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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Building customer-centric culture

Last month, we briefly looked at the power of entrepreneurial skills development and concluded that entrepreneurial skills development is crucial in improving your business operations and that learning new skills to better your business is one of the keys to success. This month we look at yet another crucial side of the business journey, namely…

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Sometimes you need to spend to save

The business environment is challenging right now, and as we kick off Global Money Week (22−28 March), it is vital that people and younger individuals are financially aware and equipped to make sound financial decisions. With revenue lines bashed up by the pandemic, many leaders are having to make tough decisions to keep their businesses…

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Where music and numbers meet

It would be difficult to find a more unconventional CA(SA) than Tshwarelo Legae (28) from Johannesburg, known to many as the hip-hop artist Droatest. Not one to follow the traditional path, Tshwarelo is hard at work at forging his own. He can be described as an entrepreneurial musician, using accounting to achieve his dreams. ‘Find…

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SAICA’s disciplinary proceedings against Markus Jooste

SAICA’s by-laws (2020) (paragraph 17 of Appendix 4) permit the issuing of public statements by the SAICA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) regarding the institution of any complaint or investigation or action against a member once a draft charge sheet or a charge sheet has been issued to such member and such matter, complaint, investigation or…

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CA(SA) Profile: Embracing entrepreneurship

Zimbabwe-born Tinei Chagonda is an audit manager at PwC South Africa, but in his spare time he also runs multiple interests in Zimbabwe, including a solar renewable energy business, a fuel transport and logistics business, and a fashion retail business. When he was accepted at the University of Cape Town (UCT), he could not let…

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CA(SA) Profile: Remembering your roots

As a child growing up in the village of Tonota, Botswana, Mmoloki Mogotsi, financial director of a giant retailer in Botswana, didn’t know what a chartered accountant was and had never dreamt of leading a multi-million-pula company. ‘When I qualified, I could not allow myself to forget where I come from, especially as there are…

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CA(SA) Profile: A champion for change

Likeleli Monyamane is the founder of Inspire Innovation Business Consultants, a professional services company that provides services in consulting, learning solutions, and research and insights in southern Africa. She uses her professional status to serve her community in Lesotho. While completing her articles in South Africa, Likeleli served as a member of the Free State…

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CA(SA) Profile: A women’s rights campaigner

Lydène Kombo-Packou CA(SA), from Brazzaville in the Congo, is the Head of Internal Audit and Forensic Services at MTN Congo. She came to South Africa at 16 in 2005. Financial support for her studies was provided by her mother who earned around R8 000 at the time. ‘I had only one choice – to make…

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Cover Story: Seize tomorrow today

In a world full of stiff-collared, number-crunching chartered accountants, Dr Gideon Botha stands head and shoulders above the rest. As futurist and thought leader, he offers fresh, unexpected insights and perspectives and if you listen to him long enough, your whole paradigm might just shift How he fits everything he does into a 24-hour day…

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Accountants sit at the heart of South Africa’s economic survival and recovery

Behind every resilient small business sits a hard-working accountant. Our latest Xero research shows just how crucial the accounting industry has been over the last year – helping businesses to stay open, retain employees and map growth. More than half (56%) of South African small businesses say their accountant has been crucial in helping them…

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