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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 Alert SA App now available

Join the COVID ALERT SA community. Slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay Safe, protect loved ones, your community and all of South Africa. Let’s work together to save lives. The COVID ALERT SA app gives you the power to slow the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and to keep yourself, your loved ones and…

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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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The Forward-Looking Accountant

Technology is taking over some routine tax and accounting tasks. This means accountants now need to make the move to trusted business advisors. William Reeb and Dominic Cingoranelli asked an important question in their book Becoming a trusted business advisor: how to add value, improve client loyalty, and increase profits, namely if accountants can name…

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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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The future of investment

The new normal is redefining the new investment landscape, but is it really that bleak for Africa? There is plenty of cynicism and negativity when it comes to South Africa and investment in its future. The recent downgrade by Moody’s was felt particularly keenly in light of the COVID-19 national lockdown and the inevitable economic…

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COVID-19 and retirement funds

We are living in unprecedented times, and the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone differently: we are in the same storm but not in the same boa. The lockdown following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in significant financial strain. Many employers are unable to pay salaries or have been forced into a position…

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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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Cover Story: Giving farmers wings

Aerobotics has taken agriculture, one of the oldest industries in the world, and combined it with artificial intelligence, one of the newest. The result? A mind-blowing agritech company with four dynamic CAs pioneering, guiding and growing this South African-birthed company to global greatness whilst competing against some of the world’s best technology. By 2100, Africa’s…

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Entrepreneur says integrity has been the cornerstone of his career

Entrepreneur says integrity has been the cornerstone of his career Integrity, it’s something many say is missing from the corporate world and that current history would have you believe is none existent in many sectors – particularly the accounting industry which has been plagued by countless scandals over the past few years. But for accountant…

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Entering the job market after your training contract

Entering the job market after your training contract It is that time of the year when final-year trainees are preparing for their future jobs. The last few months of your training contract is a stressful period mainly because you are entering uncharted territory – life after a training contract. Friends and family want to know…

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#CALife & Style: Exceptional reds

Middelvlei Momberg Pinotage With international pinotage day on 10 October, it is fitting to celebrate Middelvlei’s 100 years in the capable hands of the Momberg family who have paved the way as one of the leading pinotage producers in the country. This exceptional wine honours the pinotage varietal – the first wine ever bottled under…

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#CALife & Style: Enjoy a guild-free cocktail

GUDGU is a proudly South African company that manufactures sugar and sugar free cordials that are alcohol free. Their products are hand-made, the traditional way, packed with flavour, and contain only the best quality ingredients. Dilute GUDGU cordials 1:6 (or to taste) with water, sparkling water or soda water to make a refreshing cold drink,…

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#CALife & Style: A Sustainable Seafood Supplier

Greenfish is proud to be a part of the global solution to overfishing by encouraging more sustainable seafood choices from responsibly managed legal sources that are environmentally sound. Committed to ensuring that all the seafood offered will be sourced from legal fishing operations and traceable back to its point of origin. Greenfish is a Cape…

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#CALife & Style: For work. For play. For life. For you.

Thule, global leader in products designed for an active lifestyle, has a range of luggage that caters to the need of every traveller. Stylish and durable luggage and travel bags, ranging from rollers and carry-ons to duffels and sports bags, make the ideal travel companion. The all-new sophisticated Thule Spira collection has just been unveiled…

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#CALife & Style: Coffefe … inspired by a Typo

Mutual collaboration in a time of change transformed a previous client and supplier relationship into a partnership. Founders Larry Hodes and Marco Da Silva birthed Coffefe Roastery in Birdhaven, Johannesburg, through their love and appreciation for coffee without the usual side order of pretention. This roastery offers a refreshing, playful and down to earth take…

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