-Jane Wilkinson Rethink Results, Think Value! Organisations do not exist in isolation from society and the greater environment. They are completely interconnected and rely on one another for long-lasting prosperity. It is within this context that organisations and investors have had to re-evaluate the way in which they assess organisational value and the long-term…

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Shareholder Activism in the Digital Age

Technology has become so pervasive in our daily lives. It’s now possible to get a degree qualification, sign petitions and even buy groceries online. It’s only reasonable that one should also be able to virtually attend meetings, and where necessary, participate in voting processes remotely. Shareholder activism is a phenomenon that is restructuring the relationship…

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Corporate Governance: A Fund Manager’s Responsibility?

Issues of corporate governance have received major attention in the media for some time, and were recently reinforced by the Steinhoff saga, in which the company’s management team was found to have acted fraudulently. Could these “accounting irregularities” i.e. fraud, have been avoided? Some think so, but how? An increasing call has been sounded for…

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South Africa Ranked World Best in Integrated Reporting

By Neo Khanyile South Africa doesn’t usually have the greatest reputation; the country has some of the world’s highest crime statistics, a low GDP growth rate and is teetering on the brink of recession. However, some of our national sports teams, like the Springbok rugby team and the Proteas cricket team have outstanding track records….

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Responsible Investing in South Africa: A Case of Two Worlds

By Selabe Kute Nestled along the easternmost extension of the Austrian Alps, Vienna sprawls into the distance with shed roofs, simple trusses and vertical posts engulfing the architecturally-distinct central European city. Lauded for its worlds-best quality of life, the city is the central nervous system of the Austrian economy, which is among the 14 richest…

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The Changing Conception of Organisational Health

Some thirty years ago, evaluating the value of an organisation was largely down to the amount of physical assets it owned and the tangible, monetary returns it could provide its shareholders. Naturally, auditing and accounting practices were considered the bedrock for validating and truly measuring how “healthy” an organisation is. Thirty years ago. However, gone…

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