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CIPC to abolish compliance checklist for small business after lobbying by the accounting profession

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) this week took steps to abolish the mandatory compliance checklist for small businesses, which came into effect on 1 January 2020, after lobbying by the accounting profession. The SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba) raised its concerns with the CIPC, as we wrote here. Saiba’s official advice to members …

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Masters offices countrywide shut down as part of search and seizure operation

All 15 Masters Offices around the country were shut down late Monday as the Specialised Investigating Unit (SIU) launched search and seizure operations, on the orders of Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola. This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the SIU to investigate allegations of maladministration, corruption and fraud in the office …

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Your 2020 to-do list

From Accounting Today: As we’ve done each January for the past several years, we’ve created a list of a dozen tasks to put on your calendar, in hopes of encouraging you to rise above the daily grind from time to time. January: Try to do a full restore from your backup. Naturally, you’re backing everything …

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