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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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From Cashless to Digital: The COVID-19 Tipping Point

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for the global adoption of cashless payments, with the disruption expected to effect lasting changes in the way people spend. While consumers had already begun to embrace digital payment options prior to the pandemic, the health crisis has rapidly accelerated the adoption rate with more consumers seeking safer, contact-free payment…

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COVID-19: Data and technology empowering business travellers

As South African corporates gradually return to the boardroom, road warriors are longing to take back to the skies and resume business negotiations, build relationships, and discuss new business opportunities. Although business travel is permitted in South Africa, the pandemic has kept everyone on their toes with regulations changing frequently. As consulting firm McKinsey put…

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KPMG CEO calls for strengthening of South Africa’s CA pipeline

Ignatius Sehoole KPMG CEO calls for strengthening of South Africa’s CA pipeline KPMG South Africa CEO Ignatius Sehoole has called for more vigilance than ever in South Africa’s accounting sector, as the Covid-19 crisis poses a unique challenge to the business environment. He calls on the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) to aid…

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COVID-19’s impact on student learning

The arrival of the novel coronavirus has received much media attention coverage over businesses, vulnerable communities and the economy. This article highlights a few critical aspects of how COVID-19 has impacted CAs-in-training from the perspective of Wits School of Accountancy lecturers. COVID-19 first hit South Africa in March 2020. Wits took the decision to bring…

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Lifestyle: Health – Why fruits and vitamins are the skincare ingredients of the moment

Like our bodies, our skin needs plenty of nutrients to look and feel its best. Scientists continually find new sources from which to extract these nutrients for our skincare products. But other than laboratory-created ingredients, where do our skincare ingredients come from? Nutritional skincare ingredients are extracted from plants, flowers, seeds and nuts, herbs, spices…

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Lifestyle: International Travel – Interlaken

Interlaken is known as the adventure capital of Switzerland, and after a visit to this picturesque Alpine town, you will understand why and definitely return year after year. The untouched natural surroundings, crystal-clear waters and snow-covered peaks provide a sense of wellbeing. Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland is renowned for its impressive mountain scenery and…

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Focus: 14 pivotal keys to success

As we pay tribute this month to the women who created a platform for greater gender equality in South Africa, here are some pieces of advice that have had a profound impact on the female finalists of the Top-35-under-35 competition, and their thoughts on being nominated. Andrea Klassen Have a positive attitude Having a positive…

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Profile: Darren Isaacs – Makosi: Disrupting the industry to change the world

Makosi founder and CEO Darren Isaacs CA(SA) and his team are on a mission to change the way accounting firms work. Originating in South Africa, Makosi opened operations in the United States and the United Kingdom in 2005. With the mantra ‘get your hands dirty, figure things out, keep it simple and never give up’,…

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Profile: Jesmane Boggenpoel – A story of pursuit for inclusion

Jesmane Boggenpoel’s book My Blood Unites and Divides was a compelling account of her experiences as a woman of colour breaking barriers at a time when opportunities for people of colour were scarce. Now, she’s helping others learn from those experiences in a new online course, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce, available on Udemy.…

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