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31 Jan 2017
 
 
Why microbes are key to solving Africa's food security crisis
THE CONVERSATION
AgFunder, an online investment platform, just announced its innovation award winners. Topping the list was Biome Makers, a startup company that takes advantage of the natural agricultural...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
South Africa must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution
THE CONVERSATION
The focus on “state capture” in South Africa has tended to divert attention from a deeper question. How can the distribution of wealth and control over the economy be changed in material terms?...
 
 
20 Jul 2016
 
Venture capital companies – Summary of the latest tax rulings
ENSAFRICA
The venture capital company (“VCC”) regime was introduced in 2009, with an aim to encourage investors, by way of substantial tax benefits, to invest in small South African trading companies. VCCs...
 
 
03 Jun 2016
 
DST: Naledi Pandor: Address by Minister of Science and Technology, on Innovation's Business symposium, the Innovation Hub conference centre, Pretoria (02/06/2016)
Topics
South Africa has a great deal to do to address low economic growth, increased skills development, modernisation of infrastructure, and the creation of new business enterprises.
 
 
DST: Minister Naledi Pandor on investment towards economic growth
STATEMENT
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, says South Africa has a great deal to do to address its low economic growth, enhance its competitiveness and create new products and services....
 
 
21 Mar 2016
 
SA is Africa's hub of private banking – report
PRIVATE BANKING
South Africa is the hub of private banking in Africa with holdings worth about $72bn, according to a recent report. A Research and Markets report entitled The Africa 2016 Wealth Report identifies...
 
 
27 Jan 2016
 
 
 
DA promises jobs for all if voted into power
POLITICS
Thousands of supporters of the Democratic Alliance (DA), dressed in blue t-shirts, gathered at the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) before they marched for equal opportunities and jobs....
 
 
25 Nov 2015
 
African private equity is growing fast says Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group’s head of Private Equity
BOWMAN GILFILLAN
While the South African private equity market is relatively mature, east and west African markets are catching up fast. This is according to Bowman Gilfillan’s Head of Private Equity, John Bellew....
 
 
18 Nov 2015
 
SARS amendments to the Trust Income Tax Return for 2015
ENSAFRICA
During the 2014 tax year, the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) introduced a new income tax return for trusts (ITR12T) which was much more comprehensive than its predecessor. The contents of...
 
 
02 Nov 2015
 
 
 
Alternative Investments 2020 – The Future of Alternative Investments (Oct 2015)
RECOMMENDATION
This World Economic Forum report examines the forces driving today’s alternative investment industry and considers where these may take the industry in the coming years, focusing on the core asset...
 
 
29 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Mining’s bottoming presents opportunity to write new script – KPMG
MINING INVESTMENT
The bottoming of the resources market is presenting South Africa with a valuable opportunity to write a new exploration script that encourages investment ahead of all other mining jurisdictions....
 
 
25 Sep 2015
 
The definition of ‘controlled group company’ and ‘equity share’
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling No, 205 (Ruling) on 11 September 2015. The Ruling considers the meaning of 'controlled group company' and 'equity share'. An...
 
 
31 Aug 2015
 
What Africa can learn from China about growing its agribusiness sector
THE CONVERSATION
The World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry in Africa by 2030. To promote this outcome, the continent must review its incentive...
 
 
08 Sep 2014
 
SA: Naledi Pandor: Address by the Minister of Science and Technology, at the Entrepreneurial Mindset conference, Wits University, Johannesburg (08/09/2014)
Topics
"Rich in resources, yet drowning in poverty. How does Africa take control through technology" How can technology transform Africa? One answer is to create Silicon Valleys in Africa. As you know...
 
 
 
                       
 
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