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  1. Sensei

    22 September 2017 @ 7:20 am
  2. All Audit firms are confronted by the same problem. In South Africa we have different laws for different citizens. If you are a member of the "protected majority" then BEE codes and laws allow you to do what a non-protected citizen may not do. When a non-BEE citizen is awarded a loaded contract for a tender that is 30% higher than all other tenders he will be guilty of fraud under the Public Finance Management Act. He will be guilty of the violation of governance and procurement policies. When a BEE citizen on the other hand, does the exact same thing he acts within BEE codes and his acts are within "his" law. BEE citizens have a license from the state to loot SOE's and plunder the taxpayer. BEE citizens are protected from prosecution, even if their acts lead to the implosion of the SOE's and the economy. It is expected of a BEE citizen to act without ethics, with zero business acumen and to add zero value, as long as he enriched himself. The BEE law allows and motivates a criminal to act with impunity. Now everybody is jumping up and down about the ethics and the implementation of the law at KPMG, McKinsey and SAP, but what ethics and which law? Their acts violate ethics and broke the non-BEE laws yes, but they are within BEE laws and ethics. South Africans set themselves up to be plundered when they wrote BEE codes into law. That was the beginning of the end for South Africa. BEE codes are a license to plunder. Audit firms did not write these laws, they merely operate under them. The ANC created this Frankenstein that they are now so vehemently protesting against. As a member of the ANC, Mr Gordhan dug his own grave, with respect.
  3. boepens

    22 September 2017 @ 4:35 pm
  4. Here we go guys. Its going to be better than Game of Thrones. Take the phone off the hook, see the fridge is stocked with beer and put your feet up. Can't wait.
  5. Rule9

    22 September 2017 @ 4:41 pm
  6. Hey don't be too smug. Your (private) pension saving will be the next target. Watch how the ANC will attempt to force private pension funds to "invest" in government bonds.
  7. Keminsky9

    22 September 2017 @ 2:15 pm
  8. COME ON KPMG, YOU'VE NOW BEEN THREATENED BY THIS MUPPET, SO PUBLISH THE REPORT, SINCE IT WAS PAID FOR BY TAX PAYERS MONEY ANYWAY! THIS WILL BE A WAY FOR KPMG TO REGAIN SOME CREDIBILITY!
  9. Chev

    22 September 2017 @ 2:02 pm
  10. conveniently shifting the blame.....KPMG has undermined SA’s reputation for good governance and audit independence...it is not KPMG governing the land into the ground. They merely reflected what the client ( you and cronie brotherhood ) wanted in report. They made a big mistake and will soon be gone. The CancER will still be with us. All the corruption and state capture will not go away with KPMG. CLOWN
  11. Sweetpea

    22 September 2017 @ 6:36 am
  12. Which ever way you look at it, Pick 'n Pay will now be the leading leech retailer. they should be encouraging people NOT to buy on credit instead of encouraging it. This may be the right time to look at who else in the grocery market there is who will respect their customers, and not leech on them. Checkers? Spar? Most likely. Their prices are better too.
  13. jnrb

    22 September 2017 @ 8:38 am
  14. If I signed up to go and do my articles at KPMG next year, I would try and get out of that as soon as possible. The fact is, I am going to work like a slave for the next 3 years to qualify as CA and then have one huge big stink on my CV called "KPMG" and I wasn't even part of it. Now that is a raw deal!
  15. MichaelfromKlerksdorp

    22 September 2017 @ 5:23 pm
  16. The article's heading, brings me to RW Johnson's comment (in his book "How Long Will SA Survive") where he noted how ill-equipped the current ruling party is for the task ahead, noting "...that it is now clear that South Africa can either choose to have an ANC government or it can have a modern industrial economy. It cannot have both.”
  17. Chev

    22 September 2017 @ 2:11 pm
  18. absolutely, they are TRYING to manage all these state-owned companies. the joke is they think they are doing a brilliant job.
  19. Christina S

    22 September 2017 @ 7:47 am
  20. Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas once again you show your integrity and which leave us as South Africans extremely angry that both of you are not in the positions you should be: Finance. KPMG cannot withhold ANY information and have an obligation towards the public of South Africa: Open Press Conference with full disclosure, question and answer session with journalist and an apology to the public of South Africa.
  1. RogueTrader

    24 September 2017 @ 10:02 pm
  2. Exactly, that's the same question I asked myself 2 years ago. What do they do with that info. They knew everything about me, it made me uncomfortable. Hence I left. 1. They know you health status. 2. They know your fitness status 4. They have a GPS tracker on your car, so they know your whereabouts. (Short term insurance) 5. Soon, they will know your spending behavior with their new bank So from all this information by using algorithms, they may be able to predict your: 1. Life expectancy 2. Your whereabouts 3. Financial situation 4. Health status BIG BROTHER is watching. George Orwell 1984
  3. ask me I know

    24 September 2017 @ 9:39 pm
  4. Too much , too late, mates!
  5. questionnaire

    24 September 2017 @ 3:45 pm
  6. they dangle the carrot of Vitality 'benefits', but could there be a hidden agenda for getting people to sign up??With all the personal medical/lifestyle/financial data that they've got,what are they doing with that info?What really worries me about them is how private our medical data is. Do they comply with POPI? How would we know? Watch them like hawks I'd say.
  7. pacaratac

    24 September 2017 @ 10:25 am
  8. Tricky Trev.
  9. robertinsydney

    24 September 2017 @ 7:40 am
  10. where is MH when you need him? -"The FANG stocks have been the market leaders so far this year". rubbish. I sold AMZN close to its 52 week high in july - since then it is down 12%. the darlings of the us markets have been biotech - esp KITE PHARMACEUTICALS - which was taken over after it had increased 252% THIS year - (400% since I bought last year). please if you going to submit - get your facts right!!!!
  11. Richardthe Great

    24 September 2017 @ 1:28 am
  12. When vested interests meet the free market.
  13. Richardthe Great

    24 September 2017 @ 1:26 am
  14. Trevor has a credibility issue. He imagines he can reform a criminal organisation from within. Poor Trevor is highly delusional. If he has SA's welfare at heart he would help tear down the ANC. It is under the ANC's auspices that South Africa became a failed state.
  15. andrewa

    23 September 2017 @ 10:19 pm
  16. Well said Gil. Thats how SAP roll like Panama like Transnet like perhaps your IT manager?
  17. ask me I know

    23 September 2017 @ 9:23 pm
  18. Agreed but you will have to deal with KPMG = Keep Promise Made to Guptas first!
  19. TaffyDee

    23 September 2017 @ 9:14 pm
  20. Unfortunately you and I as taxpayers will be left to fund the Pension deficit. The morons that are the ANC are planning to impoverish their and our children for decades to come.

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