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Featured Member

Desiree Daniels

Title : Lecturer

Marketing Area : National

Type Of Business : Education. Higher Education, College, University

Industry : Education: College/University

Expertise : Private and Public Sector, Government, Public Speaker, Safety and Security Policies

Years Of Experience In Industry : 15 Years

Products And/Or Services :

Graduate School, Programs for Public and Development Management, Programs for Crime and Policy

 

Featured Member

Davy Davies-Vaneetvelde

Title : Managing director

Marketing Area : Regional

Type Of Business : Business services, Professional skills training

Industry : Customer Service

Expertise : Customer service and relations expert

Years Of Experience In Industry : 15 years

Products And/Or Services :

DDV Management is the overcoupeling name for:

DDV Support is a external business services provider that supports SME's, startups and entrepreneurs with adminstrative and project driven tasks. 

DDV Training is a skills training provider that focuses on SME's to give the opportunity to smaller companies with smaller budgets to provide training to their employees. 

 

 

Affiliations Awards :

None yet, but hopefully coming soon....

 

Future Career And Business Goals :

I want my company to grow in such a way that it's a healthy growth where we as individuals can grow as well without feeling the struggle of survival

 

Featured Member

Bilal Suleman Dawood

Title : Owner/Managing Director

Marketing Area : International

Type Of Business : Accounting, Tax , Business Management Consultancy. Independent Reviewer and IT Solutions

Industry : Entrepreneur

Expertise : Accounting.Tax.Business Solutions Consulting.Independent Review.Revenue Assurance. IT Audit and IT Solutions

Years Of Experience In Industry : 18 Years

Products And/Or Services :

OUR OFFERING: Private Company Services • Continuous Internet Based Accounting (Ciba) is a service that enables us to help you to maintain your accounting records remotely, and saving you time and money. It is an interactive, internet-based accounting and bookkeeping service where you and our staff work together to produce accurate financial records and management reports within a short period of time.

Your benefit: The bulk of your records are recorded in an accounting system Vat transactions accessible and auditable Management reports Annual financial statements Income tax administration Bank facility reviews on time Who benefits from Ciba? Managers and business owners that: Cannot afford an experienced in-house accountant or need to replace such an accountant. The system can be run by a lower-skilled staff member or the owner himself. Need to save costs due to the economic down-turn. Is experiencing pressure on their administrative and bookkeeping staff structure? Require monthly management information for a 3rd party. Need to replace or upgrade their current general ledger software. Are constantly travelling and need mobility to maintain their financial documents. CIBA - Benefits and value proposition The advantages for a manager/business owner that makes use of this service are numerous.

The service streamlines your business by providing timely financial reports and related services while reducing your business's time spent on administrative functions. The most obvious advantages are:
∞ Your financial statements are at your finger tips.
∞ Quick delivery times.
∞ Dedicated PwC support while using the system.
∞ Reduction of salary costs.
∞ Increased mobility. The added benefits and value to you and your business when using CIBA are;
∞ Ease of mind on the quality of the information.
∞ More time to focus on your core business.
∞ A relevant product to fit the current available technology.
∞ Cost savings on technology and staff.
∞ Easy access to your financial system.

• Accounting services
Our services will ensure that the business owner is left to focus on running their business, while we take care of their accounting work, including:
∞ Writing up the cash book
∞ Preparing the bank reconciliation on a monthly basis
∞ Accounting of purchases and expenses (including supplier general ledger)
∞ Accounting of income from the relevant system
∞ Maintaining an asset register, which includes: documenting of all the assets according to their asset category;
∞ calculating depreciation on a monthly basis according to Practice Note 19 of the SARS
∞ Preparing a balance sheet and income statement on a monthly basis for management purposes, and
∞ Preparing VAT returns.

We also provide these services to business owners in their personal capacity, as well as to trusts.
Our services include the compilation of personal financial statements, personal tax returns, and tax compliance services, namely:
∞ Submission of provisional tax returns
∞ Obtaining extensions if necessary
∞ Preparing the year-end tax return
∞ Checking the final tax assessment.

• Payroll services (Monthly and annual)
∞ Preparation of the payroll on a monthly basis
∞ Furnishing salary advices to employees
∞ Electronic payment of net salaries to individual employees
∞ Providing detailed reports of earnings, deductions and leave
∞ Calculation of amounts due for PAYE, SDL and UIF
∞ Issuing of IRP5s at tax year-end
∞ Calculating the payroll taxes
∞ Advise on the amount payable to the SARS in respect of PAYE and SITE
∞ Prepare the annual IRP5 returns of employees who have been administered on the payroll during the tax year
∞ Manage communication from the SARS and other institutions relating to the payroll
∞ Submit reports to assist with returns received from the Compensation Commissioner
∞ Advise of the amount payable to the UIF, and submit the UIF report to this Fund ∞ Advise of the amount payable to the SARS in respect of Skills Levy.

