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The Hidden Health Hazards of Job Transitions: How Starting a New Job Can Take a Toll on Your Wellbeing

This article explores the relationship between stress, immune function, and health during the transition period of starting a new job.

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Navigating Logistics Challenges in Africa: A Holistic Perspective

In a global landscape marked by continual evolution, the logistics sector in Africa plays a pivotal role amidst distinctive challenges and growth prospects. Join Stan Whiting as he delves into the intricacies of logistics in Africa, addressing the imperative for strategic insights, the hurdles faced, and the promising opportunities for businesses in this dynamic landscape.

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How an Internal Audit Adds Significant Value to King IV Compliance

King IV Compliance is more than a check-box exercise, but the key to earning trust and credibility that contributes incalculably to brand equity. A surefire way to achieve the transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour aspirations that King IV motivates organisations towards is through internal audits.   Here is how and why internal auditing underpins value realisation from King IV Compliance.

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Cybersecurity Unveiled: Navigating the Current Landscape and Mitigating Risks

The concept of computer programs can be traced back to the 1830s, but it wasn't until World War II that electrical computers (as it is known today) were first developed. The devices we use today have a rich history, offering endless possibilities to enhance our lives. However, they also come with their own set of risks. 

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Navigating Global Risks: Impact on Corporate Valuations

In an era marked by unprecedented challenges, the global business landscape is continually shaped by an array of risks that extend far beyond traditional economic concerns. As we delve into the complexities of corporate valuations, it becomes imperative to recognise and understand the profound influence that global risks exert on the financial health and stability of companies. According to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2024, the top five global short-term risks—misinformation and disinformation, extreme weather events, societal polarisation, cyber insecurity, and interstate armed conflict—stand out as critical factors affecting corporate valuations.   In the article we expand on these risks and the effects they have on the corporate valuations landscape.

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Probity Audits: Why We Need Them

Given the recent headlines regarding Eskom or even how legislation dictates procurement in private companies (to an extent), probity audits are necessary in the public and private sectors. We could all do with renewed trust in procurement processes countrywide—and that’s what probity audits can provide.

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Navigating African Markets: A Guide for South African Companies

During 2023 we noticed a surge in South African companies seeking growth opportunities by expanding their existing operations into the African continent. This upward trajectory can be attributed to the global transition towards renewable energy, intensifying the demand for Africa's abundant natural resources. With the continent showcasing the world's youngest and fastest-growing population, an unparalleled opportunity emerges for developing infrastructure and tapping into a burgeoning consumer base.

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Strategise for 2024: Prepare Your Board Calendar & Workplan Today

As the year draws to a close, it's time to reflect on what's been accomplished and start planning for the year ahead. In the corporate world, this includes getting your board, shareholders, and committee meetings in order for a successful 2024. The annual board calendar is a powerful tool to ensure that your organisation is well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.   Let's explore why and how you should set up your board calendar to make 2024 a year of effective governance.

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AI in Corporate Finance: Revolutionising Company Valuations and Redefining Cyber-security Strategies

In the rapidly evolving landscape of corporate finance, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) stands as a transformative force, reshaping the traditional paradigms of valuations and cybersecurity strategies. Corporate finance professionals, particularly those focused on company valuations, are embracing a new era where AI is not merely influencing financial analysis; it is becoming the cornerstone of redefining the strategies used to protect financial data against cyber threats.  

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Get Your Financial House in Order These Holidays

As 2023 draws to a close, we are reminded of a year that has truly been a roller-coaster for all South Africans. Amidst the challenges of load shedding and the jubilation of the Springboks' triumphant return as world champions, we look forward to a well-deserved break. As we recharge and set our sights on a hopeful 2024, it is crucial to take a moment for one last task this year: a financial health check.