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: YOUR SWORN AFFIDAVIT MAKE SURE IT’S NOT FALSE

In terms of the amended codes, an exempt micro enterprise (EME) only has to provide a sworn affidavit to substantiate its B-BBEE status, which is an automatic Level 1, 2 or 4 depending on the level of black ownership. This provision has also been extended to qualifying small enterprises with an annual turnover between R10…

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COVER STORY: FEMININE ARTISTIC FLAIR

Refilwe Matenche Aamena Lambat Sebenzile Mathebula Denise Maré Uvitha Pather In a recent IBM global survey of more than 1 500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, creativity was selected as the most crucial factor for future success. Crazily enough, it ranked above hard work, discipline, integrity, or vision. Yes, creativity. This fact…

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Palesa Makobe is shattering chartered accountancy’ glass ceiling

Chartered accountancy has a long history of being a male-dominated profession. Indeed, according to the most recent member statistics from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), only 35% out of all of South Africa’s registered chartered accountants (CAs[SA]) are women, with female African CAs(SA) making up just 5% of total membership. While still…

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LEAD: Profile: CRUNCHING NUMBERS, CRUNCHING ABS

The phrase mens sana in corpore sano (‘a sound mind in a sound body’) coined by the Roman poet Juvenal is often used casually, but its meaning becomes more clear when you look at the career of someone who personifies its meaning – someone like Farouk Karreem.  By Yuven Gounden Karreem a CA(SA) and one…

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ANALYSIS: Independent reviewers and reportable irregularities: are you complying?

Are you, as an independent reviewer, reporting identified reportable irregularities? Hayley Barker Hoogwerf gives an overview of the requirements contained in Regulation 29 of the Companies Regulation, 2011, and provides practical guidance on the application of these requirements The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has raised concerns that independent review practitioners are not complying…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: LEADERSHIP

Decoding leadership What really matters Isn’t this what it’s all about? The quest to becoming a great leader Decoding leadership: What really matters New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behaviour. By Claudio Feser, Fernanda Mayol and Ramesh Srinivasan Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives…

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