Stakeholder value: A lever for social change

An understanding of how value and its interpretation ultimately affects humanity is needed – a poignant lesson that corporate governance attempts at teaching us. On the 20th anniversary of the LeisureNet collapse and subsequent revisions in corporate governance and legislation protecting whistle-blowers, South African stakeholders are regrettably still experiencing losses at the hands of unscrupulous…

The key to success is ‘intentionality’

One of the first beneficiaries of SAICA Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund is making her mark in the chartered accountancy profession as well as corporate South Africa and is lifting others as she rises. Buhle Hanise, currently CFO at Chinese automotive company BAIC South Africa and deputy president of African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), reflects on…

Viewpoints: Take the challenge!

Business Owner and Public Speaking Trainer If I gave you ten steps to discover the speaker within you, would you take part in the challenge? I believe that most people are afraid to speak because they base their speaking on misleading information that creates an inauthentic speaker. Once you are aware of these speaking myths…

Viewpoints: Loan conversion into shares

Muneer Hassan CA(SA)Tax Consultant, Senior Lecturer inTaxation at UJ and Lecturer on the Gauteng Board Course When a loan owed by a company is settled by conversion into share capital, it holds potential tax implications for both the debtor and creditor. The purpose of this article is to focus on the tax implications for the…

SAICA bids farewell to Zweli Mabhoza

It is with deep sadness that the  South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), learned of the passing of its member, Zweli Mabhoza on Thursday, 03 December 2020. Zweli qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1998 and served on numerous SAICA structures over a number of years, making a significant contribution to SAICA in…

Viewpoints: Your gift will make room

Wadzanai Mabuto CA(SA)Senior Lecturer at theDepartment of Accounting at UJ ‘We are each given different gifts and talents by our Master. The thing that matters most is how we use what we have been given, not how much we make or do compared to someone else. What matters is that we spend ourselves’ – Francis…