• Popia - Protection of Personal Information Act

    Popia - Protection of Personal Information Act

    What is the Popia Act?

    The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) is the comprehensive data protection legislation enacted in South Africa. POPIA aims to give effect to the constitutional right to privacy, whilst balancing this against competing rights and interests, particularly the right of access to information.

    What is not Personal Information?

    Non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is data that cannot be used on its own to trace, or identify a person. Examples of non-PII include, but are not limited to: Aggregated statistics on the use of product / service.

    When do you have to be compliant by ?

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will enter into enforcement on July 1, 2021 and replace the provisions in the ECTA that deal with personal information protection.

    To become compliant chat to us, we can advise on how to manage your compliance program with Iron Tree and Popia365.

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  • How Sage One works for you

    How Sage One works for you

    I have seen many Small Businesses starting out and they use excel spreadsheets to manage their business.  Yes, this will work when you are still small but as the business grows you can quickly loose track of your business and loose money!  Many businesses fail due to lack of admin and keeping track of expenses and monies outstanding.

    Sage Cloud Accounting is designed for small to medium businesses and is :

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  • 2019 Mid Year Payroll and Tax updates.

    2019 Mid Year Payroll and Tax updates.

    Time to catch up on some news from payroll and what’s happening in the tax arena.

    There are some important issues to be covered here, so let me start with Sage Pastel payroll.

    The current update is 2020 Update 2

     It is just exceptionally important that you DO NOT generate your Electronic certificates for Bi-Annuals before updating to 2020 Update 2 and running a legislative release.


    There was a late start this year and submissions were only opened from 23 September. You have until 31 October.

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  • In-House vs Cloud-based Servers:

    In-House vs Cloud-based Servers:

    If you’ve been in business for many years, are familiar with Murphy’s Law, or just have plain bad luck, you know that a failed server can have catastrophic effects on your business. But let’s assume you already have a sound business continuity plan in place, and you know what you’re going to do if that server fails. What should you consider when it comes to choosing the right server for your business in the first place?

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  • Sage 200 Evolution - Business Gateway

    Sage 200 Evolution - Business Gateway

    Sage 200 Evolution's Business Gateway Module gives you the ability to create a link into your Sage Evolution database by using a web browser to connect. This module gives you the ability to allow your traveling sales staff, to create CRM incidents and send internal requests to staff at head office.

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  • Why should I upgrade to the latest Version?

    Why should I upgrade to the latest Version?

    Looking blankly at the screen and asking yourself, do I really need to spend more money on something I already have. A question most business owners have asked themselves in recent years. Our belts have been drawn tighter with an ever-increasing list of costs. Software is easily sacrificed in the belief that, what's not broken should be left alone. Viewing software purely as an expense and not a business tool can be the difference between you staying in business or not . Click to read more.

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    Sage 50 Capture

    This application can be accessed once you’ve completed the Office 365 Integration.

    Note Office 365 Premium is required.

    Sage Capture

    Sage Capture is a new feature of Sage 50cloud that integrates with Microsoft Office 365. It’s a mobile app that allows you to create vendor invoices and payments on-the-go. Simply snap a photo of a supplier invoice or receipt, save it to OneDrive, and post transactions to your Sage 50cloud company. As you upload an image, you also have the option to enter a related transaction. It’s never been easier to keep track of your purchases! No matter where you are, your expenses are recorded and the headache of lost receipts is a thing of the past. Sage Capture is available for iPhone and Android.

     Sage Capture Video - Click here to view !


    Call a member on our Team to advise on your needs.

    Flying above the Rest!


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  • National Minimum Wage Act and Your Payroll

    National Minimum Wage Act and Your Payroll

    This blog is going to be sharing some pointers on the New ACT that was brought into effect 1 January 2019.

    Yes it is now law, and what do you need to know. 

    Click the Read More button for I  some insight in point form or call Pat for a bit of advise and clarification on 0825545155 or email on

    Disclaimer. In that this is my personal point of view.


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  • Sage 100 Evolution and your Business

    Sage 100 Evolution and your Business

    I get asked all the time, “Why should I move to Sage 100?”.

    So what makes Sage 100 so appealing? For one it comes with many built-in modules, like Multi-warehousing; Bank Manager; Point of Sale and CRM Standard. Secondly, Sage 100 is developed on SQL which means it is a lot more stable than Pastel Partner’s Pervasive. It’s also the fact that Sage 100 has unlimited financial years, which means no more tedious Year Ends!

