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AFRICAN DAWN 2015 Annual Report

Accounting Policies continued 1.12 Intangible assets (continued) Directly attributable costs that are capitalised as part of the software product include the software development employee costs and an appropriate portion of relevant overheads. Other development expenditures that do not meet these criteria are recognised as an expense as incurred. Development costs previously recognised as an expense are not recognised as an asset in a subsequent period. Subsequently these intangible assets are reported at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses. AFRICAN DAWN 48 ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Amortisation Amortisation is provided to write down the intangible assets, on a straight line basis, to their residual values as follows: Item Average useful life Micro finance software 5 years Medical finance software 5 years Intangible assets recognised on Knife Capital Group Period of contract between 3 - 6 years The amortisation method, residual values and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at each reporting date. 1.13 Impairment testing of goodwill, intangible assets, investments in associate and subsidiaries and property, plant and equipment The carrying amounts of the Group’s non-financial assets, other than inventories and deferred tax assets, are reviewed at each reporting date to determine whether there is any indication of impairment. If any such indication exists, then the asset’s recoverable amount is estimated. Goodwill, intangible assets that have an indefinite useful life and intangible assets that are not ready for use are tested annually for impairment and when an indicator for impairment exists. Intangible assets that are subject to amortisation and other non-financial assets are tested for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised in profit or loss for the amount by which the asset’s carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the higher amount of an asset’s fair value less cost of disposal and value in use. Fair value less cost of disposal is determined by ascertaining the current market value of an asset and deducting any costs related to the realisation of the asset. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. For the purposes of assessing impairment, assets that cannot be tested individually are grouped at the lowest levels for which there are separately identifiable cash inflows from continuing use (cash-generating units). Impairment losses recognised in respect of cash-generating units are allocated first to reduce the carrying amount of any goodwill allocated to the units, and then to reduce the carrying amounts of the other assets in the unit on a pro rata basis. An impairment loss in respect of goodwill is not reversed. In respect of other non-financial assets, impairment losses recognised in prior periods are assessed at each reporting date for any indications that the loss has decreased or no longer exists. An impairment loss is reversed if there has been a change in the estimates used to determine the recoverable amount. An impairment loss is reversed through profit or loss only to the extent that the asset’s carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined, net of depreciation or amortisation, if no impairment loss had been recognised.


AFRICAN DAWN 2015 Annual Report
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