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#Budget2019: Commentary by Rob Cooper

20 February 2019

The Finance Minister took advantage of some new revenue sources such as carbon taxes, but, for the most part, continued to stick to the script of limiting bracket creep adjustment, sin taxes and fuel levies to raise more money.

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What to watch for in Tito Mboweni’s first budget speech

14 February 2019

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, delivers his first Budget Speech on 20 February at a difficult time for the South African economy. Even though President Cyril Ramaphosa has done much to restore business confidence in his first year in office, GDP growth remains weak, government finances are in relatively poor shape, and renewed load shedding is hurting business confidence.

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SA’s National Minimum Wage: 3 Things every employer should know

12 February 2019

South Africa’s national minimum wage legislation came into effect on 1 January 2019, setting the minimum wage at R18 per hour for farmworkers, R15 per hour for domestic workers and R20 per hour across most other sectors of the economy.

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Five misconceptions about motivating employees

22 January 2019

HR and People teams and company leadership can set the tone for a productive 2019 with the right strategy in place – provided they don’t fall into the habit of common misconceptions about how to best encourage productivity in the workplace.

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4 Tax questions answered following the 2018/19 Budget

22 February 2018

The South African political and economic landscape has changed at rapid speed in 2018 – from the resignation of President Jacob Zuma and his replacement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to the introduction of fee-free higher education for learners from low-income families to the increase in VAT from 14% to 15%.

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Budget 2018/9: 3 Key tax areas to look out for in the Speech

15 February 2018

Budget 2018/9: 3 Key tax areas to look out for in the Speech

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Budget 2018/9: Payroll compliance to come under scrutiny as government looks to plug revenue holes

07 February 2018

Budget 2018/9: Payroll compliance to come under scrutiny as government looks to plug revenue holes

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Boosting workplace productivity and morale in January

11 January 2018

Strengthen team bonds and improve morale and motivation this January for a happier, more productive workforce.

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11 tips to uncover passion and potential in new hires

10 January 2018

If there’s one resolution HR departments should make this new year, it should be to transform the onboarding experience for new hires.

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