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

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SPECIAL REPORT: Africa

Avoiding the common pitfalls in African expansion A virtuous circle Unlocking  the backlog Africa asset management set to rise Avoiding the common pitfalls in African expansion When expanding into Africa, local companies need to understand that simply  transplanting products and services does not necessarily mean they will be successful elsewhere. By Theodore Josias The rate…

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UP-TO-DATE: Keeping you informed of business today

ACCOUNTING IFRS for SMEs training module on Other Financial Instruments Issues This module covers Section 12 of the IFRS for SMEs which specifies the accounting for more complex financial instruments and transactions. Access it via e-IFRS on the SAICA website. Accounting for investment properties under development or construction The IASB proposes to amend IAS 40…

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VIEWPOINT: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Let’s keep to them this year

According to the Gregorian calendar, 1 January is the official start of the new year. January is named after the Roman god Janus. He is the god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings, and as a result of this, he is represented with a double-faced head, each looking in an opposite direction. He looks…

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VIEWPOINT: MOVIE MAGIC Impromptu speaking with a structure

As leaders in business, whether you need to deliver a mini-speech or respond to someone on the cuff in the passageway, your ability to communicate on demand will set you apart from others. Most people shy away from on-the-spot speeches. This is where we can learn something from the movie industry to deliver our movie…

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VIEWPOINT: MY PERFECT STORM Be prepared for 2016

2016 has certainly started with a huge bang: our currency hitting records lows, political uncertainty, terror attacks and serious conflict among the beautiful people of our homeland. Forecasts worldwide are pointing towards a very challenging 2016. What does it mean for you personally? In what way will it affect your career? What impact will it…

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ANALYSIS: IASB releases long-awaited leasing standard

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued a new leasing standard which may significantly change current lease accounting for lessees. By Herman Jonker and Helen Wise Leasing activities are important for most entities in South Africa.  By entering into leasing activities, entities are able utilise assets without having to take on the risk associated…

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ANALYSIS: Auditor focus on ‘other information’

Ashika Mohan gives an overview of the auditor’s revised responsibilities under international standards to read and report on other information included in an entity’s annual report, focusing on the continued importance of the auditor’s responsibilities in this area and the main changes The International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 720 (Revised), The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to…

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