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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SPECIAL REPORT: Live reporting and analysis

Organisations go to great lengths to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and for very good reasons. ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP support data centralisation and eliminate islands of information caused by software applications that do not communicate with each other. Despite these compelling reasons and the overall benefits of ERP systems in…

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LIFESTYLE : Gadgets

Jawbone UP24 wristband The UP24 fitness band is the perfect combination of aesthetics, ground-breaking technology, functionality and style. The UP system gives you tailored and actionable activity recommendations based on your personal data. With its sleek design and featuring Bluetooth Smart for real-time notifications when connected to your smart device, anyone can stay motivated and…

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APC: Assessment of Professional Competence update June 2014

SAICA started the exciting journey of making sure that future CAs(SA) remain relevant back in 2006. The following is a summary of the significant changes made so far in respect of the qualification process over the last few years: Review of the future of the CA(SA) Development and introduction of a competency framework for CAs(SA)…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Beware of outdated accounting software

A large number of businesses are still using outdated accounting software solutions that were developed using legacy software that was discontinued many years ago. Not only can it compromise one’s business, but it could also pose a massive threat to business executives who recommend this software to their clients. More importantly, it could result in…

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VIEWPOINT: The unknown

What is the difference between a measurable risk and an unmeasurable uncertainty? It was back in 1921 that economist Frank Knight differentiated between these two. Being a supporter of the notion that humans are inherently unpredictable, he distinguished risk from uncertainty. The former you can measure while the latter, you can’t. Investors and the investment…

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JSE proactive monitoring to improve financial reporting

In February, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange issued its Report Back on Proactive Monitoring of Financial Statements in 2013. Given the need for good corporate governance from our listed companies, whom we invest in, it is pleasing to note that the JSE now addresses its correspondence to companies regarding the outcome of their proactive monitoring process…

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

Deductions for donations to schools Donations are an important source of funding for many South African schools, because although parents contribute towards their children’s education, most schools are struggling to operate without additional funding from donors. Added to this, many donors are not aware of the generous tax deduction benefits associated with donations to schools…

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