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Robert Nowicki

Robert Nowicki

Rob Nowicki has been involved in the design, development and management of Payroll, HR and Personal Tax systems for well over thirty years, both locally and internationally. He was a founder of one of the first PC based Payroll / HR applications in South Africa and also pioneered the concept of cloud- based Payroll, HR and tax services, with the launch of PSIberWORKS and MyTax (later becoming SARS e-Filing) in the early 2000’s. His extensive knowledge of employee-related payroll and tax matters, and his ability to convey these often complicated subjects, in a relaxed and easy to understand manner, has made him a popular speaker at seminars and conferences.

At these upcoming seminars Rob will be unpacking the 2024 Budget Speech with specific emphasis on:

it’s implications for payroll systems in general;

it’s impact on day to day payroll practices and what’s needed to ensure employers remain compliant;

how employees will be affected from a “take home” pay perspective.

More importantly he will demonstrate practically how these legislative changes will impact employers from a compliance perspective and how employees will be impacted from an earnings perspective.

Rob will also be dealing with some common payroll challenges that have faced the payroll profession during the past year and how to deal with them in order to stay compliant, as getting it wrong can have some costly consequences.

Rob will highlight several important amendments that were made during the past year and the emerging tax and legislative challenges that’s headed your way. Additional topics on Rob’s agenda, include:

  • The Two Pot Retirement system planned for implementation from September 2024 – implications for employers, employers and payroll systems.
  • The latest updates on the monthly submission of employee information to SARS due for implementation in March 2026 – business process implications.
  • Other recent legislative headaches:
      • COIDA audits and levy calculations
      • UIF update
      • National Minimum Wage – the ongoing confusion re what’s included in the wage calculation and what’s not and where it differs to the BCEA.
Diane Seccombe

Diane Seccombe

Diane Seccombe is an admitted attorney with a Masters degree in taxation and has been involved in tax for well over 10 years. Di is currently the National Head of Taxation with the Mazars Academy, and also consults on Income Tax matters including, Corporate, Individual and International tax as well as VAT. Di presents tax seminars on a national basis for, amongst others, Glacier, AllanGray, Sanlam, ABSA, Old Mutual and various Professional Institutes. To enable all attendees to conveniently access Di’s presentations, Di also presents virtually on the CPD accredited Upskill.Studio Platform. .