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Pepkor review 2022 

PEPKOR Industry Retail Founded 1965 Number of Stores 3 300 Number of Employees 50 000 Areas served Southern Africa, New Zealand, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Australia Subsidiaries John Craig, Harris Scarfe, Incredible Connections, Pep&Co, Pepco Poland, Pepco Slovakia, Dunns, PEP stores, Ackermans, Best & Less, Tekkie Town, and ShoeCity Parent Company Steinhoff International  Headquarters  South Africa,[…]

15 Business costs that entrepreneurs need to know when starting a business

When an entrepreneur starts a business, the primary focus is on achieving the vision. However, getting to the vision comes with a set of costs that must be budgeted for. If one is not prepared for the costs associated with starting a business in South Africa, the experience can be overwhelming and lead to administration[…]

Collective Investment Schemes Explained

Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) are extremely popular in South Africa, with almost R3 trillion in CIS contributions originating from individual and institutional funds. There’s a good chance you’ve put your money into a collective investment scheme through a pension fund or another sort of investment vehicle. Absa, Allan Gray, and others are prominent participants in[…]

Stakeholders: what are they and what is their impact on companies?

A stakeholder can be an individual or an organization with an interest in a company’s operations. These individuals or organizations are critical to a company’s success, and JSE reporting requirements cater to them. They have the ability to affect change in a company or to influence business activities. Let’s take a closer look at what[…]

How BizPortal is helping Small Businesses in South Africa

Small business owners have been having problems registering businesses and getting other business services. With the help of CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission), BizPortal has been able to provide services that have not been easily available to small business owners.  Small business owners were having hard times complying with the company’s law. It was[…]

Standard Bank recognized amongst top banks in the world supporting SMEs during Covid-19 ~ Press Release

Johannesburg, 17 February 2021: Standard Bank has received global recognition for its efforts and best practice in delivering critical financial relief and support to its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients since the onset of the Covid- 19 pandemic. As the only financial services organisation in South Africa to be invited to participate as a[…]

Sanlam Business Risk Management Review 2022

Sanlam business risk management is a Sanlam service that assists business owners in continuing to operate their firms in a variety of situations. With Sanlam Business Risk Management, business owners can protect essential aspects of their operations. Micro and macroeconomic factors put your company at danger, and some of these are inevitable. Sanlam provides risk[…]

Registering a company vs trading as a sole-proprietor in South Africa

Many South Africans are faced with a dilemma of choosing whether to register a company with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission or starting a Sole Proprietorship. Through the promulgation of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, the government seeks to convert close corporations and sole proprietorships to PTY Companies. While the Act abolishes the[…]

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