• Secretarial services (CIPC) We provide secretarial services and will act as your registered office for: the storage of your secretarial records; the preparation of the required documentation and minutes relating to the company’s annual general meeting; additional ad hoc secretarial duties e.g. the appointment and resignation of members, directors, Trustees, and any changes in shareholding/interest. AS part of these services, we offer:

∞ Registration of Companies
∞ Amendments to close corporations
∞ Annual returns
∞ Preparing and filing minutes of AGMs and Resolutions.

• Process and controls optimisation Businesses are inundated with challenges in the Market place and therefore the processes in place become a maze of data, spreadsheets, reconciliations and other documents. This tends to drown out the key issues and controls of management. Once the key issues have been identified, we will help you develop and implement solutions to address the issues. Typical issues and solutions include the following: Improving the speed of reporting and closing the books Review and restructure of the finance organisation Improving working capital and cash flow management Controls optimisation Performance optimisation – KPIs, balanced scorecard and business dashboard Financial systems assessment and selection. IT strategy and system selection
• IT Strategy: An IT strategy must reflect the business requirements. Business processes determine the IT solution to be placed. Business requirements are always the driver behind any IT investment - and the resulting business benefits should be clearly measurable. As illustrated below, we help clients to realise strategic technological change in three high level stages, namely: Gaining insight regarding the organisational objectives and drivers, as well as understanding the business processes that may impact on the achievement of the organisation’s objectives Constructing IT architectures that will support the organisation. These architectures include information, applications, technology platforms and organisational design Identifying and specifying the investments and strategy required to implement the constructed architectures.
• System selection: Businesses tend to rely on technology for key functions. Technology is very robust and continuously changing. With change comes risk and more often than not, businesses fail to address these risks when experiencing change. Driving factors towards change: The systems are inefficient cannot cope with the transaction volumes, geographic locations, company structure, etc. There are specific gaps with functionality, data quality and integrity, reporting and management information, as well as integration with other systems The risk due to dependence on specific suppliers or developers has reached an unacceptable level The system will not meet future demands and will therefore not be able to support the required competitive position. Selecting and implementing a new system can often be a daunting task, as it requires a significant financial and time investment. In addition the ERP software market encapsulates a large variety of solutions and choosing the best fit solution requires a structured approach to the selection process. The implementation of a new system presents a significant investment to an organisation and it is therefore essential that a structured approach is followed to ensure that the system selected meets the business’ requirements.
• IT Learning solutions Our offering is the solution that seeks to enhance the skills of people on an individual as well as on an organisational level, with the aim of ultimately improving the overall effectiveness of the organisation, thus ensuring continuous and sustainable learning in that organisation. Through our training delivery we will partner with education in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of specific learning interventions related to:
∞ Computer Literacy
∞ Computer etiquette
∞ Accounting software proficiency (Pastel, Microsoft)
∞ Financial accounting basics for non-financial personnel
∞ Documentation Standards
∞ Process compliance and mapping Tax Services

• Corporate tax services for private companies We offer tax advice, ideas and services with the benefit of specialist knowledge across a broad range of industries and markets. We empower our clients so that you are able to understand and manage your tax obligations in the following critical areas:
∞ Tax computations and tax returns
∞ Tax implications of specific transactions
∞ Corporate restructuring
∞ Share incentive schemes
∞ STC
∞ CGT
∞ Provisional tax
∞ Transaction consulting services
∞ Tax management consulting
∞ Government incentives
∞ Indirect tax
∞ PAYE
∞ Income tax
∞ Employees tax
∞ VAT
∞ Tax opinions

• Personal tax We can offer you advice on your personal taxation affairs, as well as your personal asset protection. We can offer you advice in relation to:
∞ Strategic tax planning
∞ Investment structures
∞ Retirement planning
∞ Remuneration strategies.

Estate and trust advisory Planning We provide best practice estate planning solutions to people who wish to protect and preserve wealth for themselves and their families. For your benefit we work together with your professional advisors to understand and address complex legal, financial and family issues. The result is soundly planned and implemented estate planning strategies that offer you the following benefits: The fulfilment of your wishes Tax-efficient transfer of the control of your wealth Reduced potential for interference from disgruntled claimants, and Protection for beneficiaries in need.

• Your Will A simple Will can often turn your estate into a very expensive nightmare for your executors and beneficiaries. When dealing with very important modern estate planning issues, ask yourself these questions:
1.Does your Will make it easy for your beneficiaries to save the potentially very significant Income and Capital Gains Tax arising from your estate?
2. Does your Will protect each of your beneficiaries from losing their inheritance to bankruptcy, or offer protection to a beneficiary going through a relationship breakdown?
3. Who gets your retirement benefits when you die?
4. Will all your children be treated equally under your Will?
5. Who gets control of your family trust and the assets held by it? 6. Did the person who prepared your last Will ask “are you happy to allow the wealth that you have worked for to be squandered by an immature or vulnerable beneficiary?”
Modern Wills, incorporating discretionary testamentary trusts, can greatly enhance the value of the inheritances you leave by providing your beneficiaries with the ability to eliminate or reduce the array of taxes they may have to deal with, and at the same time simply and cost-effectively wrap up their inheritances with secure protection from the claims of creditors, spouses, etc, so their inheritances can be easily kept and passed down within the family.

