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Integrated Reporting and Communicating Value to Stakeholders

Integrated Reporting and Communicating Value to Stakeholders

A new era in corporate reporting demands a fresh, innovative approach from public relations and communication practitioners. “We are entering a new era in corporate reporting,” says Mervyn King, chairman of South Africa’s Integrated Reporting Committee and the King Committee, referring to the shift to integrated reporting, which encompasses financial and sustainability information and communicates  Read more »

Rhino Dogs On The Frontline, Protected By FRONTLINE® PLUS!

Rhino Dogs On The Frontline, Protected By FRONTLINE® PLUS!

On the frontline of the war against rhino poaching are a pack of highly trained tracking and apprehension rhino tracker dogs, risking their lives day and night to track poachers, contraband horn, firearms, bullet cases and explosives. And now, thanks to the sponsorship from Merial South Africa, manufacturers and distributors of Frontline® Plus, the trusted  Read more »

Taking banking to the people

Taking banking to the people

The banking industry faces a mammoth challenge to reach and register the vast numbers of “unbanked” people in Africa and Asia, many of whom are located in rugged and remote areas. In addition, they are facing significant competition from retailers and mobile network operators, who have made inroads into these markets with point-of-sale and mobile  Read more »

The logbook solution that’s as mobile and dynamic as you are

The logbook solution that’s as mobile and dynamic as you are

A new easy-to-use device that’s as dynamic and mobile as you are is now available to take the hassle out of keeping a detailed logbook, whether for tax purposes or reimbursement of travel expenses. You are mobile and dynamic, and you simply cannot be slowed down by the outdated practice of keeping a manual logbook  Read more »

Enjoy a Stress-Free and Tick-Free Summer!

Enjoy a Stress-Free and Tick-Free Summer!

There are more ticks in bloom in more places than ever before! Make sure you and your pets stay safe this summer. Unfortunately, with the onset of the wet season, followed by the heat and humidity of summer, pests such as ticks – and the diseases they carry – abound. Humans in close and frequent  Read more »

CFS Rica releases next generation biometric registration terminals

CFS Rica releases next generation biometric registration terminals

CFS Rica has recently launched the next generation biometric Sim registration terminal, the V5 Rica terminal. This follows   the success of the Sim Registration terminals (SRT) that were deployed in formal and informal retail channels throughout South Africa. These  SRTs were responsible for the successful RICA registration of more than 40 million sim cards across  Read more »

High-tech logbooks: Safe and Secured in the Cloud

High-tech logbooks: Safe and Secured in the Cloud

Electronic logbooks have revolutionised the way in which users log their vehicle mileage in line with SARS’s new regulations for travel tax allowances. Far removed from the archaic and highly unreliable “pen-and-paper-in-the-cubbyhole” system, electronic logbooks, such as the GPS Log Book, consist of a small, stylish and wireless device which simply plugs into the cigarette  Read more »

“Anchor of Hope” Stars for Charity Annual Gala Dinner and Show

“Anchor of Hope” Stars for Charity Annual Gala Dinner and Show

For the past 110 years, Abraham Kriel Childcare (AKC) has offered South Africa’s most vulnerable children an Anchor of Hope. Perhaps you have experienced some stormy childhood waters of your own, or maybe you were among the lucky few children who knew a harbour of stability, security, unconditional love and guidance. Either way, you’ll be  Read more »

Travel allowances: salary perk or employee relations pitfall?

Travel allowances: salary perk or employee relations pitfall?

The 2012 tax season is open and soon employees, accountants and tax practitioners will be wading through piles of paper to compile individual tax returns. But this year claiming a travel allowance may be more challenging than ever before. In 2010, SARS introduced new regulations with regard to travel allowances. The new regulations require individuals  Read more »

Marianna Rossouw – Merial South Africa’s new product manager for companion animal products

Marianna Rossouw – Merial South Africa’s new product manager for companion animal products

Merial South Africa recently announced the appointment of Marianna Rossouw as product manager to their companion animal division and range – including Frontline®Plus and Previcox®. Having completed a Diploma in Veterinary Technology from the Technikon of Pretoria in 1994 and a further BComm degree in Marketing in 2003, Rossouw has gained vast experience and understanding   Read more »