LEROY MERLIN launches first store in SA

LEROY MERLIN, part of ADEO, is the leading home improvement retailer in Europe and the third largest worldwide with a presence in 14 countries (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Cyprus and China). And is now gearing up to open its first store on the African continent in Edenvale, Gauteng on Friday 28 September 2018.

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Hard work and determination pays off

Siyabonga Skhosana (21) and Makhosini Mabele (20) are proof that hard work and determination pays off and that dreams do come true. These two (2) young men who grew up in Ekurhuleni in a place called Zonke Izizwe and Spruit Ncala section had not anticipated that their business would become what it is today.

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Bursary Incentives in new B-BBEE Codes need careful consideration

SNewly proposed B-BBEE codes to incentivise companies when they offer bursaries[1] could help alleviate some of the skills shortages experienced in South Africa. In terms of the new proposed codes, companies that offer bursaries could get additional points on the Skills Development Scorecard. In addition, there is an expectation that any bursary spend on the new B-BBEE codes, will be tax deductible.

The new codes plan than 2.5% of a company’s leviable expenditure must be allocate to a bursary scheme. Thus, a company with an annual payroll of R30 million must allocate R 750 000 towards a bursary incentive. Employers must consider how best to implement the bursary incentive in their organisations.

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