Practice Management – Avoid a public relation embarrassment Presenter: Craig Doonan (Founder and MD of Leap Communications) Learning objectives After attending this webinar you should: Understand public rel ations. Understand the role of PR agencies. Be aware of the dangers of poor PR. Understand how to manage PR challenges. Course content Pubic Relations defined. PR benefits to a brand, business or personality. Improving perception and attracting leads. Managing your PR challenges. Dangers of poor PR.
CIPC Mandatory Compliance Checklist 2019 Presenter: Lettie Janse van Vuuren CA(SA), RA Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand the functions of the CIPC; Understand the contents of Notice 52 of 2019; Know detailed information on CIPC’s Compliance Checklist, including: Why CIPC have implemented the Compliance Checklist; Which categories of companies must comply with the Compliance Checklist; What happens if you do not answer each question truthfully; and How to rectify incorrect information submitted. Know how to use the Checklist.pdf as well as the requirements set out in the Reference to Sections of the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 (As amended); and Understand how to use Lettie’s Compliance Checklist Working Paper in practice. Course content The webinar will cover the following topics: Functions of the CIPC. Contents of Notice 52 of 2019. Common questions and answers to the CIPC Compliance Checklist. Why the Compliance Checklist? Who must comply with the Compliance Checklist? What happens if you do not answer each question truthfully? How do you rectify incorrect information submitted? Reference to Sections of the Companies Act, 2008. Bonus Documents. Compliance Checklist Working Paper. Checklist.pdf in MS-Word format.
Getting digitally-ready – Part 3 Presenter: David Delaney Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Be able to determine which platforms best serve their digital marketing efforts ; Have equipped themselves with valuable tools to optimize and maximize results; Be able to define and plan a digital marketing strategy to roll out for their business; and Accept and embrace digital marketing as their primary channel for future business growth Content This webinar will cover the following topics: Selecting the right platform for your digital marketing efforts. Defining and planning your digital marketing strategy. Optimising and maximising results. Embracing digital marketing as the future.
Annual Accounting Update - 2019 (Re-run) Presenter: Caryn Maitland CA(SA) Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Understand what the IASB is planning for IFRS; Understa nd amendments to IFRS 3 Business combinations, and IFRS 11 Joint arrangements; Get a recap of IFRS 9 Financial instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers, and IFRS 16 Leases; Understand amendments to IAS 12 Income taxes and IAS 23 Borrowing costs; and Get a refresher on IFRS for SMEs. Content The webinar will cover the following topics: What is the IASB planning for IFRS? Group accounting - amendments to IFRS 3 and IFRS 11. Review and recap of IFRS 9, IFRS 15 Leases and IFRS 16. Amendments to IAS 12 and IAS 23. IFRS for SMEs.
