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Take care of your biggest asset

I recently dreamt that I was at a conference and the topic was


Now that is obviously NONSENSE but let us consider it for a moment.

  • The single biggest cost of some businesses is employee costs
  • You cannot do all the work yourself
  • Your quality of service is often dependent on the service levels of your employees
  • Service includes sales, administration, security, etc

One of the old wise business adages is to surround yourself with quality people – they will make you look good. Indeed most businesses can only flourish if the correct people are employed.

One must therefore consider changing the thought pattern of not regarding employee costs only as expenses but rather that this is your largest asset.

Assets are maintained, insured, protected and given a lot of TLC.

The same should be done with potentially your biggest asset by:

  • Proper communication
  • Respect
  • Training
  • Complimenting
  • Encouraging

Money is not necessarily the main driver of human beings. In terms of “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” as set out below Self Actualization and Esteem Needs far outweigh Physiological Needs.

This is FOOD for THOUGHT so EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY and have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS filled with FUN and JOY !!!!!!!

From Cedric Schalk Wayne Lucha
And all the managers and staff of NEWTONS

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied upon as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice.  Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE)

Heritage Day 2017


Heritage Day Celebrations

This year Newtons took Heritage Day celebrations to different level by hosting a Braaibroodjie Challenge!

The whole firm was divided into teams who each had to present a braaibroodjie to our judges, the partners. The judges were quite difficult to impress and scored the different teams efforts on presentation, taste and braai technique.

Congratulations to the Fire Lighters team who walked away with the title of “Braaibroodjie champions for 2017!”

Newtons receives award at ABASA Free State Branch FQE Dinner

Newtons is very proud to have received the “Most Supportive Firm Award” at this year’s ABASA FQE Dinner. The FQE Dinner is a yearly event where black successfull candidates passing qualifying exams in the field of Accounting are honoured. Not only did the firm receive an award, Siseko Tose, current chairman of the ABASA Free State Branch also received an award for being the “Most Involved Member”. Two previous Newtons Trainee Accountants also received awards for passing their SAIPA Professional Evaluation, Luzanne Harmse and Thembakazi Kojana. Thank you also to our other Newtons employees attending the dinner to support them.


At the back from left to right is: Thembakazi Kojana, Luzanne Harmse, Anzé Pienaar, Anette van Heerden, De-Jay Ferris. Front from left to right: Siseko Tose, Gershwin Engelbrecht and Jane Motshabi.