Shariah based Islamic wills are also offered.

• Estate management and winding - up We also do the administration and winding up of deceased estates or trusts as executors or as agents of nominated executors.

 

Affiliations Awards :

Qualified Accountant: Institute of Accounting and Commerce for South Africa (IACSA) Completed Service Contract: South African Intstitute of Charted Accountants (SAICA) Independent Reviewer: South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) Member: ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (ABASA)

 

Future Career And Business Goals : To establish my firm to a point that I take a strategic role rather than a directive/managemnet role.

 

Featured Member

Adrian De Beer

Title : CEO

Marketing Area : International

Type Of Business : IT Solutions & Software Systems

Industry : IT: Systems/Network Admin

Expertise : Strategic planning

Years Of Experience In Industry : 10 years

Products And/Or Services :

Learner Management Systems, Fleet Management Systems, Workman's Compensation Software, Legal Administration Software, Liability Management Software, Property Rental Systems, Web Design, Domains and Hosting

 

Featured Member

Jean-Pierre de Kock

Title : Owner

Marketing Area : Local

Type Of Business : Light Engineering, Tool Design and Development

Industry : Engineering

Expertise : Machine design, solving problems

Years Of Experience In Industry : 1992

Products And/Or Services :

Serves predominently the commercial fruit farming and export industry in the overberg area. Problem Solving and Product / tool design. Machine, Sheet metal, structural metal design and manufacture, Specialised Welding in Aluminium, Stainless steel, and Bronze.

 

Affiliations Awards :

CSIR Material Science Excellence Award for Contribution to Development

 

Future Career And Business Goals :

To create a group of stand alone Technical SME businesses Part owned by the employees and administered by a parent body. The three main goals of the group would be to create products and technical services at affordable prices to local communities, and to serve as a practical training ground for technical and entrepreneurial development of the youth. The beneficiation of South African resources before export

 

Featured Member

Nico de Kock

Title : CEO

Marketing Area : International

Type Of Business : Management Consulting

Industry : Consulting Services

Expertise : Management leadership development

Years Of Experience In Industry : 12 years

Featured Member

Janine De La Guerre

Title : Owner

Marketing Area : Regional

Type Of Business : Training and development

Industry : Lifestyle and Business Coaching

Expertise : NLP, hypnosis and coaching, life coaching

Years Of Experience In Industry : 4 years

Featured Member

Alf De Vincentiis

Title : Part Owner

Marketing Area : National

Type Of Business : Manufacturing, Production, Polyurethanes

Industry : Manufacturing/Production/Machinery

Expertise : Manage Daily Operations, Marketing, Production and Business Development

Years Of Experience In Industry : 13 Years

Products And/Or Services :

Manufacturer, Polyurethane Systems, Foam Cushions, Office Furniture, Mining Products, Sprays

 

Affiliations Awards :

Association of Polyurethane, SA

 

Featured Member

Andre de Waal

Title : Commercial Director for Africa Operations

Marketing Area : International

Type Of Business : Diversified Natural Resources

Industry : Mining/Oil and Gas Extraction

Expertise : With 28 years experience in his field, as the commercial director of South Africa operations, Andre handles all projects, project execution compliance and overall company responsibility for corporate legislature

Years Of Experience In Industry : 30

Products And/Or Services :

ENRC is one of the leading diversified natural resources groups with integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations. ENRC operates in Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Brazil and Africa. The groups strategy aims to bridge its current position as a diversified natural resources group largely based in Kazakhstan to its future opportunities as a more broadly based international mining group. ENRC has six divisions supported by a central sales and marketing operation. ENRC is the world's largest producer of ferrochrome on a chrome content basis and the world's ninth largest producer of traded aluminium by volume

 

Affiliations Awards :

Member of the Association of Arbitrators in South Africa. He has a passion for South African National Guide Dog Association and the National Sea Rescue Institute, provides mentorship training to young graduate professionals

 

Featured Member

Alison Deeb

Title : CEO

Marketing Area : International

Type Of Business : International Advertising & Communications

Industry : Advertising/Marketing/PR

Expertise : Shareholder, managing director, advertising, executive team management, business development

Years Of Experience In Industry : 30 years

Products And/Or Services :

Full service advertising and communications, international provider

 

Affiliations Awards :

WPP, Board of Association, Communication and Advertising of South Africa