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May 2018
What Is Legal Over-The-Counter Trading?

What Is Legal Over-The-Counter Trading?

Buying and selling shares through matching mechanisms, whether automated or not are functions which are regulated by the Financial Services Board. After the Financial Services Board announced that existing OTC market operators are trading illegally, Singular Systems, the company that built the country’s leading OTC platform, Equity Express, set about to bring to life a mechanism that would still allow companies to remain unlisted while giving their shareholders a legal framework to trade shares...
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What Is The Most Accurate Way of Reporting The Shareholder Base of a Publicly Listed Company?

What Is The Most Accurate Way of Reporting The Shareholder Base of a Publicly Listed Company?

As many a CFO and Company Secretary would attest, the analysis of a share register is somewhat subjective and this begs the question; what is the most accurate way of reporting on the shareholder base of a publicly listed company?
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Share Scheme Administration – Simplified

Share Scheme Administration – Simplified

Focus your attention on strategy – not time consuming admin. Employee share incentive schemes can be a great way of rewarding and motivating your key employees who make valuable contributions to the organisation. The scheme mechanics should be aligned to your company strategy thereby motivating the participants to work towards a common goal. This should inevitably increase shareholder value, staff participation and morale.
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December 2017
Blockchain: Value vs. Price

Blockchain: Value vs. Price

Why would you spend your hard earned money on something with no obvious value? Gold for example can be seen and held, fiat currency that can be used in shops at your convenience? What is it that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin worth over R60 000 on South African exchanges? As a Fintech company, Singular Systems, asks why the world is placing their confidence in this technology.
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Singular Systems Internship Program - The Intern Experience

Singular Systems Internship Program - The Intern Experience

If anyone is looking for a place of growth and success in the world of system development then Singular Systems is the place to be. I was lucky enough to receive a bursary from Singular Systems in 2017 and had the opportunity to go to their head office in Johannesburg to get to know the team, culture and to learn what it means to be a software programmer in the real world.
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September 2017
Ease into Ethereum

Ease into Ethereum

In our last article we detailed some of the experiences we had while developing for the Blockchain. However, with so many cryptocurrencies and Blockchain options out there, it is important to look into what makes them different from each other. At the end of 2016 one of our clients came to us with a vision of how cryptocurrencies would change the world, at first we were somewhat sceptical before they described Ethereum and its use of smart contracts.
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June 2017
Singular Systems’ debut Blockchain development project.

Singular Systems’ debut Blockchain development project.

Our development team unpacks their expedition into the new and exciting world of Blockchain development. There are many software languages around. The beauty is that a large part of them differ only by syntax, and it is still relatively easy for a developer to read, understand and develop in a language different to the one you have started out or already gained experience in.
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May 2017
How will traditional financial institutions future-proof themselves?

How will traditional financial institutions future-proof themselves?

Most would agree that banks and other traditional financial institutions should not be at the bleeding edge when it comes to adopting new technology, however, once new tech has been validated and proven many of these FI’s really struggle to take advantage of it. At least this was the general consensus with a group of innovation leaders from traditional FI’s at a recent FinTech dinner.
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"Is the fear of failure stopping your organisation from Innovating?"

"Is the fear of failure stopping your organisation from Innovating?"

Competition is driving the need for companies to innovate faster and innovation has increased the value customers expect. As one service provider gains market share others will innovate to better their respective offerings. Today people can change cell phone contracts, banks and gym memberships with a click of a button and because customers of today are more informed than ever they will move when they feel they can get better value elsewhere.
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February 2017
4 things to consider about outsourcing when it comes to capital gains tax calculations

4 things to consider about outsourcing when it comes to capital gains tax calculations

So how do you get it right? How do you ensure that the business challenge you are facing is being solved in the right time frame, at the appropriate cost and with the appropriate risk profile? Based on the 2014 yearly Global Outsourcing Survey Deloitte indicated that developments in enterprise mobility, big data, hosted virtual desktop, business process as a service and cloud computing would increase outsourcing. The 2016 survey tells us that cost cutting, enabling core business functions, an...
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