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

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Feature: LEADERSHIP 101 – Is there as need for leadership coaching for small-business owners?

In a recent leadership development programme, SMPs went through an intense process that included one-on-one leadership coaching sessions and quarterly workshops. Through the coaching sessions the SMPs were exposed to the journey of what it means to self-lead before one can lead others or even organisations Financial education in King William’s Town SAICA Enterprise Development…

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Feature: Is a social media presence necessary?

‘When I had my show, everybody returned my call’ − Arsenio Hall, years after his show ended, after his multiple attempts at raising funding at the Celebrity Apprentice Show were unsuccessful. Russell Brunson often tells his story to emphasise the importance of building an audience Different people think of social media differently. You have people…

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Feature: Why accountants are taking up coding − and why you should too

There is still some uncertainty regarding the need or importance of coding, specifically for accountancy professionals. Are we all becoming programmers or has coding become a basic skill we need to now have? Chartered accountants and associate general accountants are rethinking their skills, behaviours, competencies and mindset as they continue to reflect in line with…

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Feature: Whistleblowing and ethics

The accounting profession is currently facing significant pressure both locally and internationally, mainly due to corporate failures, alleged governance failures and alleged audit failures, all of which have had a paramount impact on the economy. In a panel discussion earlier this year, which was hosted by Milton Segal CA(SA), SAICA’s senior executive for corporate reporting…

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Feature: Exposing the truth

The former spokesperson and CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Themba Maseko, is part of the list of whistleblowers who came forward to expose the misdeeds of state capture. Themba Maseko, Former CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Themba is one of the few who accepted his responsibility, had…

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Celebrating accountants on International Accounting Day

This is the first in a series of articles exploring XBRL. Our next article will consider how XBRL was developed and the wider advantages and disadvantages of XBRL as a financial reporting tool 10 November was the day when accountants around the world were honoured for the invaluable role they play in the world of…

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Global race to net zero by 2050 is accelerating – will Africa realise a just transition or become a stranded asset? PwC Africa Energy review

With an acceleration of the global net-zero journey, there is increasing focus on developing countries and their lack of affordability to meet such net-zero targets. A clear contrast is evident when considering Africa; as home to 17% of the global population, producing less than 5% of global annual emissions and accounting for only 3% of…

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