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Thu, 10/28/2021 - 09:24
It has been communicated to us over the last few weeks that there appears to be an increasing incidence of cases where certain individuals are defrauding the South African Revenue Services (SARS).enue Services (SARS). The fraud involves using taxpayer eFiling profiles to create fictitious refunds or divert actual refunds.
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:01
Tags: popia
The clock is ticking… Although you still have until the end of June 2021 to become fully compliant, there are major benefits to understanding POPIA and starting the compliance process now - before it becomes compulsory.
Fri, 04/30/2021 - 14:19
The need for a better, faster, more user-friendly, innovative and efficient way of meeting beneficiaries’ needs is behind the National Lotteries Commission’s (NLC’s) launch of a new Digital Innovation Hub to internal and external stakeholders on 31 March.
Thu, 04/29/2021 - 13:53

In a breakthrough for accounting students, the SA Institute of Business Accountants (Saiba) has announced the launch of a new programme called U2Pro (“University to Professionals”) which allows them to earn an accounting designation while still studying or engaged in work-study programmes.

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:30
Nothing fuels innovation like a crisis, and it was the Covid-19 pandemic that led to the formation of a one-of-a-kind team of international innovators, determined to give the world the initiatives we so sorely need.
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:15
The Covid-19 pandemic has done what few ever thought possible — grounded planes, shut mines and factories, emptied malls and closed schools, not in one country only, but all around the world. This has encouraged Middel & Partners to spearhead a project together with the FORTH Innovation Collective.
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 14:26
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Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni painted a rather bleak picture of South Africa’s economic position, with low growth driving the proposed interventions.
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 21:48

At Middel & Partners, we believe that achieving greatness for yourself and for your business, is a journey. A journey that is constantly shifting and evolving. A journey that is often testing. It tests your ambition, your drive, your ability, and your dedication.

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 13:56
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Aspiring words, lived by Lize-Marie Steyn, who lost her long battle to Cancer on the 29th of July 2019. Amongst 251 graduates who received their qualifications on 01 October 2019 at the University of South Africa (Unisa)

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:37
While many finance professionals are feeling uncertain about their role in a digital future, one thing is certain: That future is already here, and, like it or not, finance professionals need to start taking action to adapt
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 09:51
Small and medium businesses constantly face a wide range of challenges – some are no more than niggles that with a bit of effort and focus, can be overcome. But others are not, and these are the challenges that will often determine the trajectory of the business. Will it thrive? Will it limp along with a stagnant or shrinking bottom line? Will it fail?
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:49
Middel & Partners annual guide to tax year 2019
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:13
The workplace is bound to change in the next decade with the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Business leaders should be forward thinking and plan for this eventuality. Similarly government too must align itself to this radical change.
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:37

The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) released his shocking municipal audit findings recently. The most important finding was a staggering R28.4 billion in irregular and unnecessary spending, translating to 75%. The last report (2015/16) showed a R16 billion in irregular and unnecessary spending, translating to 50%. The upward trend speaks of poor financial management and good governance.

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:57

Middel & Partners annual guide to tax year 2018

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:34
To large companies, creating new businesses is the challenge of the day. Because of maturing technologies and ageing product portfolios, a new imperative is clear: Companies must create, develop, and sustain innovative new businesses
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 14:26
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The speed of change is incredibly fast, with telecoms, healthcare and IT companies setting the trend on the outer edge. In fact, in almost every industry, groundbreaking leaps into the future are being reported on a daily basis. However, one industry remains painfully silent – the accounting profession. Why?

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:57
It’s been on everyone’s lips for the last two weeks – Junk Status. After a less-than-surprising sacking of former Finance Ministers Pravin Gordhan last week, both the Rand and ratings agency S&P Global Ratings reacted almost immediately.
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:25
Tags: tax, budget
They say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But if yesterday’s budget speech by South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is anything to go by, chances are you might just be taxed for that too. Especially if you put more sugar in your mix.
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 09:37

Put away your passport. That tropical holiday filled with cocktails on the beach might just have to wait. If the first two months of 2017 are anything to go by, there are tough times ahead for both the South African consumer and business. And the small luxuries are usually the first to go when times are tough, wouldn’t you agree?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 14:30

We wanted to know if load shedding was still the biggest perceived threat for South African businesses and conducted a survey on the Middel & Partners website asking visitors which factors they felt would hamper business growth in the final quarter of 2016. So what’s the biggest threat businesses believe they face in 2016?

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 15:22
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In today’s fast-paced world, where business processes are accelerating exponentially, it is a breath of fresh air to encounter the innovative spirit and an understanding of the importance of creativity and the arts at the root of an exceptional enterprise such as Middel & Partners. Yuven Gounden spoke to Coenie Middel.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:29

Local accountant firm Middel & Partners has been named as one of the most inspiring accountancy practices in the world and has been selected for inclusion in the new book ‘The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants’ which is published in April 2016.

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:27

The speed of change is continuously increasing. When societies are in a state of economic, political and social flux, how does this affect your business? Companies need fresh thinking. The ones that get it right will reap the benefits now and far beyond the current horizon of economic slowdown.

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:20
Tags: sars, scam

We’ve all seen those e-mails. A long lost relative living in an obscure town in the middle of nowhere has passed away and bequeathed you millions.  Or those SMS’s claiming you’ve won R750 000 and all you need to do is to call Mr Ben.  Some scams are easy to spot. The latest South African Revenue Service (SARS) scam might not be.