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

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Transformation Report

Transformation: An industry snapshot Trouble is coming! Nation-Building   Transformation: An industry snapshot It’s been 21 years since the birth of our democracy. As we mark National Women’s Day in August, how much cause do we have to celebrate the advancement of women in accounting? By Monique Verduyn In 2014 the South African Institute of…

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VIEWPOINT: GOODBYE, BOSS! Does self-management work?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported how the billion-dollar online retailer Zappos joined Twitter in adopting a new and controversial approach to leadership called Holacracy. In essence, this management theory prescribes a flat hierarchy, doing away with all manager titles. Without management, employees have to determine themselves how to get work done.…

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VIEWPOINT: HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI, 70 years on

The world is commemorating the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki this month, 70 years after the US nuclear bombings in Japan. With the US desperate to finish off the war and claim a dominant position in the post-war world, President Harry Truman dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instantly killing more than 120 000…

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VIEWPOINT: GENDER INVESTING, Fact or fiction?

Women’s Month is upon us, prompting the question as to whether women make better investors than men. The notion that the fairer sex is inherently better suited to investing has gained considerable traction in recent years. The Economist in 2014: ‘Why women investors appear to outperform men.’ Fortune in 2015: ’Two new pieces of research…

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VIEWPOINT: BLACK OWNERSHIP How urgent really?

Yes, with a target of 25% the amended B-BBEE codes of good practice without a doubt place significant emphasis on black equity ownership. Many have found this move by the DTI strange and are rightly wondering what happened to ‘broad-based’ black economic empowerment. The generic amended codes require that a business spend 40% of its…

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ANALYSIS: The renewal of vows: Auditor reporting and ethical requirements

How are the changes in auditor reporting requirements related to ethics? By Saadiya Adam Some might consider ethical requirements an unlikely topic to discuss alongside the recently released new and revised auditor reporting standards by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), and specifically International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 700 (Revised), Forming an Opinion…

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