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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COVER STORY: Women in Action

Twelve ambitious women CAs(SA) tell us how they manage their  demanding careers and still find the time to be successful sportswomen. Lynn Grala interviewed them. Change starts with small beginnings. These twelve sporty women show us that real change requires more than just good intentions. What is needed is one serious decision followed by a…

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

Fastest-growing African country for millionaires Mozambique is expected to be the fastest-growing African market for individuals with a net worth of US$1 million or more over the next ten years, followed by Ivory Coast and Zambia, according to the Africa 2015 Wealth Report. South Africa is home to the most people in Africa worth US$1…

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INFLUENCE: Carbon offsets … Is it time to invest?

The recent release of the ‘carbon offsets paper’ by National Treasury raises the question of whether carbon offsets are in need of a feasibility reassessment, for the planet and the bottom line. Do they bring profit? By Gary Swartzand Zani Labuschagne South Africa is one of the world’s top 15 greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. In…

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INFLUENCE: Principles to healthy forecasting

The objective of business forecasting should be to become ‘future ready’. Companies can do this by systematically and rationally assembling information that gives managers forward visibility regarding likely outcomes as well as risks so that they can execute strategy. Greg Bogiages explains Achieving robust performance over the long term requires businesses to develop healthy forecasting…

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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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