Compliance and Legislation Update November 2019 Presenter: Lettie Janse van Vuuren CA(SA) Learning objectives After attending this webinar you will: Be aware of the latest legislative changes and what it means for your business, practice, and your clients; Be able to inform your staff and clients on how to stay compliant; Adapt business models to fit new legislative landscapes; Receive references to documents and guides; Have access to your own technical resource; and Have access to the presenter via email for follow-up Q & A. Course content In this special webinar, the presenter will go through all the major changes that have taken place in 2019 before covering the following legislative, regulatory, industry standards, items and guides that have been issued and/ or updated during the preceding month: SARS: Guides (new, updated & issued): Updated Guide on the determination of medical tax credits (Issue 10) Interpretation Notes (updated & issued): Interpretation Note 99 (Issue 2) – Unclaimed benefits Draft Interpretation Note 16 (Issue 3) – Exemption from income tax: Foreign employment income Binding Rulings (Private/Class/General) issued: BPR 330 – Distributions of dividends from a trust to beneficiaries on termination of employment BCR 069 – Employee share ownership plan Notices and other publications issued: 2019 TLAB & TALAB published FAQs: Foreign employment income exemption (Issue 2) Tax cases: IT 14434/2019 – Whether the Appellant was entitled to a building allowance in the tax year claimed Supreme Court of Appeal: Atlas Copco South Africa (Pty) Ltd vs CSARS – The appeal turns on the interpretation and application of s 22(1) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act), relating to the value of a taxpayer’s trading stock at the end of a year of assessment. IFRS: Standards – What’s new? IFRS Monthly news summary IRBA: Guidance: Use of the RA designation CIPC: Notices and Practice Notes issued (enforcement and to customers): CIPC e-mail protocols Compulsory Name Reservation of co-operatives Processing Requirements for Removal of Co-Operative Directors Unexpected filing notifications received after pilot resting iXBRL Which Companies Should Submit AFS’s in the iXBRL format? Companies Tribunal: 11 Decisions reached on cases heard (5 Name disputes, 1 AGM, 3 Exemptions from SEC, 0 Directorship dispute, 2 Reviews) Labour Law: Employment law: South African fathers have new paternity leave rights – here’s what you need to know UIF to start paying out paternity leave benefits from 1 November 2019 BCEA – W&R wage tables corrected Department of Employment and Labour takes tough stance against Spar franchisee Other Laws & Regulations affecting your client AND impact on NOCLAR: This month’s big 5 include: The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (Draft Regulations); The Competition Act (Draft Regulations); The Films and Publications Act (Amendment Act 2019) The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (Administrative Review Rules); and The Property Practitioners Act (Dealt with as a separate topic). This month’s little 5 include: The Companies Act and the Close Corporations Act (Electronic filing channel); The Competition Act (Draft Enforcement Guidelines for the Draft Buyer Power Regulations and the Draft Price Discrimination Regulations); The Intimidation Act (Constitutional Court order); and The Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act (South African Health Products Regulatory Authority); and The Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act (Special Tribunal rules). Other Acts and articles: New Property laws signed by the president Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill of 2019 Property Practitioners Act of 2019 Section 44 of the Companies Act and Post Acquisition Finance Do not trust a trustee (without the necessary authority) Regulator news: IRBA News & press releases: 21 percent of JSE-listed companies have changed their auditors ahead of MAFR deadline IRBA achieves a decade of clean audit opinions Slight improvement in perception of auditing and accounting standards and shareholder governance SAICA press releases & other publications: Top tips for SMPs (Small and Medium Practices) How SMPs can build a strong digital brand The Enhanced Auditor’s Report – Post implementation review in South Africa FIC Advisory & Guidance: Case Studies and Indicators Collection FATF public statement on jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing deficiencies FATF ongoing process to improve global AML/CFT compliance Draft Public Compliance Communications issues: PCC 103 on Non-profit Organisations PCC 105 on the use of Reliance Agreements by Accountable Institutions for Customer Due Diligence on Shared Clients CGSO & National Consumer Commission: CGSO warns to purchase online with care CGSO Annual report released The NCC takes a car dealer to the National Consumer Tribunal SARS media releases: Enhancements to the Income Tax Return for Trusts (ITR12T) FSCA publications & press releases: FSCA fines MET Collective Investments Limited R100 million FSCA conducts a search at Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd FSCA welcomes 15-year jail sentence of Mr David Wilmot FSCA update on Coinit letter to investors 5 Warnings issued to the public against fraudulent FSPs General Announcements / News Releases: Media articles: Beware swiping your card at these card-skimming hotspots
Getting digitally-ready – Part 2 Presenter: David Delaney Learning objectives By the end of this event the participant should: Recognise the current marketing challenges that warrant the need for automation ; Be able to set out objectives and channels for marketing automation campaigns; Understand the importance of sequences and their role in the sales funnel; and Be able to deliver more focused content and offers. Content This webinar will cover the following topics: Current marketing challenges. Marketing automation objectives. Marketing automation channels. Sequences and the sales funnel.