Accountancy as Heroism

The financial health of South Africa’s cities and towns is worse than ever before, with only 18 out of 257 municipalities getting clean audit reports for the 2017/18 financial year. Surely it’s long past time to introduce more transparency into our government spending. READ ARTICLE

Advice: Learning support systems

Organisations are great at providing learning opportunities under the guise of leadership development. These ‘events’ are generally an opportunity to build a deeper, trusted relationship with colleagues and the development of personal leadership attributes. And thereafter, you launch back into the reality of your daily life, somewhat ‘changed’ READ ARTICLE

The deteriorating state of municipal finances

Points to an urgent need for professionalisation Decreases in the number of clean audits, high levels of irregular expenditure and deterioration in the financial health of municipalities are only a few of the matters reported by the Auditor-General that point to the need for urgent attention in municipal finance management. READ ARTICLE

I am playing my part, are you?

Nadine Thomas, the CFO of Brand South Africa that was established in 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for the country, says working for the public good is immensely rewarding. Nadine is also the chairperson of the SAICA Gauteng Public Sector Committee. READ ARTICLE

SDGs: True upliftment

Musa Ndlovu’s story is an inspiring one. It’s the full-circle story of a newly qualified chartered accountant (CA(SA), who relocated just weeks ago to pursue an exciting career opportunity. Rewinding the hands of time, he was also the recipient of the SAICA’s Thuthuka Bursary Fund after his successful participation in the South African Maths Olympiad…

South Africa’s Corporate Meltdown

The temptation is to jump to the conclusion that South African business is fraught with malfeasance, but thisanalysis  seeks to illustrate that while there has no doubt been unethical behaviour, the majority of failures have been through a combination of bad luck, tough conditions, one-off unanticipated events and poor judgement. READ ARTICLE