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

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VIEWPOINT: DEBATING LEADERSHIP Autocratic vs democratic leadership

There are pros and cons to autocratic and democratic leadership, both in politics and in business. Is how a leader comes into power indicative of the type of leadership one can expect? Autocratic leadership is when one person makes all the decisions for everybody. Pros of this form of leadership are that decisions can be…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Soft skills

Unleashing the power of our people Creatures of habit: the consistent leader 7 Tips to awaken your  creative aptitude Setting the scene for success UNLEASHING THE POWER OF OUR PEOPLE On entering the workplace, we are often placed in managerial positions through the prestige of our profession. This privilege gives us unique opportunities to realise our…

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VIEWPOINT: WORLD WILDLIFE DAY And your possible day

A quote by our great leader and visionary Nelson Mandela has inspired me this year, and it keeps getting more relevant: ’It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ The world is celebrating World Wildlife Day on 3 March. In view of the survival struggle facing our animals and plants, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this…

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VIEWPOINT: MANAGE As you’d like to be managed

Everyone has heard the saying, ‘People don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.’ But knowing the saying doesn’t always mean that we respond appropriately to its implications. To draw an analogy, we were once all learner drivers. But it’s amazing how quickly after we obtain our driver’s licence that we forget the insecurity, the hesitance, the…

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ANALYSIS: Five areas to watch in 2016

Luckily there aren’t too many accounting-related changes applicable for 2016, but there are huge changes coming. Here are my top five areas to keep an eye on in 2016. By Justine Combrink There are many areas that influence the preparation of financial statements. For 2016 one would need to apply the applicable IFRS (International Financial…

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