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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Audit and Examination of Public School Financial Statements

Public schools are required to draw up their annual financial statements in accordance with guidelines determined by the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) and submit the audited or examined set to the head of department within six months after the end of each financial year. The financial year of a public school commences on…

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Scaling your Business Requires an Entrepreneurial Mindset

It’s often said that entrepreneurship is key to ensuring South Africa’s economic growth. I agree. However, I believe this doesn’t just pertain to starting up more companies, but also, very importantly, helping to scale businesses. Words FR (Rhys) Robinson Think about some of the business buzzwords in use today – innovation, disruption, niche players and…

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Cover Story: Waseem Carrim

Words Monique Verduyn – Photos André van der Merwe Ambitious young graduates often have target lists of companies they’d like to work for and almost all of them have lists of companies they would never work for, no matter what. Four years ago, one of the organisations to steer clear of was the National Youth…

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Advice: When Doing Business

In day-to-day operations, most businesses interact directly and indirectly with clients and service providers. Many transactions that take place during this interaction are legitimate transactions, whereas some of these transactions might raise a few questions as to the validity of the source of the money, or even just that the transaction does not make business…

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Advice: The Elephant in the Room

It has now become apparent, beyond any doubt, that a company planning to become or remain B-BBEE compliant must have some level of black ownership. This is not because black ownership is somehow ‘compulsory’, but simply because of how the point-scoring system works. From multiple calculated scenarios we have done, more than 95% of companies…

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CPD: Strategy is About More Than Just Technology

Globally, and increasingly locally, there is growing noise about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which has led many technology futurists to predict a utopia for humankind while others predicted, paradoxically, that millions of jobs would soon be obsolete and taken over by robots, not to mention the coming apocalypse. However, I believe these views…

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Advice: Millennials: ‘We demand more’

Millennials. They’ve come of age in a digital era. Exposed to the world’s woes − climate change, human rights abuses, recessions and more – their social and political consciousness says, ‘we expect more’. And, they’re pulling the rug from under us all. Millennials – people born in the 1980s or 1990s − have a whistle…

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VIEWPOINT: Assessing your retirement savings

The retirement landscape in South Africa is characterised by two pension systems: an advanced formal pensions sector and a means-tested social security system. However, a concern raised by actuary Rob Rusconi is that of the large ‘uncovered gap’ between these two systems: those individuals who benefit from neither The biggest systemic issue, given South Africa’s…

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