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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INFLUENCE: NEW CTA PROGRAMME

Unisa has introduced a one-year CTA programme to fast-track selected CA(SA) students The College of Accounting Sciences (CAS) at the University of South Africa (Unisa) is shaping the futures of accountancy students. CAS aspires to success and the innovation and sustainable transformation of the accounting sciences profession in South Africa. It is in this spirit…

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INFLUENCE: SAICA ADDRESSING DIVERSE CHALLENGES

The relaunch of SAICA’s AGA(SA) designation delivers a multi-faceted solution addressing challenges identified by SAICA members, by private and public sector employers in the local economy, by South Africa’s leadership, and by the global accounting profession. By Willi Coates When our members spoke, we listened. When research revealed local market demand, we responded. When the…

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VIEWPOINT: LIGHT RELIEF Saying ‘yes’ to humour

We are living in an era of info-tainment where audiences are simultaneously seeking education and entertainment. Our role as speakers is to try to engage both sides of our audiences’ brain hemispheres: the left side (more rational and logical) as well as the right side (more fun and personable). Humour is one tool to being…

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LEAD: THE 2015 TOP 35-UNDER-35 FINALISTS

Last, but definitely not least! These nineteen young professionals have not only successfully pursued their dreams to become CAs(SA), but they have all excelled and moved swiftly through the ranks. They now either hold prestigious positions or, being entrepreneurs at heart, have boldly ventured out taking risks to open their very own practices or companies.…

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VIEWPOINT: INSURANCE BENEFITS, Updating benefits with earnings

One of the first and most important things you should be doing when you receive a pay increase is to review your insurance needs and add any insurance cover that is missing. People are quick to purchase lifestyle goods but soon forget that they can only afford these luxuries for as long as they are…

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Transformation Report

Transformation: An industry snapshot Trouble is coming! Nation-Building   Transformation: An industry snapshot It’s been 21 years since the birth of our democracy. As we mark National Women’s Day in August, how much cause do we have to celebrate the advancement of women in accounting? By Monique Verduyn In 2014 the South African Institute of…

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VIEWPOINT: GOODBYE, BOSS! Does self-management work?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported how the billion-dollar online retailer Zappos joined Twitter in adopting a new and controversial approach to leadership called Holacracy. In essence, this management theory prescribes a flat hierarchy, doing away with all manager titles. Without management, employees have to determine themselves how to get work done.…

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