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Smart use of D&A allows better business decisions

Data does not mean anything without the ability to gain insights that can be converted into business growth. These days organisations rely on an ability to respond to sudden changes of direction. They need to manage their exposure to risks while ensuring their products and services are aligned to what their clients want on an […]

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Water and drought: Getting the basics right

The drought that South Africa is currently experiencing has highlighted the fact that SA is a water-scarce country and that citizens need to conserve water. It has also highlighted the need for municipalities to practise sustainable water management to prevent water losses and to address ageing infrastructure. At Davos, the Minister of Water and Sanitation […]

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The New Retirement Savings Regime

The ways in which South Africans contribute to and receive their retirement savings from South African retirement funds are changing as from 1 March 2016. What is a Retirement Savings Regime? A Retirement Savings Regime is a series of policy frameworks that a Government will put in place to enhance the Retirement Savings of their […]

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Driving growth with effective D&A

Organizations have more data available now than ever before. It can be used to grow their organization, to make better decisions and to identify trends and opportunities. But a recent survey shows that most companies are not using data effectively. This is where D&A experts step in KPMG’s Data and Analytics (D&A) specialists around the […]

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Running Club’s Nolene breaks Dis-Chem Half Marathon record

Nolene Conrad broke the 2012 women’s record to win the 15th Dis-Chem Half Marathon on Sunday. The 1:17;08 record was set by Irvette van Zyl in 2012. This year, the race was hosted by the Bedfordview Athletics Club. It started and ended at the Bedfordview Virgin Active. The race took runners on a route through […]

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Gold may benefit temporarily from market collapse

Black Wednesday brought about many fears when global equity markets collapsed, and oil prices in particular fell to a 13 year low. Although the collapse may see investors reaching for gold, it may not assist the gold price in the long run, according to Jacques Erasmus, head of mining for Southern Africa at KPMG. “Gold […]

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Food makers buckle under drought, rand pressure

Author: Lynn Hitchcock. Originally published on News24  South Africa’s worst drought on record, a plunging currency and debt-burdened consumers are weighing on the country’s biggest food producers, who may sacrifice profits in order to keep prices affordable and preserve market share. The shares of food producers including Pioneer Food Group and RCL Foods have this month […]

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Africa, your engine of growth

What does the 4th Industrial revolution mean for African businesses? Technology is core to the 4th industrial revolution. It will also be at the heart of Africa’s growth in the next decade.  The broader consequences to the African continent of these advances are greater automation, doing more with less, and economies which are net exporters […]

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