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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: Travel – Breath-taking views wine and food at Middelvlei

Middelvlei is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands on the slopes of Papegaaiberg, just 4 kilometres from the town centre and a 40-minute drive from Cape Town. It’s a charming family-friendly wine farm with wonderful wines and food on offer at its Boerebraai restaurant. Middelvlei wine estate is a charming farm…

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Profile: Omba Advisory & Investments Ltd

These CAs(SA) manged to build an international award winning investment and advisory firm in London that services clients worldwide through hard work and diligence. They have built their business to be client-focused, non-bureaucratic and technologically astute and describe themselves as a small, nimble team, stemming from large organisations with a financial services and technology background.…

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Recommend: Modernising public procurement management

Service delivery lies at the centre of all the spheres of government South Africa. Municipalities in particular are considered to be closest to citizens, providing key basic services. They achieve this obligation through the procuring of goods and services from suppliers in the private sector using practices that are guided by the Municipal Financial Management…

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Viewpoints: New deemed donation: section 57B of the Income Tax Act

The new deemed donation applies to the transfer (ie disposal) of the right to receive an asset in exchange for services rendered or to be performed (section 57B). Section 57B is implemented as an anti-avoidance measure commencing on 1 March 2022. A deemed donation must be considered in addition to actual donations. There are now…

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Manage your Practice: ISQM 1: Monitoring and Remediation

ISQM 11, ISQM 22 and ISA 220 (Revised)3 come into effect on 15 December 2022. These standards are expected to have a significant impact on all firms that perform engagements in accordance with the IAASB standards. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), in collaboration with the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and…

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Feature: Defining ethics and mental wellness in our business and personal lives

‘Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people’ – Dennis Prager Let’s define ethics Ethics are knowable, yet because ethical situations involve two or more entities and happen across time, there are many aspects to consider when…

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Feature: How a CA(SA) training programme is transforming KZN’s public sector

Several years ago the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury (KZNPT) partnered with SAICA to help fund students via the Thuthuka Bursary Fund and begin the process of becoming an accredited SAICA training office. This was the start of an exciting and invaluable initiative to address the shortage of qualified CAs(SA) in the province and create opportunities for…

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