Unpacking the reality of Cyber Security

To many, cyber security is a bit of a mystery. This lack of understanding has created many misconceptions among management about how to approach cyber security. From our years of experience, we have seen the following five cyber security mistakes repeated over and over – often with drastic results. Mistake: “We have to achieve 100 […]

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Banking in the Cloud

If cars had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 miles per gallon – a famous quote by Bill Gates. Information technology has developed in leaps and bounds and seems to be never ending and ever changing. One of these developments is cloud […]

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Ebola spotlight: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

In December 2014, the World Bank estimated that the Ebola epidemic could cost the West African region, in the mid-term, up to US$32.6 billion, if the spread of the disease to larger neighbouring economies is not rapidly contained. For three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – which recently are able to […]

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The series of Ebola outbreaks

While there have been a series of Ebola outbreaks in Africa in the last 50 years, none have been as serious as the current epidemic. This is due, for the most part, to transmission into densely populated urban areas of Liberia and Sierra Leone; dysfunctional health systems and the slow local and international response. We’ve […]

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KPMG installs Solar Panels – another step forward to living green at KPMG

KPMG has installed 2 720 solar (photovoltaic) panels on the roofs of the Crescent and Wanooka buildings in Parktown, generating 652.8 kW of power.  This is among the country’s biggest installations of this nature, and builds on the notable successes of KPMG’s Global Green Initiative to date – locally and globally. The firm is powering […]

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Coping with transparency, mining royalties and volatility

The dramatic fall in global mining commodity prices, along with high national deficits and a slow climb out of recession in most economies, has elicited a strong reaction from governments. The shift towards indirect taxes and fees reflect governments’ efforts to guarantee revenues, striking a balance between a sustainable return on natural resources and a […]

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How does Ebola affect business and the economy in Africa?

The stories of human suffering coming out of West Africa are staggering. The human cost of this strange disease, immense. The fall-out of the epidemic is not just health-related. It is also economic. KPMG Africa has collaborated across our healthcare practices in West, East and Sub-Saharan Africa to explore the impact of Ebola, both on […]

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Mining Financial Reporting Survey 2014

KPMG’s Mining practice is pleased to present the Mining Financial Reporting Survey 2014. This document publishes the results of a survey of financial reporting by 25 major mining companies from across the globe. The information presented builds on KPMG’s previous Mining Reporting Surveys. Companies Surveyed for the Mining Financial Reporting Survey 2014: IFRS Companies Anglo […]

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