Value Added services
UH has partnered with well established partner firms to provide value added services in the capital raising application process including:
In our experience one of the single hurdles to fundraising is compliance and therefore searched for a nationally represented expert to assist our clients.
Our compliance partners have a professional and qualified team who enable you to focus on your core business by assisting you to make sense of the country’s stringent laws, and ensure that your business policies and practices are aligned accordingly to allow you to access economic opportunities and expand your business sustainably.
These services include:
- BEE Advisory & implementation Services
Our partners provide specialist structuring advice to ensure legal and tax compliance for transforming or transformed businesses.
We have found that even 100% Black Owned businesses are not fully compliant which can jeopardise their ability to raise development finance.
We work closely with our compliance partner to provide a holistic solution for BEE transactions including financing of the transaction where possible.
- Labour relations
When raising finance, many financial institutions look at the labour compliance of the business seeking finance. Our partners guide and assist businesses in a practical and supportive way with regard to the required processes and procedures to ensure labour legislation compliance and to minimise the risk to which the business is exposed when employing staff.
The experienced labour relations consultants deal comprehensively on your behalf with the relevant labour legislation and most common pitfalls that businesses encounter.
With the new national minimum wage envisaged by our government, businesses will have to ensure that employment policies and procedures are sound as some employees and unions might see this as an opportunity to exploit the situation. Employers that fail to comply with the necessary legislation risk getting caught up in unnecessary legal action and disputes.
- PAIA & POPI Act
Access to information and the protection of certain types of information in South Africa are mainly regulated by the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI).
- Corporate Governance & Business Administration
With the introduction of the new Companies Act for public companies it basically means that there are more stringent requirements regarding accountability and transparency and that businesses are impacted in different ways.
The Act encourages enhanced standards of corporate governance whereby minimum accounting standards have been set for company annual reports, with firmer provisions governing directors’ conduct and liability.
1.9.2 Energy efficiency
The growth of any industrial business includes higher electricity consumption eroding profitability – with the concerns of electricity price increases, managing this risk is important to any sound financial plan.
In line with our mission to providing a comprehensive solution to capital raising, in 2016 Uzenzele partnered with the leading EPC in South Africa for solar PV installations with over 30 MWp of commissioned, providing complete turnkey solutions with tier 1 equipment and 5 year workmanship guarantees.
1.9.3. Treasury Functions
Adding value to our clients by providing a best practice corporate treasury service and to help them manage the effect that exchange and interest rates have on their business.
Uzenzele has partnered with an experienced and knowledgeable team of treasury specialists whose aim it is to thoroughly understand the financial risk within the framework of the client’s business model and the effect of FOREX on the business’ capital raising and expansion project implementation.
- Obtains competitive exchange rates through our collective bargaining power and dedicated specialist dealing expertise;
- Is independent and objective advice and transacting will be ensured as there is neither conflict of interest nor allegiance to any financial institution – we work with all banks;
- Provides tailor-made hedging strategies that focus on the client’s treasury risks; and
- Provides clients with Exposure / Transaction / Cash flow Reports as and when required to assist with the monitoring and decision making required in the management of your risks.
1.9.4 Recruitment and Human Resource services
A major component of any bankable business is the strength of the team. Uzenzele has identified key areas of human resource planning and recruitment as a challenge for many SMEs looking to grow and expand.
Our partners provide solutions in:
Human Resource strategy consulting
Human capital roadmap planning
Learnerships and Training
Recruitment and Headhunting