Ombud to protect Small Business from bullying

2021-01-19T10:13:55+02:00

The public is invited to comment on an amendment law establishing an ombud for small businesses.

The intent of the law has merit: The ombud must prevent small business from being unfairly bullied.

His finding in a case can have the force of a court order, for example against state departments, local government and SOEs that act [more…]

Ombud to protect Small Business from bullying2021-01-19T10:13:55+02:00

Cofesa calls for R500 000 grants to rescue struggling tax paying companies to survive Covid

2021-01-19T09:07:46+02:00

Cofesa calls for R500 000 relief grants to rescue companies

We support DA’s calls to release the funds meant as Covid-19 relief for companies and calls for grants of  R500 000 to rescue struggling tax paying companies as a rescue measure. Their numbers declined dramatically.

A precedent has been set to award R35 000 each to small farmers and [more…]

Cofesa calls for R500 000 grants to rescue struggling tax paying companies to survive Covid2021-01-19T09:07:46+02:00

House repossessions-Evidence that banks sell repossessed houses for cents in the rand

2021-01-19T09:05:14+02:00

Pre-empt possible repossession of your staff’s houses

With timely advice and assistance you can avoid that your staff lose their houses and their life savings. Discuss with your staff  what may happen when they are in arears with their instalments and help them to negotiate alternative arrangements.

Evidence that banks sell repossessed houses for cents in [more…]

House repossessions-Evidence that banks sell repossessed houses for cents in the rand2021-01-19T09:05:14+02:00

King IV Live With PROF MERVYN KING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, DIRECTOR’S DUTIES AND LIABILITIES

2021-01-19T08:59:30+02:00

COFESA RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING THE FOLLOWING WEBINAR:

As we emerge from crisis of 2020 many of  the future out looks have changed for business and personal alike, the way we live the way we engage and the way we conduct business in the coming years,  join TSK Training along with the renowned Professor Mervyn King and [more…]

King IV Live With PROF MERVYN KING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, DIRECTOR’S DUTIES AND LIABILITIES2021-01-19T08:59:30+02:00

We urge president Ramaphosa to ‘cross the Rubicon’ and modernise our economy

2020-10-19T10:39:05+02:00

In an email to president Ramaphosa, Mr Tito Mboweni and their councillors we urged them to ‘cross the Rubicon’, to modernise our economy by ‘picking the low hanging  free fruit of deregulation’, based on the World Economic Freedom Index report, compiled by more than 60 world renowned scholars, some of them Nobel Prize laureates:

 ‘Botswana, South [more…]

We urge president Ramaphosa to ‘cross the Rubicon’ and modernise our economy2020-10-19T10:39:05+02:00

Governance for SME’s Programme – Less 50% Discount – 09 November 2020

2020-10-19T10:33:04+02:00
Are you, or someone you know, a small-or medium-sized enterprise (SME) owner or employee who has been forced by the current tough economic climate to side-line professional development?

Although this is a harsh reality for many businesses in South Africa, staying on top of your industry through continuous learning always remains a crucial component to [more…]

Governance for SME’s Programme – Less 50% Discount – 09 November 20202020-10-19T10:33:04+02:00

Time to re-calibrate our ethical compass

2020-08-19T12:44:55+02:00

Dear Employer,

The recent looting by the highest rankings of public officials calls for the ‘recalibration of our moral and ethical values’.

May this Code mobilize everyone to fulfill their roles as ‘Ethical leaders’

To empower as many people as possible with knowledge on the concepts of ‘Ethics’ we have posted the fundamentals  of ‘Ethics’ on our website.

’I [more…]

Time to re-calibrate our ethical compass2020-08-19T12:44:55+02:00

News and views Cofesa’s 30th anniversary celebration message calls for urgent deregulation to fast track economic growth

2019-12-03T08:34:38+02:00

At his Mini Budget, Mr Tito Mboweni illustrated his concern with our dwindling economy with an Aloe plant in a pot (See Beeld photo below). We support his drive to deregulate and grow the economy and look forward to him using the resilient air plant, the Tillandsia  to illustrate deregulated growth.

The Tillandsia flourishes without water [more…]

News and views Cofesa’s 30th anniversary celebration message calls for urgent deregulation to fast track economic growth2019-12-03T08:34:38+02:00

Business & Technology Insight Forums On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

2019-10-22T00:18:52+02:00

Industry experts, IDTechEx, will be hosting 6 specialist Business & Technology Insight Forums in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea.

