Articles, Studies and White Papers

A selection of articles authored by Mazars employee and whitepapers and studies compiled by Mazars experts on topics of interest across various industries.
Should you have any queries please contact your Relationship Partner at Mazars, or a Mazars office near you.

How does a Bitcoin transaction work?

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Partner Wiehann Olivier provides a clear picture of how a bitcoin transaction works in this simple, downloadable infographic. View below or download to keep on file. Should you or your organisation operating in the crypto space have any audit or consulting needs, please feel free to contact Wiehann.

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Innovators at Mazars

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Innovation and transformation are words that we hear, read or write several times a day. But how do we make sense of all these new technological, societal or business trends? How do companies implement some of these changes in practice? And most importantly, how do businesses move from ‘doing’ digital to ‘being’ digital?

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Are You Missing the Tech Train?

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Mazars publishes global study on familiarity, investment and implementation levels surrounding five transformative workplace technologies.

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The future of telcos: winning the client experience battle

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Mazars publishes global study ‘The Future of Telcos: winning the client experience, the case of mobile financial services’

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Tax and its effects on deceased estates

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In recent years the effect of various taxes on a deceased estate has become more and more important to take into consideration when attending to estate planning prior to the drafting of one’s Will.

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The growing divide between Treasury's expectations and SARS results

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On 1 April 2019, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) reported its preliminary results, which exposed a revenue collection shortfall of approximately R14.6 billion for the 2018/19 financial year. As many have been quick to point out, this makes it the fifth consecutive year that the organisation has missed its collection targets.

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IFRS for financial instruments

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Mazars latest IFRS Insight addresses the accounting for financial instruments under IFRS. It draws on several relevant IFRS standards to tackle, in one handbook, the entire range of challenges related to financial instruments among which: recognition and derecognition, classification and measurement, impairment for credit risk, derivatives and hedging, and related disclosures. It includes all the new requirements introduced by IFRS 9 and the related amendments to other standards such as IFRS 7.

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Tackling climate change: The role of banking regulation and supervision report

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Mazars and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) are proud to have come together to produce a global report providing unique insight on current and upcoming financial regulatory evolutions aimed at tackling climate change. What policy adjustments are being undertaken in different jurisdictions around the world to assess and control climate risks? How are these actions likely to develop in future? Find out in our new research and get ready for radical regulatory change.

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Gender Balance Index 2020: Driving diversity

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Gender balance in central banks is improving but progress is slow, reveals index and report from Mazars and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).

The OMFIF Gender Balance Index tracks the presence of men and women in senior positions at central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds. The study, now in its seventh year, scores and ranks institutions based on gender balance in their management and boards.

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