SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence –

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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Recommend: Accountancy and loss adjusting

Traditionally, when thinking about the general or typical function of an accountant, one would think of the people in the finance department within a company or the person who does your financial record keeping and tax, or of auditors, the treasurer of a club or association. Today, these ostensibly ‘simple’ roles has become quite evolved…

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ArticleArticlesEditor's ChoiceFocusNational Interest Accounting for employee share ownership plans

Focus: Accounting for employee share ownership plans

Employee share ownership plans (ESOPs) have become increasingly common for multinational, listed and unlisted companies operating in South Africa as a way to attract, retain and reward their employees. ESOPs can also be effective mechanisms to drive companies’ broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) strategies and to align stakeholder and employee values. Accounting for these complex…

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ArticleArticlesEditor's ChoiceFocusNational Interest Attracting the right funding for your business and clients

Focus: Attracting the right funding for your business and clients

For accountants looking to grow their businesses or those advising their clients on a growth journey, there are many considerations when it comes to securing funding. Too often, entrepreneurs rush into seeking funding, despite not really understanding what funders are looking for. This approach can result in an overwhelming feeling of unpreparedness and disappointment for…

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ArticleArticlesEditor's ChoiceFocusNational Interest Lifting as we rise

Focus: Lifting as we rise

This feature is about four tech founders who lead companies that exemplify the principles of design thinking, particularly its focus on empathy. By putting themselves in the shoes of people who encounter a range of challenges in South Africa, they demonstrate a commitment to asking ‘What’s the human need behind it?’ and exemplify a mindset…

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Viewpoints: Shifting gears: accountants’ strategic value

Flex your accounting muscle to add value and boost the growth and success of your entrepreneur clients. Kevin Phillips CA(SA)CEO of IDU Gro Entrepreneurs and small businesses are so important – creating jobs and contributing to the GDP. As accountants, we should consider how we can provide our entrepreneur clients with a truly valuable service…

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ArticleArticlesEditor's ChoiceFocusNational Interest Suren Maharaj CA(SA)

Profile: Suren Maharaj CA(SA) – A mastermind of turnarounds and governance excellence

Suren Maharaj’s superpower is turning around financially struggling entities. He has proved that financial analysis, strategic planning, and governance restructuring empower even moribund organisations to focus on revenue enhancement, cost efficiencies, and accountability. In his 29-year career, Suren Maharaj has accumulated extensive experience and expertise, distinguishing himself as an astute chief financial officer (CFO) and…

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