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Industry 4.0 companies worldwide are investing over $US 900 billion per year until 2020

21/04/16

Industrial companies are digitising essential functions within their internal vertical value chain, as well as their horizontal partners along the supply chain.

Effective internal audit leaders can help achieve stakeholder alignment and better performance

14/04/16

According to a recent report by PwC of over 1,600 chief audit executives (CAEs), senior management and board members, internal audit functions that have very effective leadership perform better and add greater value to their business.

SA retailers and consumer goods companies face digital disruption

12/04/16

PwC’s Total Retail 2016 report reveals a global consumer digital revolution as consumers push the boundaries of online shopping. For retailers and consumer goods companies the disruption by online business is increasingly gaining momentum.

High level of awareness of SDGs among SA business compared to citizens

07/04/16

SDG awareness amongst the business community is high (87%) compared to the general population – only 28% of citizens are aware of SDGs.

SA’s insurers are having to break away from ‘business as usual’ to look for new ways to achieve growth: PwC insurance report

07/04/16

Despite a challenging operating and economic landscape, South Africa’s major insurers produced a positive set of results for the year ended 31 December 2015.

Call for public sector to redefine its purpose, collaborate with business to build growth, and measure success smarter

06/04/16

Worldwide, governments and business leaders are facing the challenge of rising geopolitical uncertainty and a more connected – yet in many ways more divergent – world. And to meet these challenges, the public sector needs to redefine its purpose, collaborate with business to build the foundations of growth, and measure success in smarter ways.

Curator of African Bank – Tom Winterboer - announces the launch of Good Bank

04/04/16

The Curator of African Bank, Tom Winterboer, is pleased to announce that, following the completion of the exchange offer process, the Good Bank, renamed African Bank Limited, has been launched on 4 April 2016.

King IV Code brings the role of ethical and effective leadership to the fore

29/03/16

Like its predecessors, the King IV code focuses on the concept of stakeholder inclusivity and highlights that organisations are not merely responsible for the economic bottom line but critically need to consider the societal and environmental impacts and outcomes of their operations.

Traditional Financial Services Firms fear almost a quarter of their business is at risk from FinTechs

22/03/16

FinTech companies are more bullish, believing they could capture a third of incumbents’ business

PwC supports and promotes entrepreneurship and innovation across the African continent

18/03/16

Entrepreneurship must be promoted and supported across the African continent to promote economic growth, boost job creation, and alleviate poverty on the continent. Innovative emerging companies are disruptive and are highly scalable businesses. They require professional services to add value to their vision, strategy and growth plans and ensure they are sustainable.

SA Budget 2016 - “Safe proposals and missed opportunities by Treasury,” says PwC Tax

16/03/16

While the Minister did make a positive attempt to expand the tax base by introducing a sugar tax and tyre tax, these are unlikely to be large scale revenue earners and more could have been done to broaden South Africa’s tax base and to protect and foster local South African industry in the face of rising competition from global companies.

More in store for African retail & consumer businesses

16/03/16

The economic growth predicted for 2016 and beyond in some African countries and the growth expected in Africa’s consumer market provides major opportunities for retail and consumer companies looking to the future.

SA’s major banks produce commendable results

11/03/16

Despite a volatile operating and economic landscape, South Africa’s major banking groups produced a credible set of results for the year ended 31 December 2015.

Female demand for international mobility at an all-time high

08/03/16

The demand for female talent being sent on global assignments is at an all-time high, with 71% of female millennials wanting to work abroad during their career, according to a report issued by PwC today.

Bob Moritz selected Global Chairman of PwC

07/03/16

The PricewaterhouseCoopers International Network has selected Robert E. Moritz as its new chairman for a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2016.