INFLUENCE: Six small and medium practice firms

What makes them different? SAICA receives a great deal of feedback from small and medium practice (SMP) firms regarding challenges and difficulties faced in the SMP environment. However, this sector of the CA(SA) industry also offers vast opportunities, especially in light of the ever-growing focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their role in…

October 2014

Make an impact Look at the lives of those who you admire … You probably think that they never encountered failure or hardship. Everything just seems perfect. But, if you look a little bit deeper, read their stories or even (if you’re lucky) talk to them, you hear how they stumbled, struggled, fell, got burned…

VIEWPOINT: Should they be paid?

“Empowering consumers to make informed decisions will be the key to success for the life insurance industry in the future.” The latest Sigma study by reinsurer Swiss-Re revealed that clients do not want to be sold to. Research found that, instead, empowering consumers to make informed decisions will be the key to success for the…

VIEWPOINT: Assess your anchor

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr As leaders, we are often challenged with various cognitive biases. For many, a cognitive bias describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first…