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: FORWARD-THINKING B-BBEE CHALLENGE

Broad-based black economic empowerment is no longer an annual compliance issue. To benefit fully from transformation it is now all about being strategic, having good administration systems in place, and ultimately understanding the impact that transformation will have on a business. Anton de Wet explains The amended codes of good practice on broad-based black economic…

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INFLUENCE: INTEGRATED THINKING AND THE ORGANISATION OF THE FUTURE

Globally, South Africa is considered a pioneer in implementing integrated reporting. To achieve high-quality integrated reporting, organisations need to apply a high degree of so-called ‘integrated thinking’, writes Graham Terry Given South Africa’s pioneering position, SAICA decided to canvass senior executives and non-executive directors to see if organisations were benefiting from the adoption of integrated…

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INFLUENCE: POSITIONING THE NEW APC

What does SAICA aim to achieve through the new CA(SA) qualification process? Mandi Olivier explains As I have just been presented with my ten-year service award at SAICA, this coincides perfectly with the introduction of the latest and most significant change to the CA(SA) qualification process and presents an ideal opportunity to reflect on these…

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VIEWPOINT: LEADERSHIP AND SOFTWARE

Being a leader in software development, being cutting edge when things change so fast, is what you want need to stay ahead of the pack. Being a leader in business often means the opposite. ‘Leadership’ seems to imply leading on all fronts, stepping into the unknown, going first. But realistically, business leaders have wide-ranging responsibilities,…

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VIEWPOINT: THINK BEFORE YOU SELL

Last month we spoke about avoiding regret and how that influences our decisions. I introduced the irrational behaviour apparent when people sell shares: that of selling shares that have made a profit (winners), rather than those that have made a loss (losers). It’s known as the ‘disposition effect’, where we sell shares that performed well…

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VIEWPOINT: IS YOUR INSURANCE COVER SUFFICIENT?

This article is the third in a series of six that explores six common mistakes that can negatively impact one’s personal financial situation. MISTAKE NUMBER THREE: NOT HAVING ENOUGH INSURANCE COVER The main purpose of insurance cover is to place the insured (or their beneficiaries) in the same financial position as before an unforeseen event.…

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