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

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Maximising cash A non-negotiable to business survival post COVID-19

No matter the business environment and the amount of available cash coming off this weaker base, businesses should always be thinking about their cash strategy and how they can use this to get better returns. After all, there is no market risk with cash. Capital is guaranteed and that is exactly what businesses need right…

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Are financial professionals catalysts in the fraud and corruption Petri dish?

If we remain true to SAICA’s fundamental ethical principles, which are professional behaviour, integrity, professional competence and due care, objectivity and confidentiality, we will create an environment where there is no ground for the malignant fraud of the corruption virus to grow and spread. As the world grapples with the devastating impact of COVID-19, it…

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Gender equality in the technology industry

Society has undoubtedly painted a picture of coders being male. What can be done to change this? Gender equality in technology remains a global challenge. To help more women prepare for careers in the tech industry, as part of SAICA’s Women in Leadership webinar series, two powerhouse women in the tech sector, Dr Sinini Ncube,…

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The culture of ethics ‘A few rotten apples do not make the whole basket rotten’ − Mervyn King

In 2018, it was reported that 265 of the then 46 000 members of SAICA had been put through disciplinary proceedings. At the time, the public was particularly aware of the role that chartered accountants (CAs(SA)) had played in various scandals such as the spectacular collapses of Steinhoff and VBS, as well as the role…

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Bursary recipient excels in the corporate world

Nhlamulo Khoza (29) shares his journey as a Thuthuka beneficiary and how he transitioned from trainee CA(SA) to member of a divisional executive team within Nedbank. If one profession that could be equated to a fast car, the chartered accountancy profession would be it. This is because it enables individuals to grow at a pace…

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CA(SA) Profile: Her secret to steering a strong team

Fatima Mamod describes as ‘nothing short of phenomenal’ seeing her staff’s projects come to life and witnessing the impact and value they bring, and says she still gets butterflies when she visits any of their project sites. A tenacious leader of a highly talented team of 26, Fatima Mamod is the Area Finance Manager South…

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CA(SA) Profile: On the highway of triumph

Despite a traumatic childhood hemmed in by in pain and poverty, Hundzukani Mabunda has proved that you can rise above your circumstances and achieve the impossible. She was the first learner at her village to pass Grade 12 with distinctions and also the first qualified chartered accountant at Bambeni Village in Limpopo Province. Today she…

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Education: Adopting a project-based approach to education

Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools, recently spoke about his chain of affordable schools and whether his innovative methods can be adopted at tertiary and post-CA(SA) qualification levels. There is no denying that the education system in South Africa is deeply lacking. But innovators such as Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools (FNS),…

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Education: Tertiary education going online

Gareth Olivier, founder of CA Connect, speaks about what the tertiary providers of the future will look like and how they can remain relevant. While COVID-19 has forced countless companies and institutions to scramble their way online, last year CA Connect (through Milpark Education), drawing on a decade of experience in flexible accounting education, had…

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