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

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VIEWPOINT: WEALTH AND FRAUD – IS THERE A CORRELATION?

There is a degree of empathy in many people that can understand somebody in desperate need committing a crime, particularly a ‘victimless’ crime like fraud against a large business. Who is really hurt if the secretary is taking home stationery for her kids, or an individual inflates an insurance claim, both within reason? More often…

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ANALYSIS: Beyond the integrated report

An annual milestone publication, however well intentioned, is only part of the story and may even be an unfortunate and unintended detraction. By Lindie Engelbrecht CA(SA) and Carl Ballot CA(SA) Informed business leaders generally agree that sustainability is one of the primary moral and economic imperatives for the 21st century and one of the single…

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COVER STORY: Twenty years of growth and success

‘If you ensure that you remain in business every next day, you will be in business indefinitely,’ says Wilfred Ngubane, founder of Ngubane & Co. Sasheera Gounden spoke to him about his firm’s success Donning a striking red tie and blue-striped shirt, the founding CEO of Ngubane & Co., Wilfred Bhekabantu Ngubane CA(SA), barely looks…

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VIEWPOINT: LONGER RETIREMENT PAYING YOURSELF IN RETIREMENT

Research shows that 39% of retirees rate death as their greatest fear while fully 61% rate ‘running out of money’, or effectively living too long. With each passing decade, life expectancy grows by one year. For individuals, it poses the question of how to invest now to pay bills later. There’s no right or wrong.…

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ANALYSIS: Investment in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates

Entities have been given the option to use the equity method to account for investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates in their separate financial statements. By Mareli Dippenaar CA(SA) and Danielle van Wyk CA(SA) The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published amendments to the International Accounting Standard (IAS) 27, Separate Financial Statements (IAS 27),…

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INFLUENCE: Legislative challenges for investors

Sophisticated investors are feeling the brunt of a raft of new regulations introduced in the wake of the global financial crisis that eroded confidence in the financial services sector. By Johan van Zyl and Irwin Spilka: The impacts are numerous and multifaceted and are limiting investors’ and wealth managers’ ability to leverage risk to achieve…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: The New Auditor’s Report

relWidely recognised as the most significant development in auditing in recent history, the new and revised auditor reporting standards are intended to enhance the communicative value and relevance of the auditor’s report, and may also improve audit quality and users’ perceptions of it Ins and outs of The New Auditor’s Report Key audit matters: questions…

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VIEWPOINT: NEUROSCIENCE AND YOU

I am a neuroscience-trained coach. Only now business is utilising neuroscience to improve human capital, performance and profits. But what is neuroscience? Wikipedia states it as the scientific study of the nervous system. Neuroscience dates back to ancient Egypt where it was used to treat medical conditions by manipulating the brain or neuron head office.…

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