The IDTechEx Business & Technology Insight Forums focus on global markets and topics of interest to the local industry. Emphasis is on current and future trends. Audience participation and interaction are encouraged, and you also take away [more…]

Business & Technology Insight Forums On Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage2019-10-22T00:18:52+02:00

EFW Economic Audit of South Africa

2019-10-22T00:05:12+02:00

A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT – What is right or wrong with the SA economy?
5 sessions – 17-19 July 2019

Speakers

Brian Kantor  Chief Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth & Investment SA
Russell Lamberti  Chief Strategist at investment advisory firm ETM Analytics
Professor Robert Vivian  Professor of Finance and Insurance at the University of the Witwatersrand
Bonang Mohale  Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South [more…]

EFW Economic Audit of South Africa2019-10-22T00:05:12+02:00

Farewell Martin Steen

2019-10-22T00:08:45+02:00

Through good and bad, easy but mostly difficult times, Martin Steen has served Cofesa, our members and country well with his superb intellect, sharp mind, excellent memory and wisdom.

Our members benefited from his high level corporate expertise. He saved many businesses and jobs by handling more or less 15 000 emails and 12 000 to [more…]

Farewell Martin Steen2019-10-22T00:08:45+02:00

INVITATION: 2019 South Africa-China Business Forum Seminar, B2B & Luncheon

2019-06-24T11:13:27+02:00

18 JULY 2019

The Convenor of the ANC Progressive Business Forum, Mr. Daryl Swanepoel, on behalf of the Chairperson of the China Council for the Promotion of  International Trade, Ms. Gao Yan, cordially invites you to the

2019 South Africa-China Business Forum Seminar, B2B & Luncheon

Speakers

Ministerial [more…]

INVITATION: 2019 South Africa-China Business Forum Seminar, B2B & Luncheon2019-06-24T11:13:27+02:00

Stakeholder Engagement – Sustainable Development Forum

2019-06-07T07:59:22+02:00

The IoDSA’s Sustainable Development Forum is hosting a discussion event on stakeholder engagement and how governing bodies and directors can use the insights from stakeholder engagement to enhance their contributions to the organisations that they serve, in support of creating sustainable value. The discussion event will consider specific suggestions regarding the responsibilities, and possible actions, [more…]

Stakeholder Engagement – Sustainable Development Forum2019-06-07T07:59:22+02:00

Invitation: CGN event – Top key issues facing Governing Bodies and the value of director mentorship, 20 May 2019

2019-05-20T09:11:27+02:00

The role of the governing body and the oversight it undertakes has been the subject of much scrutiny in the recent past. Within this context, the Corporate Governance Network (“CGN”) has identified three key themes for governing bodies to consider when conducting their activities, namely the need to ‘look within’; ‘look outwards’ and realise its [more…]

Invitation: CGN event – Top key issues facing Governing Bodies and the value of director mentorship, 20 May 20192019-05-20T09:11:27+02:00

Invitation: Discussion event on Section 218 of the Companies Act, presented by Prof Mervyn King – 27 May 2019

2019-05-20T09:06:16+02:00

All directors are concerned about their liability. This concern was heightened in 2008 when in the new Companies Act No.71, Section 218(2) was passed:

“Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act is liable to any other person for any loss or damage suffered by that person as a result of that contravention.”

Does this mean [more…]

Invitation: Discussion event on Section 218 of the Companies Act, presented by Prof Mervyn King – 27 May 20192019-05-20T09:06:16+02:00

Invitation: Self-disruptive leadership – JHB 24 May 2019

2019-05-20T09:01:39+02:00

The Self-Disruptive Leader

Volatile market conditions have forced organisations to evolve rapidly — sometimes frantically — making leadership even more vital to their continued success.

The latest research from the Korn Ferry Institute — which draws on data from over 150,000 leadership profiles, and is validated by the views of nearly [more…]

Invitation: Self-disruptive leadership – JHB 24 May 20192019-05-20T09:01:39+02:00

Skills Development Initiative The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019

2019-05-20T08:55:34+02:00

The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019.
According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than 30 April 2019, submit a:

Skills Development Initiative The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 20192019-05-20T08:55:34+02:00
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