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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What you need to know about the CA2025 competency framework

On 10 March 2021, SAICA officially launched the approved CA2025 competency framework to stakeholders. This framework describes CAs(SA) as responsible leaders who behave ethically and deliver sustainable value to a wide range of stakeholders, now and into the future. The CA2025 competency framework is the culmination of a detailed research project with extensive consultation among…

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KPMG South Africa partners with ABASA to advance smaller black-owned firms

KPMG South Africa announced that the firm has entered into an MOU with the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), which is to be represented through the ABASA Business Forum, to create more meaningful and broad-based commitment to transformation in the profession by providing training and providing market exposure to…

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SA doctor receives high praise from the Royal family

A South African ICU doctor, Zolelwa Sifumba, who has been avidly campaigning to support healthcare staff, received a video call from Prince William and Princess Kate on Commonwealth Day to let her know that she has been heard. Zolelwa has endeavoured tirelessly to highlight the myriad of issues facing doctors and nurses throughout the COVID-19…

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What are CEOs saying about the future?

This year, PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey polled 5 050 CEOs in 100 countries and territories over January and February 2021. Some of the key findings from the survey are: 41% are ‘very confident’ about their organisation’s prospects for revenue growth over the next 12 months. 51% report they have reduced staff in the…

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SDG 4: Safeguarding the future of education

Former president Nelson Mandela once said: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ But education takes time –and we must act now to safeguard the future of education. Over the years we’ve seen how, through education, people from the most challenging situations have managed to break out and…

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March 2021 Issue

‘When nothing is sure, everything is possible.’ This is such a powerful quote from novelist Margaret Drabble. In an article in Psychologies about how to find peace in unpredictable times, the author suggests: ‘Place your hands on your heart, breathe deeply and tune into a dream for yourself, your loved ones, your community and the…

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UJ Accreditation Opens a New Career Path for Accountants

When it comes to addressing South Africa’s scarce-skills shortage, SAICA prides itself on accrediting programmes which enable students access to SAICA’s membership via various qualification routes. The accounting body recently added another point of entry into its diverse offerings when it confirmed that the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) BCom Accounting and BCom Accounting (Extended Programme)…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: The ineffectiveness of South Africa’s anti-corruption strategy

Bafo Thomas Khanyeza Senior Lecturer at Unisa In this article, the world’s three different categories of anti-corruption strategies (auditing models) are explored, as well as the country’s own anti-corruption strategy, which is underpinned by the Auditing Professions Act of 2005 (APA). It is further investigated how the APA can be used in the public sector…

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ANTI-INTIMIDATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR In October last year, SAICA focused on ethics and delivered a series of webinars to discuss the ethical challenges currently facing the chartered accountancy and auditing professions and come up with solutions to these challenges During a particular focus on ethics in the Public Sector, SAICA’s Senior Executive for Public…

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Special Report – Audit Reform: The impact of the 4IR on the accounting and auditing profession

Lilly MollelAudit Manager, RSM South Africa Over the festive season, I encountered an article on the Innovation Enterprise website written by James Ovenden which, for obvious reasons, caught my attention. Will blockchain render accountants irrelevant? The article discussed the impact blockchain technology will have on the auditing and accounting professions and how this is likely…

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