Lifestyle: Cinderella pantomime

The 2021 Cinderella pantomime produced by Janice Honeyman is a perfect way to enjoy the festive season in Johannesburg. Once upon a time a girl named Cinderella lived with her two stepsisters. Poor Cinderella had to work hard all day long so the others could rest. One day big news came to town. The King…

Viewpoints: What is a DAO?

A decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) is essentially a very large vending machine living on the blockchain. It only does what it is programmed to do, with no possibility for human intervention. DAOs allow anyone with an idea to coordinate, pool funds, and even create tokens that represent their share within the organisation Monica Singer CA(SA)…

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Viewpoints: Emerging patterns

As professionals start to return to the office after a prolonged period of working from home, there is a new curiosity about the meaning we ascribe to our work and how this fits into our revised frame of the world. Some interesting patterns are emerging, and we consider what they mean for sustained personal growth…

On strategy: SAICA’s strategic management process

Strategy formulation and risk management Environmental scanning To assist with strategic planning, SAICA management conducted a comprehensive environmental scan and diagnostic review. Its purpose was to understand SAICA’s current internal state and the external environment, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to identify key internal and external issues facing SAICA. The external environment scan…

On strategy: Freeman Nomvalo: SAICA CEO

‘We are all strategists walking around …’ In a series of interviews, I explore the approaches of different business leaders to strategy. This month I was in conversation with Freeman Nomvalo, CEO of SAICA Having been in senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, Freeman shared his philosophy on various strategy-related aspects.…

CA(SA) Profile: Graham Leslie

Graham Leslie CA(SA) left city life to focus on his family farm and has since helped the Leslie farm to grow from strength to strength, achieving major awards and recognition within the industry A sustainable farmer at heart While their premium quality apple cider vinegar contains ‘the mother’, Graham Leslie can be considered ‘the father’…