    Click The read more button to see a bit more detail or Contact Keshen on 076 974 9238 or if you would like us to Demo Sage 100 for you.


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  • Educate yourself on Cyber Attacks - Dont Head down the Road to Danger

    Educate yourself on Cyber Attacks - Dont Head down the Road to Danger

    If you are a small business owner, you might think your company is an unlikely target for a cyber-attack. After all, few criminals will bother attacking a little firm like yours when they can go after a big bank or insurance company, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Criminals attack small business more often than you might think.

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  • Sage 50cloud Pastel Partner is now available

     More time. More productivity. More control.

    Sage 50cloud Pastel Partner offers the power and productivity of a trusted desktop solution and gives you everything you need to run your business wherever you are through a seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365. Run your business more efficiently with a time-saving, in-depth solution to manage your accounting, invoicing, cash flow, inventory, VAT, and more.

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  • Some important info Regarding Payroll

    Some important info Regarding Payroll

    We are always looking for ways to improve the lives of our clients and we believe good preparation goes a long way to making this happen . To this end we have created a checklist for you to go through as we prepare for this busy time in Payroll.


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  • Get you head out off the "cloud " - What does the "Cloud" mean?

    Get you head out off the "cloud " - What does the "Cloud" mean?

    As we are a technology based organization we get asked about all the latest buzz words and applications in the technological arena. Our most recent enquiries have been about "the cloud”. 


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  • Frequently Asked Questions on How to Add a Company and I have paid my Annual Licence Fee

    Frequently Asked Questions on How to Add a Company and I have paid my Annual Licence Fee

     How do I add a company to the menu when opening pastel?

    I will begin with by assisting the Pastel user how to add a company onto their menu that they wish to open in Pastel Partner and Xpress that was once there and not there anymore or now need to see that specific company and add.

    Please click on the link on how to add a company


    I have paid my Annual Licence Fee ......

    Another frequently asked question, I have paid my annual licence fee but still keep getting a pop up when opening pastel to remind me to pay.  

    Once you have done so and you have reached your expiry date you still need to follow a process on your server and workstations (if applicable) and register your package so that the licence now reflects a year on.

    Please click on the link and follow the process for Server and Workstation Registration.


    We are always here to assist our clients, but do empower our clients to make use of their SAGE Accounting Packages.


    Should you require assistance do not hesitate to contact us.


    Thank you.

    The Ukhozi Team

    "Flying above the Rest"





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  • Cryptocurrency: What is it? And should we start preparing our financial systems for it?

    By now you've probably heard about the cryptocurrency craze. Either a family member, friend, neighbour, doctor, Uber driver, colleague, waitress, or passer-by on the street, has probably told you how he or she is getting rich quick with virtual currencies like bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, or one of the lesser-known 1300 plus investable cryptocurrencies.

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  • Vat Change in Pastel Partner - Be prepared

    Vat Change in Pastel Partner - Be prepared

    Click the link below to download the tax changeover guide . If you cannot click simply copy and paste into your browser address bar.


    Vat Changeover Guide


    Follow the steps and all should be well . Our Tax Hitman is ready and waiting to assist as well .


    Lawrence Pillay - 0791841319 -

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  • Pastel Partner Payroll

    Hello fellow Payrollers

    Welcome to the first of many blogs on how we can help and improve your use of Pastel payroll.

    If there is one thing we have come to learn it is how underutilised this package is.

    There are hidden gems that need to be uncovered and that is why we are here.


    Let me give you an example of an upcoming, important event and option that is seldom used.


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  • How to run a Year End in Sage Evolution

    Many new Sage Evolution users ask us how to run a Year End. Running a Year End in Sage Evolution is unlike that of Sage Pastel Partner and Sage Pastel Xpress.




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  • Please ensure your antivirus isnt blocking your backup

    Hi All ,


    Welcome once again and thank you for reading .


    We at Ukhozi have found over the last few months that certain Anti Viruses and particularly ESET can sometimes stop your Irontree Backup solution from working . Please contact your support consultant should you have a fear of this occurring .


    Happy Accounting !!!


    Regards ,


    Ukhozi Team 

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  • Solving a Pervasive Error 11

    Solving a Pervasive Error Code 11


    Error Definition:

    When opening a company you get Pervasive Error Code 11 while accessing ACCPRMSY.dat

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  • Sage One Accounting and Payroll

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  • Why , When & How to do backups

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