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

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Feature: Should we worry about the accountant becoming extinct?

The world is changing. Blockchain technology is redefining double-entry bookkeeping and transforming it into a system of triple-entry bookkeeping. The overarching pain point of double-entry accounting lies in the reliability of accounting records by different parties. When an economic event takes place, and the transaction is recorded, essentially the same transaction should be mirrored in…

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Recommend: Ethics to the rescue Part 2

The ethical duties and responsibilities discussed in the first article on ethics to the rescue in our previous issue are further unpacked in this article We continue to explore at a very high level the extent of those ethical duties and responsibilities which originate in many provisions of the Companies Act and continue to develop…

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Advice: Reimagining the Risk Management Framework – closing the gap, effecting solutions

In her interview with a fashion and lifestyle South African Magazine, The Gentleman Quarterly (GQ)1, a seasoned economist, and a broadcaster, Refilwe Moloto asks a rather poignant question when she inquired, how do you make yourself indispensable when the entire world’s broke? Moloto was asking this question as she was reflecting on her experience when…

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Recommend: Ethics to the rescue Part 1

What is clear is that business rescue practitioners are required to always act with a high degree of integrity and honesty. This applies before the commencement of business rescue proceedings, during those proceedings, after the adoption of a business rescue plan, and often after the company is taken out of rescue Given the importance of…

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Recommend: Common errors in the auditor’s report

The auditor’s report is the final audit product that users of financial statements and the general public interact with, and therefore it is important that the auditor’s report accurately reflect the outcome of the audit in accordance with the appropriate standards and requirements The IRBA Inspections Findings Report 2020 indicated that certain recurring deficiencies have…

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Advice: What will it take to get the SME sector back on its feet?

SME development has been on the agenda since the days of the Mandela presidency – and yet, South Africa’s small businesses continue to founder. Their precarious state has been placed under even more pressure by unforeseen events such as the pandemic lockdowns and July riots, and, with our unemployment rate now standing at more than…

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Advice: A community of solvers coming together to make a difference

As a community of solvers, PwC Africa has strengthened its societal purpose strategy in response to unprecedented change Many organisations need to refocus in response to technological disruption, climate change, fractured geopolitics, and the continuing effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, among others. There is now a sense of urgency with regard to successfully responding to…

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