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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LEAD: The New High Performance Manager

Management as an art, not a science, particularly in today’s dynamic workplace, writes Anthia Falekkos One of the many definitions of a manager is a “person who is responsible for controlling and administrating an organisation or group of staff”. This definition in the current workplace and economy describes a role that is redundant. The new…

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LEAD: Profile: Proud educator of CAs(SA)

Professor Akbar Bootha’s fulfilling career includes lecturing young people from less advantaged backgrounds, but his own children are also making their mark in the accountancy profession. Lynn Grala spoke to him Picture for a moment young boys or girls living in a rural community under the most difficult circumstances imaginable – on the one hand…

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ANALYSIS: Tightening the screws

IF PASSED, AMENDMENTS TO THE REPORTABLE ARRANGEMENT PROVISIONS WILL HAVE RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT FROM 16 JULY 2014 AND FAILURE TO REPORT COULD INCUR A HEFTY FINE, WRITES DAN FOSTER The reportable arrangement (RA) provisions are under renewed focus since the issue of a draft notice of reportable and excluded transactions and the publication of proposed amendments…

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

Eskom focused on reducing carbon footprint Though Eskom is focused on reducing its environmental and carbon footprint, it has to balance the need for power across the country with maintenance at several stations to improve emissions performance. “The execution of this programme will require long outages and a significant amount of capital (currently R72 billion…

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LEAD: Building emotional capacity for change

Niel Rall gives an overview of the processes involved in building emotional capacity for change in business teams We live in a rapidly changing business environment. Change forces such as globalisation and technology continuously accelerate the pace of change and business has to cope with challenges created by change in order to remain competitive. This…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Need to get up to speed on integrated reporting?

Leigh Roberts explains the 101 of integrated reporting Q: Who should prepare an integrated report? A: There are many reasons that an organisation would – and should – prepare an integrated report. There’s absolutely no doubt that the integrated report – with its emphasis on conciseness, strategic focus and future orientation, connectivity of information, and…

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