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How accounting firms can streamline their tech adoption goals with proposal software  

By Ray Meiring, CEO and co-founder of QorusDocs  The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of everyday life, including how business professionals structure their workdays and tackle workloads. For accounting firms especially, adopting remote workdays and utilizing new technology to streamline operations have become standard practices in this new age of distributed workforces.  In fact, almost …

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Cutting red tape – amendments to the Listings Requirements effective from 1 June 2022

Madelein Burger, Partner, Gopolang Kgaile Senior Associate & Nasrin Kharsany, Senior Knowledge Lawyer at Webber Wentzel  On 4 May 2022, the JSE Limited (JSE) announced that the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) published its approval of amendments to the JSE Listings Requirements, which will be effective from 1 June 2022. The amendments are the subject …

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Steinhoff ordered to disclose full PwC audit report

Steinhoff cannot pick and choose what it discloses in the wake of its disastrous financial scandal. This is according to the legal counsel for Arena Holdings, who on Monday argued that the scandal-hit retail company had not established why the contents of a 3 000-page report from a PwC investigation should be withheld. Read the full article here.

When it comes to ESG reporting, fortune favors the bold 

At the heart of ESG lies materiality. From a corporate perspective, it offers a performance measurement framework. For investors, it is a screening mechanism that can be used by socially and environmentally conscious investors to identify and vet value- and value-based investments. Read the full article here.

The future of sustainability reporting standards

Many businesses are preparing for future sustainability disclosures and committing to transparency andaccountability before they are mandated. Now is the time for companies and their leaders to work together with regulators and civil society to achieve consistent, global standards and contribute to this critical process that will help define corporate reporting and accountability for the …

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