Empowering Others to Greatness

People always remember the way they feel, and anchoring this positive narrative amplifies the personal development journey,’ says Paolo. How did your career lead to being an organisationdevelopment consultant?I was always helping friends as a youngster. The development orientation was fundamentally me. Three months into my training contract I was told to lead some technical…

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…

Adapt or Die

The Role of Modern Finance in Supporting and Advancing the Business I recently participated in a podcast and one of the first questions I was asked was: ’Finance is not just the rating and reporting of history. It’s a future-focused job. How do you look ahead rather than backwards, and work alongside the business as…

South Africa’s Ethical Dilemma

Even the auditing profession with its stringent independence and ethical requirements taught as part of the curriculum at university is now being dragged into the debacle. Earlier this year, the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), exposed several auditors who were accused of consistently contravening its professional standards and the law.

ASA: Feb 2019

Artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction and Hollywood movies. Paige dos Santos says that far from being a cause for concern, digital technology is a new avenue for accountants and the profession. These days everything is going digital − so much so that research by the University of Oxford said accountants…

Crypto Market in 2019

Naspers-backed cryptocurrency exchange Luno is predicting institutions to start testing the digital money market in 2019 despite the sell-off of bitcoin and other flagship coins over the past 13 months. According to data from Luno’s South African exchange, the price of bitcoin slumped from a high of R264 825 in December 2017 to R52 582…