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Industrial Internet of Things: Connecting machines, people and data

12 September 2018

The industrial Internet of Things is starting to come of age, but are African organisations ready to use it to boost their global competitiveness? The reality is that many industrial companies in Africa are missing a critical building block for an Internet of Things strategy - a modern, robust, and integrated set of enterprise applications.

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CIPC Will Soon Require an AFS or FAS Before You Can File an Annual Return

11 September 2018

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced that it will soon introduce a step in the Annual Return (AR) filing process to verify that either an Annual Financial Statement (AFS) or a Financial Accountability Supplement (FAS) have been filed.

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Beyond the Sale: Inspiring customers to become your advocates

10 September 2018

Customers are powerful. Social media and increased global connectivity have made their voices louder and more influential than ever. In the ‘age of the customer’, it’s time we capitalise on their ability to influence and grow our brands and businesses.

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The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

03 September 2018

61% of women cited not having access to money as a barrier to starting their own companies.
However, money is only one element of a successful business. Our research also found that skills, grit, hustling and smart time management are as important as financial management. Yet only 21% of women who did not have a business said they had good business skills and only 33% of business owners said they had good financial skills.

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#SmallBizFriday: What it means when you buy from a small business

29 August 2018

Small businesses are the lifelines of every community. If we don’t support them, the economy suffers, and we miss out on great benefits.

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Curiosity killed the accountant and created an advisor

27 August 2018

The most successful accountants are those who approach the world as a child would. They’re curious about their surroundings, ask questions, and adapt quickly and easily to change.

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How blockchain will change the financial professional’s role in the decade to come

24 August 2018

World Entrepreneur Day (21 August) is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the role South Africa’s Small & Medium Businesses play in job creation and economic growth. But it is also a time to reflect on what needs to be done to help them grow and thrive - entrepreneurial spirit, drive and passion are essential but not enough on their own.

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#WorldEntrepreneurDay: Is enough being done to support SA’s entrepreneurs?

21 August 2018

World Entrepreneur Day (21 August) is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the role South Africa’s Small & Medium Businesses play in job creation and economic growth. But it is also a time to reflect on what needs to be done to help them grow and thrive - entrepreneurial spirit, drive and passion are essential but not enough on their own.

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Sage Africa PR team scoops 7 PR awards

21 August 2018

The Sage Africa team has enjoyed a remarkable year on the PR front, scooping seven prestigious South African, pan-African and international awards for PR campaigns implemented and executed in 2017.

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