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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ANALYSIS: AN X-RAY OF MEDICAL TAX CREDITS

Tax relief for medical expenditure is granted through tax credits. Herman Viviers, Liza Coetzee and Lelanie Bredenhann take an X-ray of medical tax credits to highlight four issues relating to its application Just like you need to regularly go for medical check-ups, South African tax legislation is also revisited regularly. The tax relief for medical…

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COVER STORY: A WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITY

If anyone needed proof of the mobility that a CA(SA) qualification offers, they have to look no further than Nazeer Wadee, acting group chief financial officer of pay TV giant MultiChoice. By Monique Verduyn In demand almost from the moment he qualified, Nazeer Wadee has had the satisfaction of providing essential strategic guidance and consulting…

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VIEWPOINT: EMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS Your unique insurance risks

In the modern world, where many professionals have the option of being employed or to opt for self-employment, each individual in either of these employment categories has unique requirements to address their vastly different insurance needs. Just as there are contrasts between the desires and goals of individuals who are self-employed and those who are…

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VIEWPOINT: TIME TO REVIEW Your review process

It’s around this time of year that many have annual performance reviews on the mind – a process almost universally dreaded by employees and managers alike. Not only does it generally involve time-consuming paperwork, but also often frustration and anxiety among staff. It’s a good time to ask yourself, is a review accomplishing what it…

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

CA(SA) trainees unite to create positive change Access to high-quality education in a healthy learning environment is a rarity in rural South Africa, particularly in the formative years. CA(SA) trainees are fortunate to be part of the most educated group of young people in this country, and it is their role to invest in developing…

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VIEWPOINT: GENERAL LEDGERS Are they the right tool for the job?

People have begun to treat their general ledgers like an all-purpose tool; but just because it can be used to do something doesn’t mean it should be. Although the general ledger has the ability to house both financial and non-financial information, it is a financial document. The general information that it was created for, was…

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VIEWPOINT: NARROW-FRAMING INVESTORS Consider your overall wealth

Last month, we discussed framing. This is not necessarily a psychological bias, it’s just the way we make sense of the world. The problem with framing, though, is that most people don’t even know when it’s happening. We might think that we are able to frame decisions in different ways to assist our decision-making, but…

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VIEWPOINT: THE AMENDED CODES Not too late – yet!

What a B-BBEE rollercoaster year this has been! With the generic amended codes becoming effective on 1 May 2015, various clarification notices issued (and revoked) by the Department of Trade and Industry, thought-provoking statements made in Parliament and endless conflicting media reports, I honestly don’t blame many business owners for feeling overwhelmed by now –…

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