Lockdown Relief for SMME’s – A Quick Guide

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a 21 day lock-down period with rigorous restrictions on travel and movement. To assist businesses during this difficult time, the Government has launched a series of relief measures, especially aimed at assisting SMMEs to mitigate the impact of the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. We’ve compiled this summary of…

Disrupting the accounting firm stereotype

Nobody likes to be pigeonholed, categorised, and over-simplified, not even accountants. We are all familiar with the ‘accountant’ generalisation: grey men in grey suits crunching numbers. Sadly, the practice of accounting has not always been given its fair due, but fortunately, thanks to a few disruptors in this industry, things are shaking up. Neill Hobbs…

The Sugar Tax Debate

The worldwide attempt to reduce obesity has been given the ‘thumbs up’ by a few forward-thinking fiscal departments in several countries, with South Africa recently joining the fight against obesity. The proposed Sugar Tax Law – which argues for a 20% tax to be imposed on carbonated, sweetened beverages overall–, has been touted as a…

Preparing for a “hassle free” audit

By Wendy Simmons, Audit Manager at Hobbs Sinclair I love my job! I know that this is not usually heard from a stereotypical “little grey (wo)man in the corner” accountant (or worse, auditor), but I really do!  I love the challenges, I love the interaction with clients, and I love seeing a client develop from…