Chartered Accountants in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Technology has advanced rapidly over the last few decades, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence (AI). This advancement has professionals across disciplines fearing the unknown and more specifically, questioning their role after the implementation of these new technologies. The chartered accountancy profession is no exception.

What’s the Future of Blockchain?

Blockchain is all the rage. We are constantly bombarded by reports of how it will change the world. While it may alter many aspects of our lives, our suspicion is that they will be in areas that we experience only indirectly. That is, blockchain technology mostly will change the implementation of invisible processes – what […]

Cryptocurrency and South Africa’s Financial Future

Almost half of richer, digitally-savvy South Africans want to buy cryptocurrencies, according to new research from Business Insider. But are they a flash in the pan – or the future of finance? Cryptocurrencies are a subset of digital currencies which the Bank for International Settlements describes simply as assets represented in digital form. PayPal and […]

CAs(SA) Driving Business Success

Through Ethics and Compliance: The Uber Case Study Tech-driven disruption is radically transforming industries at a startling pace. Uber stands out as one of the most spectacular examples of this disruption, in which the application of new technology revolutionised the transport industry. Underlying Uber’s stellar success are cultural norms that reflect ethical behaviour and public […]


South Africa’s Tongaat Hulett appoints Rob Aitken CA(SA) as new CFO

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s agri-business company, Tongaat Hulett, has announced the appointment of Rob Aitken as new permeant Chief Executive Officer (CFO) and executive director, effective March 2019, reports Business Report. Rob Aitken has been the acting CFO for the past six months since the departure of Murray Munro who resigned in August 2018. Tongaat said […]

Vukile appoints Laurence Cohen CA(SA) as CFO

Real estate investment trust (Reit) Vukile Property Fund has appointed Laurence Cohen as CFO designate, effective March 1. He will succeed Vukile’s FD Mike Potts and be appointed to the Vukile board of directors on July 1, after Potts’ planned retirement on June 30. Cohen, a chartered accountant, previously served as Hyprop Investments FD for nearly 15 years. He has also led […]

Top 35-Under-35 Conditions of Entry

Conditions of Entry The Top 35-under-35 awards are open to all Chartered Accountants (SA) who are 35 years old or younger, as at 31 December 2019. You have to be a registered member in good standing of SAICA with no past of pending judgements against you. All entries must be accompanied by an introduction video […]

Liza Bergh CA(SA) has been appointed Internal Audit Executive: Risk, Compliance & Africa at Nedbank

Liza Bergh has taken up the position of Internal Audit Executive: Risk, Compliance & Africa at Nedbank. Liza joins Nedbank after 13 years with the Absa Group, where she most recently served as Head of Risk Management & Control – Retail and Business Bank and, prior to that, Head of Business Governance & Regulatory Support. […]