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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VIEWPOINT: Investment fees: are they a killer?

If compounding investment returns could be considered the Eighth Wonder of the World, then compounding investment costs can be similarly dramatic: for instance, just a 2% annual increase in return could triple your money over 50 years. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has noted that on a $100 000 portfolio, over 20 years a…

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VIEWPOINT: Achieving longevity in leadership

Following huge financial crises, the millennial generation of today has experienced a loss of trust in leadership. They are also increasingly civically minded. Leaders must connect with them  if they want their business to last. In business, longevity means more than just having your company mark work anniversaries and contribute towards the industry and the…

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ANALYSIS: FINANCIAL REPORTING FRAMEWORKS: CHANGES FOR GBES

The withdrawal of Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) has had far-reaching effects on financial reporting in the public sector, particularly government business enterprises (GBEs).  Tsholo Tshoke explains the impact of the withdrawal of Statements of GAAP on GBEs The constitution requires the National Treasury to develop measures to ensure transparent reporting of revenues,…

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SPECIAL REPORT: THE FUTURE OF ETHICS

THE FUTURE OF ETHICS ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DEFINITION OF ‘ETHICS’ DECONSTRUCTED COMMERCE WITHOUT MORALITY THE FUTURE OF ETHICS The novelist Elie Wiesel once said that there may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. The accounting profession needs to stand…

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LEAD: Profile: Mentorship engrained

Mentorship, always critical to accounting and audit, is evolving into as much an external as an internal prerogative. As mentorship is engrained in our everyday activities, many CA(SA)s have outreached to their communities as mentors. By Eamonn Ryan One grassroots project typical of the desire of many CAs(SA) and trainees to assist particularly in areas…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: INSURANCE

2016 Top global risks The new world of insurance Knowing when to Reinvent Discovery’s business model Pay attention to avoid financial losses 2016 TOP GLOBAL RISKS From the environment to international security and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 finds risks on the rise in 2016. Oliver Cann…

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