Mandatory climate-related disclosure

New Zealand took a bold and pioneering step in taking legislative steps to make climate-related disclosure compulsory. By doing so, it has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their businesses The New Zealand government is specifically targeting…

Does the future of work put you first?

SAICA embraces the call on the accountancy profession to focus increasingly on people. A people-centric profession will ensure that employees are able to bring their best and authentic selves to the work environment As the world navigates the many changes it faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among others, the world of work as we…

Life expectancy in the 21st century

A challenge for developed countries The developed regions and countries of the world have experienced significant increases in life expectancy and population ageing since the second half of the 20th century and will continue to experience a so-called ‘greying’ of their populations in the first half of the 21st century. However, they are not necessarily…

Avoiding distractions at work

Obviously, you cannot avoid all distractions. As real people living in the real world, we will all be distracted from time to time. We can, however, ensure that we keep regular distractions to a minimum and that we focus on increasing our effectiveness and productivity You get to work, open up your computer and more…

The power of entrepreneural skills development

Could the development of entrepreneurial skills be the missing link in creating lasting sustainable small businesses in South Africa? Most small business owners would agree that growing their business is their greatest desire and biggest struggle at the same time. A great brand could be damaged if it is not backed up by a well-operated…