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Unite 4 Mzansi: CAN WE END CORRUPTION?


1 December 2016


Recognising its immense responsibility as a profession to tackle issues that stand in the way of South Africa growing a strong and sustainable economy, SAICA launched an active citizenry initiative called Unite 4 Mzansi. The campaign is seeking the support of millions of South Africans in taking a strong stand against corruption. And that includes you. International counterparts frequently comment on the vibrancy and diversity of South Africa’s culture and society. Indeed, a ...More

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ANALYSIS: DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER


1 December 2016


Third-party (agent) appointments issued under section 179 create untold conflict amongst taxpayers and third parties alike, pitting employer against employee and bank against client where the only winner is SARS. By Tarryn Atkinson It’s not really new and we can’t even blame it on the controversial Tax Administration Act1 (TAA). It could, however, be said that the advent of the TAA reminded SARS of a certain tax collection power that has been contained in tax legislation fo...More

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VIEWPOINT: SIZE DOES MATTER


1 December 2016


There is a perception that selecting a large brand name software supplier is the safe choice; that there are fewer risks involved. I’m here to tell you that size does matter, but not in the way you might expect. Let’s look at a large software supplier. In most cases, large suppliers mean large costs. Not because they necessarily can but because they have higher overheads – more staff, larger premises, bigger bills. As they grow – which they inevitably do – these overh...More

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PROFILE: LIVING LIFE ISLAND STYLE


1 December 2016


She describes herself as strong-willed, focused and extroverted. Lynn Grala tells us about Leigh-Ann Bezuidenhout great job and fantastic life in Bermuda and running the New York Half Marathon to raise money for J A Ncaca Primary School in Cradock Bermuda not only lured Leigh-Ann Bezuidenhout with its pink sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. What particularly appealed to her about this tiny island was the excellent work experience and relocation package that is available to...More

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LEAD: King IV: Bolder than ever


1 December 2016


The new Code represents a positive step forward in that it is principle-based and outcomes-based, and it takes the challenges and realities of today’s business world into account. Here, Deloittebreaks down exactly what is different and what is new and explains how companies are expected to apply these changes. The King Committee published the King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 (King IV) on 1 November 2016. King IV replaces King III in its entirety an...More

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VIEWPOINT: BE MINDFUL OF WHEN PAYDAY IS


1 December 2016


Before I delve into when your payday is, let us first discuss trying to spread your disposable income over a full month. If that statement on its own makes you nervous or confused, we have got bigger problems than I had anticipated. What I have witnessed is that payday comes and everyone is in the malls. This is then closely followed by the end of the month Salticrax. Living in overdraft at the end of the month while counting down the days to the next payday does not seem ratio...More

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PROFILE: PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF


1 December 2016


Growing up in the dusty streets of Limpopo Matome Moholola could not think beyond the prevailing circumstances: inadequate schooling, infrastructure, and limited career choices. But in a Grade 7 accounting class this all changed. He tells us his story Though our teacher then had a vague idea of the chartered accountancy profession, I purposed in my heart to become a CA(SA) one day. Matriculating without maths was the first stumbling block to remove on my way to becoming a CA...More