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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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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SPECIAL FEATURE: TAX SPECIAL FEATURE

Tax is an ever-changing environment and the many intricacies and complications in tax legislation and administration no doubt give many members sleepless nights. This feature seeks to highlight challenges and changes on the tax horizon from the point of view of those taking the lead in tax Withholding tax on services Responsible tax for the…

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VIEWPOINT: ‘GETTING CANED’ Hindsight doesn’t pay dividends

The rand is ‘getting caned’ amid fears after record low – Business Day US stocks plummet amid global rout – Bloomberg Global markets plunge – Financial Times Hysterical headlines like these may have unnerved you, but keeping your long-term goal in mind will help you stay the course. These won’t be the last headlines like…

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VIEWPOINT: THE NEW Boardroom

Too many boards today are filled with generalist independent directors. Most likely members are drawn from the company’s home country, have similar career backgrounds, and are overwhelmingly male. Companies wanting considerable growth need to examine whether their boards and leadership really have the range of experience, perspectives and expertise to master and thrive in the…

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INFLUENCE: A profession in transition

Mindset, rather than circumstances or situations, will propel clerks into positions where they can excel and shape their futures. Angella Makowe and Martin Mutonhora give their impressions of this year’s Young Chartered Accountants Network seminar. There was a dull nervous murmur in the venue and the audience, eager with anticipation, rushed to their seats to…

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LEAD: An exceptional experience

The tranquil setting and exceptional guest services are characteristics that define the Velmoré experience, writes Yuven Gounden The minute you enter the portals of the Velmoré Hotel Estate you cannot miss the tranquillity that greets you. Conveniently located a mere 30 minutes from Pretoria and equally close to Johannesburg, Velmoré is only a short drive…

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