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KPMG in South Africa has been ranked as South Africa’s top employer for business students for the fourth year in a row by Universum’s “World’s Most Attractive Employer” survey. The company also received top honours in the Main Field of Study in the business and commerce category.   Universum, a global talent consultant, develops its global index

Article from Orange Ink PR A KPMG analysis of the factors that attract investors in Africa show that corruption, poor infrastructure and onerous business conditions in fact do not scare off investors, if the mineral, oil or gas resources are sufficiently attractive in the context of global demand – but warns that even tough miners

The Curator of African Bank yesterday announced that the proposed restructuring of African Bank has received the overwhelming support of its creditors. This is a significant milestone in the delivery of the African Bank restructuring. Subject to a number of conditions being fulfilled, the target effective date for the commencement of the Good Bank operations and


Shamla Pather and Patrick Forbes have been appointed as directors of Garlicke & Bousfield Inc.  hamla obtained a BProc from the University of Durban-Westville in 1994 and, after serving articles, was admitted as an attorney in 1998. She then joined a local law firm as a professional assistant becoming a partner in 2003.In 2015 Shamla

Chris Blair – has consulted to over 500 organisations – both in Southern Africa and internationally. Chris holds a BSC Chem. Eng. and MBA in Leadership & Sustainability and is registered as a Chartered Human Resource (CHR) Practitioner with the South African Board for Personnel Practice (SABPP). He is also accredited as a Master Reward

In an environment where much is made of accountability and transparency, a recent judgment has clarified the approach of the Court in actions against the State based on improper commercial dealings. A claim for pure economic loss, being financial loss suffered by a person, rather than a physical injury or the destruction of property, requires

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have announced their new Managing Director in Africa for the newly formed company, following WSP’s acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff last year. The company will be led by Mathieu du Plooy, who took over the role of managing director for WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa from 1 March 2015.   Mathieu has

When I received an invite to attend the State of the Nation Address (SONA), I quickly accepted because like all South Africans, I expected some fireworks from this year’s instalment. I was also interested in how the president would deal with the issue of electricity and whether he would give tangible initiatives to ignite this

What are your thoughts on being voted by a panel of your peers to be The South African Professional of the year 2014 at the South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA)? The news was both humbling and surprising. This kind of recognition is unexpected, much like the two honorary doctorates that have been conferred upon

“We are committed to ensuring that the Client gets the best possible value for money on a project through our application of professional skill towards the crafting and cost-control of a quality end product." Louis Karol

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South African President Jacob Zuma referred proposed changes to the country’s mining and energy legislation back to Parliament, saying they may violate the nation’s constitution. The 2002 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill was passed by lawmakers last year and referred to Zuma for assent and signing into law. Proposals included giving the state

One need only look around to see exactly how much engineers and the profession in itself have contributed to society.  About 99% of what one sees was designed, optimised, and inspired by engineers.  Most of what we take for granted today would not be possible without engineers.  We can attribute sound engineering structures of all

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