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

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SPECIAL FEATURE: APC NOVEMBER 2015 RESULTS OVERVIEW

A record number of candidates sat for SAICA’s Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) in November 2015 (2 709 candidates compared to 2050 in 2014). Karin Iten analyses the results In March 2016, SAICA announced that 88% of APC candidates (2 396) had passed this final qualifying assessment, and recognised three key achievements that came out of the…

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ANALYSIS: Reflecting on the questions arising from the aftermath

Through all the noise we sometimes just need some quiet time to truly reflect on the trepidations on our minds. Pieter Faber discusses the principles underpinning the implementation of the retirement reforms in the 2015 Tax Amendment Acts T ax proposals are regularly controversial, though usually the indignation and protest are limited to those in…

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ANALYSIS: Changes to the Code of Professional Conduct

SAICA members, associates and trainees can look forward to the introduction of a new, restructured Code of Professional Conduct by the end of 2017. Among other things, the code will use simple and shorter sentences and will be easier to navigate. By Juanita Steenekamp SAICA has adopted the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants’ (IESBA)…

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VIEWPOINT: Work-life balance

In today’s society, many women choose to retain their careers after becoming a mother, which can present a challenge for some mothers when it comes to balancing their work and home life responsibilities. As many household and caregiving duties are still mainly considered to be a ‘woman’s job’, it can become overwhelming for working mothers…

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COVER STORY: Taking a chance on something new

Two CAs(SA) financed their start-up business, InnoVent, on the strength of a projected break-even within three months. Nine months later they made their first sale, surviving in the interim only by ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’.  By Eamonn Ryan Thirteen years ago, DJ Kumbula CA(SA) and Zakhe Khuzwayo CA(SA) came together with one desk, two…

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VIEWPOINT: Retirement reform further changes

National Treasury announced further changes to the retirement reform on 18 February 2015 shortly before the effective date of 1 March 2016. These changes provide for the postponement of the annuitisation requirement for provident funds for two years, until 1 March 2018. WITHDRAWAL Should a member resign from employment, they can still access their entire…

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