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)].







Advice: Government’s Responsibility to Taxpayers

Taxpayers are not alone in their obligations. Government is expected to spend tax revenue responsibly and to raise tax revenue fairly. These expectations have come under severe pressure in recent years. Are we in an era of real change? Can a revitalised government expect a renewed commitment from the public? Read Muneer’s full article here.

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Focus: Why the C-Suite needs to jack up its tax transparency

In a 2016 report on sustainability,1 corporates were evaluated through a new lens and it was emphasised that ‘business cannot succeed in a society that fails’. This implies that business success is not possible if the societies in which businesses are situated are not functioning. Successful business leaders recognise the need to focus on sustained…

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Focus: Business leadership skills in the fourth industrial revolution

With large-scale automation imminent, it is estimated that by 2030, at least one-third of activities in 60% of occupations could be automated.1 These changes will not only affect blue-collar industries but also many white-collar professions, including the professional accountant’s role. Professional accountants often find themselves operating in a ‘business leader’ capacity and even these executive…

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Mlungisi Hlongwane: A Social transformation agent

‘I hail from the deep rural area called Bergville in KZN. It boasts the Drakensberg Mountains – a Unesco World Heritage site. I have always been curious, someone who likes to challenge the norms, coming up with solutions to problems or improving the way of doing things,’ he says.  Read Mlungisi’s full story here:

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International Profile: Darrel Scott

Darrel Scott describes himself as ‘working in London and living in South Africa’, although he admits he doesn’t get here as often or for as long as he would like. The financial accounting specialist is based in the UK – his office is a short distance from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern Gallery,…

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Feature: Are businesses overlooking franchising as a means of expansion?

One of the myths around franchising is that it is only relevant to fast food and restaurants. In South Africa, there are numerous industries and business categories in which over 700 franchisors operate. These include: • Automotive aftermarket • Business to business services • Construction, office and home products and services • Financial services •…

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