On the Cover

SUPER WOMEN

In August we celebrate women, and that’s the reason we feature a selection of diverse and amazing women in our cover profiles this month.

Top 35-under-35

MEET YOUNG TALENT

SAICA proudly announces the 2019 Top-35-under-35 finalists. These 35 phenomenal youngsters stand out from the crowd. They all boast exceptional achievements and they are changing their communities for the better. The next exciting stage of the competition is the judging process …

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Conferences & Events

UPCOMING

12 September 2019

CLOUD IN PRACTICE
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

This event will challenge attendees on how they think about and apply strategy and technology in their roles, practice or business. There will be sessions around the top challenges identified in the IFAC 2018 SMP Global Survey and the ABCD of technology. Above will be complemented by an excellent line-up of exhibitors and numerous networking areas.

10 Oct JHB | 15 Oct CPT

CA(SA) of the Future
Investec Offices

Hear from local and international leaders in their fields about what you can expect of the future of work and how to prepare for it, why humans are wanted in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and why fully rounded CAs(SA) are needed.

Join us for a day full of insight and inspiration and connect with like-minded finance professionals.

Advice

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

FOLLOWING YOUR ‘WHY’ MATTERS!

by Brett Tromp CA(SA)

Transformational leaders run the race hard, their eyes focused on the end goal. They never leave the course to argue with spectators. Attaining a smaller win would be a distracting, pyrrhic victory, costing the race. Their unwavering ‘Why’ keeps their eyes on the finish line

DEMYSTIFYING BLOCKCHAIN

by Monica Singer CA(SA)

In the early days of the Internet, evangelists were trying to get people to believe in its vast potential, and there were many who said that they did not believe in this new technology. They did not believe that information will be held on a server but instead insisted that it would continue to be held on a CD-ROM or a floppy disk. How wrong they were! We think that blockchain has a great deal of equivalence to the Internet in the mid-90s

LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD

Usha Maharaj CA(SA)

Unemployment rates are on the rise, retrenchments are commonplace, the job market is transforming, and hope turns to despair every day as graduates face the reality of a saturated job market. Levelling the playing field matters more today than it ever has before

DOUBTFUL DEBT ALLOWANCE

Muneer Hassan CA(SA)

Section 23(e) of the Income Tax Act prohibits a deduction of a provision. Therefore, a provision may not be claimed as a deduction unless specifically allowed under the Act. Section 11(j) grants a deduction for an allowance for doubtful debts