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  • Four key health and safety training aspects you must manage and control
  • Take the lead and manage all your health and safety training needs today... This simple training programme can save you lots of time, effort and money Aren't you tired of having to arrange and prepare the sessions, especially since you don't always have a ready-to-use format? Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. ... ››› more
  • [31 July 2017]
  • Never ever make these four mistakes when disciplining an employee...
  • Can you spot the mistakes? Get all the ammunition you need to beat the CCMA Here's how to chair a legally compliant disciplinary enquiry in just five easy steps Dear reader,   Can you spot the mistakes in this example?   Tracey is responsible for making sure the petty cash balances each day. She's never seen the petty cash policy and procedure but it's on... ››› more
  • [26 July 2017]
  • You won't go wrong with your input tax claims if you follow these six rules...
  • Still struggling to grasp when you can claim input tax? Follow these six rules Here's how input tax can boost your company's cash flow legally You could be missing out on 19 input tax VAT savings... Dear reader, If you're still struggling to grasp when you can claim input tax, you're not alone.   Many VAT vendors battle.   While knowing you're n... ››› more
  • [12 July 2017]
  • Tax invoices 101: Here's what's acceptable when it comes to tax invoices
  • The following in tax invoices will stand up to SARS' scrutiny Are there any inaccuracies in your tax invoices? If SARS asks you to sign this document... STOP! Put down that pen. You have the right to refuse SARS is very strict when it comes to tax invoices. For example, you must ensure certain details appear on your tax invoice and you must adhere to certain require... ››› more
  • [16 June 2017]
  • The one thing you must get right to fire a thieving employee successfully...
  • Your employee stole a laptop from you. And you have all the proof you need. Pretty much an open and shut case. So you give him his notice to attend a disciplinary hearing, which says 'you stole from us' and hope the obvious ruling will be his dismissal. But... You're wrong. You didn't get this one thing right... **********************   Get all the ammunition you n... ››› more
  • [14 June 2017]
  • No more hiding! Encourage your employees to report incidents with these seven tips
  • When it comes to 'promoting a culture of health and safety' in the workplace, one of the most important aspects is to encourage employees to report incidents in the workplace. Doing so will ensure that hazards and risks in the workplace are dealt with before they can affect someone else, which could put your business in a risky legal position. To promote a culture of reporting incidents in ... ››› more
  • [14 June 2017]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Let's take a look... Simplify your work and save thousands! Now you don't have to scour the internet for hours or pay a labour ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2017]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Let's take a look... Simplify your work and save thousands! Now you don't have to scour the internet for hours or pay a labour ... ››› more
  • [08 June 2017]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Let's take a look... Simplify your work and save thousands! Now you don't have to scour the internet for hours or pay a labour consultant t... ››› more
  • [31 May 2017]
  • I bet you don't know the difference between these three risk assessment essentials!
  • Here's how you can be 100% sure your risk assessments are legally compliant... Remember, you must do a risk assessment to be compliant with the OHS Act! Do you know the difference between these three simple, but essential risk assessment terms: A danger, a hazard and a risk? I know it sounds silly, but I recently attended a seminar on Risk Assessments and you wouldn't... ››› more
  • [24 May 2017]
  • POPI Act is coming into effect! Here's how you can comply before it's too late
  • There are talks about POPI coming into effect before the end of this year. This means you have to make sure you comply with the Act NOW! If you don't comply, you'll face fines of up to R10 million and even jail time! But where will you start? Keep reading below to find out five basic rules... *** How a third party getting hold of your employee's marital status could land YOU with a R... ››› more
  • [10 May 2017]
  • Five input tax claims you're NOT allowed to make
  • Input tax is the VAT you pay your suppliers in the course of your business as well as VAT paid on goods you import. SARS allows you to claim the input tax for your relevant tax period when you complete your VAT return. While this is the case, there are input tax claims you aren't allowed to make. Read on below to find out what they are so you can comply with SARS and avoid penalties. Every... ››› more
  • [08 May 2017]
  • Take advantage of these 12 assets excluded from Capital Gains Tax
  • Every time your business sells, donates or scraps an asset and it makes a profit, SARS takes a big bite out of the proceeds. And it calls this bite Capital Gains Tax (CGT). SARS raised the CGT rates in the February 2017 Budget Speech. This means any asset sales you make after this date will cost you more. You can't escape CGT. In fact, if you try to escape it, SARS could easily find you gu... ››› more
  • [01 March 2017]
  • How to make sure your travel allowances stand up to SARS' scrutiny
  • Travel expense claims and deductions are one of the most common triggers for a SARS audit. Especially for travel allowances. SARS differentiates between a Travel Allowance and a Reimbursive Travel Allowance. If you don't award, tax, and record your staff's travel allowances correctly SARS will pick up the errors and audit you. You might have to pay a 10% penalty for under-deducting PAY... ››› more
  • [23 February 2017]
  • Claiming Vat for business travel: What you need to know...
  • Thanks to more and more global ventures, travel has become an integral part of doing business in South Africa. And that means in many cases business travel expenses are adding to your Vat headache! Here's what you need to know about the five most common business travel expenses and their Vat consequences. Iit's estimated that in the US, business travel spending — including air tickets, hotels an... ››› more
  • [19 October 2016]
  • There's no such thing as 'casual labour'...
  • If you're like most small businesses I know... ...When it comes to doing the odd bit of maintenance around your workplace... ... Or hanging up your pictures in the office... ...Or washing your windows on the second floor... ...You take a drive to the nearest Builder's Warehouse to pick up a desperate individual or two looking for a job. Now, it seems rather harmless. You're helping the jo... ››› more
  • [03 October 2016]
  • You could miss the perfect employee because you made one of these 10 mistakes!
  • I'm sure you know that the best candidates prepare for the interview. They study, they research, and they rehearse. They make sure they know about the position they're applying for - and a bit about the company. But what about you? Are you ready to make the kind of first impression in the interview that will make the best candidates eager to join your team? Find out below how to make s... ››› more
  • [08 September 2016]
  • You could miss the perfect employee because you made one of these 10 mistakes!
  • The best candidates prepare for the interview. They study, they research, and they rehearse. But what about you? Are you ready to make the kind of first impression in the interview that will make the best candidates eager to join your team? Make sure you don't make these 10 mistakes when you're looking for the best employee for your company! ***Author recommends***     Th... ››› more
  • [12 January 2016]
  • If your client harasses your employee while she's on duty, you have to put a stop to it!
  • Picture this... You have a rather attractive interior designer working for you. She's working on a new night club. And your client propositions her. Asking her to come back and 'do a dance' for them on the pole on the stage. She lodges a complaint with you about this. You have a duty to provide a safe workplace free from discrimination. And harassment is a form of discrimination... Even though ... ››› more
  • [23 June 2015]
  • Maximise your Vat refunds in 2 weeks with these 9 little-known secrets...
  • I'm Peter Franck, Vat Expert at Fleet Street Publications. One of my clients, Mike was so impressed when I showed him how his business could pay less Vat that he made me promise to write this article. And I'm a man of my word. Thanks to Mike, if you give me 5 minutes of your time I'll reveal to you 9 little-known secrets that'll maximise your Vat refunds. The 10-minute check that will make S... ››› more
  • [05 May 2015]



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