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National Public Champions of the EBA show global reach of the programme

03 March 2015

RSM and the European Business Awards are delighted to announce the 33 National Public Champions for 2014/15 Awards programme.

Chosen from 709 businesses, the vast majority of the 33 National Public Champions export their products or services to every corner of the globe, but a large contingent of them also have offices and factories outside Europe. For example, MEDOCHEMIE, a pharmaceutical manufacturer from Cyprus has a plant in Vietnam; Ampacet Europe SA, a plastic manufacturer has sites in North and South America, Europe and Asia; and Indra, a Spanish technology multinational consultancy is seen as a leader right across Latin America.

Connect to RSM. Connect with success

Welcome to RSM Betty & Dickson, an association of South African firms of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants. We provide a wide range of auditing, tax, advisory and fiduciary services to the private and public sector and to individuals. Our 4 offices are united through a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a unique client-centered approach and as part of the global network of RSM, we have more than 32,500 people in over 100 countries on hand to serve your needs.

Wherever in the world your business is going, you need constant access to rapid, relevant answers and a fast-moving team on your side. RSM is one of the world’s leading audit, tax and advisory networks of independently owned and managed professional services firms.

With global reach and local perspective, RSM member firms deliver innovative solutions, helping you see further, adapt faster and grow stronger.

Get in touch to discover how we can help you get connected for success.

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Review or Audit?

Before 2008, all companies had to be audited – irrespective of size, shareholding, etc. The new (or actually not so new anymore) Companies Act 2008 is more flexible. It may be more complicated in the sense that it doesn’t prescribe a “one size fits all” attestation level, but it does give companies options that are better aligned with their own needs as well as the needs of the users of their financial information.


Maternity leave and pregnancy

Some of the most frequently asked questions we encounter in practice revolve around the rights and protections afforded to pregnant employees. Due to the frequency of these questions, we have decided to set out in this series of articles some of the more frequently asked questions about maternity leave and pregnancy and our answers thereto.

Instalment 1: What laws protect a pregnant employee and what is such an employee protected against?

Instalment 2: What are a pregnant employee’s legal obligations in declaring her pregnancy when a) applying for a job and b) telling her employer that she is pregnant?
Instalment 3: Are there any cases in South Africa where women have been discriminated against for being pregnant?

Instalment 4: What should a pregnant employee do if they feel like they are being discriminated against in their workplace for being pregnant?

South Africans: The authors of our own misfortune?

If the price of progressing as a continent from third world status to first world status is honesty and integrity in business and in life, would we as South Africans be willing to pay it? We are certainly able to achieve this, but would we? When I look around, the evidence suggests we wouldn’t. A lot of people complain about the crime rate in South Africa and the fact that, in most African countries, one needs to grease someone’s greedy palms before getting anything done.



RSA Tax Guide 2015/6

  • Individual Tax Rates
  • Rebates
  • Deductions and Exemptions
  • Medical Scheme Fees
  • Tax Credit and Contribution

    The Evolution of Tax

    - The tax trends over the last 50 years
    - The future evolution of the tax landscape
    - Opinions of over 50 RSM tax leaders
    Border Crossing December 2014
    -Hong Kong: Recent developments: Exchange of Information
    -Europe: MOSS: The last stop before changes take effect
    -Mexico: Deduction for expenses apportioned from non-Mexican companies
    -Hungary: New EKAER reporting obligations

    B-BBEE Codes Update

  • Changes in status threshold

  • Changes in elements

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