Empowering finance staff with SAICA qualifications

BCX has started the process of empowering its team of 250 employees with professional accounting qualifications offered by SAICA. Information and communications technology giant BCX has begun to professionalise its finance team with the professional accounting designations of Associate General Accountant (AGA(SA)) and Accounting Technician (AT(SA)). Commenting on the decision to professionalise her finance team,…

The CA(SA) of tomorrow

The world is changing rapidly. Society is changing. Client needs and expectations are changing. New markets develop. The chartered accountant of days gone by is not the chartered accountant of today and won’t be the chartered accountant of tomorrow. Known for their technical competence, in a technology era, the chartered accountant of tomorrow needs a…

Viewpoints: Fresh start

Organisation Development, (OD) Consultant Writing feels refreshing and freeing. Re-entry from a significant time in our global history is creating many opportunities to redefine our collective paths, expectations of our chosen work and associated societal norms. Our insights come with huge responsibilities. As COVID-19 is spreading rapidly and affecting every facet of our lives, we…

Viewpoints: Public Cloud 2.0

Business AdvisorThe remote workhorse has bolted, and it is going to have far-reaching consequences, even for the technology that makes it possible in the first place: the public cloud. It is already a cliché to say that the 2020 health crisis accelerated many of the trends, digital and otherwise, that have been bubbling up for…

Viewpoints: Call for women to step up

Speaker, Facilitator, CoachDecades into the gender diversity era, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions and continue to earn a fraction of their male counterparts. Projecting the current trends, according to the World Economic Forum, it may take up to 202 years to close the gender pay gap. True diversity in every respect (gender, race, culture,…

20 Productivity Tips from top women leaders

Now more than ever, everyone is searching for ways to be more productive in a world that has become rather unfamiliar to us. So we decided to ask some our inspirational female ambassadors and mentors who are part of SAICA’s Mentorship Programme to share some of their secrets to their success, from career to children.…

Building resilience in times of disruption

This article highlights the need for South African companies to display resilience amidst the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. ‘For some organisations, near-term survival is the only agenda item. Others are peering through the fog of uncertainty, thinking about how to position themselves once the crisis has passed and things return to a so-called ‘normal’. The…

Lending a helping hand

A new study on food insecurity by an alliance of the United Nations (UN) – Global Network Against Food Crises – governmental and non-governmental agencies has been analysing what is fuelling global food crises and examining how the COVID-19 pandemic is perpetuating downward cycles for millions around the world. The study found that at the…